UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

 

Form 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2014

 

000-53488

Commission file number

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   26-1856569

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1701 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(713) 227- 0480

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Common Stock   None
(Title of Class)   (Name of each exchange on which registered)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12 (g) of the Act:  Common Stock, $0.001 par value

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ¨       No x

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 of Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes ¨       No x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes x       No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the Registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.    ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every interactive data file required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes  x       No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ¨      Accelerated filer ¨      Non-accelerated filer ¨      Smaller reporting company x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨       No x

 

The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting stock of the Company held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2014 was approximately $67,852,133 based on the price at which the common stock was last sold on June 30, 2014.

 

The Registrant has 260,808,931shares of common stock outstanding as of March 30, 2015.   

 

Documents incorporated by reference: None

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

FORM 10-K

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
PART I.      
       
Item 1. Business   3
Item 1A. Risk Factors   12
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments   22
Item 2. Properties   22
Item 3. Legal Proceedings   22
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   22
       
PART II.      
       
Item 5. Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   22
Item 6. Selected Financial Data   23
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   23
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   F-1 - F-36
Item 9. Changes In and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   33
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures   33
Item 9B. Other Information   33
       
PART III.      
       
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance   34
Item 11. Executive Compensation   37
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters   49
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence   41
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services   41
       
PART IV.      
       
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules   42
Signatures   45

 

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PART I

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT RELATING TO THE SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).  We intend those forward looking-statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements.  All statements regarding our expected financial position and operating results, our business strategy, our financing plans and the outcome of any contingencies are forward-looking statements.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about our industry and our business.  Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” or variations of those words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in or implied by any forward-looking statements.  

 

Item 1.  Business

 

Overview

 

Our Company

 

Through our wholly owned subsidiary, Novas Energy USA, Inc. (“Novas”), we are engaged in the commercial application of a proprietary “Plasma-Pulse Technology” to enhance the recovery of oil for which we have a perpetual exclusive license to utilize in the United States and Mexico.   We began introducing the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States on a limited basis in March 2013. Prior to March 2013, all of our revenue had been derived from our e-commerce and other lines of business which was disposed of effective December 31, 2013.

 

Since February 4, 2013, following the closing of the Share Exchange Agreement with the shareholders of Novas, under which we acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of Novas in exchange for 100,000,000 shares of our common stock, our primary focus has shifted to the further development of our licensed oil recovery technology. The oil recovery technology used by Novas is based on an exclusive, perpetual royalty-bearing license (the “License Agreement”) to engage in the commercial application of the proprietary “Plasma-Pulse Technology” (the “Plasma Pulse Technology”) entered into on January 30, 2013, as amended in March 2014 and December 23, 2014 with Novas Energy Group Limited (“Licensor”) which granted Novas the right to use the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States to enhance oil production.  The license agreement provides Novas with the right to practice the licensed process and to utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology to provide services to third parties and for ourselves as well, and to sublicense the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States. In March 2014, the license was amended to, among other things, increase the territory in which Novas can practice the licensed process and utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology to include Mexico. Although new to the United States and Mexico, the Plasma Pulse Technology has been successfully utilized outside of the United States and Mexico for several years. The Licensor has filed for patent protection of the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States.  The process utilizes a down-hole tool that is lowered into vertical wellbores to the perforated oil producing zone.  When initiated, the tool delivers metallic plasma-generated, directed, non-linear, wide-band elastic oscillations at resonance frequencies to enhance oil production using the tool developed by the Licensor and enhanced by Novas.  The Plasma Pulse Technology is suitable for oil wells as deep as 12,000 feet. By optimizing production efficiency combined with the resulting increased oil production we expect to extend the economic life of mature oil fields and to recover previously unrecoverable oil efficiently.

   

Since March 19, 2013, we have used the Plasma Pulse Technology to treat over forty oil and injector wells located in eight states; Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, California, Tennessee, Colorado and Wyoming. The Plasma Pulse Technology has been shown to increase oil production or injection rates in many of the wells that we have treated. The initial results of this treatment have been very encouraging, however the results on the wells treated may not be indicative of the results of treatment on additional wells. We currently have six tools that we use to perform the treatments, of which four only work in vertical wells with a minimum of 5 ½-inch casings and not in horizontal wells. We developed U.S. made prototype tools to treat 4 ½-inch cased wells and treated three wells with the new tools. 

 

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Initially we offered our services to independent oil wells based on a joint venture model in which we received a percentage of the revenue that our customers derived from additional production resulting from the use of the Plasma Pulse Technology, we have not concluded any further agreements under this joint venture model. We also offer our services on a fee based model and charge a service fee for use of the Plasma Pulse Technology. In 2014 we treated sixteen wells for service fees. In addition, we may acquire wells and use the Plasma Pulse Technology on our acquired wells to increase their production. Our anticipated customers are the owners of independent oil wells as well as major oil and oil service companies.

 

In order to allow us to fully focus on our oil recovery business, we disposed of our e-commerce line of business for a consideration of 10% of the net profits of the business, up to a maximum of $100,000 earned over a three year period ending December 31, 2016. In addition, effective December 31, 2013, in order to improve our balance sheet, we disposed of our wholly owned subsidiary, Crystal Magic, Inc., which had been inactive since June 2010 and sold the stock of Crystal Magic, Inc. to a third party for nominal consideration.

 

To date, we derived $258,104 in revenue from our oil enhancement business. We have financed our operations primarily from sales of our securities, both debt and equity, and to a lesser extent revenue from operations and we expect to continue to obtain required capital in a similar manner. We have incurred an accumulated deficit of $10,412,155 through December 31, 2014 and there can be no assurance that we will be able to achieve profitability.

 

Our principal offices are located at 1701 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Our telephone number is (713) 227-0480. Our fiscal year end is December 31.

 

Recent Events

 

(a)Series C Convertible Preferred Stock Issuance

 

On February 19, 2015, we entered into a Series C Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Ervington Investment Limited, an entity organized under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus whose ultimate beneficial owner is Roman Abramovich (“Ervington”), and closed the first tranche of a private placement offering under the Purchase Agreement, raising $5,000,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of 1,525,424 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock (“Series C Preferred Stock”) at a purchase price of $3.277777778 per share. We have agreed to use the net proceeds of the offering for research and development, commercialization of new products, sales and marketing, repayment of debt, accounts payable and administrative expenses. The Purchase Agreement also provides, subject to the conditions set forth therein, for the sale by us to Ervington of an additional 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock for an additional gross proceeds to us of $9,750,000. Ervington has until May 31, 2015 to exercise the option to acquire the additional 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock. The proceeds of the second closing are to be used by us for the acquisition, enhancement and maintenance of an oil field for deployment of our Plasma Pulse Technology.

 

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, we also entered into an Investors’ Rights Agreement with Ervington (the “Investors’ Rights Agreement”). The Investors’ Rights’ Agreement provides that the Holders (as defined in the Investors’ Rights Agreement) of a majority of the outstanding Registerable Securities (defined therein as the shares of common stock and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A-1 Preferred Stock”) issued pursuant to the Secondary Stock Purchase Agreement (as defined below), the shares of Series C Preferred Stock issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and any common stock issued as dividends thereon or in exchange for such) are entitled to demand registration rights under certain circumstances and piggyback registration rights. In addition, the Investors’ Rights Agreement provides that Ervington (or its assignee) has the right to designate a person to be appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, a board observer right if a representative of Ervington or its affiliate is not a member of our board of directors and certain consultation rights if a representative of Ervington or its affiliate is not a member of our board of directors so long as it holds a majority of the Registerable Securities and at least 36,000,000 shares of our common stock on an “as converted” basis. Ervington and its affiliates also have a right of first refusal to acquire their pro rata share of any New Securities (as defined in the Investors’ Rights Agreement) which we propose to issue and sell.

 

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, Ervington also entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “Secondary Purchase Agreement”) with certain of our stockholders (the “Selling Stockholders”), pursuant to which the Selling Stockholders sold to Ervington an aggregate of 7,624,990 shares of our common stock and 2,437,500 shares of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock (representing 24,375,000 shares of our common stock on an as converted basis) at a purchase price of $.001 per share. The Secondary Purchase Agreement also provides that the Selling Stockholders will sell to Ervington at the second closing or subsequent closings under the Purchase Agreement in the aggregate an additional 56,677,477 shares of our common stock and 700,000 shares of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock (representing 7,000,000 shares of our common stock on an as converted basis).

 

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We also entered into a Stockholders Agreement with the Selling Stockholders and Ervington (the “Stockholders Agreement”) providing that until a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement), each person a party thereto shall vote all of such person’s shares of our common stock in favor of the designees appointed by Ervington and two additional directors appointed by two of the Selling Stockholders and Ervington agreed to vote its shares in favor of the two designees appointed by the two Selling Stockholders provided that the certain Selling Stockholders continue to own a certain threshold number of shares of our common stock or preferred stock convertible into our common stock. In addition, the Selling Stockholders granted Ervington certain drag along rights in the event of a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement) and Ervington and its affiliates were granted certain rights of first refusal.

 

In accordance with the terms of the Series C Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations (the “Series C Certificate of Designations”), Ervington appointed Ivan Persiyanov to serve as a director, holding two votes. In addition, James Fuller, Mark Kalow and Dan Steffens resigned from the Board of Directors effective upon the closing.

 

In addition, as a condition to the consummation of the Purchase Agreement, we filed a Certificate of Designations to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware setting forth the rights, preferences and privileges of the Series C Preferred Stock, our Bylaws were amended and restated and we entered into an Indemnification Agreement with Ivan Persiyanov.

 

The Series C Preferred Stock accrues dividends at the rate per annum equal to 4% of the stated price (which initially is $3.277777778) payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year in preference and priority to any payment of any dividend on our common stock, or any other class of preferred stock. Subject to adjustment, each share of Series C Preferred Stock is currently convertible at the option of the holder into 26.67 shares of common stock.  In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up and other liquidation events (as defined in the Series C Certificate of Designations), holders of Series C Preferred Stock are entitled to receive from proceeds remaining after distribution to our creditors and prior to the distribution to holders of common stock or any other class of preferred stock the (x) stated value (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) held by such holder and (y) all accrued but unpaid dividends on such shares. The Series C Preferred Stock is entitled to certain weighted average anti-dilution protection as specified in the Series C Certificate of Designations.

 

Generally holders of Series C Preferred Stock will, on an as-converted basis, vote together with the common stock as a single class.  Upon the issuance of at least 1,500,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock as a class are entitled to elect either two directors holding one vote or one director holding two votes. Upon the issuance of an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock are entitled to elect either three directors holding one vote each, one director holding three votes or two directors, or one director holding two votes and another director holding one vote.

 

The approval by holders of a majority of the Series C Preferred Stock, voting separately as a class, will be required for the: (i) merger, sale of substantially all of our assets or our recapitalization, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or winding up, (ii) redemption or acquisition of shares of our common stock other than in limited circumstances, (iii) declaration or payment of a dividend or distribution with respect to our capital stock, (iv) making any loan or advance, (v) amending our Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws, (vi) authorizing or creating any new class or series of equity security, (vii) increasing the number of authorized shares for issuance under any existing stock or option plan, (viii) materially changing the nature of the business (ix) incurring any indebtedness, (x) engaging in or making investments not authorized by our board of directors, (xi) acquiring or divesting a material amount of assets, (xii) selling, assigning, licensing, pledging or encumbering our material technology or intellectual property, (xiii) entering into any corporate strategic relationship involving payment, contribution or assignment by us or to us of any assets.

 

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(b)Common Stock and Warrant Private Placement 

 

During June and August of 2014, we raised aggregate gross proceeds of $1,103,000 pursuant to a private placement agreement and individual securities purchase agreements entered into with new, qualified investors who acquired 7,353,329 of our units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.15 per unit, each unit consisting of one share of our common stock and a five-year warrant to purchase one half of a share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. We paid share issue expenses of $156,890, resulting in net proceeds of $946,110. We also issued the placement agent and its employees a warrant exercisable for an aggregate of 1,102,999 Units at an exercise price of $0.15 per Unit, each Unit consisting of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one half of a share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. Each investor also entered into a Registration Rights Agreement with us under which we filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) registering the common stock and shares of common stock underlying the warrants, which registration statement was declared effective on October 31, 2014.

 

(c)Series B Preferred Stock Issuance

 

In March 2014, we raised $750,000 pursuant to an agreement entered into with an individual whereby we sold and he acquired 75,000 shares of our Convertible Series B Preferred Stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) at an issue price of $10 per share for net proceeds of $750,000. These proceeds were primarily used to settle short-term convertible notes for aggregate proceeds of $532,025, including interest, early settlement penalties, fees and original issue discounts thereon. Each share of Series B Preferred Stock is convertible, at the option of the holder, subject to adjustment under certain circumstances, at any time, into one hundred shares of our common stock and each holder of Series B Preferred Stock is entitled to vote on all matters that the common stock votes upon on an as converted basis. We have the right to redeem the shares of Series B Preferred Stock at any time at a price per share equal to 120% of the stated value (which stated value is $10 on the date hereof, subject to adjustment under certain circumstances) The holders of the Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to a liquidation preference equal to 120% of the stated value which is subordinate to payments to the Series A-1 Preferred Stock; however in connection with the consummation of the transactions under the Purchase Agreement, the holder of the Series B Preferred Stock has agreed to vote to subordinate the Series B Preferred Stock liquidation preferences to the Series C Preferred Stock preferences. The holders of the Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to receive a cumulative dividend payable, at our election, in cash or shares of our common stock, at a rate of 8% per annum.

 

Strengths and Competitive Advantages

 

We believe that the following are key attributes of our company: 

 

·The Plasma Pulse Technology treatment is fast and is typically completed in a matter of hours;
·After treatment with our licensed technology, the well goes back into production immediately;
·To date, our licensed technology has been safe with in excess of 200 wells treated with the Plasma Pulse Technology with no know material damage;
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Our licensed technology does not use any chemicals or water; and

·Our licensed technology has been shown to increase production as far as one mile from the treatment site.

 

History

 

Propell Technologies Group, Inc. (f/k/a Propell Corporation) is a Delaware corporation originally formed on January 29, 2008 as CA Photo Acquisition Corp. On April 10, 2008 Crystal Magic, Inc. (“CMI”), a Florida Corporation, merged with an acquisition subsidiary of Propell’s, and we issued an aggregate of 108,000 shares to the former shareholders of CMI. On May 6, 2008, we acquired both Mountain Capital, LLC (d/b/a Arrow Media Solutions) (“AMS”) and Auleron 2005, LLC (d/b/a Auleron Technologies) (“AUL”) and made each a wholly owned subsidiary and issued a total of 41,987 shares of our Common Stock to the members of Mountain Capital, LLC and a total of 2,721 shares of our Common Stock to the members of AUL (the shares referenced above are in pre-split amounts, that is prior to our 50-to-1 reverse split in August 2012). In 2010 AUL and AMS were dissolved.  In September 2010, CMI’s assets were foreclosed upon by its largest creditor and these assets were liquidated and effective December 31, 2013, we disposed of our interest in CMI for nominal consideration.  On July 6, 2012, we filed a Certificate of Designations, Rights and Preferences with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware designating 5,000,000 preferred shares as Series A-1 Preferred Stock.  On August 17, 2012, we filed an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, which increased the number of shares of our authorized Common Stock to 500,000,000 shares, effectuated a 50:1 reverse split of the number of shares of our outstanding common stock and changed our name to Propell Technologies Group, Inc. On February 4, 2013, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Novas and Novas became our wholly owned subsidiary. Effective December 31, 2013, we disposed of our e-commerce line of business. On March 14, 2014, we filed a Certificate of Designations, Rights and Preferences with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware designating 500,000 preferred shares as Series B Preferred Stock. On February 17, 2015, we filed a Certificate of Designations, Rights and Preferences with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware designating 4,500,000 preferred shares as Series C Preferred Stock.

 

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Novas oil recovery enhancement

  

On January 30, 2013, Novas entered into the exclusive, perpetual royalty bearing License Agreement with the Licensor which was amended in March 2014 and further amended on December 23, 2014 that granted Novas the right to practice, develop, use, market and commercialize the proprietary process of the Licensor, which consists of a specially designed apparatus and certain proprietary technology, methods and processes that may be applied to enhance the production of hydrocarbon deposits using metallic plasma-generated, directed, non-linear, wide-band and elastic oscillations at resonance frequencies.   The amended License Agreement provides Novas with the right to practice the licensed process and to utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology to provide services to third parties and for ourselves as well, and to sublicense the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States and Mexico. The amended License Agreement also provides Novas with the right to design and have manufactured the apparatus and to make modifications and improvements to the Plasma Pulse Technology provided that the Licensor is provided a non-exclusive license to any such improvements and modifications and any patent rights of Novas related to the Plasma Pulse Technology. Although new to the United States and Mexico, the process has been successfully utilized outside of the United States and Mexico for several years. The Licensor has filed for patent protection of its technology in the United States and Mexico.  The process utilizes a down-hole tool that is lowered into vertical wellbores to the perforated oil producing zone.  When initiated, the tool delivers metallic plasma-generated, directed, non-linear, wide-band elastic oscillations at resonance frequencies to enhance oil production using the tool developed by the Licensor and enhanced by Novas.  The Plasma Pulse Technology is suitable for oil wells as deep as 12,000 feet. By optimizing production efficiency combined with the resulting increased oil production we expect to extend the economic life of mature oil fields and to recover previously unrecoverable oil efficiently.  Most of our tools only work in vertical wells with a minimum of 5 ½-inch casings and not in horizontal wells.  We developed U.S. made tools to treat 4 ½-inch cased wells and have recently begun using the tools.

 

To date, we have used the Plasma Pulse Technology to treat over forty wells in the United States in eight states; Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, California, Tennessee, Colorado and Texas. Many of the wells experienced an increase in oil production or injection rates after being treated with the Plasma Pulse Technology. Due to the fact that several wells we have treated had no prior operating history, operators that pay for the service are not required to deliver data and others have required that we maintain the confidentiality of the results of our treatments, we are unable to disclose the percent increase in oil production resulting from use of our technology for all wells that we have treated with the Plasma Pulse Technology.

 

On September 18, 2014, Novas entered into an exclusive limited use agreement with Pozotech Inc. (“Pozotech”), which was amended on December 23, 2014, for the exclusive right to the use of the Plasma Pulse Technology in Mexico. Pozotech has established relationships with certain companies in the oil industry in Mexico. The terms of the use agreement allow Pozotech to retain a commission per well for each well treated with the Plasma Pulse Technology due to an introduction made by Pozotech and Pozotech pays Novas a flat fee of $25,000 per well treated upon its receipt of payment. Novas has the right to terminate the agreement upon three months’ prior written notice and if so terminated Pozotech may continue to use the Plasma Pulse Technology to perform its obligations under third party contracts then in effect but may not enter into new contracts with respect to the use of the Plasma Pulse Technology.

 

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Numerous companies have utilized the Plasma Pulse Technology that Novas has licensed in the treatment and stimulation of oil wells throughout the Russian Federation, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Czech Republic. The tool and subsequent well treatment have been credited with increasing oil production and injector well fluid flow in over 150 wells outside of the United States in Russia and China. It does so without any chemicals associated with hydraulic fracturing and therefore is deemed to be environmentally friendly. The treatment was created to clear the well drainage area of sedimentation clogging at the perforation zone and clean up the permeability of the reservoir simultaneously.

  

The success of our application of our enhanced oil technology largely depends upon the selection of candidate wells.  

 

The ideal candidate well requirements are as follows:

·no behind the casing flow;
·well bore inclination does not exceed 50 degrees;
·reservoir temperature is less than 110 degrees Celsius;
·porosity is no more than 30 degrees;
·permeability is at least 2-4mD;
·reservoir pressure is below 500 atm;
·presence of a drilling sump;
·fluid in the hole above the perforations;
·the number of perforation holes is greater than 10 per meter; and
·the reservoir pressure is greater than the saturation pressure.

 

Additionally when selecting a target well or oil field we analyze the various soil formations such as limestone, sandstone, tight sand, dolomite, shale or clay.  We also analyze well logs and the reservoir drive system (water, gas, gravity) and water cuts.  Depending upon our analysis of a candidate well we develop a unique treatment plan which includes the frequency, timing and magnitude of the plasma pulses.

 

Our Industry 

 

United States crude-oil production grew by more than one million two hundred thousand barrels per day in 2013, the largest increase in the world and the largest in United States history, jumping 11% last year to 12.3 million barrels a day, according to Energy International Statistics (EIA.gov). In volume terms, 2013 United States production gain of 1.23 million barrels a day surpassed the earlier biggest annual increase of 990,000 barrels per day, recorded in 2012.

 

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According to The Wall Street Journal, most of this new production is coming from dense shale-rock formations, such as the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas as a result of techniques developed in recent years to hydraulically fracture, or frack, these shale’s, freeing up previously trapped oils. 

 

Hydraulic fracturing is the fracturing of various rock layers by a pressurized liquid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally—certain veins or dikes are examples—and can create conduits along which gas and petroleum from source rocks may migrate to reservoir rocks. Induced hydraulic fracturing , commonly known as fracking, is a technique in which usually a large amount of water is mixed with sand and/or chemicals (a different technique where only chemicals are used is referred to as acidizing). This mixture is injected at high pressure into faults to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas, and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction. This type of fracturing creates fractures from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations.

  

We intend to compete with other secondary work over and rework methods by providing target customers with our Plasma Pulse Technology for increasing oil production, which we have licensed and further enhanced, as described above. Our initial target customers were smaller marginal or “stripper “oil wells that have experienced reduced oil production. In 2014, we treated seven wells for major oil companies under non-disclosure agreements. We believe that the United States and Mexican target market is substantial. Generally, our target customers have wells that produced much greater volumes using natural pressure which has declined over time as pressure decreases even though the reservoirs which feed the wells are not yet depleted. We also intend to target newer wells that were drilled in the last 10 years that have experienced production declines.

 

Of the approximately 45,000 total wells drilled in the United States during 2012 we estimated that 31,500 or 70.0% were oil wells and the remainder gas wells that are not part of our target market.  Of the 31,500 oil wells drilled approximately 15,750 or 50% were vertical wells. We believe that the size of the market will continue to grow for our technology as we already have the ability to treat certain existing wells. However due to the recent drop in oil prices from $80 per barrel in December 2014 to $45 per barrel on March 20, 2015, the number of drilling rigs have fallen by 734 from 1,803 on March 20, 2014 to 1,069 on March 20, 2015 (Baker Hughes Rig Counts). Therefore the number of new wells that will be drilled in 2015 will be considerably less than the last few years.

