UNITED STATES

 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM S-1

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

STEP OUT, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 7900 45-2758994
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

1976 Glacier Meadow Dr.

Reno, NV 89521

(address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (775) 200-5814

Sterling Hamilton

1976 Glacier Meadow Dr.

Reno, NV 89521

(Name and address of agent for service of process)
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

 

If any of the securities being registered on the Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box |X|

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.|__|

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.|__|

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.|__|

 

If delivery of the prospectus is expected to be made pursuant to Rule 434, check the following box.|__|

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.

 

Large accelerated filer |__|                                                              Accelerated filer |__|

 

Non-accelerated filer |__|                                                                Smaller reporting company |X|

 

COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS TO:

Puoy K. Premsrirut, Esq.

520. S. Fourth Street, Second Floor

Las Vegas, NV  89101

Ph: (702) 384-5563

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

TITLE OF EACH

CLASS OF

SECURITIES

TO BE

REGISTRATION                                

AMOUNT TO BE

REGISTERED

PROPOSED

MAXIMUM

OFFERING PRICE

PER SHARE(1)

PROPOSED  

MAXIMUM

AGGREGATE

OFFERING PRICE(2)

AMOUNT OF

REGISTERED FEE

Common Stock 2,000,000 $0.01 $20,000.00 $2.33

 

(1)   This price was arbitrarily determined by Step Out, Inc.
(2)   Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(a) under the Securities Act.

 

THE REGISTRANT HEREBY AMENDS THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANT SHALL FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(a) OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE COMMISSION, ACTING PURSUANT TO SECTION 8(a), MAY DETERMINE.

 

         
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PROSPECTUS

STEP OUT, INC.

2,000,000

SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

___________________

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, Dated October 26, 2011

 

This prospectus relates to our offering of 2,000,000 new shares of our common stock at an offering price of $0.01 per share. The minimum investment amount for a single investor is $400 for 40,000 shares. The offering will commence promptly after the date of this prospectus and close no later than 120 days after the date of this prospectus. However, we may extend the offering for up to 90 days following the 120 day offering period. We will pay all expenses incurred in this offering. The shares are being offered by us on a “best efforts” basis and there can be no assurance that all or any of the shares offered will be subscribed.  If less than the maximum proceeds are available to us, our development and prospects could be adversely affected.  There is no minimum offering required for this offering to close. All funds received as a result of this offering will be immediately available to us for our general business purposes.  The Maximum Offering amount is 2,000,000 shares ($20,000).

 

The offering is a self-underwritten offering; there will be no underwriter involved in the sale of these securities. We intend to offer the securities through our officer and Director, who will not be paid any commission for such sales.

 

Offering

Price

Underwriting Discounts and

Commissions

Proceeds to

Company

Per Share $0.01 None $0.01
Total (maximum offering) $20,000 None $20,000

 

Our common stock is presently not traded on any market or securities exchange.  The sales price to the public is fixed at $0.01 per share.

 

The purchase of the securities offered through this prospectus involves a high degree of risk.  See section entitled “Risk Factors” starting on page 7.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed.  We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective.  The prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

The Date of This Prospectus is: October 26, 2011

 

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Summary 5
Risk Factors 7
Risks Related To Our Financial Condition and Business Model 7
If we do not obtain additional financing, including the financing sought in this offering, our business will fail. 7
Because we have no experience conducting and marketing our planned service on a commercial basis, we may find it difficult to generate significant revenue and we face a high risk of business failure. 7
Because flotation tank therapy is an emerging treatment which has not been not widely marketed to the public or conducted on a significant commercial scale in the United States, we face an enhanced risk that we will be unable 7
Because our sole officer and director has no prior experience as a chief executive or as the head of a public company, we may be hindered in our ability to efficiently and competitively execute our business strategy and achie 7
Because we do not have a corps of experienced personnel, our ability to expand our operations and to grow revenues over time may be limited. 8
Because our auditor has issued a going concern opinion regarding our company, there is an increased risk associated with an investment in our company. 8
Because our offering will be conducted on a best efforts basis, there can be no assurance that we can raise the money we need. 8
Because our president only provides his services on a part-time basis, he may not be able or willing to devote a sufficient amount of time to our business operations, causing our business to fail.  8
Because we will incur additional costs as the result of becoming a public company, our cash needs will increase and our ability to achieve net profitability may be delayed. 8
Risks Related To Legal Uncertainty 9
If we are the subject of future personal injury or related liability suits, our business will likely fail. 9
Because we plan to offer a relatively new and emerging form of spa therapy, we face a risk that new and inherently unpredictable state or local regulations could adversely affect our business. 9
Risks Related To This Offering 9
If a market for our common stock does not develop, shareholders may be unable to sell their shares. 9
Because FINRA sales practice requirements may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock, investors may not be able to sell their stock should they desire to do so. 9
Because state securities laws may limit secondary trading, investors may be restricted as to the states in which they can sell the shares offered by this prospectus. 9
Because we do not expect to pay dividends for the foreseeable future, investors seeking cash dividends should not purchase our common stock. 10
Because we will be subject to the “Penny Stock” rules, the level of trading activity in our stock may be reduced. 10
If our shares are quoted on the over-the-counter bulletin board, we will be required to remain current in our filings with the SEC and our securities will not be eligible for quotation if we are not current in our filings wit 10
Because purchasers in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their common stock, you may experience difficulty recovering the value of your investment. 10
If we undertake future offerings of our common stock, purchasers in this offering will experience dilution of their ownership percentage.  11

 

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Forward-Looking Statements 11
Use of Proceeds 11
Determination of Offering Price 13
Dilution 13
Plan of Distribution 13
Description of Securities 16
Interest of Named Experts and Counsel 19
Description of Business 19
Description of Property 21
Legal Proceedings 21
Market for Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters 21
Financial Statements 23
Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 24
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants 26
Directors and Executive Officers 26
Executive Compensation 27
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management 29
Disclosure of Commission Position on Indemnification for Securities Act Liabilities 29
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions 30
Available Information 30
Dealer Prospectus Delivery Obligation 30
Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution 31
Indemnification of Directors and Officers 31
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities 32
Table of Exhibits 32
Undertakings 32
Signatures 33

 

 

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Summary

 

Step Out, Inc.

 

The Company

 

We were incorporated as Step Out, Inc. on May 2, 2011 in the State of Nevada for the purpose of developing a chain of flotation tank therapy spas, beginning with the Northern Nevada market. We have procured our initial equipment and seeking funding for the purpose of testing and developing our service and opening our first location in the Reno, Nevada area.  We are a development stage company and have not generated any revenues to date.

 

As of August 31, 2011, we had $15,032 in current assets and current liabilities in the amount of $7,877. Accordingly, we had working capital of $7,155 as of August 31, 2011. Our current working capital is not sufficient to enable us to implement our business plan as set forth in this prospectus.  In addition, if we are unable to achieve sales revenue sufficient to fund ongoing operations by the end of our fiscal year beginning September 1, 2011, we will be required to seek additional financing. We currently do not have any arrangements for financing and we may not be able to obtain financing when required.  For these and other reasons, our independent auditors have raised substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Accordingly, we will require additional financing, including the equity funding sought in this prospectus.

 

We are offering for sale to investors a maximum of 2,000,000 shares of our common stock at an offering price of $0.01 per share (the “Offering”). Our business plan is to use the proceeds of this offering for certain supplies and other expenses necessary for the initial testing and development of planned flotation tank therapy service, and for certain start-up costs involved in opening our first planned location. The minimum investment amount for a single investor is $400 for 40,000 shares.  The shares are being offered by us on a “best efforts” basis and there can be no assurance that all or any of the shares offered will be subscribed.  If less than the maximum proceeds are available to us, our development and prospects could be adversely affected.  There is no minimum offering required for this offering to close. The proceeds of this offering will be immediately available to us for our general business purposes. The Maximum Offering amount is 2,000,000 shares ($20,000).

 

Our address is 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521. Our phone number is (775) 200-5814.  Our fiscal year end is August 31. 

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The Offering

 

Securities Being Offered Up to 2,000,000 shares of our common stock.
Offering Price

The offering price of the common stock is $0.01 per share.  There is no public market for our common stock.  We cannot give any assurance that the shares offered will have a market value, or that they can be resold at the offered price if and when an active secondary market might develop, or that a public market for our securities may be sustained even if developed.  The absence of a public market for our stock will make it difficult to sell your shares in our stock.

 

Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, we intend to apply through FINRA to the over-the-counter bulletin board, through a market maker that is a licensed broker dealer, to allow the trading of our common stock upon our becoming a reporting entity under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Minimum Number of Shares To Be Sold in This Offering n/a
Maximum Number of Shares To Be Sold in This Offering 2,000,000
Securities Issued and to be Issued 10,000,000 shares of our common stock are issued and outstanding as of the date of this prospectus. Our sole officer and director, Sterling Hamilton, owns 100% of the common shares of our company and therefore has substantial control.  Upon the completion of this offering, our officer and director will own an aggregate of approximately 83.33% of the issued and outstanding shares of our common stock if the maximum number of shares is sold.
Number of Shares Outstanding After The Offering If All The Shares Are Sold 12,000,000
Use of Proceeds If we are successful at selling all the shares we are offering, our proceeds from this offering will be approximately $20,000. We intend to use these proceeds to execute our business plan.
Offering Period The shares are being offered for a period up to 120 days after the date of this Prospectus, unless extended by us for an additional 90 days.

 

Summary Financial Information

 

 

Balance Sheet Data

Fiscal Year Ended

August 31, 2011

(audited)

Cash $ 10,032
Total Assets 15,032
Liabilities 7,877
Total Stockholder’s Equity 7,155

 

Statement of Operations

May 2, 2011

(date of inception) to

August 31, 2011

(audited)

Revenue $ 0
Net Profit (Loss) for Reporting Period $ ($7,845)

 

 

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Risk Factors

 

You should consider each of the following risk factors and any other information set forth herein and in our reports filed with the SEC, including our financial statements and related notes, in evaluating our business and prospects. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones that impact on our operations and business. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us, or that we currently consider immaterial, may also impair our business or operations. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business and financial results or prospects could be harmed. In that case, the value of the Common Stock could decline.

 

Risks Related To Our Financial Condition and Business Model

 

If we do not obtain additional financing, including the financing sought in this offering, our business will fail.

 

We have not yet commenced active operations and have not generated any revenue to date. Our business plan calls for expenses related to the acquisition of certain supplies, expenses related to the development and testing of our planned service, expenses related to the opening of our first planned location, and other start-up costs. Our cash requirements over the current fiscal year are expected to be approximately $20,000.  As of August 31, 2011, we had cash on hand in the amount of $10,032 and working capital in the amount of $7,155.  Accordingly, our business will likely fail if we are unable to successfully complete this Offering at or near the maximum offering amount.  In addition, if we are unable to achieve sales revenue sufficient to fund ongoing operations by the end of our fiscal year beginning September 1, 2011, we will be required to seek additional financing. We currently do not have any arrangements for financing and we may not be able to obtain financing when required. Obtaining additional financing beyond the initial equity financing sought through this offering will be subject to a number of factors, including our ability to show strong early revenues and sustained sales growth.  These factors may make the most desirable timing, amount, and terms or conditions of additional financing unavailable to us.

 

Because we have no experience conducting and marketing our planned service on a commercial basis, we may find it difficult to generate significant revenue and we face a high risk of business failure.

 

Our management has no commercial experience marketing our planned services or operating our planned flotation tank therapy spas. We commenced operations in May of 2011, have only recently procured our first flotation tank, and have not yet begun to offer our planned services to the public. Because of our very limited experience in marketing our services and operating our planned flotation therapy spas, we can provide no assurance that we will be able to generate significant sales or net profits.  We have not earned any revenues as of the date of this prospectus, and we face a high risk of business failure.

 

Because flotation tank therapy is an emerging treatment which has not been not widely marketed to the public or conducted on a significant commercial scale in the United States, we face an enhanced risk that we will be unable to generate substantial revenues.

 

 Flotation tank isolation therapy is a relatively new and emerging form of spa therapy in the United States. To date, flotation tank therapy in the U.S. has been conducted almost exclusively by small, informal operations with only a single location. Flotation tank treatments have not yet been widely adopted by the public and few, if any, businesses have offered the service on a significant commercial scale in the U.S. We face a significant risk that our planned flotation tank spa services will not be adopted by a sufficiently large segment of the public in our initial target market and that, as a result, we will be unable to generate substantial revenues from our planned operations.

