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Commitments

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Commitments
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Commitments [Abstract]  
Commitments
10. Commitments
(a) On May 1, 2010, the Company entered into consulting agreements with Sichel Limited (“Sichel”), the parent company of PGG. Sichel will assist the Company in developing commercial agreements for green technology and the building of an international distribution centre. Effective December 31, 2013, this consulting agreement was assigned to Pacific Green Development Ltd. The agreement shall continue for four years with consideration as follows:
i) Stock consideration to PGG or to any third party as directed by PGG of 5,000 ordinary shares of the Company upon signing of the agreement, which have been waived by PGG;
ii) Monthly consultancy fees of $20,000 are to be paid within fourteen days of each month-end. If the Company is unable to pay this fee, then PGG has the option to elect to be paid 5,000 common shares of the Company in lieu of cash;
iii) Sales commission of 10% of sales value excluding shipping and local sales taxes; and
iv) Finance commission of 10% of net proceeds of any funds raised by way of issued of stock, debt or convertible note after any brokers commission as introduced by PGG.

 

(b)

On February 10, 2009, EPSB entered into an Option Agreement to acquire land located in Lincolnshire, England (the “Property”) (“Davis Option”). Pursuant to the agreement, the option expires on August 10, 2011. If EPSB exercises its option within 18 months from the date of the Option Agreement, the purchase price will be £3,500,000. Otherwise, the purchase price will be £4,000,000. The sellers also have a Share Option, in which they can substitute £1,000,000 of the purchase price for 5% of the nominal value of the common stock of EPSB (“Consideration Shares”).

 

On July 27, 2011, EPSB entered into a supplemental agreement to amend certain terms of the Option Agreement. Pursuant to the supplemental agreement, the expiry date of the Option Agreement was extended and the purchase price was increased to £3,200,000 in the event that the Share Option is exercised on or before August 9, 2013 and increases to £4,200,000 in the event the Share Option is exercised after August 9, 2013 and before June 9, 2014.

(c) On March 3, 2009, EPSB entered into an Option Agreement to acquire land located in Lincolnshire, England (the “Property”) (“Wing Option”). Pursuant to the agreement, the option was set to expire on March 3, 2012 and the purchase price is £400,320.

 

On August 9, 2011, EPSB entered into a supplemental agreement to amend certain terms of the Option Agreement. Pursuant to the supplemental agreement, the expiry date of the Option Agreement was extended to March 2, 2014, and the purchase price was increased to £420,336.

(d) On March 26, 2012, PGEP and its subsidiary, EPSB, entered into a Consultancy Agreement with Green Energy Parks Consulting Limited (“GEPC”), a subsidiary of Green Energy Parks Limited (“GEP”) which is a company under common control, to provide services related to the design and development of planning schemes for energy from biomass and waste facilities. In consideration for the services, EPSB agreed to pay £80,000 upon signing (paid), £80,000 per month for three months (paid) and £64,000 for the remaining five months (£128,000 paid) (“Consultancy Consideration”). If ESPB obtains planning permission for the construction of a waste biomass to energy power plant on the land, GEPC will produce designs related to the construction of the plant and grant the license to EPSB in consideration for a total of £1,250,000 (“Design Consideration” – See below), of which £312,500 is payable three months after planning permission is obtained, and a further £85,227 per month is payable for the following eleven months. In addition, EPSB agreed to pay GEPC success fees of £250,000 upon obtaining the planning permission(“Planning Success Fee” – See below) and a further £1,000,000 upon the exercise of the Davis and Wing land options (“Option Success Fee”).

 

On March 5, 2013, PGEP and EPSB entered into a supplemental agreement to amend certain terms of the Consultancy Agreement. In full and final satisfaction of the Consulting Consideration due from EPSB to GEPC, EPSB agreed to pay GEPC £10,000 within seven days of the date of the supplemental agreement (paid), £15,000 within 45 days (paid) and £25,000 within 75 days. In addition, the Planning Success Fee was amended to £20,000 (accrued) within seven days of obtaining planning permission and a further £30,000 within seven days of the date upon which the judicial review period in respect to the planning permission has expired. Furthermore, the Option Success Fee was amended to £425,500 if the Davis Option is exercised and £75,500 if the Wing Option is exercised, which shall be payable 50% in cash and 50% in common stock. If the Davis Option is extended for an addition twelve months by August 2013, GEP shall be paid a success fee of £50,000 which will be deducted from the cash consideration due under the Option Success Fee. The Consultant also agreed to waive the Design Consideration. Upon written notice by the Company, GEP agreed to irrevocably sell its 25% interest in EPSB to the Company for $3,500,000 in the equivalent of common stock at a deemed price of $6 per share.

(e) On May 15, 2013, the Company entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of PGEP. PGEP is the sole shareholder of EPSB. PGEP is developing a biomass power plant facility which EPSB holds an option to purchase the property upon which the facility will be built. As part of the acquisition agreement, the Company is required to issue $3,000,000 payable in shares of common stock in the event of PGEP either purchasing the property or securing a lease permitting PGEP to operate a biomass power plant facility. The Company is also required to issue $33,000,000 payable in shares of common stock in the event of PGEP securing sufficient financing for the construction of the facility.

(f) On October 22, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with a director whereby the director will focus on developing potential new business opportunities and general sales on behalf of the Company. For these services the Company has agreed to pay compensation as follows:

 

£450 per day and a guarantee of a minimum of four days per month for six months;
£50,000 when the Company is in a position to drawdown funds in order to commence the development and construction (the “Financial Close”) of the Company’s 49MW biomass power plant at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire (the “Project”);
options on the Financial Close of the completion of the Project to purchase 10,000 common shares of the Company for $2 per share, and
on the Financial Close of the Project, 20,000 common shares of Pacific Green Group Limited.

 

In addition to the above compensation, the Company has agreed to also pay the director commissions based on percentages of sales generated and financing obtained on behalf of the Company.

 

(g) On October 22, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with a director whereby the director will oversee all aspects of the development and completion of the Company’s biomass power plant at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire with the Company agreeing to pay compensation of £1,000 per day with a guarantee of a minimum of four days a month for two months for these services.

 

Following the completion of the project, the director has agreed to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Company for which the Company has agreed to pay compensation as follows:

 

a salary of £96,000 per annum;
£100,000 bonus when the Company is in a position to drawdown funds in order to commence the development and construction (the “Financial Close”) of the Project;
on the Financial Close, 100,000 common shares of the Company from Pacific Green Group Limited;
options to purchase 50,000 common shares of the Company at $2 per share; and
on appointment as Chief Operating Officer, 100,000 common shares of the Company from Pacific Green Group Limited.