  

Our Plan

 

Initially, in 2013, we derived revenue from customers based upon a joint venture model in which we received a percent of their increased oil production revenue.  We typically provided customers with a free demonstration of our technology at one of their sites with an agreement that if successful and there was an oil recovery gain that we would share in the increased revenue derived from such gain. Since then we have been treating wells for a service fee and in 2014 we treated sixteen wells for service fees.

 

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We also intend to perform enhancement services for customers based upon a fee based model pursuant to which we will charge a fixed fee per well or sublicense the Plasma Pulse Technology to others who will perform the services under Joint Ventures that we would otherwise perform and pay us a fee for such sublicense.

 

In addition, upon exercise by Ervington of its option under the Purchase Agreement to acquire additional Series C Preferred Stock, we intend to acquire one or more underperforming wells and use the Plasma Pulse Technology on the wells we acquire to produce revenue; however, there can be no assurance that Ervington will exercise its option to acquire additional shares of Series C Preferred Stock. Without the proceeds we expect to receive upon the exercise of the option, it will be unlikely that we will have the financing available to acquire underperforming wells.

 

Intellectual Property

 

We license the “Plasma-Pulse Technology” from the Licensor, pursuant to the terms of an exclusive perpetual royalty bearing license we entered into in January 2013, which was amended in March 2014 and further amended on December 23, 2014. The amended license agreement provides us with the exclusive right to develop, use, market and commercialize the Plasma Pulse Technology for ourselves and/or third parties, sublicense and provide related services to third parties in the United States and Mexico including all of its states, districts, territories, possessions and protectorates. The amended license agreement also provides Novas with the right to design and have manufactured the apparatus and to make modifications and improvements to the Plasma Pulse Technology provided that the Licensor is provided a non-exclusive license to any such improvements and modifications and any patent rights of Novas related to the Plasma Pulse Technology.  The license is limited to the United States and Mexico.  It also provides that we will pay the Licensor royalties equal to seven and a half percent (7.5%) of Net Service Sales (as defined in the second amendment to the license agreement) and Sublicensing Consideration (as defined in the second amendment to the license agreement) and provides for a minimum royalty payment of $500,000 per year from United States operations and $500,000 per year from Mexican operations; however, no minimum royalty payment is due prior to the three year anniversary of the license agreement for revenue derived from the United States operations and no minimum royalty is due prior to December 31, 2015 for revenue derived from Mexico. Under certain circumstances, we have the right to make additional cash payments to cover certain royalty payment deficiencies.   All royalty payments made by us as well as sublicensing revenue paid by us to Licensor are credited towards the minimum royalty payment. Royalties based on revenue derived from operations in one territory can be used to satisfy obligations for minimum royalty payments in the other territory. If the minimum royalty is not timely paid with respect to one of the two territories, the Licensor has the right to terminate the license with respect to that particular territory and if the minimum royalty payment for both territories is not paid, to terminate the license agreement. We are obligated to pay a license fee of $200,000 on or prior to June 30, 2015 for the additional rights under the first amendment to the license agreement. The Licensor is responsible for the cost of filing prosecuting and maintaining the patents and we are responsible for costs of obtaining marketing approvals.   The Licensor has the right to terminate the license agreement upon our breach or default.  If the Licensor dissolves, becomes insolvent or engages in or is the subject of any other bankruptcy proceeding then the Plasma Pulse Technology and patent rights in the United States shall become our property.  

 

On August 20, 2012, the Licensor filed a Provisional Patent Application (No. 61/684,988 entitled Process and Apparatus For The Production Enhancement of Hydrocarbon Deposits Using Metallic Plasma-Generated, Directed, Non-linear, Wide-Band and Elastic Oscillations at Resonance Frequencies) with the US Patent and Trademark Office.  

 

Marketing

 

To date, we have presented our technology at several conferences focused on worldwide energy concerns. We have presented at Energy Prospectus Group, the Winter North American Prospect Expo (NAPE), GHS 100 Energy Conference, HIS CERA Week 2013 and the Total Energy USA Conference.

 

Regulation

 

(a)General

Exploration and production operations are subject to various types of regulation at the federal, state and local levels. This regulation includes requiring permits to drill wells, maintaining bonding requirements to drill or operate wells, and regulating the location of wells, the method of drilling and casing wells, the surface use and restoration of properties on which wells are drilled, and the plugging and abandoning of wells. Our operations are also subject to various conservation laws and regulations.

 

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Typically oil enhancements such as hydraulic fracturing operations have historically been overseen by state regulators as part of their oil and gas regulatory programs; however, the EPA has asserted federal regulatory authority over certain hydraulic fracturing activities involving diesel under the Safe Drinking Water Act and has released draft permitting guidance for hydraulic fracturing activities that use diesel in fracturing fluids in those states where EPA is the permitting authority. As a result, we may be subject to additional permitting requirements for our operations.  These permitting requirements and restrictions could result in delays in operations at well sites as well as increased costs to make wells productive. In addition, legislation introduced in Congress provides for federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act and require the public disclosure of certain information regarding the chemical makeup of hydraulic fracturing fluids. Moreover, on November 23, 2011, the EPA announced that it was granting in part a petition to initiate a rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act, relating to chemical substances and mixtures used in oil and gas exploration and production. Further, on May 4, 2012, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") issued a proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian land.

 

On August 16, 2012, the EPA published final rules that establish new air emission control requirements for natural gas and NGL production, processing and transportation activities, including New Source Performance Standards to address emissions of sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds, and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) to address hazardous air pollutants frequently associated with gas production and processing activities. Among other things, these final rules require the reduction of volatile organic compound emissions from natural gas wells through the use of reduced emission completions or "green completions" on all hydraulically fractured wells constructed or refractured after January 1, 2015. In addition, gas wells are required to use completion combustion device equipment (e.g., flaring) by October 15, 2012 if emissions cannot be directed to a gathering line. Further, the final rules under NESHAPS include maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for "small" glycol dehydrators that are located at major sources of hazardous air pollutants and modifications to the leak detection standards for valves. We are currently reviewing this new rule and assessing its potential impacts. Compliance with these requirements, especially the imposition of these green completion requirements, may require modifications to certain of our operations, including the installation of new equipment to control emissions at the well site that could result in significant costs, including increased capital expenditures and operating costs, and could adversely impact our business.

 

In addition to these federal legislative and regulatory proposals, some states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and Montana, and certain local governments have adopted, and others are considering adopting, regulations that could restrict hydraulic fracturing in certain circumstances, including requirements regarding chemical disclosure, casing and cementing of wells, withdrawal of water for use in high-volume hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells, baseline testing of nearby water wells, and restrictions on the type of additives that may be used in hydraulic fracturing operations. For example, the Railroad Commission of Texas adopted rules in December 2011 requiring disclosure of certain information regarding the components used in the hydraulic fracturing process. In addition, Pennsylvania's Act 13 of 2012 became law on February 14, 2012 and amended the state's Oil and Gas Act to impose an impact fee for drilling, increase setbacks from certain water sources, require water management plans, increase civil penalties, strengthen the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PaDEP) authority over the issuance of drilling permits, and require the disclosure of chemical information regarding the components in hydraulic fracturing fluids.

 

(b)OSHA and Other Laws and Regulations.

We are subject to the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and comparable state laws. The OSHA hazard communication standard, the EPA community right-to-know regulations under the Title III of CERCLA and similar state laws require that we organize and/or disclose information about hazardous materials used or produced in our operations. Also, pursuant to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a variety of standards related to workplace exposure to hazardous substances and employee health and safety.

 

(c)Oil Pollution Act.

The Federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and resulting regulations impose a variety of obligations on responsible parties related to the prevention of oil spills and liability for damages resulting from such spills in waters of the United States. The term "waters of the United States" has been broadly defined to include inland water bodies, including wetlands and intermittent streams. The OPA assigns joint and several strict liability to each responsible party for oil removal costs and a variety of public and private damages. We believe that we substantially comply with the Oil Pollution Act and related federal regulations.

 

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(d)Clean Water Act.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) and resulting regulations, which are primarily implemented through a system of permits, also govern the discharge of certain contaminants into waters of the United States. Sanctions for failure to comply strictly with the Clean Water Act are generally resolved by payment of fines and correction of any identified deficiencies. However, regulatory agencies could require us to cease construction or operation of certain facilities or to cease hauling wastewaters to facilities owned by others that are the source of water discharges. We believe that we substantially comply with the Clean Water Act and related federal and state regulations.

 

Competition

 

Competition in the oil industry is intense.  We will compete with other technologies such as gas injection, polymer flooding, microbial injection and thermal methods. As a new technology, we will compete with many of the other technologies that have been proven to be economically successful in enhancing oil production in the United States. We also actively compete against other companies with substantial financial and other resources.

 

 

Item 1A.  Risk factors

 

Investing in our Company involves a high degree of risk. In addition to the risks related to our business set forth in this Form 10-K, you should carefully consider the risks described below before investing in our Company. Additional risks, uncertainties and other factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business operations.

 

Risks Relating to Our Company

 

Our business is difficult to evaluate because we are currently focused on a new line of business and have very limited operating history and limited information.

 

We have recently engaged in a new business line involving its Plasma Pulse Technology. There is a risk that we will be unable to successfully operate this new line of business or be able to successfully integrate it with our current management and structure. Our estimates of capital, personnel and equipment required for our new line of business are based on the experience of management and businesses they are familiar with. Our management has limited direct experience in our new lines of business. We are subject to the risks such as our ability to implement our business plan, market acceptance of our proposed business and services, under-capitalization, cash shortages, limitations with respect to personnel, financing and other resources, competition from better funded and experienced companies, and uncertainty of our ability to generate revenues. There is no assurance that our activities will be successful or will result in any revenues or profit, and the likelihood of our success must be considered in light of the stage of our development. Even if we generate revenue, there can be no assurance that we will be profitable. In addition, no assurance can be given that we will be able to consummate our business strategy and plans, as described herein, or that financial, technological, market, or other limitations may force us to modify, alter, significantly delay, or significantly impede the implementation of such plans. We have insufficient results for investors to use to identify historical trends or even to make quarter to quarter comparisons of our operating results. You should consider our prospects in light of the risk, expenses and difficulties we will encounter as an early stage company. Our revenue and income potential is unproven and our business model is continually evolving. We are subject to the risks inherent to the operation of a new business enterprise, and cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully address these risks.

 

We currently have limited revenues from our Plasma Pulse Technology and may not generate any revenue in the near future, if at all, from the use of our technology.

 

We currently have generated limited revenues from the use of our Plasma Pulse Technology. The majority of the wells that were treated were treated as sample wells to demonstrate the ability of the Plasma Pulse Technology at no cost to the well owner. Therefore there can be no assurance that well owners will determine that the price to be paid by our customers for our services, whether in the form of a cash payment or profit sharing arrangement, will be deemed to be reasonable and that customers will be willing to pay such prices.

 

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We may not be profitable.

 

We expect to incur operating losses for the foreseeable future.   For the year ending December 31, 2014, we had net revenues of $190,035 from our oil recovery business. For the year ending December 31, 2014, we sustained a net loss of $5,018,483.  To date, we have not generated significant revenue from our Plasma Pulse Technology. Our ability to become profitable depends on our ability to have successful operations and generate and sustain sales, while maintaining reasonable expense levels, all of which are uncertain in light of our limited operating history in our current line of business.

 

Our future plans and operations are dependent on our raising additional capital.

 

To date, we have not generated enough revenue from operations to pay all of our expenses. During the year ended December 31, 2014 we raised a total of $1,103,000 from our private placement that was consummated during June, July and August of 2014 and $750,000 from the sale of our Series B Preferred Stock in March 2014. We have used the funds raised in our financings for working capital purposes. Subsequent to year-end we raised an additional $5,000,000 from the sale of our Series C Preferred Stock to Ervington and Ervington has an option until May 31, 2015 to acquire an additional $9,750,000 worth of Series C Preferred Stock; however there can be no assurance that Ervington will exercise its option.

 

We may not be able to service customers with the five tools that we currently have.

 

Our ability to continue to service customers and expand our business is dependent upon us acquiring additional apparatuses to be utilized with the Plasma Pulse Technology. We currently have four down-hole tools that can treat 5 ½ inch cased wells and one new tool that treats 4 ½-inch cased wells and horizontal wells. If the tools should require repair we may be unable to service customers. In addition, with only five tools, we can only treat a limited number of wells at a time and are unable to treat wells on days when the tools are in transit from one customer’s well to another well. In addition, only one of the tools can treat the 4 ½-inch cased wells and horizontal wells.

 

We may not be able to retrofit the down-hole tool to fit a large number of well holes in the United States.

 

Four of our tools only work in vertical wells with a minimum of 5 ½-inch casings and not in horizontal wells. We recently developed a tool to treat 4 ½-inch cased wells and also horizontal wells. However, there can be no assurance that such tool will be effective in treating wells in the United States and Mexico.

 

There is uncertainty as to market acceptance of the Plasma Pulse Technology and products.

 

The Plasma Pulse Technology that we license has been utilized in the United States on a limited basis. We have not yet generated significant revenue from the Plasma Pulse Technology that it licenses and there can be no assurance that the Plasma Pulse Technology will be accepted in the market or that our commercialization efforts will be successful.

 

The results of our the application of our technology for initial well treatments may not support future well treatments and are not necessarily predictive of future long term results on the wells for which the initial data is favorable.

 

To date, we have applied our licensed Plasma Pulse Technology to treat over forty wells, which treatments were performed fairly recently, and we do not have long terms results on the wells that were treated. Of such wells, we have seen improvement results in many wells. Favorable results in our early treatments may not last and may not be repeated in later treatments of other wells. Success in early treatments does not ensure that wells treated at a later date will be successful. Additionally, collecting treatment data results is not always possible as operators that pay for the service are not required to deliver data or we are required to work under non-disclosure agreements.

 

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We rely on a license to use the Plasma Pulse Technology that is material to our business and if the agreement were to be terminated, it would halt our ability to market our technology, as well as have an immediate material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

We have a License Agreement with Novas Energy Group Limited granting us the right to use certain critical intellectual property. If we breach the terms of this agreement, including any failure to make minimum royalty payments required thereunder, the Licensor has the right to terminate the license. If we were to lose or otherwise be unable to maintain this license on acceptable terms, or find that it is necessary or appropriate to secure new licenses from other third parties, it would halt our ability to market the Plasma Pulse Technology, which would have an immediate material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

We may be unable to generate sufficient revenues to meet the minimum royalties under our license agreement,

 

The License Agreement with Novas Energy Group Limited requires us to pay aggregate minimum royalty payments of $1,000,000 per year; however, no minimum royalty payment is due prior to (i) December 31, 2015 with respect to Mexican operations and (ii) the three year anniversary of the license agreement with respect to the United States operations. If the minimum royalty is not timely paid, the Licensor has the right to terminate the license agreement with respect to a certain territory under certain circumstances and in certain other circumstances has the right to terminate the entire agreement. In addition, we are obligated to pay an additional $200,000 on or prior to June 30, 2015 with respect to our rights in Mexico. To date, we have not generated enough revenue to pay minimum royalty payments. No assurance can be given that we will generate sufficient revenue to make these minimum royalty payments. Any failure to make the payments would permit the Licensor to terminate the license. If we were to lose or otherwise be unable to maintain this license, it would halt our ability to market our technology, which would have an immediate material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

The beneficial ownership of a significant percentage of our common stock gives Ervington effective control of us, and limits the influence of other shareholders on important policy and management issues.

 

Ervington currently beneficially owns approximately 22.3% of our voting shares on a fully diluted basis (including outstanding options, warrants and convertible instruments) and has an option to acquire an additional 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock from us; 700,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred Stock and 56,677,477 shares  of common stock from certain of our stockholders. If the option is fully exercised, Ervington will beneficially own 50.9% of our voting stock on a fully diluted basis (including outstanding options, warrants and convertible instruments). In addition, Ervington currently has the right to appoint two board members and if it fully exercises its option it will have the right to appoint three board members, which shall constitute a majority of our board of directors. As a result of these appointment rights and its voting control of our company, Ervington has the power to control the outcome of all matters submitted to our shareholders for approval, including the election of our directors, our business strategy, our day-to-day operations and any proposed merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets. Ervington’s control of our company could discourage the acquisition of our common stock by potential investors and could have an anti-takeover effect, preventing a change in control of our company that might be otherwise beneficial to our shareholders, and possibly depress the trading price of our common stock. There can be no assurance that conflicts of interest will not arise with respect to Ervington’s ownership and control of our company or that any conflicts will be resolved in a manner favorable to the other shareholders of our company.

 

Trends in oil and natural gas prices affect the level of exploration, development, and production activity of our customers and the demand for our services and products which could have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

Demand for our services and products is particularly sensitive to the level of exploration, development, and production activity of, and the corresponding capital spending by, oil and natural gas companies, including national oil companies. The level of exploration, development, and production activity is directly affected by trends in oil and natural gas prices, which historically have been volatile and are likely to continue to be volatile.

 

Prices for oil and natural gas are subject to large fluctuations in response to relatively minor changes in the supply of and demand for oil and natural gas, market uncertainty, and a variety of other economic factors that are beyond our control. The recent decline in oil prices from $80 per barrel in December 2014 to $45 per barrel in March 2015 has resulted in a decline in oil drilling rigs which has depressed the immediate level of exploration, development, and production activity which could have a material adverse effect on our business, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition. Even the perception of longer-term lower oil and natural gas prices by oil and natural gas companies can similarly reduce or defer major expenditures given the long-term nature of many large-scale development projects. Factors affecting the prices of oil and natural gas include:

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  · the level of supply and demand for oil and natural gas, especially demand for natural gas in the United States;

 

  · governmental regulations, including the policies of governments regarding the exploration for and production and development of their oil and natural gas reserves;

 

  · weather conditions and natural disasters;

 

  · worldwide political, military, and economic conditions;

 

  · the level of oil production by non-OPEC countries and the available excess production capacity within OPEC;

 

  · oil refining capacity and shifts in end-customer preferences toward fuel efficiency and the use of natural gas;

 

  · the cost of producing and delivering oil and natural gas; and

 

  · potential acceleration of development of alternative fuels.

 

Legislative and regulatory changes affecting the environment and the oil industry could adversely affect our business

 

Political, economic and regulatory influences are subjecting oil recovery efforts to potential fundamental changes that could substantially affect our results of operations. State and local governments, for example, continue to propose and pass legislation designed to reduce the impact of oil recovery efforts on the environment. We cannot predict the effect any legislation may have on our business and we can offer no assurances they will not have a material adverse effect on our business.

 

Various federal legislative and regulatory initiatives have been undertaken which could result in additional requirements or restrictions being imposed on hydraulic fracturing operations and possibly our operations. For example, the Department of Interior has issued proposed regulations that would apply to hydraulic fracturing operations on wells that are subject to federal oil and gas leases and that would impose requirements regarding the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process as well as requirements to obtain certain federal approvals before proceeding with hydraulic fracturing at a well site. These regulations, if adopted, could also be applicable to our operations and would establish additional levels of regulation at the federal level that could lead to operational delays and increased operating costs. At the same time, legislation and/or regulations have been adopted in several states that require additional disclosure regarding chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process but that include protections for proprietary information. Legislation and/or regulations are being considered at the state and local level that could impose further chemical disclosure or other regulatory requirements (such as restrictions on the use of certain types of chemicals or prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing operations and competitive operations in certain areas) that could affect our operations.

 

The adoption of any future federal, state, local, or foreign laws or implementing regulations imposing reporting obligations on, or limiting or banning, the hydraulic fracturing process if applicable to competitive processes such as ours, could make it more difficult to complete natural gas and oil wells and could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

Liability for cleanup costs, natural resource damages, and other damages arising as a result of environmental laws could be substantial and could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

We will be exposed to claims under environmental requirements. In the United States, environmental requirements and regulations typically impose strict liability. Strict liability means that in some situations we could be exposed to liability for cleanup costs, natural resource damages, and other damages as a result of our conduct that was lawful at the time it occurred or the conduct of prior operators or other third parties. Liability for damages arising as a result of environmental laws could be substantial and could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

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Existing or future laws, regulations, related to greenhouse gases and climate change could have a negative impact on our business and may result in additional compliance obligations with respect to the release, capture, and use of carbon dioxide that could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

Changes in environmental requirements related to greenhouse gases and climate change may negatively impact demand for our services. For example, oil and natural gas exploration and production may decline as a result of environmental requirements (including land use policies responsive to environmental concerns). State, national, and international governments and agencies have been evaluating climate-related legislation and other regulatory initiatives that would restrict emissions of greenhouse gases in areas in which we conduct business. Because our business depends on the level of activity in the oil and natural gas industry, existing or future laws, regulations, treaties, or international agreements related to greenhouse gases and climate change, including incentives to conserve energy or use alternative energy sources, could have a negative impact on our business if such laws, regulations, treaties, or international agreements reduce the worldwide demand for oil and natural gas. Likewise, such restrictions may result in additional compliance obligations with respect to the release, capture, sequestration, and use of carbon dioxide that could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity, consolidated results of operations, and consolidated financial condition.

 

Our failure to protect our proprietary information and any successful intellectual property challenges or infringement proceedings against us could materially and adversely affect our competitive position.

 

We rely on a variety of intellectual property rights that we use in our services and products. We may not be able to successfully preserve these intellectual property rights in the future, and these rights could be invalidated, circumvented, or challenged. In addition, the laws of some foreign countries in which our services and products may be sold do not protect intellectual property rights to the same extent as the laws of the United States. Our failure to protect our proprietary information and any successful intellectual property challenges or infringement proceedings against us could materially and adversely affect our competitive position.

 

We may acquire oil wells or form joint ventures or make investments in oil wells that could harm our operating results, dilute our stockholders’ ownership, increase our debt or cause us to incur significant expense.