 

Because our sole officer and director has no prior experience as a chief executive or as the head of a public company, we may be hindered in our ability to efficiently and competitively execute our business strategy and achieve profitability.

 

Our sole officer and director, Mr. Hamilton, lacks any prior experience as a company chief executive.  In addition, Mr. Hamilton has no experience managing a publicly reporting company.  Accordingly, Mr. Hamilton will be less effective than more experienced managers in efficiently managing our ongoing regulatory compliance obligations and in dealing with such matters as public relations, investor relations, and corporate governance.

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Because we do not have a corps of experienced personnel, our ability to expand our operations and to grow revenues over time may be limited.

 

We have no full time employees and will need to recruit and train 1-2 individuals to assist with the operation of our first planned spa location on an hourly basis. Expansion beyond our planned initial location will require the retention and training of an increasingly larger staff. Because we lack a roster of experienced full time personnel, our ability to expand, handle a larger volume of business, and thereby increase our revenue base over time may be hindered.

 

Because our auditor has issued a going concern opinion regarding our company, there is an increased risk associated with an investment in our company.

 

We have earned no revenue since our inception, which makes it difficult to evaluate whether we will operate profitably.  We have not attained profitable operations and are dependent upon obtaining financing or generating revenue from operations to continue operations for the immediate future. As of August 31, 2011, we had cash in the amount of $10,032. Our future is dependent upon our ability to obtain financing or upon future profitable operations.  We are currently seeking equity financing through this offering. We reserve the right to seek additional funds through private placements of our common stock and/or through debt financing. Our ability to raise additional financing is unknown. We do not have any formal commitments or arrangements for the advancement or loan of funds. For these reasons, our auditors stated in their report that they have substantial doubt we will be able to continue as a going concern. As a result, there is an increased risk that you could lose the entire amount of your investment in our company.

 

Because our offering will be conducted on a best efforts basis, there can be no assurance that we can raise the money we need.

 

The shares are being offered by us on a "best efforts" basis without benefit of a private placement agent. We can provide no assurance that this Offering will be completely sold out. If less than the maximum proceeds are available, our business plans and prospects for the current fiscal year could be adversely affected.

 

Because our president only provides his services on a part-time basis, he may not be able or willing to devote a sufficient amount of time to our business operations, causing our business to fail.

 

Mr. Hamilton, our founder and sole officer and director, currently devotes 10 to 20 hours per week to our business affairs.  If the demands of our business require the full business time of Mr. Hamilton, it is possible that he may not be able to devote sufficient time to the management of our business, as and when needed.  If our management is unable to devote a sufficient amount of time to manage our operations, our business will fail.


Because we will incur additional costs as the result of becoming a public company, our cash needs will increase and our ability to achieve net profitability may be delayed.

 

Upon effectiveness of our Registration Statement for the Offering, we will become a publicly reporting company and will be required to stay current in our filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, quarterly and annual reports, current reports on materials events, and other filings that may be required from time to time.  We believe that, as a public company, our ongoing filings with the SEC will benefit shareholders in the form of greater transparency regarding our business activities and results of operations.   In becoming a public company, however, we will incur additional costs in the form of audit and accounting fees and legal fees for the professional services necessary to assist us in remaining current in our reporting obligations.  We expect that, during our first year of operations following the effectiveness of our Registration Statement, we will incur additional costs for professional fees in the approximate amount of $10,000.  These additional costs will increase our cash needs and may hinder or delay our ability to achieve net profitability even after we have begun to generate revenues from sales of our products.

 

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Risks Related To Legal Uncertainty

 

If we are the subject of future personal injury or related liability suits, our business will likely fail.

 

Use of our planned flotation tank therapy equipment and facilities may pose some potential risk of accident or injury to our customers for slip-and-fall entering or exiting the flotation tank, accidental ingestion of salt water while in the tank, or claimed emotional damages arising from the sometimes intense experience of near-total sensory isolation.  We currently do not maintain liability insurance and we may not be able to obtain such coverage in the future or such coverage may not be adequate to cover all potential claims. Moreover, even if we are able to maintain sufficient insurance coverage in the future, any successful claim could significantly harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Because we plan to offer a relatively new and emerging form of spa therapy, we face a risk that new and inherently unpredictable state or local regulations could adversely affect our business.

 

Flotation tank therapy is not currently widely practiced in the U.S., and there are therefore no specific state or local licensing requirements and no regulations specifically applicable to our planned spa services. Because isolation tank therapy is not addressed by current state and local regulations, we face a risk that new regulations or licensing requirements regarding flotation tank therapy could be promulgated. The content of new regulations would be inherently unpredictable and may increase our costs of operation or otherwise adversely affect our business.

  

Risks Related To This Offering

 

If a market for our common stock does not develop, shareholders may be unable to sell their shares.

 

Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our securities and there can be no assurance that an active trading market for the securities offered herein will develop after this offering, or, if developed, be sustained. We anticipate that, upon completion of this offering, the common stock will be eligible for quotation on the OTC Bulletin Board. If for any reason, however, our securities are not eligible for initial or continued quotation on the OTC Bulletin Board or a public trading market does not develop, purchasers of the common stock may have difficulty selling their securities should they desire to do so and purchasers of our common stock may lose their entire investment if they are unable to sell our securities.

 

Because FINRA sales practice requirements may limit a stockholder’s ability to buy and sell our stock, investors may not be able to sell their stock should they desire to do so.

 

In addition to the "penny stock" rules described below, FINRA has adopted rules that require that in recommending an investment to a customer, a broker-dealer must have reasonable grounds for believing that the investment is suitable for that customer. Prior to recommending speculative low priced securities to their non-institutional customers, broker-dealers must make reasonable efforts to obtain information about the customer's financial status, tax status, investment objectives and other information. Under interpretations of these rules, FINRA believes that there is a high probability that speculative low priced securities will not be suitable for at least some customers. The FINRA requirements make it more difficult for broker-dealers to recommend that their customers buy our common stock, which may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity in our common stock. As a result, fewer broker-dealers may be willing to make a market in our common stock, reducing a stockholder's ability to resell shares of our common stock.

 

Because state securities laws may limit secondary trading, investors may be restricted as to the states in which they can sell the shares offered by this prospectus.

 

If you purchase shares of our common stock sold in this offering, you may not be able to resell the shares in any state unless and until the shares of our common stock are qualified for secondary trading under the applicable securities laws of such state or there is confirmation that an exemption, such as listing in certain recognized securities manuals, is available for secondary trading in such state. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in registering or qualifying our common stock for secondary trading, or identifying an available exemption for secondary trading in our common stock in every state. If we fail to register or qualify, or to obtain or verify an exemption for the secondary trading of, our common stock in any particular state, the shares of common stock could not be offered or sold to, or purchased by, a resident of that state. In the event that a significant number of states refuse to permit secondary trading in our common stock, the market for the common stock will be limited which could drive down the market price of our common stock and reduce the liquidity of the shares of our common stock and a stockholder's ability to resell shares of our common stock at all or at current market prices, which could increase a stockholder's risk of losing some or all of his investment.

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Because we do not expect to pay dividends for the foreseeable future, investors seeking cash dividends should not purchase our common stock.

 

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock. We currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to finance the expansion of our business. As a result, we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Our payment of any future dividends will be at the discretion of our board of directors after taking into account various factors, including but not limited to our financial condition, operating results, cash needs, growth plans and the terms of any credit agreements that we may be a party to at the time. Accordingly, investors must rely on sales of their own common stock after price appreciation, which may never occur, as the only way to realize their investment. Investors seeking cash dividends should not purchase our common stock.

 

Because we will be subject to the “Penny Stock” rules, the level of trading activity in our stock may be reduced.

 

Broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in “penny stocks” are regulated by penny stock rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Penny stocks generally are equity securities with a price of less than $5.00 (other than securities registered on some national securities exchanges or quoted on Nasdaq). The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from the rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document that provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction, and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. In addition, broker-dealers who sell these securities to persons other than established customers and “accredited investors” must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. Consequently, these requirements may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity, if any, in the secondary market for a security subject to the penny stock rules, and investors in our common stock may find it difficult to sell their shares.

  

If our shares are quoted on the over-the-counter bulletin board, we will be required to remain current in our filings with the SEC and our securities will not be eligible for quotation if we are not current in our filings with the SEC.

 

In the event that our shares are quoted on the over-the-counter bulletin board, we will be required order to remain current in our filings with the SEC in order for shares of our common stock to be eligible for quotation on the over-the-counter bulletin board. In the event that we become delinquent in our required filings with the SEC, quotation of our common stock will be terminated following a 30 day grace period if we do not make our required filing during that time. If our shares are not eligible for quotation on the over-the-counter bulletin board, investors in our common stock may find it difficult to sell their shares.

 

Because purchasers in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their common stock, you may experience difficulty recovering the value of your investment.

 

Purchasers of our securities in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their common stock from the initial public offering price.  Dilution in net tangible book value per share represents the difference between the amount per share paid by purchasers of shares of our common stock in this offering and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock immediately following this offering.  The dilution experienced by investors in this offering will result in a net tangible book value per share that is less than the offering price of $0.01 per share.  Such dilution may depress the value of the company’s common stock and make it more difficult to recover the value of your investment in a timely manner should you chose sell your shares.

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If we undertake future offerings of our common stock, purchasers in this offering will experience dilution of their ownership percentage.

 

Generally, existing shareholders will experience dilution of their ownership percentage in the company if and when additional shares of common stock are offered and sold.  In the future, we may be required to seek additional equity funding in the form of private or public offerings of our common stock.  In the event that we undertake subsequent offerings of common stock, your ownership percentage, voting power as a common shareholder, and earnings per share, if any, will be proportionately diluted.  This may, in turn, result in a substantial decrease in the per-share value of your common stock.

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This prospectus contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  We use words such as anticipate, believe, plan, expect, future, intend and similar expressions to identify such forward-looking statements.  The actual results could differ materially from our forward-looking statements.  Our actual results are most likely to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks faced by us described in this Risk Factors section and elsewhere in this prospectus.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

The net proceeds to us from the sale of up to 2,000,000 shares of common stock offered at a public offering price of $0.01 per share will vary depending upon the total number of shares sold. The following table summarizes, in order of priority the anticipated application of the proceeds we will receive from this Offering if the maximum number of shares is sold:

 

Amount Assuming Maximum Offering Percent of Maximum
GROSS OFFERING $ 20,000 100.0 %
 Commission1 $ 0 0.0 %
 Net Proceeds $ 20,000 100.0 %
USE OF NET PROCEEDS
 Materials and equipment2 $ 1,500 7.50 %
Marketing expense3 $ 500 2.50 %
Labor4 $ 4,000 20.00 %
Retail location rental5   6,000   30.00 %
Legal and accounting6 $ 8,000 40.00 %
TOTAL APPLICATION OF NET PROCEEDS $ 20,000 100.0 %

 

1 Commissions: Shares will be offered and sold by us without special compensation or other remuneration for such efforts. We do not plan to enter into agreements with finders or securities broker-dealers whereby the finders or broker-dealers would be involved in the sale of the Shares to the investors. Shares will be sold directly by us, and no fee or commission will be paid.

 

2 Materials and equipment: We intend to use between approximately $1,500 of the net proceeds of this Offering to purchase certain materials and supplies, including Epsom salt for use in our first floatation tank, office supplies and equipment, and other supplies.

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3 Advertising and marketing:  We intend to use approximately $500 of the net proceeds of this Offering for expenses related to marketing our services on the internet. Our on-line marketing platform will be developed in house at minimal cost, but we intend to use some proceeds from this offering for web-hosting and consultation with a graphic designer.

 

4 Labor:  We intend to use a portion of the proceeds of this Offering to compensate hourly employees to assist in the operation of our first spa location, which we currently plan to open in the last quarter of our first full fiscal year. This figure represents anticipated hourly wages for one employee for approximately two months.

 

5Retail location rental: We intend to use a portion of the proceeds from this Offering to pay rental expenses for our first spa location in the Reno, Nevada area, which we currently plan to open in the last quarter of our first full fiscal year. This figure represents deposits and approximately two month’s rent.

 

6 Legal and accounting:  A portion of the proceeds will be used to pay legal, accounting, and related compliance costs.

 

In the event that less than the maximum number of shares is sold we anticipate application of the proceeds we will receive from this Offering, in order of priority, will be as follows:

 

Amount Assuming 75% of Offering1 Percent Amount Assuming 50% of Offering2 Percent Amount Assuming 25% of Offering3 Percent
GROSS OFFERING $ 15,000 100.0 % $ 10,000 100.0 % $ 5,000 100.0 %
 Commission $ 0 0.0 % $ 0 0.0 % $ 0 0.0 %
 Net Proceeds $ 15,000 100.0 % $ 10,000 100.0 % $ 5,000 100.0 %
USE OF NET PROCEEDS
 Materials and equipment $ 1,500 10.00 % $ 1,500 15.00 % $ 0 0 %
Advertising and marketing $ 500 3.33 % $ 500 5.00 % $ 0 0 %
Labor $ 2,000 13.34 % $ 0 0 % $ 0 0 %
Retail location rental $ 3,000     20.00 %   $ 0     0 %   $ 0     0 %
Legal and accounting $ 8,000 53.33 % $ 8,000 80.00 % $ 5,000 100.00 %
TOTAL APPLICATION OF NET PROCEEDS $ 15,000 100.0 % $ 10,000 100.0 % $ 5,000 100.0 %

 

 

1 In the event that only 75% of the maximum offering is received, we intend to reduce the amount of the proceeds allocated to labor and rental expenses, with the above figures for these items representing approximately one month’s worth of expense for these items at our planned initial spa location, which we currently plan to open in the last quarter of our first full fiscal year.

 

2 In the event that only 50% of the maximum offering is received, will be forced to delay the opening of our initial spa location, which is currently planned for the last quarter of our first full fiscal year.

 

3 In the event that only 25% of the maximum offering is received, our business plan will be substantially impaired and the proceeds of this offering will be devoted only to maintaining basic regulatory compliance through legal and accounting expenses.

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Determination of Offering Price

 

The $0.01 per share offering price of our common stock was arbitrarily chosen by management. There is no relationship between this price and our assets, earnings, book value or any other objective criteria of value.

 

Dilution

 

Purchasers of our securities in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their common stock from the initial public offering price.

 

The historical net tangible book value as of August 31, 2011 was $7,155 or $0.000715 per share. Historical net tangible book value per share of common stock is equal to our total tangible assets less total liabilities, divided by the number of shares of common stock outstanding as of August 31, 2011.   Adjusted to give effect to the receipt of net proceeds from the sale of the maximum of 2,000,000 shares of common stock for $20,000, net tangible book value will be approximately $0.002263 per share.  This will represent an immediate increase of approximately $0.001548 per share to existing stockholders and an immediate and substantial dilution of approximately $0.007737 per share, or approximately 77%, to new investors purchasing our securities in this offering. Dilution in pro forma net tangible book value per share represents the difference between the amount per share paid by purchasers of shares of our common stock in this offering and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of our common stock immediately following this offering.

 

The following table sets forth as of August 31, 2011, the number of shares of common stock purchased from us and the total consideration paid by our existing stockholders and by new investors in this offering if new investors purchase the maximum offering, assuming a purchase price in this offering of $0.01 per share of common stock. 

 

Number Percent Amount
Existing Stockholders 10,000,000 83.33 % $ 15,000
New Investors 2,000,000 16.67 % $ 20,000
Total 12,000,000 100.00 % $ 35,000

  

Plan Of Distribution, Terms Of The Offering

 

There Is No Current Market for Our Shares of Common Stock

 

There is currently no market for our shares. We cannot give you any assurance that the shares you purchase will ever have a market or that if a market for our shares ever develops, that you will be able to sell your shares. In addition, even if a public market for our shares develops, there is no assurance that a secondary public market will be sustained.

 

The shares you purchase are not traded or listed on any exchange. After the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we intend to have a market maker file an application with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to have our common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board. We currently have no market maker who is willing to list quotations for our stock. Further, even assuming we do locate such a market maker, it could take several months before the market maker’s listing application for our shares is approved.

 

The OTC Bulletin Board is maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The securities traded on the Bulletin Board are not listed or traded on the floor of an organized national or regional stock exchange. Instead, these securities transactions are conducted through a telephone and computer network connecting dealers in stocks. Over-the-counter stocks are traditionally smaller companies that do not meet the financial and other listing requirements of a regional or national stock exchange.

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Even if our shares are quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board, a purchaser of our shares may not be able to resell the shares. Broker-dealers may be discouraged from effecting transactions in our shares because they will be considered penny stocks and will be subject to the penny stock rules. Rules 15g-1 through 15g-9 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, impose sales practice and disclosure requirements on FINRA brokers-dealers who make a market in a "penny stock." A penny stock generally includes any non-NASDAQ equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share. Under the penny stock regulations, a broker-dealer selling penny stock to anyone other than an established customer or "accredited investor" (generally, an individual with net worth in excess of $1,000,000 or an annual income exceeding $200,000, or $300,000 together with his or her spouse) must make a special suitability determination for the purchaser and must receive the purchaser's written consent to the transaction prior to sale, unless the broker-dealer or the transactions is otherwise exempt. In addition, the penny stock regulations require the broker-dealer to deliver, prior to any transaction involving a penny stock, a disclosure schedule prepared by the Commission relating to the penny stock market, unless the broker-dealer or the transaction is otherwise exempt. A broker-dealer is also required to disclose commissions payable to the broker-dealer and the registered representative and current quotations for the securities. Finally, a broker-dealer is required to send monthly statements disclosing recent price information with respect to the penny stock held in a customer's account and information with respect to the limited market in penny stocks.

 

The additional sales practice and disclosure requirements imposed upon brokers-dealers may discourage broker-dealers from effecting transactions in our shares, which could severely limit the market liquidity of the shares and impede the sale of our shares in the secondary market, assuming one develops.

 

The Offering will be Sold by Our Officer and Director

 

We are offering up to a total of 2,000,000 shares of common stock. The offering price is $0.01 per share. The offering will be for a period of 120 days from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 90 days if we choose to do so. In our sole discretion, we have the right to terminate the offering at any time, even before we have sold the 2,000,000 shares. There are no specific events which might trigger our decision to terminate the offering.

 

The shares are being offered by us on a “best efforts” basis and there can be no assurance that all or any of the shares offered will be subscribed.  If less than the maximum proceeds are available to us, our development and prospects could be adversely affected.  There is no minimum offering required for this offering to close. All funds received as a result of this offering will be immediately available to us for our general business purposes.

 

We cannot assure you that all or any of the shares offered under this prospectus will be sold. No one has committed to purchase any of the shares offered. Therefore, we may sell only a nominal amount of shares, in which case our ability to execute our business plan might be negatively impacted. We reserve the right to withdraw or cancel this offering and to accept or reject any subscription in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. Subscriptions will be accepted or rejected promptly. All monies from rejected subscriptions will be returned immediately by us to the subscriber, without interest or deductions. Certificates for shares purchased will be issued and distributed by our transfer agent promptly after a subscription is accepted and "good funds" are received in our account.

 

If it turns out that we have not raised enough money to effectuate our business plan, we will try to raise additional funds from a second public offering, a private placement or loans. At the present time, we have not made any plans to raise additional money and there is no assurance that we would be able to raise additional money in the future. If we need additional money and are not successful, we will have to suspend or cease operations.

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We will sell the shares in this offering through our officer and director. The officer and Director engaged in the sale of the securities will receive no commission from the sale of the shares nor will he register as broker-dealers pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in reliance upon Rule 3(a) 4-1. Rule 3(a) 4-1 sets forth those conditions under which a person associated with an issuer may participate in the offering of the issuer's securities and not be deemed to be a broker-dealer. Our officer and director satisfies the requirements of Rule 3(a) 4-1 in that:

 

1. They are not subject to a statutory disqualification, as that term is defined in Section 3(a)(39) of the Act, at the time of his or her participation; and
2. They are not compensated in connection with their participation by the payment of commissions or other remuneration based either directly or indirectly on transactions in securities; and
3. They are not, at the time of their participation, an associated person of a broker- dealer; and
4. They meet the conditions of Paragraph (a)(4)(ii) of Rule 3(a)4-1 of the Exchange Act, in that they (A) primarily perform, or are intended primarily to perform at the end of the offering, substantial duties for or on behalf of the issuer otherwise than in connection with transactions in securities; and (B) are not brokers or dealers, or an associated person of a broker or dealer, within the preceding twelve (12) months; and (C) do not participate in selling and offering of securities for any issuer more than once every twelve (12) months other than in reliance on Paragraphs (a)(4)(i) or (a)(4)(iii).

 

As long as we satisfy all of these conditions, we are comfortable that we will be able to satisfy the requirements of Rule 3(a)4-1 of the Exchange Act.

 

As our officer and director will sell the shares being offered pursuant to this offering, Regulation M prohibits the Company and its officer and director from certain types of trading activities during the time of distribution of our securities. Specifically, Regulation M prohibits our officer and director from bidding for or purchasing any common stock or attempting to induce any other person to purchase any common stock, until the distribution of our securities pursuant to this offering has ended.

 

We have no intention of inviting broker-dealer participation in this offering.

 

Offering Period and Expiration Date

 

This offering will commence on the effective date of this prospectus, as determined by the Securities and Exchange Commission and continue for a period of 120 days. We may extend the offering for an additional 90 days unless the offering is completed or otherwise terminated by us. Funds received from investors will be counted towards the minimum subscription amount only if the form of payment, such as a check, clears the banking system and represents immediately available funds held by us prior to the termination of the 120-day subscription period, or prior to the termination of the extended subscription period if extended by our Board of Directors.

 

Procedures for Subscribing

 

If you decide to subscribe for any shares in this offering, you must deliver a check or certified funds for acceptance or rejection. The minimum investment amount for a single investor is $400 for 40,000 shares. All checks for subscriptions must be made payable to "Step Out, Inc.”

 

Right to Reject Subscriptions

 

We maintain the right to accept or reject subscriptions in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. All monies from rejected subscriptions will be returned immediately by us to the subscriber, without interest or deductions. Subscriptions for securities will be accepted or rejected within 48 hours of our having received them.

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Description of Securities

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 90,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.   As of August 31, 2011, there were 10,000,000 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding.  Our shares are currently held by one (1) stockholder of record. We have not issued any shares of preferred stock.

 

Common Stock

 

Our common stock is entitled to one vote per share on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders, including the election of directors. Except as otherwise required by law or provided in any resolution adopted by our board of directors with respect to any series of preferred stock, the holders of our common stock will possess all voting power. Generally, all matters to be voted on by stockholders must be approved by a majority (or, in the case of election of directors, by a plurality) of the votes entitled to be cast by all shares of our common stock that are present in person or represented by proxy, subject to any voting rights granted to holders of any preferred stock. Holders of our common stock representing fifty percent (50%) of our capital stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote, represented in person or by proxy, are necessary to constitute a quorum at any meeting of our stockholders.  A vote by the holders of a majority of our outstanding shares is required to effectuate certain fundamental corporate changes such as liquidation, merger or an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. Our Articles of Incorporation do not provide for cumulative voting in the election of directors.

 

Subject to any preferential rights of any outstanding series of preferred stock created by  our board of directors from time to time, the holders of shares of our common stock will be entitled to such cash dividends as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors from funds available therefore.

 

Subject to any preferential rights of any outstanding series of preferred stock created from time to time by our board of directors, upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of shares of our common stock will be entitled to receive pro rata all assets available for distribution to such holders.

 

In the event of any merger or consolidation with or into another company in connection with which shares of our common stock are converted into or exchangeable for shares of stock, other securities or property (including cash), all holders of our common stock will be entitled to receive the same kind and amount of shares of stock and other securities and property (including cash). Holders of our common stock have no pre-emptive rights, no conversion rights and there are no redemption provisions applicable to our common stock.