 

As part of our business strategy, we intend to pursue acquisitions of oil wells. In fact, Ervington’s exercise of its option to acquire additional shares of our Series C Preferred Stock is conditioned upon us identifying an oil field for acquisition and having entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of such oil field. We also may pursue strategic alliances and joint ventures that leverage our core technology. We have no experience with acquiring oil wells or interests therein. We may not be able to find suitable partners or acquisition candidates, and we may not be able to complete such transactions on favorable terms, if at all. If we make any acquisitions, we may not be able to integrate these acquisitions successfully into our existing business, and we could assume unknown or contingent liabilities. Any future acquisitions also could result in significant write-offs or the incurrence of debt and contingent liabilities, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Integration of an acquired company also may disrupt ongoing operations and require management resources that would otherwise focus on developing our existing business. We may experience losses related to investments in other companies, which could have a material negative effect on our results of operations. We may not identify or complete these transactions in a timely manner, on a cost-effective basis, or at all, and we may not realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisition, technology license, strategic alliance or joint venture.

 

We intend to use the proceeds of our second closing with Ervington to finance our initial oil field acquisition. To finance any additional acquisitions or joint ventures, we may choose to issue shares of our common stock as consideration, which would dilute the ownership of our stockholders. If the price of our common stock is low or volatile, we may not be able to acquire other companies or fund a joint venture project using our stock as consideration. Alternatively, it may be necessary for us to raise additional funds for acquisitions through public or private financings. Additional funds may not be available on terms that are favorable to us, or at all. In addition, we may choose to incur additional debt in order to finance such acquisitions, which may also negatively affect our financial position.

  

Any future recompletion activities engaged upon by us on wells that we acquire may not be productive.

 

We may acquire properties upon which we believe recompletion activity will be successful. Recompletion or workovers on oil and natural gas wells involves numerous risks, including the risk that we will not encounter commercially productive oil or natural-gas reservoirs. The costs of recompleting, and operating wells are often uncertain, and operations may be curtailed, delayed, or canceled as a result of a variety of factors, including the following unexpected drilling conditions:

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  · pressure or irregularities in formations;

 

  · equipment failures or accidents;

 

  · fires, explosions, blowouts, and surface cratering;

 

  · difficulty identifying and retaining qualified personnel;

 

  · title problems;

 

  · other adverse weather conditions; and

 

  ·· shortages or delays in the delivery of equipment

 

Certain of our future activities may not be successful and, if unsuccessful, this failure could have an adverse effect on our future results of operations and financial condition.

 

International expansion of our business exposes us to business, regulatory, political, operational, financial and economic risks associated with doing business outside of the United States.

 

Our amended license agreement grants us a license to utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology in Mexico. Doing business internationally involves a number of risks, including:

 

  · multiple, conflicting and changing laws and regulations such as tax laws, export and import restrictions, employment laws, regulatory requirements and other governmental approvals, permits and licenses;

 

  · failure by us to obtain regulatory approvals for the sale or use of our technology in various countries;

 

  · difficulties in managing foreign operations;

 

  · financial risks, such as longer payment cycles, difficulty enforcing contracts and collecting accounts receivable and exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations;·

 

  · reduced protection for intellectual property rights;

 

  · natural disasters, political and economic instability, including wars, terrorism and political unrest, outbreak of disease, boycotts, curtailment of trade and other business restrictions; and

 

  · failure to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including its books and records provisions and its anti-bribery provisions, by maintaining accurate information and control over activities.

 

Any of these risks, if encountered, could significantly harm our future international expansion and operations and, consequently, have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

 

We will have limited control over the activities on properties for which we own an interest but we do not operate.

 

We may acquire interests in oil wells that will be operated by other companies. We will have limited ability to influence or control the operation or future development of these non-operated properties or the amount of capital expenditures that we are required to fund with respect to them. Our dependence on the operator and other working interest owners for these projects and our limited ability to influence or control the operation and future development of these properties could materially adversely affect the realization of our targeted returns on capital and lead to unexpected future costs.

 

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The loss of key personnel and an inability to attract and retain additional personnel could affect our ability to successfully grow our business.

 

We are highly dependent upon the continued service and performance of our senior management, in particular John W. Huemoeller II, our Chief Executive Officer. The loss of any key employees may significantly delay or prevent the achievement of our business objectives. We believe that our future success will also depend in part on our and their continued ability to identify, hire, train and motivate qualified personnel. We and they face intense competition for qualified individuals. We may not be able to attract and retain suitably qualified individuals who are capable of meeting our growing operational and managerial requirements, or we may be required to pay increased compensation in order to do so. Our failure to attract and retain qualified personnel could impair our ability to implement our business plan.

 

We may be adversely affected by actions of our competitors.

 

The market in the oil and gas recovery industry is highly competitive. Many of our competitors have substantially greater financial, technical and other resources than we have. We face competition from owners of oil wells as well as large oil and gas companies Our ability to compete effectively depends in part on market acceptance of our technology, the environmental impact of our technology and our ability to service our customers in a timely manner. There can be no assurance that we will be able to compete effectively or that we will respond appropriately to industry trends or to activities of competitors.

 

We intend to expend a significant amount of time and resources to develop additional down-hole tools and products related to our technology, and if the Plasma Pulse Technology does not achieve commercial acceptance, ours operating results may suffer.

 

We expect to spend a significant amount of time and resources to develop additional down-hole tools and enhancements to our current down-hole tool. In light of the long product development cycles, any developmental expenditure will be made well in advance of the prospect of deriving revenues from the use of the Plasma Pulse Technology. Our ability to commercially introduce and successfully market our Plasma Pulse Technology will be subject to a wide variety of challenges during this development cycle that could delay introduction of these products. If we do not achieve market acceptance of our technology, our operating results will suffer. Our technology may also be priced higher than alternative competitive technologies, which may impair commercial acceptance. We cannot predict whether our technology will achieve commercial acceptance.

 

Most of our potential customers are owners of oil wells and are subject to risks faced by those industries.

 

We expect to derive a significant portion of our future revenues from the implementation of the Plasma Pulse Technology. As a result, we will be subject to risks and uncertainties that affect the oil industry, such as availability of capital, weather and environmental issues, government regulation, and the uncertainty resulting from technological change.

  

We have no separate independent audit committee. Our full Board of Directors functions as our audit committee and is composed of three directors, none of whom are considered to be independent. This may hinder our Board of Directors’ effectiveness in fulfilling the functions of the audit committee.

 

Currently, we have no separate audit committee. Our full Board of Directors functions as our audit committee and is comprised of three directors, one of whom who has two votes and none of whom are considered to be "independent" in accordance with the requirements of Rule 10A-3 under the Exchange Act. An independent audit committee plays a crucial role in the corporate governance process, assessing the Company's processes relating to its risks and control environment, overseeing financial reporting, and evaluating internal and independent audit processes. The lack of an independent audit committee may prevent the Board of Directors from being independent from management in its judgments and decisions and its ability to pursue the committee's responsibilities without undue influence. We may have difficulty attracting and retaining directors with the requisite qualifications. If we are unable to attract and retain qualified, independent directors, the management of our business could be compromised.

 

Our Board of Directors, which does not have a majority of independent directors, acts as our compensation committee, which presents the risk that compensation and benefits paid to these executive officers who are board members and other officers may not be commensurate with our financial performance.

 

A compensation committee consisting of independent directors is a safeguard against self-dealing by company executives. Our Board of Directors acts as the compensation committee and determines the compensation and benefits of our executive officers, administers our employee stock and benefit plans, and reviews policies relating to the compensation and benefits of our employees. Although all board members have fiduciary obligations in connection with compensation matters, our lack of an independent compensation committee presents the risk that our executive officers on the board may have influence over their personal compensation and benefits levels that may not be commensurate with our financial performance.

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Trading on the OTCQB may be sporadic because it is not a stock exchange, and stockholders may have difficulty reselling their shares.

 

Trading in stock quoted on the OTCQB is often thin and characterized by wide fluctuations in trading prices, due to many factors that may have little to do with our operations or business prospects. Moreover, the OTCQB is not a stock exchange, and trading of securities on the OTCQB is often more sporadic than the trading of securities listed on a quotation system like NASDAQ or a stock exchange like NYSE. Accordingly, you may have difficulty reselling any of the shares you purchase from the selling stockholders.

 

We cannot guarantee that an active trading market will develop for our common stock.

 

There currently is not an active public market for our common stock and there can be no assurance that a regular trading market for our common stock will ever develop or that, if developed, it will be sustained. Therefore, purchasers of our common stock should have long-term investment intent and should recognize that it may be difficult to sell the shares, notwithstanding the fact that they are not restricted securities. We cannot predict the extent to which a trading market will develop or how liquid a market might become.

 

There may be future dilution of our common stock.

 

If we sell additional equity or convertible debt securities, those sales could result in additional dilution to our stockholders. If Ervington exercises its option to acquire additional shares of Series C Preferred Stock, holders of our common stock will experience dilution. In addition, holders of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock have the right to convert their shares into 35,125,000 shares of common stock and; the holder of the Series B Preferred Stock has the right to convert his shares into 7,500,000 common shares and Ervington, the sole holder of the Series C Preferred Stock has the right to convert its shares of series C Preferred Stock into 40,677,973 shares of common stock. We also have warrants outstanding that are convertible into 6,339,498 shares of our common stock.

 

Recent accounting changes may make it more difficult for us to sustain profitability.

 

We are a publicly traded company, and are therefore subject to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), which requires that our internal controls and procedures comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We expect compliance to be costly and it could impact our results of operations in future periods. In addition, the Financial Accounting Standards Board now requires us to follow the accounting standards on share based payments. Under this rule, companies must calculate and record in their statement of operations the cost of equity instruments, such as stock options or restricted stock, awarded to employees for services. We expect that we will use stock options to attract, incentivize and retain our employees and will therefore incur the resulting stock-based compensation expense. This will continue to adversely affect our operating results in future periods.

 

Maintaining and improving our financial controls and the requirements of being a public company may strain our resources, divert management’s attention and affect our ability to attract and retain qualified board members.

 

As a public company, we are subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of an exchange or the OTCQB. The requirements of these rules and regulations will likely continue to increase our legal, accounting and financial compliance costs, make some activities more difficult, time-consuming or costly and may also place undue strain on our personnel, systems and resources.

 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires, among other things, that we maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and effective internal control over financial reporting. Significant resources and management oversight are required to design, document, test, implement and monitor internal control over relevant processes and to, remediate any deficiencies. As a result, management’s attention may be diverted from other business concerns, which could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations. These efforts also involve substantial accounting related costs.

 

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We have identified material weaknesses in our internal controls, and we cannot provide assurances that these weaknesses will be effectively remediated or that additional material weaknesses will not occur in the future. If our internal control over financial reporting or our disclosure controls and procedures are not effective, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results, prevent fraud, or file our periodic reports in a timely manner, which may cause investors to lose confidence in our reported financial information and may lead to a decline in our stock price.

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over our financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act. We have identified material weaknesses in our internal controls with respect to our financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2014. Our management discovered insufficient controls over review and accounting for certain complex transactions and a lack of segregation of duties.

 

The design of monitoring controls used to assess the design and operating effectiveness of our internal controls is inadequate.

 

We have begun to take actions that we believe will substantially remediate the material weaknesses identified. In response to the identification of our material weaknesses, we are in the process of expanding our finance and accounting staff. However, we cannot assure you that our internal control over financial reporting, as modified, will enable us to identify or avoid material weaknesses in the future.

 

We have never paid dividends and have no plans to pay dividends on our common stock in the future.

 

Holders of shares of our common stock are entitled to receive such dividends as may be declared by our Board of Directors. To date, we have paid no cash dividends on our shares of our preferred or common stock and we do not expect to pay cash dividends in the foreseeable future on our common stock. Our Series C Preferred Stock accrues dividends at the rate of 4% per annum of the stated price which initially is $3.277777778 payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year. In addition, our Series B Preferred Stock accrues dividends at the rate of 8% per annum of the stated price which initially is $10.00 payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year. Other than dividend payments on the preferred stock we intend to retain future earnings, if any, to provide funds for operations of our business. Therefore, any return investors in our preferred or common stock may have will be in the form of appreciation, if any, in the market value of their shares of common stock.

 

Our stock price may be volatile or may decline regardless of our operating performance.

 

The market price of our common stock may fluctuate significantly in response to numerous factors, many of which are beyond our control, including:

 

  · price and volume fluctuations in the overall stock market;

 

  · changes in operating performance and stock market valuations of other technology companies generally, or those in our industry in particular;

 

  · the public’s response to our press releases or other public announcements, including our filings with the SEC;

 

  · announcements by us or our competitors of significant technical innovations, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments;

 

  · introduction of technologies or product enhancements that reduce the need for our products;

 

  · market conditions or trends in our industry or the economy as a whole;

 

  · the loss of key personnel;

 

  · lawsuits threatened or filed against us;

 

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  · future sales of our common stock by our executive officers, directors and significant stockholders; and

 

  · other events or factors, including those resulting from war, incidents of terrorism or responses to these events.

 

We may issue preferred stock with greater rights than our common stock.

 

Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes the Board of Directors to issue up to 10 million shares of preferred stock, par value $.001 per share. The preferred stock may be issued in one or more series, the terms of which may be determined by the Board of Directors at the time of issuance without further action by stockholders, and may include voting rights (including the right to vote as a series on particular matters), preferences as to dividends and liquidation, conversion and redemption rights and sinking fund provisions. Any preferred stock that is issued may rank ahead of our common stock, in terms of dividends, liquidation rights and voting rights that could adversely affect the voting power or other rights of the holders of our common stock. In the event of such an issuance, the Preferred Stock could be utilized, under certain circumstances, as a method of discouraging, delaying or preventing a change of control of our company. Any delay or prevention of a change of control transaction or changes in our Board of Directors or management could deter potential acquirers or prevent the completion of a transaction in which our stockholders could require substantial premium over the then current market price per share. We currently have 3,512,500 Series A-1 Preferred Stock outstanding, 75,000 Series B Preferred Stock outstanding and have recently designated 4,500,000 preferred shares as Series C Preferred Stock, of which 1,525,424 are outstanding and Ervington has an option to acquire the remaining 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock. The Series C Preferred Stock has the right to annual dividends in preference to all other preferred stock and the common stock and the Series B Preferred Stock is also entitled to an annual dividend. The Series A-1, B and C Preferred Stock all have liquidation preferences over the common stock. In addition the vote of a majority of the Series C Preferred Stock will be required for the (i) merger, sale of substantially all of our assets or our recapitalization, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or winding up, (ii) redemption or acquisition of shares of our common stock other than in limited circumstances, (iii) declaration or payment of a dividend or distribution with respect to our capital stock, (iv) making any loan or advance, (v) amending our Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws, (vi) authorizing or creating any new class or series of equity security, (vii) increasing the number of authorized shares for issuance under any existing stock or option plan, (viii) materially changing the nature of the business, (ix) incurring any indebtedness, (x) engaging in or making investments not authorized by the Board of Directors, (xi) acquiring or divesting a material amount of assets (xii) selling, assigning, licensing, pledging or encumbering our material technology or intellectual property, and (xiii) entering into any corporate strategic relationship involving payment, contribution or assignment by us or to us of any assets. The vote of two-thirds of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock is also required to take certain actions similar to those set forth above.

  

If we fail to meet the new eligibility requirements of the OTC Market Group, we will no longer be eligible to have our common stock quoted on the OTCQB.

 

If we fail to maintain a minimum bid price of $.01 per share one day per each thirty consecutive days, our stock will no longer be eligible to be traded on the OTCQB and will be traded on the pink sheets. Effective May 1, 2014, the OTC Market Group implemented new eligibility standards for companies traded on the OTCQB that will be gradually phased in over a one year period. Investors of companies that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not have the benefit of the additional disclosure requirements of the OTCQB and trading may be more difficult.

 

Available information

 

We file annual, quarterly, and current reports, and other information with the SEC.  You may read and copy any document we file at the SEC’s public reference room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549.

 

You may call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for information on the public reference room.  The SEC maintains a website that contains annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and other information that issuers (including Propell) file electronically with the SEC.  The SEC’s website is www.sec.gov.

 

Our website is www.propell.com. It provides a link to the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov that provides, free of charge, our annual reports on Form 10-K; quarterly reports on Form 10-Q; current reports on Form 8-K; and any amendments to those reports and forms.  We will voluntarily provide electronic or paper copies of our filings free of charge upon request. Information on our website is not deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Item 1B.  Unresolved Staff Comments

 

None.

 

Item 2.   Properties

 

We sub-leases approximately 1,800 square feet of loft space in Houston, Texas from a related party for a one year lease which commenced on September 1, 2014 and expires August 31, 2015 for $3,220 per month.

 

We sub-leases approximately 1800 square feet of loft space in Houston, Texas from a related party for a one year lease which commenced on September 1, 2014 and expires August 31, 2015 for $3,220 per month.

 

Item 3.   Legal Proceedings.

 

There are no material legal proceedings that are pending or have been threatened against us of which management is aware.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure

 

Not Applicable.

 

PART II

 

  Item 5. Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

 

(a)Price Range of Common Stock

 

 Our common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin board since April 23, 2010 under the symbol PROP.  Prior to that date, there was no active market for our common stock. The following table sets forth the high and low sale prices for our common stock for the periods indicated.

 

   High   Low 
Fiscal Year 2014          
First Quarter  $0.46    0.15 
Second Quarter  $0.30    0.21 
Third Quarter  $0.25    0.15 
Fourth Quarter  $0.22    0.14 
           
Fiscal Year 2013          
First Quarter  $1.05    0.30 
Second Quarter  $1.12    0.41 
Third Quarter  $0.73    0.26 
Fourth Quarter  $0.57    0.18 

  

The last reported sale price of our common stock on the OTC Bulletin board on March 23, 2015 was $0.18 per share. As of March 23, 2015, there were approximately 118 holders of record of our common stock.

 

We have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock to date, and we have no intention of paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Whether we declare and pay dividends is determined by our board of directors at their discretion, subject to certain limitations imposed under Delaware corporate law. The timing, amount and form of dividends, if any, will depend on, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, cash requirements and other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors. The Series C Preferred Stock accrue dividends at the rate per annum equal to 4% of the Stated Price (which initially is $3.277777778) payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year. The dividends are in preference and priority to any payment of any dividend on common stock, or any other class of preferred stock. The holders of the Series C Preferred Stock are entitled to receive cumulative dividends ratably with the declaration or payment of dividends on the common stock on an as converted basis.   The holders of the Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to receive out of any assets legally available therefor cumulative dividends at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum of the stated value (which initially is $10.00), accrued daily and payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year.

 

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(b)Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities; Uses of Proceeds from Registered Securities

 

On December 10, 2015, we issued an unsecured convertible note in the principal amount of $84,000 to KBM Worldwide, Inc.

 

On February 6, 2015, a note in the principal amount of $12,789 was converted into 639,432 shares of common stock. The issuance of the common stock was exempt from registration upon reliance of Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). 

 

On December 5, 2014 we issued 10,000,000 shares of restricted stock to John Huemoeller of which 1,250,000 was vested on January 1, 2015 and 1,250,000 vests on the first day of each quarter for the next seven quarters commencing April 1, 2015.

 

On December 5, 2014 , we issued 3,000,000 shares of restricted stock to John Zotos that vest in equal tranches of 1,000,000 shares on March 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

  

On December 5, 2014, each of Messrs. Kalow, Steffens and Fuller were granted a stock award of 50,000 for services as directors.

 

On December 5, 2014, we issued 200,000 shares of common stock to a consultant, Mark Korb, for services rendered.

 

Effective December 16, 2014, we issued an aggregate of 3,750,000 shares of common stock upon the conversion of 375,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred stock. The issuance of the common stock was exempt from registration upon reliance of Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act.

 

On January 29, 2015, we issued an unsecured convertible note to Irina Galikhanova in exchange for $75,000 in cash. The note was convertible into shares of our common stock and bore interest at the rate of 8% per annum.

 

Unless otherwise specified, the shares of common stock issued in the transactions described above were not registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state, and were offered and sold in reliance on the exemption from registration afforded by Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act and corresponding provisions of state securities laws, which exempt transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering. The investor acknowledges it received restricted securities and the certificates evidencing such securities contain a legend stating the same.

  

All other sales of unregistered securities have been previously disclosed. 

 

(c)Securities Authorized For Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

Propell Corporation 2008 Stock Option Plan

 

Our board of directors adopted the Propell Corporation 2008 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) in April 2008 to promote our long-term growth and profitability by (i) providing our key directors, officers and employees with incentives to improve stockholder value and contribute to our growth and financial success and (ii) enable us to attract, retain and reward the best available persons for positions of substantial responsibility. A total of 2,100,000 shares of our common stock have been reserved for issuance upon exercise of options granted pursuant to the Plan. The Plan allows us to grant options to our employees, officers and directors and those of our subsidiaries; provided that only our employees and those of our subsidiaries may receive incentive stock options under the Plan. We have granted a total of 380,950 options as of March 30, 2015 under the Plan. In addition, we granted 10,000,000 shares of restricted stock to John Huemoeller that were not issued pursuant to the Plan, of which 1,250,000 was vested on January 1, 2015 and 1,250,000 vests on the first day of each quarter for the next seven quarters commencing April 1, 2015. John Zotos was also granted 3,000,000 shares of restricted stock that were not issued pursuant to the plan and vest in equal tranches of 1,000,000 shares on March 31, 2015, September 30, 2015 and March 31, 2016. The restricted stock grants were in lieu of the options that had previously been granted to Messrs. Huemoeller and Zotos, which options were canceled on December 5, 2014.

 

Set forth below is detail with respect to issuances under the Plan.

 

Plan category  Number of
securities issued
under equity
compensation
plan
   Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding
options
   Number of
securities remaining
available for
future issuance
under equity
compensation
plans
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders   

380,950

   $

0.90

    

1,719,050

 

 

Item 6.   Selected Financial Data

 

This item is omitted as not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis is intended as a review of significant factors affecting our financial condition and results of operations for the periods indicated.  The discussion should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the notes presented herein and the risk factors and the financial statements and the other information set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. In addition to historical information, the following Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ significantly from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors discussed herein and any other periodic reports filed and to be filed with the SEC.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report and other documents that we file with the SEC contain forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our future performance, our business, our beliefs and our management’s assumptions.  Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Words such as “expect,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “sustain”, “on track”, “believe,” “seek,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “may,” “assume,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are often used to identify such forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports that we file or furnish with the SEC.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements.  Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.  Except to the extent required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

 

Overview and Financial Condition

 

Our Company

 

We are a Delaware corporation with principal offices located at 1701 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002. We are engaged in the commercial application of a proprietary Plasma Pulse Technology to enhance the recovery of oil in the United States and Mexico.  We began introducing the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States on a limited basis in March 2013. Prior to this, all of our revenue had been derived from our e-commerce and other lines of business, which we discontinued, effective December 31, 2014, to enable us to focus all of our attention to our oil recovery business.

 

Since February 4, 2013, following the closing of the Share Exchange Agreement with the shareholders of Novas, under which we acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of Novas in exchange for 100,000,000 shares of our common stock, our primary focus has been to the further development of our licensed oil recovery technology. The Plasma Pulse Technology used by Novas is based on an exclusive, perpetual royalty-bearing license to engage in the commercial application of the proprietary Plasma Pulse Technology entered into on January 30, 2013, as amended in March 2014 and December 23, 2014 with Novas Energy Group Limited, as licensor which granted Novas the right to use the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States to enhance oil production.  The License Agreement provides Novas with the right to practice the licensed process and to utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology to provide services to third parties and for ourselves as well, and to sublicense the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States. In March 2014, the License Agreement was amended to, among other things, increase the territory in which Novas can practice the licensed process and utilize the Plasma Pulse Technology to include Mexico. Although new to the United States and Mexico, the Plasma Pulse Technology has been successfully utilized outside of the United States and Mexico for several years. The Licensor has filed for patent protection of the Plasma Pulse Technology in the United States.  The process utilizes a down-hole tool that is lowered into vertical wellbores to the perforated oil producing zone.  When initiated, the tool delivers metallic plasma-generated, directed, non-linear, wide-band elastic oscillations at resonance frequencies to enhance oil production using the tool developed by the Licensor and enhanced by Novas.  The Plasma Pulse Technology is suitable for oil wells as deep as 12,000 feet. By optimizing production efficiency combined with the resulting increased oil production we expect to extend the economic life of mature oil fields and to recover previously unrecoverable oil efficiently.

   

Since March 19, 2013, we have used the Plasma Pulse Technology to treat over forty oil and injector wells located in eight states; Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, California, Tennessee, Colorado and Wyoming. The Plasma Pulse Technology has been shown to increase oil production or injection rates in many of the wells that we have treated. The initial results of this treatment have been very encouraging, however the results on the wells treated may not be indicative of the results of treatment on additional wells. We currently have six tools that we use to perform the treatments, of which four only work in vertical wells with a minimum of 5 ½-inch casings and not in horizontal wells. We developed U.S. made prototype tools to treat 4 ½-inch cased wells and treated 3 wells with the new tools. 

  

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We offer our services on a fee based model and charge a service fee for use of the Plasma Pulse Technology. In addition, we may acquire wells and use the Plasma Pulse Technology on our acquired wells to increase their production. Our anticipated customers are the owners of independent oil wells and major oil and oil service companies.

 

In order to allow us to fully focus on our oil recovery business, we disposed of our e-commerce line of business for a consideration of 10% of the net profits of the business, up to a maximum of $100,000 earned over the three years ended and ending December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, effective December 31, 2013, in order to improve our balance sheet, we disposed of our wholly owned subsidiary, Crystal Magic, Inc., which had been inactive since June 2010 and sold the stock of Crystal Magic, Inc. to a third party for nominal consideration.

 

To date, we derived $258,104 in revenue from our oil enhancement business. We have financed our operations primarily from sales of our securities, both debt and equity, and to a lesser extent revenue from operations and should we require additional funding we expect to continue to obtain required capital in a similar manner. We have incurred an accumulated deficit of $10,412,155 through December 31, 2014 and there can be no assurance that we will be able to achieve profitability.

 

Recent Financing Developments  

 

On February 19, 2015, we entered into a Purchase Agreement with Ervington and closed the first tranche of a private placement offering under the Purchase Agreement, raising $5,000,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of 1,525,424 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock at a purchase price of $3.277777778 per share. We have agreed to use the net proceeds of the offering for research and development, commercialization of new products, sales and marketing, repayment of debt, accounts payable and administrative expenses. The Purchase Agreement also provides, subject to the conditions set forth therein, for the sale by us to Ervington of an additional 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock for an additional gross proceeds to us of $9,750,000. The proceeds of the second closing are to be used by us for the acquisition, enhancement and maintenance of an oil field for deployment of our Plasma Pulse Technology.

 

On October 31, 2014, we issued a note in the principal amount of $107,000 to LG Capital Funding, LLC (“LG”) upon receipt of $100,000 from LG. The terms of the note provided for an original issue discount of 7% amounting to $7,000 which was added to the face value of the note. The note carries an interest charge of 8% per annum. The note is convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to 62% of the lowest bid prices in the 10 trading days prior to conversion. The note matures on October 30, 2015. This note was subsequently repaid on February 20, 2015.

 

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On December 10, 2014, we issued an unsecured convertible note to KBM Worldwide, Inc. with a face value of $84,000, in exchange for $80,000 in cash, including an original issue discount of $4,000. The note is convertible into our common stock and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matures on September 12, 2015. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon is 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. This note was subsequently repaid on February 20, 2015.

 

During June and August of 2014, we raised aggregate gross proceeds of $1,103,000 pursuant to a private placement agreement and individual securities purchase agreements entered into with new, qualified investors who acquired 7,353,329 of our units at a price of $0.15 per unit, each unit consisting of one share of our common stock and a five-year warrant to purchase one half of a share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. We paid share issue expenses of $156,890, resulting in net proceeds of $946,110.

 

In March 2014, we raised $750,000 pursuant to an agreement entered into with an individual whereby we sold and he acquired 75,000 shares of our Series B Preferred Stock at an issue price of $10 per share for net proceeds of $750,000. These proceeds were primarily used to settle short-term convertible notes for aggregate proceeds of $532,025, including interest, early settlement penalties, fees and original issue discounts thereon.

 

On January 16, 2014, we raised net proceeds of $95,000 by exercising our call right on the Gel Properties “back end” notes issued on July 30, 2013, each note having a face value of $50,000 (the “Convertible Notes”) in exchange for two $50,000 “back end” notes (the “Back End Notes”). The Back End Notes were due and payable on June 1, 2014 and August 1, 2014 respectively. The Convertible Notes were convertible into shares of our common stock and each bore interest at the rate of 6% per annum, which interest was payable in common stock. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to pay the interest on the note was 65% of the lowest closing price for any five trading days prior to conversion or payment of interest. These notes were subsequently repaid in March 2014 and April 2014.

 

Management Discussion and Analysis of financial condition

 

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statement as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of any contingent liabilities at the financial statement date and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. On an on-going basis we review our estimates and assumptions. Our estimates are based on our historical experience and other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results are likely to differ from those estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Results of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

 

Net revenues

Net revenues were $190,035 and $94,362 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 respectively, an increase of $95,673 or 101.4%. Revenue in the current year consists of: (i) the amortization of a once off licensing fee and initial set up revenues amounting to $40,000 for a well treatment project undertaken in Mexico, which has subsequently been terminated due to non-performance with the reversal of all deferred revenue and receivables under that project; and (ii) $150,027 earned on the treatment of several wells in the USA. The revenue from the prior year represented revenue from our oil recovery business amounting to $68,077 and revenue generated from our e-commerce shops of $26,285, which was disposed of with effect from December 31, 2013. 

  

Cost of goods sold

Cost of goods sold was $232,912 and $357,860 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, a decrease of $124,948 or 34.9%. Cost of goods sold during the current year, primarily represents non-recoverable set up fees including engineering costs and travel costs incurred on our projects, offset by cost recovery fees charged to customers, while cost of goods sold in the prior year is made up of cost of sales from our oil recovery business amounted to $336,018; including up-front costs incurred in the treatment of wells, engineering costs and equipment rental. Cost of sales from our e-commerce business amounted to $21,842 and consisted primarily of purchase from outside vendors to fulfill our e-commerce orders. The e-commerce business was sold effective December 31, 2013.

 

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Gross (loss)/profit

Gross (loss)/profit was $(42,877) and $(263,498) for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, a decrease of $220,621 or 83.7%. This primarily represents set up expenditure incurred on our projects which is not initially recoverable from the project. The prior year gross loss of $(263,498) consisted of a gross loss from our oil recovery business of $267,941 offset by a gross profit of $4,443 from our e-commerce business. The gross loss on the oil recovery business is primarily due to the incurrence of engineering costs prior to the generation of revenue.

 

Total expenses

Total expenses were $4,148,365 and $3,230,339 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, an increase of $918,026 or 28.4%. Total expenses consisted primarily of the following:

 

  · Stock based compensation expense was $2,765,570 and $1,729,273 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, an increase of $1,036,297. The current year charge includes a charge of $80,429 for restricted stock issued to our Chief Executive Officer, John Huemoeller which vest over the next twenty one months, a charge of $540,000 for restricted stock issued to one of our directors, John Zotos, in terms of a consulting agreement entered into with him and a charge of $348,972 for shares issued to certain consultants and advisors for work performed, the remaining charge is the amortization of stock options, primarily issued to John Huemoeller and John Zotos which were cancelled on December 5, 2014 and replaced with the restricted stock awards;
  · General and administrative expenditure was $653,862 and $308,655 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, an increase of $345,207 or 111.8%. This increase includes an increase in travel expenditure of $117,495 over the prior year as we set up operations in Mexico and increased our travel within the USA to treat wells in different locations. Payroll expenses increased by $141,650 as our Chief Executive Officer was previously a consultant to us and a portion of his compensation was reflected in consulting expenses in the prior year.  Conference and seminar expense increased by 17,676 as we increased our presence at relevant trade related events. In addition, rent, telephone costs and insurance costs increased by $14,283, $8,716 and $22,383, respectively as we operated for a twelve month period during the current year, in the prior year these expenses were generally incurred only for a portion of the year commencing March 2013. Directors fees also increased by $10,000 over the prior year due to the directors being in office for only a portion of the prior year and for the full year during the current year.
  · Professional fees were $435,549 and $262,719 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, an increase of $172,830 or 65.8%. The increase is primarily due to an increase in expenditure for investor relations of $107,939 to increase investor awareness about our company and our products and services. In addition, expenditure on legal services increased due to the level of corporate activity undertaken, including the private placements of common units and the private placement of Series C Preferred Stock subsequent to year end.
  · Consulting fees were $204,091 and $281,673 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, a decrease of $77,582, primarily due to consulting fees paid to our Chief Executive Officer in the prior year, prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, refer to General and Administrative Expenses above.

  

Other income

Other income consisted of a gain realized on debt forgiveness by our Licensor of $150,000. In the prior year other income consisted primarily of a gain of $44,125 realized on the release of an accrual for unpaid payroll liabilities which is not due and is longer required.

 

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Profit on disposal of investments and assets

 

The profit on the disposal of the investment and assets in the prior year was made up of the following: 

 

  · A profit of $34,421 resulting from the de-consolidation of Mountain Capital, LLC which was wound up several years ago;

  · The disposal of the entire shareholding in Crystal Magic, Inc. to a third party for $1. This resulted in a gain of $1,186,686 consisting primarily of liabilities which are no longer reflected on our balance sheet; and

  · Profit realized on the disposal of Propell Shops, an operating division within our company, consisting primarily of the disposal of the intellectual Property, the trademarks and trade names and the website domain names of Propell Shops, less accrued liabilities of $4,586, for a consideration of 10% of the net profit of Propell Shops, up to a maximum of $100,000, earned over the three years ended December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. To date we have not received any proceeds and now believe that the likelihood of receiving any significant further proceeds is considered remote and no provision has been made for any future profit on disposal.

 

Amortization of debt discount and finance costs

Amortization of debt discount and finance costs was $527,830 and $1,354,594 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, the current year includes a penalty interest of $122,399 on the early settlement of convertible debt before conversion took place, the amortization of debt discount on long-term notes of $295,979 which includes the accelerated amortization of debt discount on long term notes which were converted into common stock during the current year, the amortization of $56,913 on short-term convertible notes which was also accelerated due to the conversion and repayment of some of the outstanding short-term notes into equity and an interest accrual of $52,173. The prior year amortization of debt discount and finance costs consisted primarily of the amortization of debt discount raised on convertible notes of $311,152 and the accelerated amortization of debt discount amounting to $867,343 on notes payable which were converted into common stock during the prior year and an interest accrual of $176,099 on long-term and short-term notes. The debt discount is amortized over the term of the convertible notes, which ranges from a few months to five years, any conversion of these notes or redemption of these notes results in an immediate amortization of the remaining debt discount associated with the note concerned. The decrease in interest accrual is primarily due to the conversion and repayment of substantially all of the interest bearing long and short term notes during the last quarter of the prior year and the first two quarters of the current year.

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

The change in fair value of derivative liabilities was $449,411 and $237,799 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 respectively, an increase of $211,612 or 89.0%. The current year includes a charge of $668,756 representing the mark-to-market of equities issued to short-term convertible note holders who converted their debt into equity at deeply discounted prices based on variable pricing options, offset by a mark-to-market credit of $242,404 on short-term convertible notes prior to conversion to equity and the creation of a derivative liability of $23,060 on short term debt issued during the year ended December 31, 2014. The prior year change in derivatives was due to creation and revaluation of derivative liabilities on short-term convertible debt issued.

 

Net loss

We incurred a net loss of $5,018,483 and $3,816,851 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, an increase of $1,201,632 or 31.5%, respectively and which consists of the various revenue and expense items discussed above.

  

A deemed preferred stock dividend of $1,604,335 has been disclosed in the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2014. This amount represents the in-the-money value of the conversion feature of the newly issued Series B Preferred Stock as of the date of issue. These Shares of Series B Preferred Stock are convertible into common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share. The valuation of this beneficial conversion feature was determined using a Black-Scholes valuation model.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources.

 

To date, our primary sources of cash have been funds raised from the sale of our securities and the issuance of convertible and non-convertible debt. We raised gross proceeds of $5,000,000 from the sale of our Series C Preferred Stock in February 2015, $750,000 from our sale of our Series B Preferred Stock in March 2014 and $1,103,000 from the sale of our common stock and warrants in June and August of 2014. In addition, during the year ended December 31, 2014, we raised proceeds of $340,000 from the sale of our debt securities, none of which remain outstanding on the date hereof. We have incurred an accumulated deficit of $10,412,155 through December 31, 2014 and incurred negative cash flow from operations of $1,360,826 for the year ended December 31, 2014. We have spent, and need to continue to spend, substantial amounts in connection with implementing our business strategy, including our planned product development effort.

 

Our primary financial commitments on the date hereof are payments owed under the License Agreement. The minimum commitments due under the license agreement for the next five years are summarized as follows: 

 

   Amount 
     
2015  $700,000 
2016   1,000,000 
2017   1,000,000 
2018   1,000,000 
2019   1,000,000 
   $4,700,000 

  

As of December 31, 2014 we had notes, in the principal amount outstanding of $310,250. Subsequent to year end until March 30, 2015, we had converted notes in the principal amount of $11,250 into equity and had repaid notes in the principal amount of $296,000 out of the proceeds of $5,000,000 received on the issuance of Series C Preferred stock, fully disclosed in note 20 to the consolidated financial statements below.

  

Notes payable consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and March 30, 2015:

 

 

Description      Maturity   Principal
outstanding at
December 31, 2014
   Converted to
March 30, 2015
   Raised/
(Repaid) to
March 30, 2015
   Principal
outstanding at
March 30, 2015
 
                         
Non-Convertible notes                              
                               
Short-term                              
Owl Holdings   -    On demand   $3,000   $-   $-   $3,000 
                               
Long-term                              
JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC   7.5%   October 31,2015    105,000    -    (105,000)   - 
                               
Convertible notes                              
                               
Short-term                              
LG Capital Funding, LLC   8%   October 31, 2015    107,000    -    (107,000)   - 
                               
KBM Worldwide, Inc.   8%   September 15,  2015    84,000    -    (84,000)   - 
                               
Long -Term                              
Laurus Investments AG   6%   November 19, 2017    11,250    (11,250)   -    - 
                               
Total            $310,250   $(11,250)  $(296,000)  $3,000 

     

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Subsequent to year end the following notes were converted into common shares or repaid:

 

1.On February 6, 2015, the note owing to Laurus Investments AG, the remaining long-term note, was issued 639,432 shares of our common stock upon conversion of the note of $12,789, inclusive of interest thereon, at a conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

2.On February 20, 2015, the note to JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC was repaid for a total amount of $115,590, including additional interest of $1,101, accrued from January 1, 2015 to the repayment date.

 

3.

On February 20, 2015, the unsecured promissory note issued to LG of $107,000 was repaid for $125,677, inclusive of interest, original issue discounts and early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

4.

On February 20, 2015, the unsecured promissory note issued to KBM on December 10, 2014 with a face value of $84,000 was repaid for $102,107, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

There are no off balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Management believes that the critical accounting policies and estimates discussed below involve the most complex management judgments due to the sensitivity of the methods and assumptions necessary in determining the related asset, liability, revenue and expense amounts. Specific risks associated with these critical accounting policies are discussed throughout this Management Discussion & Analysis, where such policies have a material effect on reported and expected financial results. For a detailed discussion of the application of these and other accounting policies, refer to the individual Notes to the Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company records revenue when all of the following have occurred: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (2) the service is completed without further obligation, (3) the sales price to the customer is fixed or determinable, and (4) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis, that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the amounts of revenues and expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from those estimates and judgments. In particular, significant estimates and judgments include those related to: the estimated useful lives for plant and equipment, the fair value of warrants and stock options granted for services or compensation, estimates of the probability and potential magnitude of contingent liabilities, derivative liabilities, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets due to continuing operating losses, those related to revenue recognition and the allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the consolidated financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from our estimates.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

We adopted the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820 for fair value measurements which clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows: 

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Level 1-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date. 

 

Level 2-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other then quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data. 

 

Level 3-Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information. 

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, deposits, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, notes payable, and convertible notes payable approximate fair value due to the relatively short period to maturity for these instruments. The recorded derivative liabilities during the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 were noted as subject to level III fair value measurements. The Company did not identify any other assets or liabilities that are required to be presented on the balance sheets at fair value in accordance with the accounting guidance. 

  

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments” allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

Contingencies

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to us but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. Our management assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. 

 

If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in our financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss if determinable and material would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered to be remote by management are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantee would be disclosed. 

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

For a discussion of the adoption and potential impacts of recently issued accounting standards, refer to the “Recent Accounting Pronouncements” section of Note 2, “Accounting policies and estimates,” in the Notes to Financial Statements.

 

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Item 8.  Financial statements and Supplementary data

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Report of the Independent, Registered Public Accounting Firm   F-1
     
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   F-2
     
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   F-3
     
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   F-4
     
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013   F-5
     
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements   F-6 to F-36

 

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Report of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors and shareholders

Propell Technologies Group Inc.

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Propell Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ deficit and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

 

/s/Liggett, Vogt & Webb, P.A.

 

Liggett, Vogt & Webb, P.A.

Certified Public Accountants

New York, New York

March 30, 2015

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

  

   December 31,
2014
   December 31,
2013
 
         
Assets          
           
Current Assets          
Cash  $40,844   $28,423 
Accounts receivable   5,892    - 
Prepaid expenses   13,031    17,104 
Total Current Assets   59,767    45,527 
           
Non-Current assets          
Plant and Equipment, net   319,574    122,381 
Intangibles, net   297,500    - 
Deposits   2,200    2,200 
Total non-current assets   619,274    124,581 
Total Assets  $679,041   $170,108 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable  $347,437   $186,576 
Accrued liabilities and other payables   240,426    60,093 
Notes payable   117,489    3,000 
Convertible notes payable, net   183,109    668,887 
Derivative financial liabilities   18,455    237,799 
Total Current Liabilities   906,916    1,156,355 
           
Long Term Liabilities          
Notes Payable   -    106,532 
Convertible notes payable, net   6,220    181,519 
Total Long Term Liabilities   6,220    288,051 
Total Liabilities   913,136    1,444,406 
           
Stockholders' Deficit          

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 authorized shares, 4,500,000 shares and 5,000,000 shares undesignated.