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Preferred Stock

 

Our board of directors may become authorized to authorize preferred shares of stock and to divide the authorized shares of our preferred stock into one or more series, each of which must be so designated as to distinguish the shares of each series of preferred stock from the shares of all other series and classes. Our board of directors is authorized, within any limitations prescribed by law and our articles of incorporation, to fix and determine the designations, rights, qualifications, preferences, limitations and terms of the shares of any series of preferred stock including, but not limited to, the following:

 

1. The number of shares constituting that series and the distinctive designation of that series, which may be by distinguishing number, letter or title;

 

2. The dividend rate on the shares of that series, whether dividends will be cumulative, and if so, from which date(s), and the relative rights of priority, if any, of payment of dividends on shares of that series;

 

3. Whether that series will have voting rights, in addition to the voting rights provided by law, and, if so, the terms of such voting rights;

 

4. Whether that series will have conversion privileges, and, if so, the terms and conditions of such conversion, including provision for adjustment of the conversion rate in such events as the Board of Directors determines;

 

5. Whether or not the shares of that series will be redeemable, and, if so, the terms and conditions of such redemption, including the date or date upon or after which they are redeemable, and the amount per share payable in case of redemption, which amount may vary under different conditions and at different redemption dates;

 

6. Whether that series will have a sinking fund for the redemption or purchase of shares of that series, and, if so, the terms and amount of such sinking fund;

 

7. The rights of the shares of that series in the event of voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the corporation, and the relative rights of priority, if any, of payment of shares of that series;

 

8. Any other relative rights, preferences and limitations of that series

 

Provisions in Our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws That Would Delay, Defer or Prevent a Change in Control

 

Our articles of incorporation authorize our board of directors to issue a class of preferred stock commonly known as a "blank check" preferred stock. Specifically, the preferred stock may be issued from time to time by the board of directors as shares of one (1) or more classes or series. Our board of directors, subject to the provisions of our Articles of Incorporation and limitations imposed by law, is authorized to adopt resolutions; to issue the shares; to fix the number of shares; to change the number of shares constituting any series; and to provide for or change the following: the voting powers; designations; preferences; and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, qualifications, limitations or restrictions, including the following: dividend rights, including whether dividends are cumulative; dividend rates; terms of redemption, including sinking fund provisions; redemption prices; conversion rights and liquidation preferences of the shares constituting any class or series of the preferred stock.

 

In each such case, we will not need any further action or vote by our shareholders. One of the effects of undesignated preferred stock may be to enable the board of directors to render more difficult or to discourage an attempt to obtain control of us by means of a tender offer, proxy contest, merger or otherwise, and thereby to protect the continuity of our management. The issuance of shares of preferred stock pursuant to the board of director's authority described above may adversely affect the rights of holders of common stock. For example, preferred stock issued by us may rank prior to the common stock as to dividend rights, liquidation preference or both, may have full or limited voting rights and may be convertible into shares of common stock. Accordingly, the issuance of shares of preferred stock may discourage bids for the common stock at a premium or may otherwise adversely affect the market price of the common stock.

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Dividend Policy

 

We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock.  We currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to finance the expansion of our business. As a result, we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

Share Purchase Warrants

 

We have not issued and do not have outstanding any warrants to purchase shares of our common stock.

 

Options

 

We have not issued and do not have outstanding any options to purchase shares of our common stock.

 

Convertible Securities

 

We have not issued and do not have outstanding any securities convertible into shares of our common stock or any rights convertible or exchangeable into shares of our common stock.

 

Nevada Anti-Takeover Laws

 

Nevada Revised Statutes sections 78.378 to 78.379 provide state regulation over the acquisition of a controlling interest in certain Nevada corporations unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the corporation provide that the provisions of these sections do not apply.  Our articles of incorporation and bylaws do not state that these provisions do not apply.  The statute creates a number of restrictions on the ability of a person or entity to acquire control of a Nevada company by setting down certain rules of conduct and voting restrictions in any acquisition attempt, among other things. The statute is limited to corporations that are organized in the state of Nevada and that have 200 or more stockholders, at least 100 of whom are stockholders of record and residents of the State of Nevada; and does business in the State of Nevada directly or through an affiliated corporation. Because of these conditions, the statute currently does not apply to our company.

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Interests of Named Experts and Counsel

 

No expert or counsel named in this prospectus as having prepared or certified any part of this prospectus or having given an opinion upon the validity of the securities being registered or upon other legal matters in connection with the registration or offering of the common stock was employed on a contingency basis, or had, or is to receive, in connection with the offering, a substantial interest, direct or indirect, in the registrant or any of its parents or subsidiaries. Nor was any such person connected with the registrant or any of its parents or subsidiaries as a promoter, managing or principal underwriter, voting trustee, director, officer, or employee.

 

Puoy K. Premsrirut, Esq., our independent legal counsel, has provided an opinion on the validity of our common stock.  Ms. Premsrirut’s address is 520. S. Fourth Street, Second Floor, Las Vegas, NV  89101.

 

Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, Certified Public Accountants, have audited our financial statements included in this prospectus and registration statement to the extent and for the periods set forth in their audit report.  Silberstein Ungar, PLLC has presented their report with respect to our audited financial statements.  The report of Silberstein Ungar, PLLC is included in reliance upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

Description of Business

 

Principal Place of Business

 

Our principal offices are located at 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr. Reno, NV 89521. Our sole officer and director provides office services at this location free of charge.

 

Company Overview

 

We were incorporated as Step Out, Inc. on May 2, 2011 in the State of Nevada for the purpose of for the purpose of developing a chain of flotation tank therapy spas, beginning with the Northern Nevada market. Our business is operated through our wholly-owned operating subsidiary, SOI Nevada, LLC. We have procured our initial floatation tank equipment and are seeking funding for the purpose of testing and developing our service and opening our first location in the Reno, Nevada area.  We are a development stage company and have not generated any revenues to date.  Our current working capital is not sufficient to enable us to implement our business plan as set forth in this prospectus. Accordingly, we will require additional financing, including the equity funding sought in this prospectus.

 

Through this offering, we are seeking funding for the purpose of acquiring certain supplies and equipment needed for the operation of our floatation tank, marketing expenses, accounting and legal expenses, and rental and labor expense for the opening and initial operation of our first planned spa location, which we currently plan to open in the last quarter of our first full fiscal year.

 

  Flotation Therapy

 

A floatation tank is a light-less, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly in 1954 in order to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. Flotation tanks were originally called sensory deprivation tanks. Other synonyms for flotation tank include isolation tank, floating tank, floater tank, flotation tank, REST tank, flotation baths, think tank, John C. Lilly tank and sensory attenuation tank. Flotation tanks utilize several hundred pounds of Epsom salts, which to raise the specific gravity and allow easy flotation by making the body buoyant. This eliminates the sensation of gravity and complements the elimination of light and sound sensory inputs. In addition, the salt prevents the “pruning” (temporary skin wrinkling), usually seen when staying in pure water too long. Users may also experience the conventional physical benefits of Epsom salt baths, which can include the easing of sore muscles and smoother skin.

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A therapeutic session in a flotation tank typically lasts an hour. For the first forty minutes, it is reportedly possible to experience itching in various parts of the body (a phenomenon also reported to be common during the early stages of meditation). The last twenty minutes often end with a transition from beta or alpha brainwaves to theta, which typically occurs briefly before sleep and again at waking. In a float tank, the theta state can last for several minutes without the subject losing consciousness. Many use the extended theta state as a tool for enhanced creativity and problem-solving or for “super learning”. The more often the tank is used the longer the theta period becomes.

 

Participants in flotation tank therapy may experience intensive relaxation, enhanced concentration, and a state of mental rest equivalent to a much longer period time spent sleeping. Flotation therapy offers the user a way to escape the distractions that are inherent in the diverse and high traffic environment of modern living. A flotation session allows the user to time to reset mentally, relax, and “step out” of the stresses of daily life.

 

Planned Services and Pricing

 

Based on the current practices of other flotation tank operators, we plan to offer users flotation tank sessions of up to 90 minutes each for a price of $45 per session. We expect beginners to use the tank for between 15 and 45 minutes, while more experienced users will opt for the longer session. Because the point of the experience is total mental relaxation, we do not intend to firmly restrict the time allowed or levy charges per minute.

 

Competition

 

At this time, there do not appear to be any large competitors offering flotation tank therapy. The typical operator is a small, single-location facility or an informal service offered on a part-time basis. To our knowledge, there are no commercial flotation tank spas currently operating in our planned initial market in the Reno area.

 

We hope to establish a specific market niche by introducing this unique spa treatment to the Northern Nevada area and gradually building a base of repeat customers and positive word-of-mouth to compliment a planned on-line marketing platform. If we are successful in our planned initial location in Reno, Nevada, we may expand to additional locations in Northern Nevada and/or Northern California. There is no guarantee, however, that our efforts will be successful and that we will be able to generate significant or sustained revenues.

 

Research and Development Expenditures

 

We have not incurred any research or development expenditures since our incorporation.

 

Subsidiaries

 

Our operations are conducted through a single, wholly-owned operating subsidiary, SOI Nevada, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.

 

Intellectual Property

 

We do not own, either legally or beneficially, any patent, trademark, or other significant intellectual property.

 

Regulatory Matters

 

We are unaware of and do not anticipate having to expend significant resources to comply with any governmental regulations applicable to our planned operations. We are subject to the laws and regulations which are generally applicable to business operations, such as business licensing requirements, income taxes and payroll taxes.

 

Employees

 

We currently have no other employees other than our sole officer and director, Sterling Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton is our President, CEO, CFO, and sole member of the Board of Directors.   

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Environmental Laws

 

We have not incurred and do not anticipate incurring any expenses associated with environmental laws.

 

 

Description of Property

 

We do not own any real property.  We maintain our corporate office at 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521.  Our sole officer and director provides office services without charge. There is no obligation for him to continue this arrangement.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

We are not currently a party to any legal proceedings. We are not aware of any pending legal proceeding to which any of our officers, directors, or any beneficial holders of 5% or more of our voting securities are adverse to us or have a material interest adverse to us.

 

Our agent for service of process in Nevada is Sterling Hamilton, 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521.

 

Market for Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters

 

No Public Market for Common Stock

 

There is presently no public market for our common stock.  We anticipate making an application for trading of our common stock on the over the counter bulletin board upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.  We can provide no assurance that our shares will be traded on the bulletin board, or if traded, that a public market will materialize.

 

The Securities Exchange Commission has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on the NASDAQ system, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or system.  The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the Commission, that: (a) contains a description of the nature and level of risk in the market for penny stocks in both public offerings and secondary trading;(b) contains a description of the broker's or dealer's duties to the customer and of the rights and remedies available to the customer with respect to a violation to such duties or other requirements of Securities' laws; (c) contains a brief, clear, narrative description of a dealer market, including bid and ask prices for penny stocks and the significance of the spread between the bid and ask  price;(d) contains a toll-free telephone number for inquiries on disciplinary actions;(e) defines significant terms in the disclosure document or in the conduct of trading in penny stocks; and;(f) contains such other information and is in such form, including language, type, size and format, as the Commission shall require by rule or regulation.

 

The broker-dealer also must provide, prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock, the customer with; (a) bid and offer quotations for the penny stock;(b) the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction;(c) the number of shares to which such bid and ask prices apply, or other comparable information relating to the depth and liquidity of the market for such stock; and (d) a monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account.

 

  In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules; the broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement, a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks, and a signed and dated copy of a written suitability statement.

 

These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our stock if it becomes subject to these penny stock rules. Therefore, because our common stock is subject to the penny stock rules, stockholders may have difficulty selling those securities.

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Holders of Our Common Stock

 

Currently, we have one (1) holder of record of our common stock.

 

Rule 144 Shares

 

None of our common stock is currently available for resale to the public under Rule 144.

 

In general, under Rule 144 as currently in effect, a person who has beneficially owned shares of a company's common stock for at least one year is entitled to sell within any three month period a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of:

 

1.   one percent of the number of shares of the company's common stock then outstanding; or

 

2.   the average weekly trading volume of the company's common stock during the four calendar weeks preceding the filing of a notice on form 144 with respect to the sale.

 

Sales under Rule 144 are also subject to manner of sale provisions and notice requirements and to the availability of current public information about the company.

 

Under Rule 144(k), a person who is not one of the company's affiliates at any time during the three months preceding a sale, and who has beneficially owned the shares proposed to be sold for at least two years, is entitled to sell shares without complying with the manner of sale, public information, volume limitation or notice provisions of Rule 144.

 

Stock Option Grants

 

To date, we have not granted any stock options.

 

Dividends

 

There are no restrictions in our articles of incorporation or bylaws that prevent us from declaring dividends.  The Nevada Revised Statutes, however, do prohibit us from declaring dividends where after giving effect to the distribution of the dividend:

 

1.   we would not be able to pay our debts as they become due in the usual course of business, or;
2.   our total assets would be less than the sum of our total liabilities plus the amount that would be needed to satisfy the rights of shareholders who have preferential rights superior to those receiving the distribution.

 

We have not declared any dividends and we do not plan to declare any dividends in the foreseeable future.