   -    - 
Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares designated, 3,512,500 and 3,887,500 shares issued and outstanding, respectively. (liquidation preference $281,000 and 311,000, respectively)   3,513    3,888 
Series B Convertible, Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000 shares designated; 75,000 and 0 issued and outstanding (liquidation preference $900,000 and $0)   75    - 
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 260,169,499 and 205,297,714 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   260,169    205,298 
Additional paid-in capital   9,914,303    3,910,188 
Accumulated deficit   (10,412,155)   (5,393,672)
Total Stockholders' Deficit   (234,095)   (1,274,298)
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit  $679,041   $170,108 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

   Year ended,
December 31,
2014
   Year ended
December 31,
2013
 
         
Net Revenues  $190,035   $94,362 
           
Cost of Goods Sold   232,912    357,860 
           
Gross Loss   (42,877)   (263,498)
           
Research & development   -    38,145 
Equity based compensation   2,765,470    1,729,273 
Sales and Marketing   6,623    45,476 
Professional Fees   435,549    262,719 
Business development   -    535,175 
Consulting fees   204,091    281,673 
General and administrative   653,962    308,655 
Depreciation and amortization   82,670    29,223 
Total Expense   4,148,365    3,230,339 
Loss from Operations   (4,191,242)   (3,493,837)
           
Other Income   150,000    49,287 
Profit on disposal of investments and assets   -    1,225,592 

Amortization of debt discount and finance costs

   (527,830)   (1,354,594)
Call option expense   -    (5,500)
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   (449,411)   (237,799)
    (827,241)   (323,014)
Loss before Provision for Income Taxes   (5,018,483)   (3,816,851)
           
Provision for Income Taxes   -    - 
           
Net Loss   (5,018,483)   (3,816,851)
           
 Deemed preferred stock dividend   (1,604,335)   - 
           
 Net loss available to common stock holders  $(6,622,818)  $(3,816,851)
           
Net Loss Per Share – Basic and Diluted  $(0.03)  $(0.03)
           
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding – Basic and Diluted   229,595,309    116,849,416 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2013 TO DECEMBER 31, 2014

 

   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Additional       Total 
   Series A-1   Series B       Paid-in   Accumulated   Stockholders' 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Equity/(Deficit) 
Balance as of January 1, 2013   -   $-    -   $-    100,000.000   $100,000   $-   $(100,030)  $(30)
                                              
Contributed Capital   -    -    -    -    -    -    37,301    -    37,301 
                                              
Recapitalization as a result of the reverse merger on February 4, 2013 with Novas Energy   5,000,000    5,000    -    -    27,357,871    27,358    -    (1,476,791)   (1,444,433)
                                              
Stock option based compensation   -    -    -    -    -    -    1,657,273    -    1,657,273 
                                              
Conversion of Series A-1 preferred stock to common   (1,112,500)   (1,112)   -    -    11,125,000    11,125    (10,013)   -    - 
                                              
Conversion of notes to common stock   -    -    -    -    65,781,633    65,782    2,027,229    -    2,093,011 
                                              
Issuance of shares for services   -    -    -    -    400,000    400    71,600    -    72,000 
                                              
Issuance of shares for call option   -    -    -    -    12,500    12    5,488    -    5,500 
                                              
Issuance of common stock   -    -    -    -    620,710    621    121,310    -    121,931 
                                              
Net loss for year ended December 31, 2013   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    (3,816,851)   (3,816,851)
                                              
Balance as of December 31, 2013   3,887,500   $3,888    -   $-    205,297,714   $205,298   $3,910,188   $(5,393,672)  $(1,274,298)
                                              
Conversion of notes and accrued interest thereon to common stock   -    -    -    -    29,095,289    29,095    1,567,910    -    1,597,005 
                                              
Subscription for Series B Convertible, Redeemable Preferred Stock   -    -    75,000    75    -    -    749,925    -    750,000 
                                              
Issuance of shares in terms of a private placement   -    -    -    -    7,353,329    7,353    1,095,647    -    1,103,000 
                                              
Issuance of shares for consulting services   -    -    -    -    1,523,167    1,523    347,449    -    348,972 
                                              
Share issue expenses   -    -    -    -    -    -    (156,890)   -    (156,890)
                                              
Conversion of Series A-1 preferred stock to common   (375,000)   (375)   -    -    3,750,000    3,750    (3,375)   -    - 
                                              
Stock option based compensation   -    -    -    -    -    -    1,769,170    -    1,769,170 
                                              
 Restricted stock awards   -    -    -    -    13,000,000    13,000    607,429    -    620,429 
                                              
Shares issued in lieu of directors fees   -    -    -    -    150,000    150    26,850    -    27,000 
                                              

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2014

   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    (5,018,483)   (5,018,483)
                                              

Balance as of December 31, 2014

   3,512,500   $3,513    75,000   $75    260,169.499   $260,169   $9,914,303   $(10,412,155)  $(234,095)

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F-4
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Year ended,
December 31,
2014
   Year ended,
December 31,
2013
 
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net loss for the period  $(5,018,483)  $(3,816,851)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation expense   30,170    28,423 
Amortization expense   52,500    800 
Amortization of debt discount   352,892    1,178,495 
Equity based compensation charge   2,765,570    1,729,273 
Stock based call option   -    5,500 
Derivative financial liability   449,412    237,799 
Gain on debt forgiven   (150,000)   - 
Gain on disposal of assets and subsidiaries   -    (1,225,592)
Changes in Assets and Liabilities          
Accounts receivable   (5,892)   32 
Prepaid expenses   4,073    (10,040)
Accounts payable   160,861    134,701 
Accrued liabilities   (19,667)   (20,598)
Accrued interest   

17,738

    176,099 
Cash Used in Operating Activities   (1,360,826)   (1,581,959)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds on disposal of assets and subsidiaries   -    1 
Purchase of property and equipment   (227,363)   (111,120)
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (227,363)   (111,119)
           
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Proceeds on issuance of common stock, net of share issue expenses   946,110    121,931 
Proceeds on issuance of Series B Preferred stock   750,000    - 
Proceeds from notes payable and advances   340,000    1,599,500 

Repayment of notes payable and advances

   (435,500)   - 
           
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   

1,600,610

    1,721,431 
           
NET INCREASE IN CASH   12,421    28,353 
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD   28,423    70 
CASH AT END OF PERIOD  $40,844   $28,423 
           
CASH PAID FOR INTEREST AND TAXES:          
Cash paid for income taxes  $-   $1579 
Cash paid for interest  $

157,201

   $- 
           
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Assets acquired in reverse merger  $-   $2,658 
Liabilities acquired in reverse merger  $-   $1,447,091 
Contributed assets  $-   $37,301 
Conversion of debt to equity  $1,597,006   $2,093,011 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements

 

F-5
 

 

 PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  1 ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

  a) Organization

Propell Technologies Group, Inc. (formerly known as Propell Corporation) (the “Company”), is a Delaware corporation originally formed on January 29, 2008 as CA Photo Acquisition Corp. On April 10, 2008 Crystal Magic, Inc. (“CMI”), a Florida Corporation, merged with an acquisition subsidiary of Propell’s, and the Company issued an aggregate of 180,000 shares to the former shareholders of CMI. On May 6, 2008, the Company acquired both Mountain Capital, LLC (doing business as Arrow Media Solutions) (“AMS”) and Auleron 2005, LLC (doing business as Auleron Technologies) (“AUL”) and made each a wholly owned subsidiary and issued a total of 41,897 shares of the Company’s common stock to the members of Mountain Capital, LLC and a total of 2,722 shares of the Company’s common stock to the members of AUL. In 2010 AUL and AMS were dissolved and the operations of CMI were discontinued. On February 4, 2013, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement with Novas Energy (USA), Inc. (“Novas”) whereby the Company exchanged 100,000,000 shares of its common stock for 100,000,000 shares of common stock in Novas. After the consummation of the share exchange, Novas became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. As a result of the share exchange the shareholders of Novas obtained the majority of the outstanding shares of the Company. As such, the exchange is accounted for as a reverse merger or recapitalization of the Company and Novas was considered the acquirer for accounting purposes.

 

  b) Description of the business

The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novas, is an innovative technology and services company whose aim is to radically improve oil production by introducing modern and innovative technologies. Novas has a unique and patent pending, Plasma-Pulse Treatment (“PPT”) technology, which is a new Enhanced Oil Recovery methodology and process that has been developed to be environmentally friendly, mobile, time efficient and extremely cost effective. PPT has the potential to drive new and renewed revenue for energy producers and become a new standard for the entire petroleum industry.

 

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

  

  a) Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

All amounts referred to in the notes to the financial statements are in United States Dollars ($) unless stated otherwise.

 

  b) Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiary in which it has a majority voting interest. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidated financial statements. The entities included in these consolidated financial statements are as follows:

 

Propell Technologies Group, Inc. – Parent Company

Nova Energy USA Inc.

 

  c) Use of Estimates

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis, that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the amounts of revenues and expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results could differ from those estimates and judgments. In particular, significant estimates and judgments include those related to: the estimated useful lives for plant and equipment, the fair value of warrants and stock options granted for services or compensation, estimates of the probability and potential magnitude of contingent liabilities, derivative liabilities, the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets due to continuing operating losses, those related to revenue recognition and the allowance for doubtful accounts.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the consolidated financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from our estimates.

 

  

F-6
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

  d) Contingencies

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company’s management assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. 

 

If the assessment of a contingency indicates that it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company’s financial statements. If the assessment indicates that a potential material loss contingency is not probable but is reasonably possible, or is probable but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss if determinable and material would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered to be remote by management are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantee would be disclosed. 

 

  e) Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company adopted the guidance of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820 for fair value measurements which clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes methods for measuring fair value, and establishes a fair value hierarchy to classify the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows: 

 

Level 1-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities available at the measurement date. 

 

Level 2-Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other then quoted prices that are observable, and inputs derived from or corroborated by observable market data. 

 

Level 3-Inputs are unobservable inputs which reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions on what assumptions the market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability based on the best available information. 

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, deposits, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, notes payable, and convertible notes payable approximate fair value due to the relatively short period to maturity for these instruments. The recorded derivative liabilities during the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 were noted as subject to level III fair value measurements. The Company did not identify any other assets or liabilities that are required to be presented on the balance sheets at fair value in accordance with the accounting guidance. 

 

ASC 825-10 “Financial Instruments” allows entities to voluntarily choose to measure certain financial assets and liabilities at fair value (fair value option). The fair value option may be elected on an instrument-by-instrument basis and is irrevocable, unless a new election date occurs. If the fair value option is elected for an instrument, unrealized gains and losses for that instrument should be reported in earnings at each subsequent reporting date. The Company did not elect to apply the fair value option to any outstanding instruments.

 

  f) Risks and Uncertainties

The Company's operations will be subject to significant risk and uncertainties including financial, operational, regulatory and other risks associated, including the potential risk of business failure. The recent global economic crisis has caused a general tightening in the credit markets, lower levels of liquidity, increases in the rates of default and bankruptcy, and extreme volatility in credit, equity and fixed income markets. These conditions not only limit the Company’s access to capital, but also make it difficult for its customers, vendors and the Company to accurately forecast and plan future business activities.

 

The Company’s operations are carried out in the USA and Mexico. Accordingly, the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations may be influenced by the political, economic and legal environment in the USA and Mexico and by the general state of those economies. The Company’s results may be adversely affected by changes in governmental policies with respect to laws and regulations, anti-inflationary measures, and rates and methods of taxation, among other things.

 

F-7
 

  

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

  g) Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2014, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”. The update gives entities a single comprehensive model to use in reporting information about the amount and timing of revenue resulting from contracts to provide goods or services to customers. The proposed ASU, which would apply to any entity that enters into contracts to provide goods or services, would supersede the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. Additionally, the update would supersede some cost guidance included in Subtopic 605-35, Revenue Recognition – Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts. The update removes inconsistencies and weaknesses in revenue requirements and provides a more robust framework for addressing revenue issues and more useful information to users of financial statements through improved disclosure requirements. In addition, the update improves comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions, and capital markets and simplifies the preparation of financial statements by reducing the number of requirements to which an entity must refer. The update is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period. This updated guidance is not expected to have a material impact on our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.

 

In June 2014, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-10, “Development Stage Entities (Topic 915): Elimination of Certain Financial Reporting Requirements, Including an Amendment to Variable Interest Entities Guidance in Topic 810, Consolidation”. The update removes all incremental financial reporting requirements from GAAP for development stage entities, including the removal of Topic 915 from the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. In addition, the update adds an example disclosure in Risks and Uncertainties (Topic 275) to illustrate one way that an entity that has not begun planned principal operations could provide information about the risks and uncertainties related to the company’s current activities. Furthermore, the update removes an exception provided to development stage entities in Consolidations (Topic 810) for determining whether an entity is a variable interest entity—which may change the consolidation analysis, consolidation decision, and disclosure requirements for a company that has an interest in a company in the development stage. The update is effective for the annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2014, including interim periods within that reporting period. 

We have elected to adopt the provisions of this ASU early, accordingly all of the past disclosures and presentations on development stage accounting have been eliminated.

 

In June 2014, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-12, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718); Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period”. The amendments in this ASU apply to all reporting entities that grant their employees share-based payments in which the terms of the award provide that a performance target that affects vesting could be achieved after the requisite service period. The amendments require that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. A reporting entity should apply existing guidance in Topic 718 as it relates to awards with performance conditions that affect vesting to account for such awards. For all entities, the amendments in this ASU are effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Earlier adoption is permitted. The effective date is the same for both public business entities and all other entities.

 

Entities may apply the amendments in this ASU either (a) prospectively to all awards granted or modified after the effective date or (b) retrospectively to all awards with performance targets that are outstanding as of the beginning of the earliest annual period presented in the financial statements and to all new or modified awards thereafter. If retrospective transition is adopted, the cumulative effect of applying this update as of the beginning of the earliest annual period presented in the financial statements should be recognized as an adjustment to the opening retained earnings balance at that date. Additionally, if retrospective transition is adopted, an entity may use hindsight in measuring and recognizing the compensation cost. This updated guidance is not expected to have a material impact on our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition. 

 

F-8
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

  g) Recent Accounting Pronouncements (continued)

 

Any new accounting standards, not disclosed above, that have been issued or proposed by FASB that do not require adoption until a future date are not expected to have a material impact on the financial statements upon adoption.

 

 

  h) Reporting by Segment

No segmental information is presented as the Company has disposed of its historical virtual trading store business which had minimal revenues. The Company is focusing on developing its Novas Energy, Plasma Pulse Technology for the petroleum industry.

 

Revenues to date are insignificant.

 

 

  i) Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. At December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, the Company had no cash equivalents.

 

The Company minimizes credit risk associated with cash by periodically evaluating the credit quality of its primary financial institution. The balance at times may exceed federally insured limits. At December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the balance did not exceed the federally insured limit.

  

F-9
 

  

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

j)Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

Accounts receivable are reported at realizable value, net of allowances for doubtful accounts, which is estimated and recorded in the period the related revenue is recorded. The Company has a standardized approach to estimate and review the collectability of its receivables based on a number of factors, including the period they have been outstanding. Historical collection and payer reimbursement experience is an integral part of the estimation process related to allowances for doubtful accounts. In addition, the Company regularly assesses the state of its billing operations in order to identify issues, which may impact the collectability of these receivables or reserve estimates. Revisions to the allowance for doubtful accounts estimates are recorded as an adjustment to bad debt expense. Receivables deemed uncollectible are charged against the allowance for doubtful accounts at the time such receivables are written-off. Recoveries of receivables previously written-off are recorded as credits to the allowance for doubtful accounts. There were no recoveries during the period ended December 31, 2014.

 

  k) Inventory

The Company had no inventory as of December 31, 2014 or December 31, 2013.

 

  l) Plant and Equipment

Plant and equipment is stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation. Plant and equipment with costs greater than $1,000 are capitalized and depreciated. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The estimated useful lives of the assets are as follows:

 

Description  Estimated Useful Life
Office equipment and furniture  2 years
Leasehold improvements and fixtures  Lesser of estimated useful life or life of lease
Plant and equipment  2 to 3 years
Plasma pulse tools  5 years

 

The cost of repairs and maintenance is expensed as incurred. When assets are retired or disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gains or losses are included in income in the year of disposition.

 

  m) Intangibles

All of our intangible assets are subject to amortization. We evaluate the recoverability of intangible assets periodically by taking into account events or circumstances that may warrant revised estimates of useful lives or that indicate the asset may be impaired. Where intangibles are deemed to be impaired we recognize an impairment loss measured as the difference between the estimated fair value of the intangible and its book value.

 

i) License Agreements

License agreements acquired by the Company are reported at acquisition value less accumulated amortization and impairments.

 

ii) Amortization

Amortization is reported in the income statement on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the intangible assets, unless the useful life is indefinite. Amortizable intangible assets are amortized from the date that they are available for use. The estimated useful life of the license agreement is five years which is the expected period for which we expect to derive a benefit from the underlying license agreements

 

  n) Long-Term  Assets

Assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If such assets are considered impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets.

 

  o) Revenue Recognition

The Company records revenue when all of the following have occurred: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (2) the service is completed without further obligation, (3) the sales price to the customer is fixed or determinable, and (4) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

F-10
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

  

  2 ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES (continued)

 

  p) Share-Based Payment Arrangements

Generally, all forms of share-based payments, including stock option grants, restricted stock grants and stock appreciation rights are measured at their fair value on the awards’ grant date, based on the estimated number of awards that are ultimately expected to vest. Share-based compensation awards issued to non-employees for services rendered are recorded at either the fair value of the services rendered or the fair value of the share-based payment, whichever is more readily determinable. The expense resulting from share-based payments is recorded in operating expenses in the consolidated statement of operations.

 

  q) Income Taxes

Income taxes are computed using the asset and liability method. Under the asset and liability method, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the currently enacted tax rates and laws. A full valuation allowance is provided for the amount of deferred tax assets that, based on available evidence, are not expected to be realized. It is the Company’s policy to classify interest and penalties on income taxes as interest expense or penalties expense. As of December 31, 2014, there have been no interest or penalties incurred on income taxes.

 

  r) Net Loss per Share

Basic net loss per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.

 

Diluted net loss per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding. Dilutive securities having an anti-dilutive effect on diluted net loss per share are excluded from the calculation (See Note 17, below).

 

Dilution is computed by applying the treasury stock method for options and warrants. Under this method, options and warrants are assumed to be exercised at the beginning of the period (or at the time of issuance, if later), and as if funds obtained thereby were used to purchase common shares at the average market price during the period.

 

Dilution is computed by applying the if-converted method for convertible preferred shares. Under this method, convertible preferred stock is assumed to be converted at the beginning of the period (or at the time of issuance, if later), and preferred dividends (if any) will be added back to determine income applicable to common stock. The shares issuable upon conversion will be added to weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Conversion will be assumed only if it reduces earnings per share (or increases loss per share).

 

Any common shares issued as a result of the issue of stock options and warrants would come from newly issued common shares from our remaining authorized shares.

 

  s) Comprehensive income

Comprehensive income is defined as the change in equity of a company during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances excluding transactions resulting from investments from owners and distributions to owners. For the Company, comprehensive income for the periods presented includes net loss.

 

  t) Related parties

Parties are considered to be related to the Company if the parties that, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, control, are controlled by, or are under common control with the Company, or own in aggregate, on a fully diluted basis 5% or more of the Company’s stock. Related parties also include principal owners of the Company, its management, members of the immediate families of principal owners of the Company and its management and other parties with which the Company may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests. The Company shall disclose all related party transactions. All transactions shall be recorded at fair value of the goods or services exchanged. Property purchased from a related party is recorded at the cost to the related party and any payment to or on behalf of the related party in excess of the cost is reflected as a distribution to related party.

 

F-11
 

  

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3 PREPAID EXPENSES

 

Prepaid expenses consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

 

   December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
         
Prepaid equipment rental  $-   $1,533 
Prepaid insurance   8,144    10,848 
Prepaid professional fees   4,417    4,144 
Other   470    579 
   $13,031   $17,104 

 

4 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

Plant and Equipment consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

 

   December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
         
Capital work in progress  $18,482   $105,000 
Plasma pulse tool   310,374    - 
Furniture and equipment   26,643    26,643 
Field equipment   19,627    16,120 
Computer equipment   1,500    3,041 
Total cost   376,626    150,804 
Less: accumulated depreciation   (57,052)   (28,423)
Property and equipment, net  $319,574   $122,381 

  

Depreciation expense was $30,170 and $28,423 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

F-12
 

  

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

5INTANGIBLES

 

Licenses

Novas licenses the “Plasma-Pulse Technology” (“the Technology”) from Novas Energy Group Limited, the Licensor, pursuant to the terms of an exclusive perpetual royalty bearing license it entered into in January 2013, which was amended on March, 2014. The amended license agreement provides Novas with the exclusive right to develop, use, market and commercialize the Technology for itself and/or third parties, sublicense and provide services to third parties related to the Technology in the United States and Mexico including all of its states, districts, territories, possessions and protectorates. The amended license agreement also provides Novas with the right to design and have manufactured the apparatus and to make modifications and improvements to the Technology provided that the Licensor is provided a non-exclusive license to any such improvements and modifications and any patent rights of Novas related to the Technology. The license is limited to the United States and Mexico. It also provides that Novas will pay the Licensor royalties equal to seven and a half percent (7.5%) of Net Service Sales (as defined in the license agreement) and Non-Royalty Sublicensing Consideration (as defined in the license agreement) and provides for a minimum royalty payment of $500,000 per year from United States operations and $500,000 per year from Mexican operations; however, no minimum royalty payment is due prior to the three year anniversary of the license agreement for revenue derived from the United States operations and no minimum royalty is due prior to December 31, 2015 for revenue derived from Mexico. Revenue derived from operations in one territory can be used to satisfy obligations for minimum royalty payments in the other territory. All royalty payments made by Novas as well as sublicensing revenue paid by Novas to the Licensor are credited towards the minimum royalty payment. If the minimum royalty is not timely paid, the Licensor has the right to terminate the license with respect to a particular territory and if the minimum royalty payment for both territories is not paid, to terminate the license agreement. Novas was obligated to pay an initial license fee of $150,000 on or prior to June 30, 2014, this fee was subsequently waived by the Licensor with effect from July 30, 2014, and an additional $200,000 on or prior to June 30, 2015 for the additional rights under the amended license agreement. The Licensor is responsible for the cost of filing prosecuting and maintaining the patents and Novas is responsible for costs of obtaining marketing approvals. The Licensor has the right to terminate the license agreement upon Novas’ breach or default. If the Licensor dissolves, becomes insolvent or engages in or is the subject of any other bankruptcy proceeding then the technology and patent rights in the United States shall become our property.

 

Intangibles consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

   December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
         
License agreements  $350,000   $- 
Website development   8,000    8,000 
Total cost   358,000    8,000 
Less: accumulated amortization   (60,500)   (8,000)
Intangibles, net  $297,500   $- 

 

Amortization expense was $52,500 and $800 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

The minimum commitments due under the license agreement for the next five years are summarized as follows:

 

   Amount 
     
2015  $700,000 
2016   1,000,000 
2017   1,000,000 
2018   1,000,000 
2019   1,000,000 
   $4,700,000 

 

F-13
 

 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

6 ACCRUED LIABILITIES AND OTHER PAYABLES

 

Accrued liabilities consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

   December 31, 2014   December 31, 2013 
         
Payroll liabilities  $35,823   $55,918 
Accrued Royalties   4,603    1,758 
License fees payable   200,000    - 
Other   -    2,417 
   $240,426   $60,093 

 

7DEFERRED REVENUE

 

Novas entered into an agreement with a third party to provide oil recovery services in Mexico for an initial period of twenty four months, which could be extended at the option of Novas based upon the attainment of a minimum number of well treatments. The revenue invoiced in terms of this agreement consisted of a limited time technology license fee, administrative fees, cost recovery fees and consumable usage fees. These fees, other than cost recovery fees, were initially to be recognized over the initial term of the agreement, cost recovery fees were recognized as the expense was incurred.

 

On May 30, 2014 we cancelled this agreement due to the inability of the third party to execute under the agreement.

 

8NOTES PAYABLE

 

Notes payable consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

Description  Interest
Rate
   Maturity  December 31,
2014
   December
31,
2013
 
                
Short-Term                  
Owl Holdings   -   -  $3,000   $3,000 
JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC   7.5%  October 31, 2015   105,000    - 
Accrued interest           9,489    - 
Total JAZ-CEH holdings, LLC           114,489    - 
Total Short term notes payable           117,489    3,000 
                   
Long-Term                  
JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC   7.5%  October 31, 2015   -    105,000 
Accrued interest           -    1,532 
Total Long-Term Notes Payable           -    106,532 
                   
Total Notes Payable          $117,489   $109,532 

 

Owl Holdings

The note payable advanced by Owl Holdings to the Company has no interest rate and is repayable on demand.

 

JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC

In October 2013, Novas Energy USA, Inc, entered into an unsecured promissory note with JAZ-CEH Holdings LLC with a face value of $105,000. The note bears interest at 7.5% per annum and matures on October 31, 2015.

 

Subsequent to year end, on February 20, 2015, the note to JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC was repaid for a total amount of $115,590, including additional interest of $1,101, accrued from January 1, 2015 to the repayment date.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

 

Short Term Convertible Notes payable consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

   Interest
Rate
   Maturity  December 31,
2014
   December 31,
2013
 
                
Dart Union   6%  On demand  $-   $20,000 
Dart Union   6%  On demand   -    25,000 
Dart Union   6%  On demand   -    20,000 
Accrued Interest           -    4,221 
Total Dart Union           -    69,221 
                   
JMJ Financial   12%  July 1, 2014   -    97,440 
JMJ Financial   12%  September 25, 2014   -    64,960 
JMJ Financial   12%  December 8, 2014   -    64,960 
Unamortized debt discount, fees and interest expense           -    (36,306)
Total JMJ Financial           -    191,054 
                   
Asher Enterprises   8%  May 1, 2014   -    53,000 
Asher Enterprises   8%  June 6, 2014   -    42,500 
Asher Enterprises   8%  July 7, 2014   -    32,500 
Accrued Interest           -    3,545 
Total Asher Enterprises           -    131,545 
                   
Gel Properties   6%  August 1, 2014   -    52,500 
Gel Properties   6%  June 1, 2014   -    - 
Gel Properties   6%  August 1, 2014   -    - 
Accrued Interest           -    1,320 
Total Gel Properties           -    53,820 
                   
Vista Capital Investments   12%  September 4, 2014   -    30,800 
Vista Capital Investments   12%  December 18, 2014   -    30,800 
Unamortized debt discount and interest expense           -    (9,544)
Total Vista Capital Investments           -    52,056 
                   
LG Capital Funding, LLC   12%  June 20, 2014   -    63,448 
LG Capital Funding, LLC   8%  October 31, 2015   107,000    - 
Unamortized debt discount and interest expense           (4,379)   (14,269)
Total LG Capital Funding, LLC           102,621    49,179 
                   
Tonaquint, Inc.   10%  October 11, 2014   -    155,650 
Unamortized debt discount and interest expense           -    (33,638)
Total Tonaquint, Inc.           -    122,012 
                   
KBM Worldwide, Inc.   8%  September 15, 2015   84,000    - 
Unamortized debt discount and interest expense           (3,512)   - 

Total KBM Worldwide, Inc.

           80,488    - 
                   
Total Short-Term Notes Payable          $183,109   $668,887 

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9 SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

Dart Union

The convertible notes payable to Dart Union consisted of three convertible notes in the aggregate principal amount of $65,000. These notes were unsecured, bore interest at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum and were repayable on demand. The notes were convertible at a conversion price equal to the higher of $0.05 per share or a 50% discount to the 3-day average closing price of the Company’s Common Stock for the three (3) business days immediately preceding the date of a conversion request from the holder.

 

Effective April 1, 2014, the three convertible notes in the aggregate principal amount of $65,000 together with interest thereon of $5,183 totaling $70,183 were converted into 1,403,660 common shares at a conversion price of $0.05 per share.

 

JMJ Financial

On July 1, 2013, the Company borrowed $75,000 from JMJ Financial (“JMJ”) pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note. The terms of the note provided for no interest charge for 90 days and thereafter a once-off interest charge of 12%, amounting to $10,440, was added to the face value of the note. In addition, the note has an original issue discount of 10% and a closing and due diligence fee of 6% of the amount advanced; together these amounted to $12,000 and were added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.65 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on July 1, 2014.

 

On January 7, 2014, January 21, 2014, February 10, 2014 and February 27, 2014, the $75,000 borrowed on July 1, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to $97,440, was converted into an aggregate of 1,045,179 common shares of the Company at an average issue price of $0.09 per share (60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion).

 

On September 26, 2013, the Company borrowed $50,000 from JMJ pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note. The terms of the note provided for no interest charge for 90 days and thereafter a once-off interest charge of 12%, amounting to $6,960, was added to the face value of the note. In addition, the note has an original issue discount of 10% and a closing and due diligence fee of 6% of the amount advanced; together these amounted to $8,000 and were added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.65 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on September 25, 2014.

 

On March 26, 2014, the $50,000 borrowed on September 26, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to a total of $64,960 was converted into an aggregate of 721,778 common shares of the Company at an issue price of $0.09 per share (60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion).

 

On December 9, 2013, the Company borrowed $50,000 from JMJ pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note. The terms of the note provided for no interest charge for 90 days and thereafter a once-off interest charge of 12%, amounting to $6,960, was added to the face value of the note. In addition, the note has an original issue discount of 10% and a closing and due diligence fee of 6% of the amount advanced; together these amounted to $8,000 and were added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.65 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on December 8, 2014.

 

On March 6, 2014, the $50,000 borrowed on December 9, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to a total of $64,960, was repaid for $58,000 before the once-off interest charge of $6,960 came into effect.

 

The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

JMJ may make further advances under the promissory note up to $275,000 (net $250,000 after an original issue discount of 10% or $25,000). Each note matures one year from the date of advance. The agreement with JMJ also requires payment of a closing and due diligence fee equal to 6% of the amount of each advance.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9 SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

Asher Enterprises

On July 29, 2013, the Company issued an unsecured convertible note to Asher Enterprises with a face value of $53,000, in exchange for $50,000 cash, net of $3,000 in legal fees. The note was convertible into common stock of the Company and bore interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matured on May 1, 2014. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon was 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of 180 days from the date of issuance, July 29, 2013. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s common stock. This note could be prepaid by the Company from the date of issuance to 180 days after issuance date at a prepayment penalty ranging from 112% to 135% of the balance outstanding, including interest thereon, dependent upon the age of the note.

 

On February 7, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on July 29, 2013 with a face value of $53,000, was repaid for $73,687, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

On September 4, 2013, the Company issued an unsecured convertible note to Asher Enterprises with a face value of $42,500, in exchange for $40,000 cash, net of $2,500 in legal fees. The note was convertible into common stock of the Company and bore interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matured on June 6, 2014. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon was 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of 180 days from the date of issuance, September 4, 2013. The holder was not entitled to any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s common stock. This note could be prepaid by the Company from the date of issuance to 180 days after issuance date at a prepayment penalty ranging from 112% to 135% of the balance outstanding, including interest thereon, dependent upon the age of the note.

 

On February 21, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on September 4, 2013 with a face value of $42,500 was repaid for $58,884, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

On October 3, 2013, the Company issued an unsecured convertible note to Asher Enterprises with a face value of $32,500, in exchange for $30,000 cash, net of $2,500 in legal fees. The note was convertible into common stock of the Company and bore interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matured on July 7, 2014. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon was 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of 180 days from the date of issuance, October 3, 2013. The holder was not entitled to any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s common stock. This note could be prepaid by the Company from the date of issuance to 180 days after issuance date at a prepayment penalty ranging from 112% to 135% of the balance outstanding, including interest thereon, dependent upon the age of the note.

 

On March 28, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on October 3, 2013 with a face value of $32,500 was repaid for $45,086, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9 SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

Gel Properties

On July 30, 2013, the Company issued a convertible note with a face value $52,500, in exchange for $50,000 cash, net of $2,500 in legal fees. The note was convertible into common stock of the Company and bore interest at the rate of 6% per annum, which interest was payable in common stock, and matured on August 1, 2014. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to pay the interest on the note, was 65% of the lowest closing price for any five trading days prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of the requisite holding period under Rule 144 of the Securities Act. Payments of interest (in common stock pursuant to the formula outlined above) was to be made upon demand by the holder at any time in the holder’s discretion following the expiration of the requisite Rule 144 holding period. The note was redeemable by the Company at any time within 6 months from the date of issuance, July 30, 2013, at a 20% premium over the principal amount due within the first 30-days, which premium escalates by 3% every 30 days to a maximum of 35%.

 

On February 10, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Gel Properties on July 30, 2013 with a face value of $52,500, was repaid for $72,538, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

On July 30, 2013, the Company issued two convertible notes, each having a face value of $50,000 (the “Convertible Notes”) in exchange for two $50,000 “back end” notes (the “Back End Notes”). The Back End Notes were secured by a pledge account which had an aggregate appraised value of not less than $100,000. The Back End Notes were due and payable on June 1, 2014 and August 1, 2014 respectively. The Convertible Notes were convertible into common stock of the Company and each bore interest at the rate of 6% per annum, which interest was payable in common stock, and matured on June 1 and August 1, 2014. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to pay the interest on the note, was 65% of the lowest closing price for any five trading days prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of the requisite holding period under Rule 144 of the Securities Act. Payments of interest (in common stock pursuant to the formula outlined above) was to be made upon demand by the holder at any time at the holder’s discretion following the expiration of the requisite Rule 144 holding period. The Convertible Notes were redeemable by the Company at any time at a premium of 50% over the principal amount due. The Company had the right to call and not allow funding of the Back End Notes by offsetting the Convertible Notes against the Back End Notes. In consideration of this call right the Company issued 12,500 shares of its common stock to the issuer of the Back End Notes. The shares were held in escrow to be released if the Company elects, prior to April 1, 2014, to call the Back End Notes.

 

On January 16, 2014, the two $50,000 “back end” notes were exercised for proceeds of $95,000, net of $5,000 in legal fees.

 

On March 11, 2014, one of the two $50,000 secured “back end” promissory note exercised on January 16, 2014, was repaid for $62,950, inclusive of interest and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

On April 11, 2014, the second $50,000 secured “back end” promissory note was repaid for $65,708, inclusive of interest and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

Vista Capital Investments

On September 5, 2013, the Company borrowed $25,000 from Vista Capital Investments (“Vista”) pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note. The terms of the note provided for a once-off interest charge of 12% amounting to $3,300 added to the face value of the note. In addition, the note had an original issue discount of 10% of the amount advanced which amounted to $2,500 which was added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.33 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on September 5, 2014. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. The Note was redeemable by the Company within 90 days of the issuance date, after a 10 day notice period, in which notice period the holder could elect to exercise the conversion feature of the note, at a premium of 50% of the principal amount due, plus any interest earned thereon. As long as the note was outstanding, the holder, at its option, had the right to adopt any future, more favorable financing or conversion terms on any subsequent financings conducted by the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9 SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

Vista Capital Investments (continued)

On March 12, 2014, the $25,000 borrowed on September 5, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to a total of $30,800, was converted into 366,667 Common shares of the Company at an issue price of $0.084 per share (60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion).

 

On December 19, 2013, the Company borrowed $25,000 from Vista pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note. The terms of the note provided for a once-off interest charge of 12% amounting to $3,300 added to the face value of the note. In addition, the note had an original issue discount of 10% of the amount advanced which amounted to $2,500 which was added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.33 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on December 18, 2014. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. The Note was redeemable by the Company within 90 days of the issuance date, after a 10 day notice period, in which notice period the holder could elect to exercise the conversion feature of the note, at a premium of 50% over the principal amount due, plus any interest earned thereon. As long as the note was outstanding, the holder, at its option, had the right to adopt any future, more favorable financing or conversion terms on any subsequent financings conducted by the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

On March 17, 2014, the $25,000 borrowed on December 19, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to a total of $30,800, was converted into 354,023 shares of our common stock at an issue price of $0.087 per share (60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion).

 

Vista may make further advances under the promissory note up to $250,000 (net $225,000 after an original issue discount of 10% or $25,000). Each note matures one year from the date of advance.

 

LG Capital Funding, LLC

On October 10, 2013, the Company received, a net $45,000 from LG Capital Funding, LLC (“LG”), after the payment of a $5,000 commission to a third party and legal fees amounting to $1,500, pursuant to an unsecured convertible promissory note with a face value of $51,500. The terms of the note provided for an original issue discount of 10% amounting to $5,150 and no interest charge for 90 days, thereafter a once-off interest charge of 12% amounting to $6,798 was added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to the lesser of $0.65 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The note matured on June 20, 2014. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. The Convertible Note was redeemable by the Company within 90 days of the issuance date, after a 3 day notice period, in which notice period the holder could elect to exercise the conversion feature of the note, at a premium over the principal amount due of 22%, plus any interest earned thereon, subject to the holders approval. The conversion price of the note had anti-dilutive provisions which would reduce the cap on the conversion price for any subsequent share issuances in certain circumstances. The Company had certain covenants which restricted it from the following; i) payment of dividends or other distributions, in cash or otherwise; ii) restrictions on stock repurchases; iii) the incurrence of debt other than in the ordinary course of business or to repay the note or borrowings not exceeding $1,000,000; iv) the sale of a significant portion of the assets outside of the ordinary course of business; and v) lend money unless committed to prior to this note, made in the ordinary course of business or in excess of $100,000, without the note holders consent.

 

On March 31, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to LG with a face value of $51,500 was repaid for $95,172, inclusive of interest, original issue discounts and early settlement penalty accrued thereon. We have no further obligations under this note.

 

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  PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

9 SHORT-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE (continued)

 

LG Capital Funding, LLC (continued)

On October 31, 2014, the Company issued a note for $107,000 to LG Capital Funding, LLC (“LG”) upon receipt of $100,000 from LG. The terms of the note provided for an original issue discount of 7% amounting to $7,000 which was added to the face value of the note. The note carries an interest charge of 8% per annum. The note is convertible into common stock at any time, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to 62% of the lowest bid prices in the 10 trading days prior to conversion. The note matures on October 30, 2015. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.9% of the Company’s common stock. The Convertible Note was redeemable by the Company within 180 days of the issuance date, after a 3 day notice period, in which notice period the holder could elect to exercise the conversion feature of the note, at a premium over the principal amount due of 10%, plus any interest earned thereon, subject to the holders approval. The conversion price of the note had anti-dilutive provisions which would increase the redemption penalty of the note to 150% of the principal outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, or allow conversion immediately prior to the dilutive event taking place.

 

Subsequent to year end, on February 20, 2015, the unsecured promissory note issued to LG of $107,000 was repaid for $125,677, inclusive of interest, original issue discounts and early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

 

Tonaquint, Inc.

On October 11, 2013, the Company received, a net $112,500 from Tonaquint, Inc. (“Tonaquint”), after the payment of a $12,500 commission to a third party, pursuant to a convertible promissory note, with a one-year maturity and a face value of $141,500, inclusive of an original issue discount and fees amounting to $16,500. There was no interest charge for the first 90 days and thereafter a once-off interest charge of 10% amounting to $14,150 was added to the face value of the note. The note was convertible into common stock six months after the issue date, at the holder’s option, in whole or in part, at a conversion price equal to 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The holder was not entitled to exercise any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s common stock. The Convertible Note was redeemable by the Company within 90 days of the issuance date at no penalty.

 

On April 11, 2014, May 1, 2014, May 20, 2014, June 4, 2014, June 20, 2014, July 7, 2014 and July 28, 2014, Tonaquint converted the balance outstanding on the note of $155,650, including interest, original issue discount and fees into 1,283,576 shares of our common stock at an average issue price of $0.12 per share (60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion).

 

KBM Worldwide, Inc.

On December 10, 2014, the Company issued an unsecured convertible note to KBM Worldwide, Inc. (“KBM”) with a face value of $84,000, in exchange for $80,000 in cash, including an original issue discount of $4,000. The note is convertible into common stock of the Company and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matures on September 12, 2015. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon is 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of 180 days from the date of issuance, December 10, 2014. The holder was not entitled to any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s common stock. This note could be prepaid by the Company from the date of issuance to 180 days after issuance date at a prepayment penalty ranging from 110% to 135% of the balance outstanding, including interest thereon, dependent upon the age of the note.

 

Subsequent to year end, on February 20, 2015, the unsecured promissory note issued to KBM on December 10, 2014 with a face value of $84,000 was repaid for $102,107, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon. The Company has no further obligations under this note.

  

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

10 DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL LIABILITY

 

Certain of the short-term convertible notes disclosed in note 9 above, had variable priced conversion rights with no fixed floor price and would re-price dependent on the share price performance over varying periods of time. This gave rise to a derivative financial liability, which was valued at $224,442 at inception of the convertible notes using a Black-Scholes valuation model. The value of this derivative financial liability is re-assessed at each financial reporting period, with any movement thereon recorded in the statement of operations in the period in which it is incurred or the convertible debt is converted into equity.

 

Upon repayment or conversion of the outstanding notes, the derivative financial liability is no longer required. During the year the derivative liability on convertible notes converted into common stock was valued at $668,756. Mark to market valuations of the derivative liability during the year amounted to $426,352.

 

The movement in derivative liabilities is as follows:

 

   December 31,
2014
   December
31, 2013
 
         
Opening balance  $237,799   $- 
Derivative financial liability arising on short-term notes with variable conversion prices   23,060    201,382 
Conversion of derivative liability for stock issued at a discount   (668,756)   - 
Fair value adjustments to derivative financial liability   426,352    36,417 
   $18,455   $237,799 

 

The following assumptions were used in the Black-Scholes valuation model:

 

   Year ended
December 30, 2014
    Year ended
December 31, 2013
   
Stock price over the period   $0.17 – $0.23     $0.20 –$ 0.94   
Risk free interest rate   0.13% to 0.25%    0.09% to 0.16%  
Expected life of short-term notes payable   9 to 14 months     8 to 12 months   
Expected volatility   95.24% - 119.45%    114.14%  
Expected dividend rate   0%    0%  

 

11 LONG-TERM CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

 

Long Term Convertible Notes payable consisted of the following as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively:

 

Description  Interest
Rate
   Maturity   December 31,
2014
   December
31,
2013
 
Notes payable   6%   November 19, 2017   $11,250   $388,875 
Accrued interest             1,470    95,124 
Unamortized debt discount             (6,500)   (302,480)
Total long-Term Convertible Notes Payable            $6,220   $181,519 

 

The convertible notes payable consist of notes issued to a number of private principals (“the Notes”). The Notes bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum and are due on November 19, 2017. The Notes are convertible into common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

Effective April 1, 2014, convertible notes with an aggregate principal amount of $349,500 inclusive of interest thereon of $97,202 totaling $446,702 was converted into 22,335,124 common shares at a conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

On December 31, 2014, a convertible note with an aggregate principal amount of $28,125, inclusive of interest of $3,578, totaling $31,703 was converted into 1,585,171common shares at a conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

Subsequent to year end, On February 6, 2015, the remaining convertible note with an aggregate principal amount of $11,250, inclusive of interest of $1,539, totaling $12,789 was converted into 639,432 common shares at a conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

a)Common Stock

 

The Company has authorized 500,000,000 common shares with a par value of $0.001 each, and issued and outstanding 260,169,499 shares of common stock as of December 31, 2014.

 

The following common shares were issued by the Company during the year ended December 31, 2014:

 

i)an aggregate of 29,095,289 shares of Common Stock to convertible note holders upon conversion of an aggregate of $1,597,005 of short and long-term convertible notes, inclusive of certain interest and, mark-to-market derivative adjustments thereon, at an average share price of $0.05 per share;

 

ii)an aggregate of 1,523,167 Common shares issued to consultants and advisors for services at an average issue price of $0.23 per share, the market value of our common stock when the shares were issued.

 

 

iii)In terms of a private placement agreement entered into on April 15, 2014 between the Company and a placement agent (“the Placement Agent”), the Placement Agent agreed to assist the Company in raising financing. The financing could be in the form of debt or equity funding offered to qualified investors only and was in the form of equity. The Placement Agent received a fee of 10% of the gross proceeds raised together with a 3% expense recovery fee. In addition to this the Placement Agent was issued warrants equal to 15% of the total number of shares issued to the investors , on the same terms and conditions of those warrants issued to investors. After the completion of the last funding the Company was obligated to file an S-1 registration statement on Form S-1 registering the common stock issue in the offering and the common stock underlying the warrants. The S-1 registration statement was filed on October 14, 2014.

 

During the period June 2014 to August 2014, pursuant to the private placement agreement and individual Securities Purchase Agreements entered into, new, qualified investors, acquired 7,353,329 common units of the Company at a price of $0.15 per unit, each unit consisting of one share of Common Stock and a five year warrant exercisable for one half of a share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share, for net proceeds of $946,110 after deducting placement agent fees and other share issue expenses of $146,890. A further $10,000 was paid to the Placement Agent as fees in terms of the agreement. The placement agent was also issued five year warrants to purchase 1,102,999 units to purchase shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.15 per unit, each unit consisting of one common share and a further warrant to purchase half a share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share, resulting in a net additional 551,500 warrants to purchase common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share.

 

iv)An aggregate of 150,000 shares of Common stock were issued to three of our non-executive directors effective December 5, 2014, in terms of agreements entered into with these directors for services rendered as directors of the Company.

  

v)an aggregate of 3,750,000 shares of Common Stock were issued upon the conversion of 375,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred stock in terms of a conversion notice received from a Series A-1 stockholder effective December 16, 2014 at a conversion factor of 10 Common shares for one Series A-1Preferred share.

 

vi)Restricted stock awards

 

  (a) An aggregate of 10,000,000 shares of restricted common stock were issued to our Chief Executive Officer in terms of an employment agreement entered into with him. These shares are restricted and vest as to 1,250,000 shares on January 1, 2015 and a further 1,250,000 shares per quarter thereafter, these shares will be fully vested on September 1, 2016. These restricted shares were valued at the closing price of the common stock on February 4, 2015, the date of approval of the amended and restated employment agreement with our Chief Executive officer. Refer related party disclosure in note 18 below.

 

  (b) An aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of restricted common stock were issued to our Director, John Zotos, in terms of a consulting agreement entered into with him. These shares are restricted and vest as to 1,000,000 shares on March 31, 2015, a further 1,000,000 vest on September 30, 2015 with the remaining 1,000,000 vesting on March 31, 2016. These restricted shares were valued at the closing price of the common stock on December 5, 2014, the date of approval of the consulting agreement with John Zotos. Refer related party disclosure in note 18 below.