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Financial Statements

 

Index to Financial Statements:

 

Audited Financial Statements:
F-1 Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
F-2 Consolidated Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2011;
F-3 Consolidated Statement of Operations from May 2, 2011 (date of inception) to August 31, 2011;
F-4 Consolidated Statement of Stockholder's Equity as of August 31, 2011
F-5 Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows from May 2, 2011 (date of inception) to August 31, 2011;
F-6 Notes to Financial Statements;

 

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Silberstein Ungar, PLLC CPAs and Business Advisors 

Phone (248) 203-0080

Fax (248) 281-0940

30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2175

Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4586

www.sucpas.com

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors of

Step Out, Inc.

Reno, Nevada

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Step Out, Inc. as of August 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholder’s equity, and cash flows for the period from May 2, 2011 (inception) through August 31, 2011. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audit 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. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Step Out, Inc. as of August 31, 2011 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the period from May 2, 2011 (inception) through August 31, 2011 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 5 to the financial statements, the Company has limited working capital, has not yet received revenue from sales of products or services, and has incurred losses from operations. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans with regard to these matters are described in Note 5. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

/s/ Silberstein Ungar, PLLC

 

Bingham Farms, Michigan

October 14, 2011

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STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

As of August 31, 2011

 

ASSETS    
     
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $10,032 
Deposit  5,000 
Total Current Assets  15,032 
     
TOTAL ASSETS $15,032 
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY    
     
Liabilities    
Current liabilities    
Accrued expenses $7,777 
Loan from shareholder  100 
Total Liabilities  7,877 
     
     
Stockholder’s Equity    
Preferred stock, par $.001, 10,000,000 authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding  0 
Common stock, par $.001, 90,000,000 common shares authorized, 10,000,000 shares issued and outstanding  10,000 
Additional paid in capital  5,000 
Deficit accumulated during the development stage  (7,845)
Total Stockholder’s Equity  7,155 
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY $15,032 

  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

F-2
 

STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

For the period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) through August 31, 2011

 

   
REVENUES $0 
     
OPERATING EXPENSES:    
   Professional fees  7,777 
   Bank charges  68 
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES  7,845 
     
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS BEFORE PROVISION FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX  (7,845)
     
PROVISION FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX  —   
     
NET LOSS $(7,845)
     
     
INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE: BASIC AND DILUTED $(0.00)
     
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING: BASIC AND DILUTED  10,000,000 

    

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

F-3
 

 STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY

Period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) through August 31, 2011 

 

   
 
 
Common stock
   
 
Additional paid-in
  Deficit accumulated during the development    
 
Total
Stockholder’s
   Shares    Amount    capital    stage    Equity 
Balance at inception, May 2, 2011  —     $—     $—     $—     $—   
                         
Common shares issued in exchange for membership interest  10,000,000    10,000    5,000    —      15,000 
                         
Net loss for the period  —      —      —      (7,845)   (7,845)
                         
Balance, August 31, 2011  10,000,000   $10,000   $5,000   $(7,845)  $7,155 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

F-4
 

STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) through August 31, 2011   

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net loss for the period $(7,845)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used  by operating activities:    
Changes in assets and liabilities:    
Deposits  (5,000)
Accrued expenses  7,777 
Cash flows used in operating activities  (5,068)
     
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Net assets acquired  15,000 
Loan from shareholder  100 
Cash flows provided by financing activities  15,100 
     
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  10,032 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  0 
     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $10,032 
     
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION    
Interest paid $0 
Income taxes paid $0 
     
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Common shares issued in exchange for membership interest $15,000 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

F-5
 

STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

August 31, 2011

 

NOTE 1 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Nature of Business

Step Out, Inc. (“Step Out” or the “Company”) was incorporated in Nevada on May 2, 2011. Step Out is a Development stage company and has not yet realized any revenues from its planned operations. Step Out is currently in the business of opening spas featuring salt water isolation/flotation tanks.

 

On July 18, 2011, Step Out issued 10,000,000 common shares to acquire a 100% membership interest in SOI Nevada, LLC, a Nevada limited liability corporation from the sole shareholder of Step Out, Inc. The membership interest was acquired at book value from the shareholder. SOI Nevada, LLC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Step Out, Inc.

 

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly- owned subsidiary, SOI Nevada, LLC. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America and are presented in US dollars.

 

Accounting Basis

The Company uses the accrual basis of accounting and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP” accounting). The Company has adopted an August 31 fiscal year end.

 

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Basic Loss Per Share

Basic income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s net loss applicable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares during the period. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the Company’s net income available to common shareholders by the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year. The diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding is the basic weighted number of shares adjusted for any potentially dilutive debt or equity. There were no such common stock equivalents outstanding as of August 31, 2011.

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STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

August 31, 2011

 

NOTE 1 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Concentrations of Credit Risk

The Company maintains its cash in bank deposit accounts, the balances of which at times may exceed federally insured limits. The Company continually monitors its banking relationships and consequently has not experienced any losses in such accounts. The Company believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. At August 31, 2011, the Company had $10,032 of unrestricted cash to be used for future business operations.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company's financial instruments consist of cash, a deposit, accrued professional fees, and an amount due to a related party. The carrying amount of these financial instruments approximates fair value due to either length of maturity or interest rates that approximate prevailing market rates unless otherwise disclosed in these financial statements.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for employee stock-based compensation in accordance with the guidance of FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation which requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, to be recognized in the financial statements based on their fair values.  The fair value of the equity instrument is charged directly to compensation expense and credited to additional paid-in capital over the period during which services are rendered. There has been no stock-based compensation issued to employees.

 

The Company follows ASC Topic 505-50, formerly EITF 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments that are Issued to Other than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling Goods and Services,” for stock options and warrants issued to consultants and other non-employees.  In accordance with ASC Topic 505-50, these stock options and warrants issued as compensation for services provided to the Company are accounted for based upon the fair value of the services provided or the estimated fair market value of the option or warrant, whichever can be more clearly determined.   There has been no stock-based compensation issued to non-employees.

 

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 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 August 31, 2011, there have been no interest or penalties incurred on income taxes.

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STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

August 31, 2011

 

NOTE 1 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

Dividends

The Company has not adopted any policy regarding payment of dividends. No dividends have been paid during the periods shown.

 

Revenue Recognition

The Company is in the development stage and has yet to realize revenues from operations.  Once the Company has commenced operations, it will recognize revenues when delivery of goods or completion of services has occurred provided there is persuasive evidence of an agreement, acceptance has been approved by its customers, the fee is fixed or determinable based on the completion of stated terms and conditions, and collection of any related receivable is probable.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Step Out does not expect the adoption of recently issued accounting pronouncements to have a significant impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

NOTE 2 – INCOME TAXES

 

The provision for Federal income tax consists of the following:

 

  August 31,
  2011
Federal income tax benefit attributable to:    
Current operations $2,667 
Less: valuation allowance  (2,667)
Net provision for Federal income tax $0 

 

The cumulative tax effect at the expected rate of 34% of significant items comprising our net deferred tax amount is as follows:

 

  August 31,
  2011
Deferred tax asset attributable to:    
Net operating loss carryover $2,667 
Less: valuation allowance  (2,667)
Net deferred tax asset $0 

 

Due to the change in ownership provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, net operating loss carry forwards for federal income tax reporting purposes are subject to annual limitations. Should a change in ownership occur net operating loss carry forwards may be limited as to use in future years.

F-8
 

STEP OUT, INC.

(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

August 31, 2011

 

NOTE 3 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTION

 

During the period ended August 31, 2011 the director made advances to the Company totaling $100. These advances are unsecured, non-interest bearing, and have no specified terms of repayment.

 

NOTE 4 – COMMON STOCK

 

The Company has 10,000,000 preferred shares authorized at a par value of $0.001 per share.

 

The Company has 90,000,000,000 common shares authorized at a par value of $0.001 per share.

 

On July 18, 2011, Step Out issued 10,000,000 common shares to acquire 100% of the membership interests of SOI Nevada, LLC, a Nevada limited liability corporation, from the sole shareholder of Step Out, Inc. The transaction was recorded at $15,000, the book value of the membership interests.

 

NOTE 5 - GOING CONCERN

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the company will continue as a going concern. The Company has no established source of revenue. This raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Without realization of additional capital, it would be unlikely for the Company to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from this uncertainty.

 

The Company’s activities to date have been supported by equity financing. It has sustained losses from inception to date of $7,845 as of August 31, 2011. Management continues to seek funding from its shareholders and other qualified investors.  

 

NOTE 6 – COMMITMENTS

 

Step Out neither owns nor leases any real or personal property. An officer has provided office services without charge. There is no obligation for the officer to continue this arrangement. Such costs are immaterial to the financial statements and accordingly are not reflected herein. The officers and directors are involved in other business activities and most likely will become involved in other business activities in the future.

 

NOTE 7 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

Management has analyzed its operations through the date on which the financial statements were issued, October 14, 2011, and has determined it does not have any material subsequent events to disclose.

F-9
 

Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Management's statements contained in this portion of the prospectus are not historical facts and are forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse affect on the operations and future prospects of the Company on a consolidated basis include, but are not limited to, those matters discussed under the section entitled “Risk Factors,” above.  Such risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

 

Planned Operations and Budget for Fiscal Year Beginning September 1, 2011

 

Our initial floatation tank has been procured and built to our order, and we expect to take delivery within the immediate future. During the remainder of the first nine months of our fiscal year beginning September 1, 2011, we intend to schedule flotation tank sessions one or two days per week in temporary space to be provided by our sole officer free of charge. During this initial phase of operations, we will get vital customer feed-back that we will use to refine and improve the service and user experience to be offered once we commence full time operations. In addition, we will use our initial phase of operation to prepare and launch our on-line marketing platform and to build-up a client base through referrals and word of mouth. Once repeat customers are cultivated and the service has been sufficiently tested, we plan to expand to a full-time schedule. We currently intend to open our initial full time retail location in the Reno, Nevada area in the summer of 2012.

 

The operating budget for our first full fiscal year consists of planned expenditures for acquiring certain supplies and equipment needed for the operation of our floatation tank, marketing expenses, accounting and legal expenses, and rental and labor expense for the opening and initial operation of our first planned spa location.   Management’s estimate of our planned expenditures by category and by fiscal quarter for our first full fiscal year is set forth below:

 

Expense Category Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Category Totals
Materials and Equipment $0 $500 $500 $500 $1,500
Marketing $0 $0 $300 $200 $500
Labor 0 0 $500 $3,500 $4,000
Retail location rental $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $6,000
Legal and accounting $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $10,000
Quarterly Total $2,500 $3,000 $3,800 $12,700
Grand Total for fiscal year $2,500 $5,500 $9,300 $22,000

 

 

As of August 31, 2011, we had $10,032 in cash and $7,155 in working capital.  Our ability to fund the budget set forth above will therefore depend upon on raising funds through the current offering.  If the maximum offering is sold, we should have sufficient cash, exclusive of any sales revenue, to fund our budget until the end of our fiscal year beginning September 1, 2011.  If substantially less than the maximum offering is sold, however, our ability to meet our budget and to implement our business plan will be impaired.   Our ability to fund our planned budget beyond our current fiscal year will be contingent upon us realizing sales revenue sufficient to fund our ongoing operating expenses, and/or upon obtaining additional financing.

 

Significant Equipment

 

We do not intend to purchase any additional significant equipment for the next twelve months.  

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Results of Operations for the Period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) until August 31, 2011

 

We generated no revenue and incurred $7,845 in expenses for the period from inception on May 2, 011 until august 31, 2011.  Our expenses consisted primarily of professional expenses.  We therefore recorded a net loss of $7,845 for the period from inception on May 2, 2011 until August 31, 2011. We expect that our operating expenses will increase as we undertake our plan of operations, as outlined above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of August, we had total current assets of $15,032 and cash of $10,032. We had current liabilities of $7,877 as of August 31, 2011.  Accordingly, we had working capital of $7,155 as of August 31, 2011.

 

Operating activities used $5,068 in cash and generated no cash for the period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) until August 31, 2011. Financing Activities during the period from May 2, 2011 (Date of Inception) until August 31, 2011, generated $15,100 in cash.

 

As outlined above, we expect to spend approximately $22,000 toward the initial implementation of our business plan over the course of our first full fiscal year.  As of August 31, 2011, we had $10,032 in cash.  The success of our business plan therefore depends on raising funds through the current offering.  If the maximum offering is sold, we should have sufficient cash to carry out our business plan until the end of our fiscal year beginning September 1, 2011.  If substantially less than the maximum offering is sold, however, our ability to execute on our immediate business plan will be impaired.   Our ability to operate beyond our current fiscal year is contingent upon us obtaining additional financing and/or upon realizing sales revenue sufficient to fund our ongoing expenses. Until we are able to sustain our ongoing operations through sales revenue, we intend to fund operations through debt and/or equity financing arrangements, which may be insufficient to fund our capital expenditures, working capital, or other cash requirements. We do not have any formal commitments or arrangements for the sales of stock or the advancement or loan of funds at this time. There can be no assurance that such additional financing will be available to us on acceptable terms, or at all.

 

Going Concern

 

As discussed in the notes to our financial statements, we have no established source of revenue.  This has raised substantial doubt for our auditors about our ability to continue as a going concern.  Without realization of additional capital, it would be unlikely for us to continue as a going concern.

 

Our activities to date have been supported by equity financing.  Management continues to seek funding from its shareholders and other qualified investors to pursue its business plan. 

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of August 31, 2011, there were no off balance sheet arrangements.

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Changes In and Disagreements with Accountants

 

We have had no changes in or disagreements with our accountants.

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

Our executive officer and director and his age as of the date of this Prospectus is as follows:

 

Name Age Position(s) and Office(s) Held
Sterling Hamilton 25 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Director

 

Set forth below is a brief description of the background and business experience of our current executive officer and director.

 

Sterling Hamilton.   Mr. Hamilton was appointed as our President, CEO, CFO, and sole Director concurrently with his founding of the company on May 2, 2011.  In addition to his duties at the company, Mr. Hamilton currently works as a Front End Engineer at the privately held internet company DealerTrend, Inc., a position he has held since April of 2010.  From September of 2009 to April of 2010, Mr. Hamilton served as Lead Web Developer for Vitamin Research Products.  From May of 2008 through July of 2009, Mr. Hamilton worked as a web developer at Exyst, Inc.  From December of 2006 through May of 2008, he worked as a software engineer at Mark Systems. Mr. Hamilton has completed approximately two years of undergraduate studies focusing on computer science at the University of Nevada, Reno.  There are no other items of specific professional experience, qualifications, or skills that led to his appointment as our sole officer and director.

 

Directors

 

Our bylaws authorize no less than one (1) director.  We currently have one Director.

 

Term of Office

 

Our Directors are appointed for a one-year term to 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.

 

Significant Employees

 

We have no significant employees other than our officer and director.

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Executive Compensation

 

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

 

The Company presently not does have employment agreements with its executive officer and it has not established a system of executive compensation or any fixed policies regarding compensation of executive officers.  Due to financial constraints typical of those faced by a development stage business, the company has not paid any cash and/or stock compensation to its named executive officer.

 

Our sole executive officer holds substantial ownership in the Company and is motivated by a strong entrepreneurial interest in developing our operations and potential revenue base to the best of his ability.   As our business and operations expand and mature, we expect to develop a formal system of compensation designed to attract, retain and motivate talented executives.

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

The table below summarizes all compensation awarded to, earned by, or paid to each named executive officer for our last two completed fiscal years for all services rendered to us.

 

SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE

Name and

principal position

Year

Salary

($)

Bonus

($)

Stock Awards

($)

Option

Awards

($)

Non-Equity

Incentive Plan

Compensation

($)

Nonqualified

Deferred

Compensation

Earnings ($)

All Other

Compensation

($)

Total

($)

Sterling Hamilton, President, CEO, CFO, and director

2011

 

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative Disclosure to the Summary Compensation Table

 

Our named executive officer does not currently receive any compensation from the Company for his service as an officer of the Company.

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Outstanding Equity Awards At Fiscal Year-end Table

 

The table below summarizes all unexercised options, stock that has not vested, and equity incentive plan awards for each named executive officer outstanding as of the end of our last completed fiscal year.

 

OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR-END
OPTION AWARDS STOCK AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

Securities

Underlying

Unexercised

Options

(#)

Exercisable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

Securities

Underlying

Unexercised

Options

 (#)

Unexercisable

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

Incentive

 Plan

Awards:

Number of

Securities

Underlying

Unexercised

Unearned

Options

(#)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option

Exercise

 Price

 ($)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option

Expiration

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

of

Shares

or Shares

of

Stock That

Have

Not

Vested

(#)

 

 

 

Market

Value

of

Shares

or

Shares

of

Stock

That

Have

Not

Vested

($)

 

Equity

Incentive

 Plan

Awards:

 Number

of

Unearned

 Shares,

Shares or

Other

Rights

That Have

 Not

Vested

(#)

Equity

Incentive

Plan

Awards:

Market or

Payout

Value of

Unearned

Shares,

Shares or

Other

Rights

That

Have Not

 Vested

(#)

Sterling Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Compensation of Directors Table

 

The table below summarizes all compensation paid to our director for our last completed fiscal year. 

 

DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
Name

Fees Earned or

Paid in

Cash

($)

 

 

Stock Awards

($)

 

 

Option Awards

($)

Non-Equity

Incentive

Plan

Compensation

($)

Non-Qualified

Deferred

Compensation

Earnings

($)

 

All

Other

Compensation

($)

 

 

 

Total

($)

Sterling Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Narrative Disclosure to the Director Compensation Table

 

Our directors do not currently receive any compensation from the Company for their service as members of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

 

The following table sets forth, as of the date of this Prospectus, the beneficial ownership of our common stock by each executive officer and director, by each person known by us to beneficially own more than 5% of the our common stock and by the executive officers and directors as a group. Except as otherwise indicated, all shares are owned directly and the percentage shown is based on 10,000,000 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

Title of class

Name and address of beneficial owner

Amount of

beneficial ownership

Percent

of class

Common

Sterling Hamilton

1976 Glacier Meadow Dr.

Reno, NV 89521

10,000,000 100%
Common Total all executive officers and directors 10,000,000 100%
Common Other 5% Shareholders
None

 

 

As used in this table, "beneficial ownership" means the sole or shared power to vote, or to direct the voting of, a security, or the sole or shared investment power with respect to a security (i.e., the power to dispose of, or to direct the disposition of, a security). In addition, for purposes of this table, a person is deemed, as of any date, to have "beneficial ownership" of any security that such person has the right to acquire within 60 days after such date.

 

The persons named above have full voting and investment power with respect to the shares indicated.  Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a person (or group of persons) is deemed to be a "beneficial owner" of a security if he or she, directly or indirectly, has or shares the power to vote or to direct the voting of such security, or the power to dispose of or to direct the disposition of such security.  Accordingly, more than one person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of the same security. A person is also deemed to be a beneficial owner of any security, which that person has the right to acquire within 60 days, such as options or warrants to purchase our common stock.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

To date, we have not adopted a stock option plan or other equity compensation plan and have not issued any stock, options, or other securities as compensation.

 

Disclosure of Commission Position of Indemnification for Securities Act Liabilities

 

In accordance with the provisions in our articles of incorporation, we will indemnify an officer, director, or former officer or director, to the full extent permitted by law.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") may be permitted to our directors, officers and controlling persons pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by us of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of us in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, we will, unless in the opinion of our counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

 

Except as set forth below, none of our directors or executive officers, nor any proposed nominee for election as a director, nor any person who beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, shares carrying more than 5% of the voting rights attached to all of our outstanding shares, nor any members of the immediate family (including spouse, parents, children, siblings, and in-laws) of any of the foregoing persons has any material interest, direct or indirect, in any transaction since our incorporation or in any presently proposed transaction which, in either case, has or will materially affect us.

 

1.            On July 18, 2011, our founder, president, CEO, CFO, and sole director, Sterling Hamilton, contributed our initial equity capital by purchasing membership interests in SOI Nevada, LLC for the price of $15,000. On the same date, Mr. Hamilton then contributed 100% ownership of SOI Nevada, LLC in exchange for 10,000,000 shares of our common stock. Mr. Hamilton is currently our sole shareholder and SOI Nevada, LLC functions as our wholly-owned operating subsidiary.

 

2. Mr. Hamilton has advanced us the sum of $100 in connection with the opening of corporate bank accounts. This advance has no specified terms of repayment and does not bear interest.

 

Available Information

 

We have filed a registration statement on form S-1 under the Securities Act of 1933 with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to the shares of our common stock offered through this prospectus.  This prospectus is filed as a part of that registration statement, but does not contain all of the information contained in the registration statement and exhibits.  Statements made in the registration statement are summaries of the material terms of the referenced contracts, agreements or documents of the company.  We refer you to our registration statement and each exhibit attached to it for a more detailed description of matters involving the company.  You may inspect the registration statement, exhibits and schedules filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the Commission's principal office in Washington, D.C.  Copies of all or any part of the registration statement may be obtained from the Public Reference Section of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549.  Please Call the Commission at (202) 942-8088 for further information on the operation of the public reference rooms.  The Securities and Exchange Commission also maintains a Web Site at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy Statements and information regarding registrants that files electronically with the Commission.  Our registration statement and the referenced exhibits can also be found on this site.

 

If we are not required to provide an annual report to our security holders, we intend to still voluntarily do so when otherwise due, and will attach audited financial statements with such report.

 

Dealer Prospectus Delivery Obligation

 

Until ________________, all dealers that effect transactions in these securities whether or not participating in this offering may be required to deliver a prospectus. This is in addition to the dealers' obligation to deliver a prospectus when acting as underwriters and with respect to their unsold allotments or subscriptions.

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Part II

 

Information Not Required In the Prospectus

 

Item 13. Other Expenses Of Issuance And Distribution

 

The estimated costs of this offering are as follows:

 

Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee $ 2.33
Federal Taxes $ 0
State Taxes and Fees $ 0
Listing Fees $ 0
Printing and Engraving Fees $ 0
Transfer Agent Fees $ 500
Accounting fees and expenses $ 4,000
Legal fees and expenses $ 2,000
Total $ 6,502.33

 

All amounts are estimates, other than the Commission's registration fee.

 

We are paying all expenses of the offering listed above.

 

Item 14. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Our officers and directors are indemnified as provided by the Nevada Revised Statutes and our bylaws.

 

Under the governing Nevada statutes, director immunity from liability to a company or its shareholders for monetary liabilities applies automatically unless it is specifically limited by a company's articles of incorporation.  Our articles of incorporation do not contain any limiting language regarding director immunity from liability.  Excepted from this immunity are:

 

1.   a willful failure to deal fairly with the company or its shareholders in connection with a matter in which the director has a material conflict of interest;

 

2.   a violation of criminal law (unless the director had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was lawful or no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful);

 

3.   a transaction from which the director derived an improper personal profit; and

 

4.   willful misconduct.

 

Our bylaws provide that we will indemnify our directors and officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by Nevada law; provided, however, that we may modify the extent of such indemnification by individual contracts with our directors and officers; and, provided, further, that we shall not be required to indemnify any director or officer in connection with any proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless:

 

1.   such indemnification is expressly required to be made by law;

 

2.   the proceeding was authorized by our Board of Directors;

 

3.   such indemnification is provided by us, in our sole discretion, pursuant to the powers  vested us under Nevada law; or;

 

4.   such indemnification is required to be made pursuant to the bylaws.

 

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Our bylaws provide that we will advance to any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director or officer, of the company, or is or was serving at the request of the company as a director or executive officer of another company, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, prior to the final disposition of the proceeding, promptly following request therefore, all expenses incurred by any director or officer in connection with such proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such person to repay said amounts if it should be determined ultimately that such person is not entitled to be indemnified under our bylaws or otherwise.

 

Our bylaws provide that no advance shall be made by us to an officer of the company, except by reason of the fact that such officer is or was a director of the company in which event this paragraph shall not apply, in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, if a determination is reasonably and promptly made: (a) by the board of directors by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors who were not parties to the proceeding, or (b) if such quorum is not obtainable, or, even if obtainable, a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, that the facts known to the decision-making party at the time such determination is made demonstrate clearly and convincingly that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the company.

 

Item 15. Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

On July 18, 2011, our founder, president, CEO, CFO, and sole director, Sterling Hamilton, contributed our initial equity capital by purchasing membership interests in SOI Nevada, LLC for the price of $15,000. On the same date, Mr. Hamilton then contributed 100% ownership of SOI Nevada, LLC in exchange for 10,000,000 shares of our common stock. These shares were issued pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and are restricted shares as defined in the Securities Act.  We did not engage in any general solicitation or advertising.