 

The restricted stock outstanding and exercisable at December 31, 2014 is as follows: 

  

    Restricted Stock Outstanding   Restricted Stock Exercisable 
Grant date Price   Number
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Grant
Date
Price
   Number
Vested
   Weighted
Average
Grant
Date
Price
 
$0.15    10,000,000   $    -   $ 
$0.18    3,000,000   $          -   $          
      13,000,000   $0.16    -   $- 

 

The Company has recorded an expense of $620,429 for the year ended December 31, 2014 relating to the restricted stock awards and a further $1,644,571 will be expensed over the vesting period of the stock which takes place over the next twenty four months.

  

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

b)Preferred Stock

The Company has 10,000,000 authorized preferred shares with a par value of $0.001 each with 5,000,000 preferred shares designated as Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A-1 Shares”) and 500,000 preferred shares designated as Series B Preferred Stock.

 

On March 14, 2014, the Company amended its articles of incorporation by designating 500,000 of the remaining 5,000,000 undesignated preferred shares as Series B Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series B Shares”), with 75,000 Series B Shares issued and outstanding, which are convertible into 7,500,000 shares of common stock.

 

Subsequent to year end, on February 19, 2015, the Company amended its articles of incorporation by designating the remaining 4,500,000 preferred shares as Series C preferred shares. Which are convertible into 120,000,000 shares of common stock. Refer to Subsequent events disclosure in note 20 below.

 

i) Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock 

   

 

The Company has designated 5,000,000 preferred shares as Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A-1 Shares”), with 3,512,500 Series A-1 Shares issued and outstanding which are convertible into 35,125,000 shares of common stock.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014, holders of 375,000 Series A-1 shares converted their holdings into 3,750,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at a conversion ratio of 10 common shares to 1 Series A-1 Share.

 

The rights, privileges and preferences of the Series A-1 Shares are summarized as follows;

 

Conversion

Each Series A-1 Share has the following conversion rights:

 

(a)Each share of the Series A-1Shares is convertible into ten shares of Common Stock.

 

(b)There shall be no adjustment made to the conversion ratio of the Series A-1 Shares for any stock split, stock dividend, combination, reclassification or other similar event.

 

Company Redemption

The Series A-1Shares are non-redeemable by the Company.

 

Voting Rights

Each holder of Series A-1 Shares is entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company and shall be entitled to that number of votes equal to the number of shares of Common Stock into which such holder’s shares of Series A-1 Shares could then be converted.

 

Dividends

Until such time that any dividend is paid to the holders of Common Stock, the holders of Series A-1 Shares shall be entitled to a dividend in an amount per share equal to that which such holders would have been entitled to receive had they converted all of the shares of Series A-1 Shares into Common Stock immediately prior to the payment of such dividend

 

Liquidation Preference

Each share of Series A-1 Shares is entitled to a liquidation preference of $0.08 per share

 

No Circumvention

The approval of the holders of at least 2/3 (66.6%) of the outstanding shares of the Series A-1 Shares, voting together separately as a class, is required for:

 

(a)the merger, sale of all, or substantially all of the assets or intellectual property, recapitalization, or reorganization of the Company;

 

(b)the authorization or issuance of any equity security having any right, preference or priority superior to or on a parity with the Series A-1 Shares;

  

(c)the redemption, repurchase or acquisition of any of the Company’s equity securities or the payment of any dividends or distributions thereon;

  

(d)any amendment or repeal of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws that would have an adverse affect on the rights, preferences or privileges of the Series A-1 Shares; and

  

(e)the making of any loan or advance to any person except in the ordinary course of business.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

b)Preferred Stock

 

ii)Series B Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The Company has designated 500,000 preferred shares as Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series B Shares”), with 75,000 Series B Shares issued and outstanding which are convertible into 7,500,000 shares of common stock.

 

On March 27, 2014, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an individual, pursuant to which the individual agreed to purchase and we agreed to sell 75,000 Series B Shares at an issue price of $10 per share for net proceeds of $750,000.

 

The proceeds received above, were primarily used to settle the following convertible notes outstanding (Refer note 9 above):

 

a)On February 7, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on July 29, 2013 with a face value of $53,000, was repaid for $73,687, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

b)On February 10, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Gel Properties on July 30, 2013 with a face value of $52,500, was repaid for $72,538, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

c)On February 21, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on September 4, 2013 with a face value of $42,500 was repaid for $58,884, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

d)On March 6, 2014, the funds of $50,000 borrowed from JMJ Financial on December 9, 2013, including interest, original issue discount and fees, amounting to $64,960, was repaid for $58,000 before the once-off interest charge of $6,960 came into effect.

 

e)On March 11, 2014, one of the two $50,000 “back end” promissory notes issued to GEL Properties and exercised on January 16, 2014, was repaid for $62,950, inclusive of interest and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

f)On March 28, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to Asher Enterprises on October 3, 2013 with a face value of $32,500 was repaid for $45,086, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

g)On March 31, 2014, the unsecured promissory note issued to LG Capital Funding, LLC, with a face value of $51,500 was repaid for $95,172, inclusive of interest, original issue discounts and early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

h)On April 11, 2014, the second $50,000 “back end” promissory note issued to GEL Properties was repaid for $65,708, inclusive of interest and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon.

 

F-24
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

b)Preferred Stock (continued)

 

ii)Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (continued)

 

The rights, privileges and preferences of the Series B Shares are summarized as follows:

 

Conversion

The holders of the Series B Preferred Shares shall have conversion rights as follows:

 

(a)Each share of the Series B Shares shall be convertible at any time prior to the issuance of a redemption notice by the Company into such number of shares of Common Stock by dividing the Stated value ($10) of the Series B Share by $0.10 and shall be subject to adjustment for dividends or distributions made in common stock, the issue of securities convertible into common stock, stock splits, reverse stock splits, or reclassifications of common stock. No adjustments will be made to the conversion rights or conversion price for any reorganization other than to be entitled to receive the same benefits as if the shares were converted immediately prior to such reorganization. No conversion will take place if the holder of the Series B Shares will beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after conversion. As of the date hereof, each Series B Share converts into 100 shares of common stock.

 

(b)The conversion right of the holders of Series B Shares shall be exercised by the surrender of the certificates representing shares to be converted to the Company, accompanied by written notice electing conversion.

 

(c)No fractional shares of Common Stock or script shall be issued upon conversion of Series B Shares. The Company shall pay a cash adjustment in respect to such fractional interest based upon the fair value of a share of Common Stock, as determined in good faith by the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

(d)All shares of Common Stock issued upon conversion of Series B Shares will upon issuance be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. All certificates representing Series B Shares surrendered for conversion shall be appropriately canceled on the books of the Company and the shares so converted represented by such certificates shall be restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock of the Company.

 

Company Redemption

The Company shall have the right, at any time after the date the Series B Shares have been issued, to redeem all or a portion of any Holder's Series B Shares at a price per Series B Share equal to the issue price per Series B Share multiplied by 120%

 

Voting Rights

Each holder of Series B Shares shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company and shall be entitled to votes equal to the number of shares of Common Stock into which Series B Shares could be converted, and the holders of shares of Series B Shares and Common Stock shall vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to the stockholders of the Company. 

 

Dividends

 

(a)The holders of the Series B Shares shall be entitled to receive cumulative dividends at the rate of eight percent per annum of the issue price per share, accrued daily and payable annually in arrears on December 31st of each year (“Dividend Date”). Such dividends shall accrue on any given share from the day of original issuance of such share. Such dividends shall be cumulative, whether or not declared by the Board of Directors, but shall be non-compounding.

 

(b)Any dividend payable on a dividend payment date may be paid, at the option of the Company, either (i) in cash or (ii) in shares of common stock at an issue price of $0.10 per common share.

  

(c)Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to establish or require any payment or other charges in excess of the maximum permitted by applicable law.

  

(d)In the event that pursuant to applicable law or contract the Company shall be prohibited or restricted from paying in cash the full dividends to which the holders of the Series B Shares shall be entitled, the cash amount available pursuant to applicable law or contract shall be distributed among the holders of the Series B Shares ratably in proportion to the full amounts to which they would otherwise be entitled and any remaining amount due to holders of the Series B Shares shall be payable in cash.

 

F-25
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

b)Preferred Stock (continued)

 

ii)Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (continued)

 

Liquidation Preference

In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, either voluntary or involuntary, the holders of the Series B Shares shall be entitled to receive, prior and in preference to any distribution of any assets of the Company to the holders of any other preferred stock of the Company and subordinate to any distribution to the Series A-1 Shares, and prior and in preference to any distribution of any assets of the Company to the holders of the Common Stock, the amount of 120% of the issue price per share.

 

No Circumvention

The Company shall not amend its certificate of incorporation, or participate in any reorganization, sale or transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action for the purpose of avoiding or seeking to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed by the Company.

 

We have undeclared dividends on the Series B Preferred stock amounting to $45,863 as of December 31, 2014. If the dividends are paid in stock, the beneficial conversion feature of these undeclared dividends will be recorded upon the declaration of these dividends.

 

c)Stock Options

 

i)Plan options

The Company’s Board of Directors approved the Company’s 2008 Stock Option Plan (the “Stock Plan”) for the issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of common stock to be granted through incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, dividend equivalent rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards to officers, other employees, directors and consultants of the Company and its subsidiaries. After the reverse stock split in August 2012, a total of 100,000 shares were available for grant. Subsequent to the reverse split the Board of Directors approved an increase in the number of awards available for grant to 2,100,000 shares. The exercise price of stock options under the Stock Plan is determined by the Board of Directors, and may be equal to or greater than the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date the option is granted. Options become exercisable over various periods from the date of grant, and generally expire ten years after the grant date.

 

At December 31, 2014 and 2013, there were 380,950 and 452,960 Plan options issued and outstanding, respectively, under the Stock Option Plan.

 

The vesting provisions for these stock options are determined by the board of directors at the time of grant, there are no unvested options outstanding as of December 31, 2014. 

 

No options were issued during the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

ii)Non-Plan Stock Options

In March of 2013, the Company granted to its Chief Executive Officer Non-Plan options (that are not covered by the Company’s Stock Option Plan) to purchase 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price equal to $0.25 per share. Vesting was immediate as to 2,500,012 of the options and the balance of the options vested, pro rata, on a monthly basis, over 36 months.

 

In March of 2013, the Company granted to one of its directors Non-Plan options (that are not covered by the Company’s Stock Option Plan) to purchase 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price equal to $0.25 per share. Vesting was immediate as to 250,012 of the options and the balance of the options vest pro rata, on a monthly basis, over 36 months.

 

In the event of the employees’ termination, the Company will cease to recognize compensation expense.

  

F-26
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

c)Stock Options (continued)

 

A summary of all of our option activity during the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 is as follows: 

 

                 
    Shares     Exercise
price per
share
    Weighted
average
exercise
price
 
Outstanding January 1, 2013   55,280    $5.00 to 25.00   $8.49 
Granted – plan options   397,680     0.51 to 0.65    0.54 
Granted – non plan options   11,000,000     0.25    0.25 
Forfeited/Cancelled   -     -    - 
Exercised   -     -    - 
Outstanding December 31, 2013   11,452,960    $0.25 to 25.00   $0.30 
Granted – plan options   -     -    - 
Granted – non plan options   -     -    - 
Forfeited/Cancelled   (11,072,010)    0.25 to 25.00$    0.28 
Exercised   -     -    - 
Outstanding December 31, 2014   380,950     0.51 to 13.50    0.90 

 

Stock options outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and 2013 as disclosed in the above table, have an intrinsic value of $0 and $0, respectively.

 

The options outstanding and exercisable at December 31, 2014 are as follows:

 

    Options Outstanding   Options Exercisable 
Exercise
Price
   Number
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Number
Exercisable
   Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
 
$13.50    3,480    4.46   $     3,480   $     4.46 
$12.50    2,000    5.78   $     2,000   $     5.78 
$8.50    500    6.50   $     500   $     6.50 
$5.00    14,800    6.79   $     14,800   $     6.79 
$0.65    36,924    8.25   $     36,924   $     8.25 
$0.63    38,096    3.50   $     38,096   $     3.50 
$0.51    285,150    5.29   $     285,150   $     5.29 
      380,950    5.45   $0.90    380,950   $0.90    5.45 

 

No options were granted for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

Options over 72,010 shares were cancelled during the current year due to the termination of the employment of the optionees in prior periods and the expiry of those options 90 days after their effective termination dates.

 

The 10,000,000 and the 1,000,000 Non Plan options granted to our Chief Executive Officer, John Huemoeller (“Huemoeller”) and our director, John Zotos (“Zotos”) on March 6, 2013 were cancelled in terms of agreements entered into on December 5, 2014, whereby the options granted to Huemoeller and Zotos were cancelled and replaced with restricted stock awards of 10,000,000 and 3,000,000 shares, respectively, of common stock of the company, refer note 12 a) above. 

 

The Company has applied fair value accounting for all share based payment awards since inception. The fair value of each option or warrant granted is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. There is no deferred compensation recorded upon initial grant date, instead, for employees, the fair value of the share-based payment is recognized ratably over the stated vesting period. For consultants, the fair value is recognized as expense immediately.

 

The Company has recorded an expense of $1,769,170 and $1,657,273 for the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 relating to options issued.

 

F-27
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

12 STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT (continued)

 

(d)Warrants

In terms of the recent private placement which took place between June 27, 2014 and August 8, 2014, as disclosed under (a) above, the new investors were entitled to a half warrant exercisable for one share of common stock per unit issued. The new, qualified, investors subscribed for a total of 7,353,329 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one half warrant per share, resulting in the issue of 3,676,665 full warrants which are exercisable for shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. In addition to this, the placement agent is entitled to warrant units equal to 15% of the total shares issued under the Placement Agent Agreement. Each warrant unit consists of one warrant (“First Warrant”) and one half warrant upon exercise of the First Warrant, which are exercisable for shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.25 per share. This resulted in the issue of 1,654,499 warrants to the Placement Agent.

 

The warrants outstanding and exercisable at December 31, 2014 are as follows:

 

      Warrants Outstanding     Warrants Exercisable  
Exercise
Price
    Number
Outstanding
    Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
    Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
    Number
Exercisable
    Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
    Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
life in years
 
$ 0.30       375,000       3.83     $ 0.30       375,000     $ 0.30       3.83  
$ 0.25       1,751,667       4.49     $ 0.25       1,751,667     $ 0.25       4.49  
$ 0.15       525,500       4.49     $ 0.15       525,500     $ 0.15       4.49  
$ 0.25       1,508,333       4.59     $ 0.25       1,508,333     $ 0.25       4.59  
$ 0.15       577,499       4.60     $ 0.15       577,499     $ 0.15       4.60  
$ 0.25       968,166       4.60     $ 0.25       968,166     $ 0.25       4.60  
$ 0.25       633,333       4.65     $ 0.25       633,333     $ 0.25       4.65  
          6,339,498        4.52      $ 0.24       6,339,498     $ 0.24       4.52  

 

The warrants outstanding have an intrinsic value of $22,060 and $0 as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

13 EQUITY BASED COMPENSATION

 

Equity based compensation is made up of the following:

 

   Year ended
December 31, 2014
   Year ended
December 31, 2013
 
         
Stock option compensation charge  $1,769,170   $1,657,273 
Restricted stock award compensation charge   620,429    - 
Stock issued for services rendered   348,971    72,000 
Stock awards in lieu of directors fees   27,000    - 
           
   $2,765,570   $1,729,273 

  

14 OTHER INCOME

 

Other income includes a gain realized on debt forgiveness by our Technology Licensor of $150,000 which was due in the current year.

 

F-28
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

15 PROFIT ON DISPOSAL OF INVESTMENTS AND ASSETS

 

   Year ended
December 31, 2013
 
     
Profit on disposal of investment in Mountain Capital, LLC, doing business as Arrow Media Solutions  $34,321 
Profit on disposal of Crystal Magic, Inc.   1,186,685 
Profit on disposal of the assets of Propell Shops   4,586 
      
   $1,225,592 

 

The profit on the disposal of the investment in Mountain Capital, LLC of $34,321 results from the de-consolidation of Mountain Capital, LLC which was wound up several years ago.

 

Effective December 31, 2013 the Company sold its entire shareholding in Crystal Magic, Inc to a third party for $1. This resulted in a gain of $1,186,685 consisting primarily of liabilities which are no longer reflected on the balance sheet of the Company, see commitments and contingent liabilities in note 19 below.

 

The profit realized on the disposal of Propell Shops, an operating division within the Company, resulted from the disposal of the intellectual Property, the trademarks and trade names and the website domain names of Propell Shops, less accrued liabilities of $4,586, for a consideration based on 10% of the net profit of Propell Shops, up to a maximum of $100,000, earned over the three years ended December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. No provision has been made for any future consideration due to the uncertainty thereof.

 

The disposal of the assets and investments mentioned above is represented by the following assets and liabilities

 

   Year ended
December 31, 2013
 
     
Accounts payable  $372,090 
Other payables and accrued liabilities   4,585 
Long term liabilities   848,916 
      
    1,225,591 
Proceeds on disposal   1 
   $1,225,592 

 

F-29
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

16 INCOME TAXES

 

A reconciliation of the U.S. Federal statutory income tax rate to the effective income tax rate is as follows: 

 

   Year ended
December 31, 2014
   Year ended
December 31, 2013
 
   %   % 
Tax expense at the federal statutory rate   34    34 
State tax expense, net of federal tax effect   5    5 
Permanent timing differences   (28)   (10)
Deferred income tax asset valuation allowance   (11)   (29)
    -    - 

 

Significant components of the Company’s deferred income tax assets are as follows:

 

    December 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
             
Deferred income tax assets                
Net operating losses   $ 2,180,000     $ 1,610,000  
Valuation allowance     (2,180,000 )     (1,610,000 )
Net deferred income tax assets   $ -     $ -  

 

The valuation allowance for deferred income tax assets as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 was $2,180,000 and $1,610,000, respectively. The net change in the deferred income tax assets valuation allowance was an increase of $570,000 and $1,100,000 for Fiscal 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2014, the prior three years remain open for examination by the federal or state regulatory agencies for purposes of an audit for tax purposes.

 

Our net operating loss carry-forwards of $5,500,000 begin to expire in 2029 and continue to expire through 2034. In assessing the realizability of deferred income tax assets, management considers whether or not it is more likely than not that some portion or all deferred income tax assets will be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred income tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the projected future taxable income and tax planning strategies in making this assessment.

 

The Company’s ability to utilize the operating loss carry-forwards may be subject to an annual limitation in future periods pursuant to Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, if future changes in ownership occur

 

F-30
 

 

PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

17 NET LOSS PER SHARE

 

Basic loss per share is based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each period. Diluted loss per share is based on basic shares as determined above plus common stock equivalents, including convertible preferred shares and convertible notes as well as the incremental shares that would be issued upon the assumed exercise of in-the-money stock options using the treasury stock method. The computation of diluted net loss per share does not assume the issuance of common shares that have an anti-dilutive effect on net loss per share. For the year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, all stock options, unvested restricted stock awards, warrants, convertible preferred stock and convertible notes were excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share. Dilutive shares which could exist pursuant to the exercise of outstanding stock instruments and which were not included in the calculation because their affect would have been anti-dilutive are as follows:

 

   Year ended
December 31, 2014
(Shares)
   Year ended
December 31, 2013
(Shares)
 
         
Options to purchase shares of common stock   380,950    11,452,960 

Restricted stock awards – unvested

   

13,000,000

    

-

 
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock   6,339,498    - 
Series A-1 convertible preferred shares   35,125,000    38,875,000 
Series B convertible preferred shares   7,500,000    - 
Convertible long term notes   636,010    19,443,750 
Convertible short term notes*   -    - 
    62,981,458    69,771,710 

 

* Convertible short term notes have variable conversion pricing dependent upon share prices prior to conversion, see note 9 above.

 

As of December 31, 2014, short term notes with a principal amount outstanding of $191,000 are convertible into common shares at discounts ranging from 58% to 62% of average trading prices immediately prior to conversion. The closing share price as of December 31, 2014 was $0.17. These short-term notes do not have a floor or a capped conversion price.

 

18 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

On February 4, 2015, we entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with John Huemoeller II, that superseded the Company’s prior Employment Agreement with Mr. Huemoeller that was previously entered into on December 5, 2014 (the “Prior Agreement”).

 

Under the Employment Agreement, which has a stated term of three (3) years, for his continued service as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, Mr. Huemoeller will continue to receive the same annual base salary of $180,000 provided for under the Prior Agreement and will be entitled to bonuses at the discretion of the Company based on performance. The new Employment Agreement restated a previous grant to Mr. Huemoeller of 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s restricted stock, which vest on the following schedule: 1,250,000 shares vested on January 1, 2015 and thereafter 1,250,000 shares will vest on each quarter anniversary, commencing April 1, 2015 for seven (7) quarters. The restricted stock grant was in lieu of the options that had previously been granted to Mr. Huemoeller, which options were canceled on December 5, 2014.The Employment Agreement also provides that Mr. Huemoeller will receive a restricted stock grant of 750,000 shares of stock on an annual basis commencing January 1, 2016, which will vest upon issuance. In the event of a Change of Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), termination without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), termination due to disability (as defined in the Employment Agreement), death or termination by Mr. Huemoeller for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. Huemoeller will receive: (i) a severance payment equal to two (2) months base salary together with payment of medical insurance or COBRA payments for two (2) months after termination; and (ii) all restricted stock grants that have been issued to Mr. Huemoeller will immediately vest. If Mr. Huemoeller terminates his employment at any time prior to January 1, 2016 Without Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or is terminated for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement) then 5,000,000 of any restricted stock grants will immediately vest. The Employment Agreement also includes customary confidentiality obligations and inventions assignments by Mr. Huemoeller.

 

On December 5, 2014, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with John Zotos (“Zotos”), our director for a two year period. In terms of the agreement, Zotos will provide consulting services to the Company for a consideration of $5,000 per month and the grant of 3,000,000 restricted shares which will vest in three equal tranches on March 31, 2015, September 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016. Early termination of the agreement by either party will result in immediate vesting of the remaining unvested shares. The Company will also reimburse the consultant for all out of packet expenses incurred whilst performing his duties. The consulting agreement also includes customary confidentiality obligations and invention assignments by Mr. Zotos.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

  

19 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company entered into an Agreement with an Investor Relations entity (“IR Entity”) on December 13, 2013 (“the effective date”), whereby the IR Entity was to provide investor relations services for a period of one year from the effective date for a consideration consisting of the following; i) a cash consideration of $2,500 per month and, ii) the issue of 174,600 shares of common stock, issued as follows; 43,650 shares on conclusion of the agreement and a further 130,950 shares over the nine month period January to September 2014. It is unlikely that the common stock will be issued to this IR Entity due to the non-performance of its obligations under the agreement.