 

Item 16. Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number Description
3.1 Articles of Incorporation 
3.2 By-laws
5.1 Opinion of Puoy K. Premsrirut, Esq., with consent to use
23.1 Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

Item 17. Undertakings

 

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

1.   To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement;

 

     (a)  to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

     (b) to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events which, individually or together, represent a fundamental change in the information in the registration statement; and Notwithstanding the forgoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation From the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospects filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in the volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the "Calculation of Registration Fee" table in the effective registration statement.; and

 

     (c) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this registration statement or any  material change to such information in the registration statement.

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2.   That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

3.   To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered hereby which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to our directors, officers and controlling persons pursuant to the provisions above, or otherwise, we been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933, and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities, other than the payment by us of expenses incurred or paid by one of our directors, officers, or controlling persons in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding, is asserted by one of our directors, officers, or controlling persons in connection with the securities being registered, we will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933, and we will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

4.     That each prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) as part of a registration statement relating to the Offering shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the date it is first used after effectiveness. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such first use, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such date of first use.

 

5.    That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities:

 

The undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

(i) Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424 (§230.424 of this chapter);

 

(ii) Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

(iii) The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

(iv) Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser. 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-1 and authorized this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, in Reno, Nevada, on October 26, 2011.


STEP OUT, INC.

 
 

By: /s/ Sterling Hamilton

Sterling Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, and sole Director

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

 

By: /s/ Sterling Hamilton

Sterling Hamilton

Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer

Principal Accounting Officer, and sole Director


 

ROSS MILLER

Secretary of State

206 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701-4299

(775) 684 5708

Website: secretaryofstate.biz

Articles of Incorporation

(PURSUANT TO NRS 78)

(This document was filed electronically)
USE BLACK INK ONLY-DO NOT HIGHLIGHT ABOVE SPACE IF FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
1. Name of Corporation: STEP OUT, INC.
2.

Resident Agent

for Service of Process:

(check only one box)

¨ Commercial Registered Agent
þ Noncommercial Registered Agent OR ¨ Office or Position with Entity
PRESIDENT
Name of Noncommerical Registered Agent OR Name of Title of Officer or Other Position with Entity
1976 GLACIER MEADOW DR. RENO NV 89521
Street Address City State Zip
Mailing Address (if different from street address) City State Zip
3.

Authorized Stock:

(number of shares corporation authorized to issue)

Number of shares

with par value:

100,000,000 Par value: $ 0.001 Number of shares without par value:
4.

Names &

Addresses

of Board of

Directors/Trustees:

(each Director/Trustee must be a natural person at least 18 years of age; attached additional pages if more than two directors trustees)

1. STERLING M. HAMILTON
Name
1976 GLACIER MEADOW DR. RENO NV 89521
Street Address City ST                Zip Code
2.
Name
Street Address City ST                Zip Code
5.

Purpose:

(optional-see instructions)

The purpose of this Corporation shall be:
6.

Name, Address and Signature of Incorporator.

(attach additional page if there is more than 1 incorporator)

STERLING M. HAMILTON /S/ STERLING M. HAMILTON
Name Signature
1976 GLACIER MEADOW DR. RENO NV 89521
Street Address City ST                Zip Code
7.

Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment of Resident Agent:

I hereby accept appointment as Resident Agent for the above named corporation.
PRESIDENT 5/2/2011
Authorized Signature of R.A. or On Behalf of R.A. Company Date

 

 

 

 
 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF

STEP OUT, Inc.


ARTICLE I
NAME

The name of the corporation shall be Step Out, Inc. (hereinafter, the “Corporation”).


ARTICLE II
REGISTERED OFFICE

The initial office of the Corporation shall be 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521. The initial registered agent of the Corporation shall be Sterling M. Hamilton at 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521. The Corporation may, from time to time, in the manner provided by law, change the resident agent and the registered office within the State of Nevada. The Corporation may also maintain an office or offices for the conduct of its business, either within or without the State of Nevada.


ARTICLE III
CAPITAL STOCK

Section 1.    Authorized Shares.    The aggregate number of shares which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is one hundred million (100,000,000) shares, consisting of two classes to be designated, respectively, "Common Stock" and "Preferred Stock," with all of such shares having a par value of $.001 per share. The total number of shares of Common Stock that the Corporation shall have authority to issue is ninety million (90,000,000) shares. The total number of shares of Preferred Stock that the Corporation shall have authority to issue is ten million (10,000,000) shares. The Preferred Stock may be issued in one or more series, each series to be appropriately designated by a distinguishing letter or title, prior to the issuance of any shares thereof. The voting powers, designations, preferences, limitations, restrictions, and relative, participating, optional and other rights, and the qualifications, limitations, or restrictions thereof, of the Preferred Stock shall hereinafter be prescribed by resolution of the board of directors pursuant to Section 3 of this Article III.

Section 2.    Common Stock.    

(a)    Dividend Rate.    Subject to the rights of holders of any Preferred Stock having preference as to dividends and except as otherwise provided by these Articles of Incorporation, as amended from time to time (hereinafter, the "Articles") or the Nevada Revised Statues (hereinafter, the “NRS”), the holders of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive dividends when, as and if declared by the board of directors out of assets legally available therefor.

(b)    Voting Rights.    Except as otherwise provided by the NRS, the holders of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock. No holder of shares of Common Stock shall have the right to cumulate votes.

(c)    Liquidation Rights.    In the event of liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the affairs of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary, subject to the prior rights of holders of Preferred Stock to share ratably in the Corporation's assets, the Common Stock and any shares of Preferred Stock which are not entitled to any preference in liquidation shall share equally and ratably in the Corporation's assets available for distribution after giving effect to any liquidation preference of any shares of Preferred Stock. A merger, conversion, exchange or consolidation of the Corporation with or into any other person or sale or transfer of all or any part of the assets of the Corporation (which shall not in fact result in the liquidation of the Corporation and the distribution of assets to stockholders) shall not be deemed to be a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the Corporation.

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(d)    No Conversion, Redemption, or Preemptive Rights.    The holders of Common Stock shall not have any conversion, redemption, or preemptive rights.

(e)    Consideration for Shares.    The Common Stock authorized by this Article shall be issued for such consideration as shall be fixed, from time to time, by the board of directors.

Section 3.    Preferred Stock.    

(a)    Designation.    The board of directors is hereby vested with the authority from time to time to provide by resolution for the issuance of shares of Preferred Stock in one or more series not exceeding the aggregate number of shares of Preferred Stock authorized by these Articles, and to prescribe with respect to each such series the voting powers, if any, designations, preferences, and relative, participating, optional, or other special rights, and the qualifications, limitations, or restrictions relating thereto, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing: the voting rights relating to the shares of Preferred Stock of any series (which voting rights, if any, may be full or limited, may vary over time, and may be applicable generally or only upon any stated fact or event); the rate of dividends (which may be cumulative or noncumulative), the condition or time for payment of dividends and the preference or relation of such dividends to dividends payable on any other class or series of capital stock; the rights of holders of Preferred Stock of any series in the event of liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the affairs of the Corporation; the rights, if any, of holders of Preferred Stock of any series to convert or exchange such shares of Preferred Stock of such series for shares of any other class or series of capital stock or for any other securities, property, or assets of the Corporation or any subsidiary (including the determination of the price or prices or the rate or rates applicable to such rights to convert or exchange and the adjustment thereof, the time or times during which the right to convert or exchange shall be applicable, and the time or times during which a particular price or rate shall be applicable); whether the shares of any series of Preferred Stock shall be subject to redemption by the Corporation and if subject to redemption, the times, prices, rates, adjustments and other terms and conditions of such redemption. The powers, designations, preferences, limitations, restrictions and relative rights may be made dependent upon any fact or event which may be ascertained outside the Articles or the resolution if the manner in which the fact or event may operate on such series is stated in the Articles or resolution. As used in this section "fact or event" includes, without limitation, the existence of a fact or occurrence of an event, including, without limitation, a determination or action by a person, government, governmental agency or political subdivision of a government. The board of directors is further authorized to increase or decrease (but not below the number of such shares of such series then outstanding) the number of shares of any series subsequent to the issuance of shares of that series. Unless the board of directors provides to the contrary in the resolution which fixes the characteristics of a series of Preferred Stock, neither the consent by series, or otherwise, of the holders of any outstanding Preferred Stock nor the consent of the holders of any outstanding Common Stock shall be required for the issuance of any new series of Preferred Stock regardless of whether the rights and preferences of the new series of Preferred Stock are senior or superior, in any way, to the outstanding series of Preferred Stock or the Common Stock.

(b)    Certificate.    Before the Corporation shall issue any shares of Preferred Stock of any series, a certificate of designation setting forth a copy of the resolution or resolutions of the board of directors, and establishing the voting powers, designations, preferences, the relative, participating, optional, or other rights, if any, and the qualifications, limitations, and restrictions, if any, relating to the shares of Preferred Stock of such series, and the number of shares of Preferred Stock of such series authorized by the board of directors to be issued shall be made and signed by an officer of the corporation and filed in the manner prescribed by the NRS.

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Section 4.    Non-Assessment of Stock.    The capital stock of the Corporation, after the amount of the subscription price has been fully paid, shall not be assessable for any purpose, and no stock issued as fully paid shall ever be assessable or assessed, and the Articles shall not be amended in this particular. No stockholder of the Corporation is individually liable for the debts or liabilities of the Corporation.


ARTICLE IV
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Section 1.    Number of Directors.    The members of the governing board of the Corporation are styled as directors. The board of directors of the Corporation shall be elected in such manner as shall be provided in the bylaws of the Corporation. The board of directors shall consist of at least one (1) individual and not more than thirteen (13) individuals. The number of directors may be changed from time to time in such manner as shall be provided in the bylaws of the Corporation.        

Section 2.    Initial Directors.    The name and post office box or street address of the director(s) constituting the initial board of directors is:

Name  Address 
Sterling M. Hamilton 1976 Glacier Meadow Dr., Reno, NV 89521

 

Section 3.    Limitation of Liability.    The liability of directors and officers of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the NRS. If the NRS is amended to further eliminate or limit or authorize corporate action to further eliminate or limit the liability of directors or officers, the liability of directors and officers of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the NRS, as so amended from time to time.

Section 4.    Payment of Expenses.    In addition to any other rights of indemnification permitted by the laws of the State of Nevada or as may be provided for by the Corporation in its bylaws or by agreement, the expenses of officers and directors incurred in defending any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit or proceeding (including without limitation, an action, suit or proceeding by or in the right of the Corporation), whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, involving alleged acts or omissions of such officer or director in his or her capacity as an officer or director of the Corporation or member, manager, or managing member of a predecessor limited liability company or affiliate of such limited liability company or while serving in any capacity at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee, agent, member, manager, managing member, partner, or fiduciary of, or in any other capacity for, another corporation or any partnership, joint venture, trust, or other enterprise, shall be paid by the Corporation or through insurance purchased and maintained by the Corporation or through other financial arrangements made by the Corporation, as they are incurred and in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the officer or director to repay the amount if it is ultimately determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that he or she is not entitled to be indemnified by the Corporation. To the extent that an officer or director is successful on the merits in defense of any such action, suit or proceeding, or in the defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, the Corporation shall indemnify him or her against expenses, including attorneys' fees, actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with the defense. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in the bylaws, no director or officer may be indemnified for expenses incurred in defending any threatened, pending, or completed action, suit or proceeding (including without limitation, an action, suit or proceeding by or in the right of the Corporation), whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, that such director or officer incurred in his or her capacity as a stockholder, including, but not limited to, in connection with such person being deemed an Unsuitable Person (as defined in Article VII hereof).

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Section 5.    Repeal And Conflicts.    Any repeal or modification of Sections 3 or 4 above approved by the stockholders of the Corporation shall be prospective only, and shall not adversely affect any limitation on the liability of a director or officer of the Corporation existing as of the time of such repeal or modification. In the event of any conflict between Sections 3 or 4 above and any other Article of the Articles, the terms and provisions of Sections 3 or 4 above shall control.


ARTICLE V
COMBINATIONS WITH INTERESTED STOCKHOLDERS

At such time, if any, as the Corporation becomes a "resident domestic corporation", as that term is defined in NRS 78.427, the Corporation shall not be subject to, or governed by, any of the provisions in NRS 78.411 to 78.444, inclusive, as may be amended from time to time, or any successor statute.