 

The Company disposed of its Crystal Magic, Inc. subsidiary effective December 31, 2013. In terms of the sale agreement entered into by the Company, the purchaser has been indemnified against all liabilities whether contingent or otherwise, claimed by third parties, this includes claims by creditors of the Company amounting to $372,090 and claims against long-term liabilities of $848,916. Management does not consider it likely that these claims will materialize and accordingly no provision has been made for these contingent liabilities.

 

The Company leases approximately 2,300 square feet of office space in Houston, Texas, the original term of the lease agreement terminated on January 31, 2014 with automatic renewals for six month periods unless 60 days written notice is given prior to renewal. The rental is $2,200 per month.

 

The future minimum lease installments under this agreement as of December 31, 2014 for the period January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 (the automatic renewal period) is $15,400.

 

The Company sub-leases approximately 748 square feet of loft space in Houston, Texas from a related party in terms of a lease agreement entered into on September 1, 2014 and expiring on August 31, 2015. The lease provides for automatic renewal on a month to month basis unless 60 days written notice is given to terminate the lease. The monthly rental is $3,220 per month.

 

The future minimum lease installments under this agreement as of December 31, 2014 for the period January 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015 is $25,760.

 

The future minimum operating lease commitments are as follows:

 

   Amount 
      
2015  $41,160 

 

In terms of the license agreement commitments disclosed in note 5 above, the minimum commitments due under the amended license agreement entered into on January 30, 2013, for the next five years, are summarized as follows:

 

   Amount 
     
2015  $700,000 
2016   1,000,000 
2017   1,000,000 
2018   1,000,000 
2019   1,000,000 
   $4,700,000 

  

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

20 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

(a)Notes payable

 

On January 8, 2015, the Company issued a promissory note to Strategic IR, Inc. for $25,000 advanced to the Company, maturing on January 7, 2016 (subject to further extension) and bearing interest at 8% per annum. The promissory note may be repaid at anytime by the Company without premium or penalty.

 

On January 22, 2015, the Company issued a promissory note to Strategic IR, Inc. for a further $25,000 advanced to the Company, maturing on January 21, 2016 (subject to further extension) and bearing interest at 8% per annum. The promissory note may be repaid at anytime by the Company without premium or penalty.

 

On January 29, 2015, the Company issued an unsecured convertible note to Irina Galikhanova in exchange for $75,000 in cash. The note is convertible into common stock of the Company and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum, which interest was payable in cash or common stock, at the election of the holder, and matures on February 1, 2016. The conversion price, as well as the formula for determining the number of shares needed to repay the note and any interest thereon is 58% of the average of the lowest closing price for any three trading days during the last ten day trading period prior to conversion or payment of interest. The holder could only convert the note following the expiration of 180 days from the date of issuance, January 29, 2015. The holder was not entitled to any conversion right that would result in the holder owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s common stock. This note could be prepaid by the Company from the date of issuance to 180 days after issuance date at a prepayment penalty of 110% of the balance outstanding, including interest thereon.

 

On February 6, 2015, Laurus Investments AG, the remaining holder of our long-term notes was issued 639,432 Common shares upon conversion of the note of $12,789, inclusive of interest thereon, at a conversion price of $0.02 per share.

 

Upon the issuance of the Series C Convertible Preferred Stock disclosed in (b) below, the Company repaid the following notes on February 20, 2015:

 

(i)the two notes payable to Strategic IR, issued on January 8 and January 21,2015, with a face value of $25,000 each was repaid for a total of $50,395, inclusive of interest thereon;

 

(ii)the unsecured promissory note issued to Irina Galikhanova on January 29, 2015 with a face value of $75,000 was repaid for $75,362, inclusive of interest thereon, the early settlement penalty was waived by the note holder;

  

(iii)the unsecured promissory note issued to LG Capital Funding, LLC of $107,000 was repaid for $125,677, inclusive of interest, original issue discounts and early settlement penalty accrued thereon, refer note 9 above.

  

(iv)the unsecured promissory note issued to KBM Worldwide, Inc., on December 10, 2014 with a face value of $84,000 was repaid for $102,107, inclusive of interest, fees and an early settlement penalty accrued thereon, refer note 9 above.

  

(v)the note payable to JAZ-CEH Holdings, LLC issued on October 21, 2013 was repaid for $115,590, including interest thereon, refer note 8 above.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

20 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (continued)

 

(b)Series C Convertible Preferred Stock Issuance

 

On February 19, 2015, we entered into a Series C Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Ervington Investment Limited, an entity organized under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus whose ultimate beneficial owner is Roman Abramovich (“Ervington”), and closed the first tranche of a private placement offering under the Purchase Agreement, raising $5,000,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of 1,525,424 shares of our Series C Preferred Stock (“Series C Preferred Stock”) at a purchase price of $3.277777778 per share. We have agreed to use the net proceeds of the offering for research and development, commercialization of new products, sales and marketing, repayment of debt, accounts payable and administrative expenses. The Purchase Agreement also provides, subject to the conditions set forth therein, for the sale by us to Ervington of an additional 2,974,576 shares of Series C Preferred Stock for an additional gross proceeds to us of $9,750,000. The proceeds of the second closing are to be used by us for the acquisition, enhancement and maintenance of an oil field for deployment of our Plasma Pulse Technology.

 

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, we also entered into an Investors’ Rights Agreement with Ervington (the “Investors’ Rights Agreement”). The Investors’ Rights’ Agreement provides that the Holders (as defined in the Investors’ Rights Agreement) of a majority of the outstanding Registerable Securities (defined therein as the shares of common stock and Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series A-1 Preferred Stock”) issued pursuant to the Secondary Stock Purchase Agreement (as defined below), the shares of Series C Preferred Stock issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and any common stock issued as dividends thereon or in exchange for such) are entitled to demand registration rights under certain circumstances and piggyback registration rights. In addition, the Investors’ Rights Agreement provides that Ervington (or its assignee) has the right to designate a person to be appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, a board observer right if a representative of Ervington or its affiliate is not a member of our board of directors and certain consultation rights if a representative of Ervington or its affiliate is not a member of our board of directors so long as it holds a majority of the Registerable Securities and at least 36,000,000 shares of our common stock on an “as converted” basis. Ervington and its affiliates also have a right of first refusal to acquire their pro rata share of any New Securities (as defined in the Investors’ Rights Agreement) which we propose to issue and sell.

 

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, Ervington also entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “Secondary Purchase Agreement”) with certain of our stockholders (the “Selling Stockholders”), pursuant to which the Selling Stockholders sold to Ervington an aggregate of 7,624,990 shares of our common stock and 2,437,500 shares of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock (representing 24,375,000 shares of our common stock on an as converted basis) at a purchase price of $.001 per share. The Secondary Purchase Agreement also provides that the Selling Stockholders will sell to Ervington at the second closing or subsequent closings under the Purchase Agreement in the aggregate an additional 56,677,477 shares of our common stock and 700,000 shares of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock (representing 7,000,000 shares of our common stock on an as converted basis).

 

We also entered into a Stockholders Agreement with the Selling Stockholders and Ervington (the “Stockholders Agreement”) providing that until a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement), each person a party thereto shall vote all of such person’s shares of our common stock in favor of the designees appointed by Ervington and two additional directors appointed by two of the Selling Stockholders and Ervington agreed to vote its shares in favor of the two designees appointed by the two Selling Stockholders provided that the certain Selling Stockholders continue to own a certain threshold number of shares of our common stock or preferred stock convertible into our common stock. In addition, the Selling Stockholders granted Ervington certain drag along rights in the event of a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement) and Ervington and its affiliates were granted certain rights of first refusal.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

20 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (continued)

 

(b)Series C Convertible Preferred Stock Issuance (continued)

 

In accordance with the terms of the Series C Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations (the “Series C Certificate of Designations”), Ervington appointed Ivan Persiyanov to serve as a director, holding two votes. In addition, James Fuller, Mark Kalow and Dan Steffens resigned from the Board of Directors effective upon the closing.

 

In addition, as a condition to the consummation of the Purchase Agreement, we filed a Certificate of Designations to our Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware setting forth the rights, preferences and privileges of the Series C Preferred Stock, our Bylaws were amended and restated and we entered into an Indemnification Agreement with Ivan Persiyanov.

 

The terms attached to the Series C Preferred Stock (“Series C Share”) are summarized below:

 

Conversion

Subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations and recapitalizations and similar transactions, each Series C Share is currently convertible at the option of the holder into 26.67 shares of common stock.

 

Company Redemption

The Series C Shares are not subject to redemption by the Company.

 

Voting Rights

Generally, holders of Series C Shares will, on an as-converted basis, vote together with the common stock as a single class.  

 

Upon the issuance of at least 1,500,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock, as a class, are entitled to elect either two directors holding one vote or one director holding two votes. Upon the issuance of an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock are entitled to elect either three directors holding one vote each, one director holding three votes or two directors with one director holding two votes and another director holding one vote.

 

Dividends

The Series C Shares accrue dividends at the rate per annum equal to 4% of the stated price (which initially is $3.277777778) payable annually in arrears on December 31 of each year in preference and priority to any payment of any dividend on our common stock, or any other class of preferred stock.

 

Liquidation Preference

In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up and other liquidation events (as defined in the Series C Certificate of Designations), holders of Series C Shares are entitled to receive from proceeds remaining after distribution to our creditors and prior to the distribution to holders of common stock or any other class of preferred stock the (x) stated value (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) held by such holder and (y) all accrued but unpaid dividends on such shares.

 

Anti Dilution 

The Series C Shares are entitled to certain weighted average anti-dilution protection as specified in the Series C Certificate of Designations.

 

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PROPELL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

20 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (continued)

 

(b)Series C Convertible Preferred Stock Issuance (continued)

 

No Circumvention

The approval by holders of a majority of the Series C Shares, voting separately as a class, will be required for the following:

 

(i)merger, sale of substantially all of our assets or our recapitalization, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or winding up;

 

(ii)redemption or acquisition of shares of our common stock other than in limited circumstances;

  

(iii)declaration or payment of a dividend or distribution with respect to our capital stock;

  

(iv)making any loan or advance;

  

(v)amending our Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws;

  

(vi)authorizing or creating any new class or series of equity security;

  

(vii)increasing the number of authorized shares for issuance under any existing stock or option plan;

  

(viii)materially changing the nature of the business

  

(ix)incurring any indebtedness;

  

(x)engaging in or making investments not authorized by our board of directors;

  

(xi)acquiring or divesting a material amount of assets;

  

(xii)selling, assigning, licensing, pledging or encumbering our material technology or intellectual property;

  

(xiii)entering into any corporate strategic relationship involving payment, contribution or assignment by us or to us of any assets.

 

(c)Employment Agreements

On February 4, 2015, we entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement with John Huemoeller II that superseded the Company’s prior Employment Agreement with Mr. Huemoeller that was previously entered into on December 5, 2014. Refer note 18 above.

 

In accordance with ASC 855-10, the Company has analyzed its operations subsequent to December 31, 2014 to the date these financial statements were issued, and has determined that it does not have any material subsequent events to disclose in these financial statements other than as set forth above.

 

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Item 9.   Changes and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 

 

There have been no disagreements on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure with our independent auditors for the period ended December 31, 2014.

 

Item 9A.   Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We have adopted and maintains disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed under the Exchange Act, such as this Form 10-K, is collected, recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules of the SEC.  Our disclosure controls and procedures are also designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to management to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  As required under Exchange Act Rule 13a-15, our management, including the Chief Executive Officer who also serves as our Principal Financial Officer, has conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report.  Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our Chief Executive Officer has concluded, that as of the date of the filing of this Annual Report, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective and that all material weaknesses and significant deficiencies have been completely remediated due to the retention of an additional bookkeeper and a consultant who are integrally involved in the preparation of the financial statements and all disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that occurred during our fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Internal Controls

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rule 13(a)-15. Internal control over financial reporting refers to the process designed by, or under the supervision of, our Chief Executive Officer who is also our Chief Financial Officer, and effected by our Board of Directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

·Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;

 

·Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorization of our management and directors; and

 

·Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisitions, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Internal control over financial reporting cannot provide absolute assurance of achieving financial reporting objectives because of its inherent limitations. It is a process that involves human diligence and compliance and is subject to lapses in judgment and breakdowns resulting from human failures. It also can be circumvented by collusion or improper management override.

 

Because of such limitations, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process certain safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.  

 

Management has used the framework set forth in the report entitled Internal Control – Integrated Framework published by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, known as COSO, to evaluate the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. Based upon this assessment, management has concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

This Annual report on Form 10-K does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.  Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the Securities Exchange Commission that permit us to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Item 9B.   Other Information

 

Not applicable.

 

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PART III

 

Item 10.   Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

The directors, officers and key employees of the Company are as follows:

 

Name   Age   Position
         
John W. Huemoeller II (1)   58   Chief Executive Officer/President/Chairman
         
John Zotos (2)   59   Secretary, Director
         
Ivan Persiyanov (3)   35   Director

  

(1) On March 6, 2013, Mr. Huemoeller was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President and a director.  On June 19, 2013, Mr. Huemoeller was appointed Chairman of the Board.
   
(2) On March 6, 2013, Mr. Zotos was appointed as our Secretary and a director.
   
(3) On February 17, 2015, Mr. Persiyanov, the designee of the Series C Preferred Stockholders was appointed as a director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Messrs. Fuller, Steffens and Kalow. Mr. Persiyanov has two votes on all matters presented to the board.  

 

The business experience, principal occupations and employment of each of the above persons during at least the last five years are set forth below.

 

John W. Huemoeller II

  

Mr. Huemoeller has been our Chief Executive Officer and President, as well as Chief Financial Officer, since March 6, 2013.  He also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Novas. Mr. Huemoeller has over 30 years experience in investment banking, finance, sales and marketing. Mr. Huemoeller began his career as an investment advisor in 1982 with M.L. Stern & Company a municipal bond firm in California and became a registered principal in 1985 managing retail brokers. He has previously been registered with various state insurance boards, as well as with the Chicago Board of Trade as a commodities broker. Mr. Huemoeller has worked for Smith Barney, Drexel Burnham, Prudential Securities, and Paine Webber and has extensive experience in stocks, bonds, commodities, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and private placement transactions.

 

From April 2012 to present, Mr. Huemoeller has been the President of Joshua Tree Capital Inc., an independent corporate finance advisory firm specializing in providing strategic capital formation guidance to public and private small cap oil and gas companies. From March 2009 to April 2012, Mr. Huemoeller was a FINRA-registered investment banker focused on all aspects of taking company’s public, deal structure and Institutional placement of both debt and equity transactions with Buckman, Buckman and Reid.  From August 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Huemoeller worked with Greenstone Holdings Group, LLC; an advisory firm with an emphasis on helping Chinese companies go public in the United States from January 2008 to July 2008, Mr. Huemoeller worked at Aspenwood Capital, a division of Green Drake Securities as an Investment Banker. Mr. Huemoeller previously served as Chairman and CEO of HumWare Media Corp, a publicly traded software development, media and technology company which he started in 1998 and was responsible for acquisition strategies and the day-to-day corporate operations.  Mr. Huemoeller is co-author of U.S. Patent #5,855,005. Mr. Huemoeller completed various studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at the University of Minnesota and has previously held Series 3, 7, 24, 63 and 79 Securities Licenses.  

 

Mr. Huemoeller’s financial experience, specifically with oil and gas companies, provides him with the attributes that make him a valuable member of the Company’s Board of Directors.  His service on other public company board’s brings to us important knowledge regarding corporate governance. 

 

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 John Zotos

 

Mr. Zotos was appointed as a director on March 6, 2013. He also serves as a director of Novas. Since July 2007, he has served as a principal and a managing partner of JC Holdings, LLC, a company engaged in the business of buying, selling and managing heavy equipment and commercial real estate.

 

Mr. Zotos brings to the Board significant business experience. Mr. Zotos’ prior business experience, especially his experience in the on line industry, gives him a broad and extensive understanding of our operations and our industry. Due to his business background, he has a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public companies.  

 

Ivan Persiyanov

 

Mr. Persiyanov was appointed a director on February 17, 2015. Mr. Persiyanov currently serves as an investment director at Millhouse Capital, responsible for originating and leading the execution of private equity and venture capital projects in robotics, oil service and other industries. From July 2008 until joining Millhouse in April 2014, Mr. Persiyanov served as an investment director of Rusnano Capital, responsible for originating and leading the execution of private equity and venture capital projects in chemical, construction robotics, alternative energy robotics. Prior to joining Rusnano Capital, Mr. Persiyanov served as a consultant to Ernst & Young, a manager at GE Money Bank and a senior analyst at Citibank. Mr. Persiyanov has a Master in Finance degree from the New Economic School and a mathematics degree and partial Ph.D. in mathematics from Moscow State University. Mr. Persiyanov currently serves as a director of Georezonans LLC, a methane degassing service company and served as a director of Optogan CJSC from June 2013 until June 2014, Beneq Oy from July 2013 until April 2014 and LED, Microsensor Nt LLC from July 2013 until April 2014.

 

Mr. Persiyanov’s prior business experience, especially his experience in the oil industry, gives him a broad and extensive understanding of our operations and our industry.  Due to his business background, he has a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public companies. 

 

Term of Office

 

Our directors hold office until the next annual general meeting of our shareholders or until removed from office in accordance with our bylaws.  Our officers are appointed by our Board of Directors and hold office until removed by the board. In connection with the sale of the Series C Preferred Stock to Ervington, we entered into a Stockholders Agreement with Ervington and certain of our stockholders providing that until a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement), each person a party thereto will vote all of such person’s shares of our common stock in favor of the designees appointed by Ervington (Ervington currently has the right to appoint two designees and will have the right to appoint three designees upon its acquisition of an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock) and two additional directors appointed by two of the Selling Stockholders and Ervington agreed to vote its shares in favor of the two designees appointed by the two Selling Stockholders provided that the certain Selling Stockholders continue to own a certain threshold number of shares of our common stock or preferred stock convertible into our common stock.

 

Employment Agreements

 

On February 4, 2015, we entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with John Huemoeller II, that superseded the Company’s prior Employment Agreement with Mr. Huemoeller that was previously entered into on December 5, 2014 (the “Prior Agreement”).

 

Under the Employment Agreement, which has a stated term of three (3) years, for his continued service as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, Mr. Huemoeller will continue to receive the same annual base salary of $180,000 provided for under the Prior Agreement and will be entitled to bonuses at the discretion of the Company based on performance. The new Employment Agreement restated a previous grant to Mr. Huemoeller of 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s restricted stock, which vest on the following schedule: 1,250,000 shares vested on January 1, 2015 and thereafter 1,250,000 shares will vest on each quarter anniversary, commencing April 1, 2015 for seven (7) quarters. The restricted stock grant was in lieu of the options that had previously been granted to Mr. Huemoeller, which options were canceled on December 5, 2014. The Employment Agreement also provides that Mr. Huemoeller will receive a restricted stock grant of 750,000 shares of stock on an annual basis commencing January 1, 2016, which will vest upon issuance. In the event of a Change of Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), termination without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), termination due to disability (as defined in the Employment Agreement), death or termination by Mr. Huemoeller for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. Huemoeller will receive: (i) a severance payment equal to two (2) months base salary together with payment of medical insurance or COBRA payments for two (2) months after termination; and (ii) all restricted stock grants that have been issued to Mr. Huemoeller will immediately vest. If Mr. Huemoeller terminates his employment at any time prior to January 1, 2016 Without Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or is terminated for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement) then 5,000,000 of any restricted stock grants will immediately vest. The Employment Agreement also includes customary confidentiality obligations and inventions assignments by Mr. Huemoeller.

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Consulting Agreement

 

On December 5, 2014, we entered into a consulting agreement with John Zotos, our director for a two year period. Pursuant to the agreement, Mr. Zotos will provide consulting services to us for a consideration of $5,000 per month and the grant of 3,000,000 restricted shares which will vest in three equal tranches on March 31, 2015, September 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016. Early termination of the agreement by either party will result in immediate vesting of the remaining unvested shares. We will also reimburse the consultant for all out of pocket expenses incurred while performing his duties. The consulting agreement also includes customary confidentiality obligations and invention assignments by Mr. Zotos. 

 

Employees

 

At December 31, 2014 we had one full-time employee and 3 part time employees.

  

Director Independence

 

Although our common stock is not listed on any national securities exchange, for purposes of independence we use the definition of independence applied by the NASDAQ Stock Market.  The Board has determined that none of our directors are independent. Mr. Persiyanov is not “independent” due to his position at Millhouse Capital and Mr. Huemoeller and Mr. Zotos are not independent due to their current positions with our company and Novas.

 

Audit Committee and Audit Committee Financial Expert

 

 Our board of directors acts as our audit committee. Ivan Persiyanov is an “audit committee financial expert,” as that term is defined in Item 407(d) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Upon evaluating our internal controls, our board of directors determined that our internal controls are adequate to ensure that financial information is recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our directors and executive officers, and persons who own more than 10% of a registered class of our equity securities, to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of our common stock and other equity securities of Propell. Officers, directors and greater than 10% shareholders are required by the SEC regulations to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file. These filings are publicly available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Based solely on our review of the copies of such forms received by us and our review of the SEC’s website, we believe that during fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, all filing requirements applicable to our officers, directors and greater than 10% percent beneficial owners were complied with other than an inadvertent late filing for John Huemoeller of his initial Form 3.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We have established and maintain a Code of Ethics which is applicable to all employees, officers, and directors. Our policy is designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote honest and ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. It also communicates our expectations of our employees and helps enable us to provide accurate and timely disclosure in our filings with the SEC and other public communications. In addition, the policy incorporates guidelines pertaining to topics such as environmental compliance, health and safety compliance; diversity and non-discrimination; vendor relations, employee privacy; and business continuity.

 

We will provide any person without charge, upon written or oral request to our corporate headquarters, a copy of our Code of Ethics.