ARTICLE VI
BYLAWS

The board of directors is expressly granted the exclusive power to make, amend, alter, or repeal the bylaws of the Corporation pursuant to NRS 78.120.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused these articles of incorporation to be executed in its name by its Incorporator on April 29, 2011.


/s/ Sterling M. Hamilton
Sterling M. Hamilton

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BY-LAWS

OF

STEP OUT, Inc.

 

(A NEVADA CORPORATION)

 

 

ARTICLE I

 

OFFICES

 

Section 1. Registered Office. The registered office of the corporation in the State of Nevada shall be at such place as the board shall resolve.

 

Section 2. Other Offices. The corporation shall also have and maintain an office or principal place of business at such place as may be fixed by the Board of Directors, and may also have offices at such other places, both within and without the State of Nevada as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine or the business of the corporation may require. 

 

ARTICLE II

 

CORPORATE SEAL

 

Section 3. Corporate Seal. The corporate seal shall consist of a die bearing the name of the corporation and the inscription, "Corporate Seal-Nevada." Said seal may be used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or reproduced or otherwise. 

 

ARTICLE III

 

STOCKHOLDERS' MEETINGS

 

Section 4. Place of Meetings. Meetings of the stockholders of the corporation shall be held at such place, either within or without the State of Nevada, as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors, or, if not so designated, then at the office of the corporation required to be maintained pursuant to Section 2 hereof. 

 

Section 5. Annual Meeting. 

 

(a) The annual meeting of the stockholders of the corporation, for the purpose of election of directors and for such other business as may lawfully come before it, shall be held on such date and at such time as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.

                 
 

 

(b) At an annual meeting of the stockholders, only such business shall be conducted as shall have been properly brought before the meeting. To be properly brought before an annual meeting, business must be: (A) specified in the notice of meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, (B) otherwise properly brought before the meeting by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, or (C) otherwise properly brought before the meeting by a stockholder. For business to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder, the stockholder must have given timely notice thereof in writing to the Secretary of the corporation. To be timely, a stockholder's notice must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than the close of business on the sixtieth (60th) day nor earlier than the close of business on the ninetieth (90th) day prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year's annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that no annual meeting was held in the previous year or the date of the annual meeting has been changed by more than thirty (30) days from the date contemplated at the time of the previous year's proxy statement, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so received not earlier than the close of business on the ninetieth (90th) day prior to such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the sixtieth (60th) day prior to such annual meeting or, in the event public announcement of the date of such annual meeting is first made by the corporation fewer than seventy (70) days prior to the date of such annual meeting, the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such meeting is first made by the corporation. A stockholder's notice to the Secretary shall set forth as to each matter the stockholder proposes to bring before the annual meeting: (i) a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the annual meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at the annual meeting, (ii) the name and address, as they appear on the corporation's books, of the stockholder proposing such business, (iii) the class and number of shares of the corporation which are beneficially owned by the stockholder, (iv) any material interest of the stockholder in such business and (v) any other information that is required to be provided by the stockholder pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act"), in his capacity as a proponent to a stockholder proposal. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in order to include information with respect to a stockholder proposal in the proxy statement and form of proxy for a stockholder's meeting, stockholders must provide notice as required by the regulations promulgated under the 1934 Act. Notwithstanding anything in these Bylaws to the contrary, no business shall be conducted at any annual meeting except in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph (b). The chairman of the annual meeting shall, if the facts warrant, determine and declare at the meeting that business was not properly brought before the meeting and in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph (b), and, if he should so determine, he shall so declare at the meeting that any such business not properly brought before the meeting shall not be transacted.

 

(c) Only persons who are confirmed in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph (c) shall be eligible for election as directors. Nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors of the corporation may be made at a meeting of stockholders by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or by any stockholder of the corporation entitled to vote in the election of directors at the meeting who complies with the notice procedures set forth in this paragraph (c). Such nominations, other than those made by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, shall be made pursuant to timely notice in writing to the Secretary of the corporation in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section 5. Such stock¬holder's notice shall set forth (i) as to each person, if any, whom the stockholder proposes to nominate for election or re-election as a director: (A) the name, age, business address and residence address of such person, (B) the principal occupation or employment of such person, (c) the class and number of shares of the corporation which are beneficially owned by such person, (D) a description of all arrangements or understandings between the stockholder and each nominee and any other person or persons (naming such person or persons) pursuant to which the nominations are to be made by the stockholder, and (E) any other information relating to such person that is required to be disclosed in solicitations of proxies for election of directors, or is otherwise required, in each case pursuant to Regulation 14A under the 1934 Act (including without limitation such person's written consent to being named in the proxy statement, if any, as a nominee and to serving as a director if elected); and (ii) as to such stockholder giving notice, the information required to be provided pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section 5. At the request of the Board of Directors, any person nominated by a stockholder for election as a director shall furnish to the Secretary of the corporation that information required to be set forth in the stockholder's notice of nomination which pertains to the nominee. No person shall be eligible for election as a director of the corporation unless nominated in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph (c). The chairman of the meeting shall, if the facts warrant, determine and declare at the meeting that a nomination was not made in accordance with the procedures prescribed by these Bylaws, and if he should so determine, he shall so declare at the meeting, and the defective nomination shall be disregarded.

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(d) For purposes of this Section 5, "public announcement" shall mean disclosure in a press release reported by the Dow Jones News Service, Associated Press or comparable national news service or in a document publicly filed by the corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 13, 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

 

Section 6. Special Meetings.  

(a) Special meetings of the stockholders of the corporation may be called, for any purpose or purposes, by (i) the Chairman of the Board of Directors, (ii) the Chief Executive Officer, or (iii) the Board of Directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the total number of authorized directors (whether or not there exist any vacancies in previously authorized directorships at the time any such resolution is presented to the Board of Directors for adoption), and shall be held at such place, on such date, and at such time, as the Board of Directors shall determine.

 

(b) If a special meeting is called by any person or persons other than the Board of Directors, the request shall be in writing, specifying the general nature of the business proposed to be transacted, and shall be delivered personally or sent by registered mail or by tele-graphic or other facsimile transmission to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, or the Secretary of the corporation. No business may be transacted at such special meeting otherwise than specified in such notice. The Board of Directors shall determine the time and place of such special meeting, which shall be held not less than thirty-five (35) nor more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of the receipt of the request. Upon determination of the time and place of the meeting, the officer receiving the request shall cause notice to be given to the stockholders entitled to vote, in accordance with the provisions of Section 7 of these Bylaws. If the notice is not given within sixty (60) days after the receipt of the request, the person or persons requesting the meeting may set the time and place of the meeting and give the notice. Nothing contained in this paragraph (b) shall be construed as limiting, fixing, or affecting the time when a meeting of stockholders called by action of the Board of Directors may be held.

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Section 7. Notice of Meetings. Except as otherwise provided by law or the Articles of Incorporation, written notice of each meeting of stockholders shall be given not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of the meeting to each stockholder entitled to vote at such meeting, such notice to specify the place, date and hour and purpose or purposes of the meeting. Notice of the time, place and purpose of any meeting of stockholders may be waived in writing, signed by the person entitled to notice thereof, either before or after such meeting, and will be waived by any stockholder by his attendance thereat in person or by proxy, except when the stockholder attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Any stockholder so waiving notice of such meeting shall be bound by the proceedings of any such meeting in all respects as if due notice thereof had been given.

 

Section 8. Quorum. At all meetings of stockholders, except where otherwise provided by statute or by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, the presence, in person or by proxy duly authorized, of the holder or holders of not less than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, any meeting of stockholders may be adjourned, from time to time, either by the chairman of the meeting or by vote of the holders of a majority of the shares represented thereat, but no other business shall be transacted at such meeting. The stockholders present at a duly called or convened meeting, at which a quorum is present, may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal of enough stockholders to leave less than a quorum. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, all action taken by the holders of a majority of the votes cast, excluding abstentions, at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be valid and binding upon the corporation; provided, however, that directors shall be elected by a plurality of the votes of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. Where a separate vote by a class or classes or series is required, except where otherwise provided by the statute or by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, a majority of the outstanding shares of such class or classes or series, present in person or represented by proxy, shall constitute a quorum entitled to take action with respect to that vote on that matter and, except where otherwise provided by the statute or by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the affirmative vote of the majority (plurality, in the case of the election of directors) of the votes cast, including abstentions, by the holders of shares of such class or classes or series shall be the act of such class or classes or series.

 

Section 9. Adjournment and Notice of Adjourned Meetings. Any meeting of stockholders, whether annual or special, may be adjourned from time to time either by the chairman of the meeting or by the vote of a majority of the shares casting votes, excluding abstentions. When a meeting is adjourned to another time or place, notice need not be given of the adjourned meeting if the time and place thereof are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken. At the adjourned meeting, the corporation may transact any business which might have been transacted at the original meeting. If the adjournment is for more than thirty (30) days or if after the adjournment a new record date is fixed for the adjourned meeting, a notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given to each stockholder of record entitled to vote at the meeting.

 

Section 10. Voting Rights. For the purpose of determining those stockholders entitled to vote at any meeting of the stockholders, except as otherwise provided by law, only persons in whose names shares stand on the stock records of the corporation on the record date, as provided in Section 12 of these Bylaws, shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of stockholders. Every person entitled to vote shall have the right to do so either in person or by an agent or agents authorized by a proxy granted in accordance with Nevada law. An agent so appointed need not be a stockholder. No proxy shall be voted after three (3) years from its date of creation unless the proxy provides for a longer period.

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Section 11. Joint Owners of Stock. If shares or other securities having voting power stand of record in the names of two (2) or more persons, whether fiduciaries, members of a partnership, joint tenants, tenants in common, tenants by the entirety, or otherwise, or if two (2) or more persons have the same fiduciary relationship respecting the same shares, unless the Secretary is given written notice to the contrary and is furnished with a copy of the instrument or order appointing them or creating the relationship wherein it is so provided, their acts with respect to voting shall have the following effect: (a) if only one (1) votes, his act binds all; (b) if more than one (1) votes, the act of the majority so voting binds all; (c) if more than one (1) votes, but the vote is evenly split on any particular matter, each faction may vote the securities in question proportionally, or may apply to the Nevada Court of Chancery for relief as provided in the General Corporation Law of Nevada, Section 217(b). If the instrument filed with the Secretary shows that any such tenancy is held in unequal interests, a majority or even-split for the purpose of subsection (c) shall be a majority or even-split in interest.

 

Section 12. List of Stockholders. The Secretary shall prepare and make, at least ten (10) days before every meeting of stockholders, a complete list of the stockholders entitled to vote at said meeting, arranged in alphabetical order, showing the address of each stockholder and the number of shares registered in the name of each stockholder. Such list shall be open to the examination of any stockholder, for any purpose germane to the meeting, during ordinary business hours, for a period of at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, either at a place within the city where the meeting is to be held, which place shall be specified in the notice of the meeting, or, if not specified, at the place where the meeting is to be held. The list shall be produced and kept at the time and place of meeting during the whole time thereof and may be inspected by any stockholder who is present.

 

Section 13. Action Without Meeting.  No action shall be taken by the stockholders except at an annual or special meeting of stockholders called in accordance with these Bylaws, or by the written consent of the stockholders setting forth the action so taken and signed by the holders of outstanding stock having not less than the minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take such action at a meeting at which all shares entitled to vote upon were present and voted.

 

Section 14. Organization.

 

(a) At every meeting of stockholders, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, if a Chairman has not been appointed or is absent, the President, or, if the President is absent, a chairman of the meeting chosen by a majority in interest of the stockholders entitled to vote, present in person or by proxy, shall act as chairman. The Secretary, or, in his absence, an Assistant Secretary directed to do so by the President, shall act as secretary of the meeting.

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(b) The Board of Directors of the corporation shall be entitled to make such rules or regulations for the conduct of meetings of stockholders as it shall deem necessary, appropriate or convenient. Subject to such rules and regulations of the Board of Directors, if any, the chairman of the meeting shall have the right and authority to prescribe such rules, regulations and procedures and to do all such acts as, in the judgment of such chairman, are necessary, appropriate or convenient for the proper conduct of the meeting, including, without limitation, establishing an agenda or order of business for the meeting, rules and procedures for maintaining order at the meeting and the safety of those present, limitations on participation in such meeting to stockholders of record of the corporation and their duly authorized and constituted proxies and such other persons as the chairman shall permit, restrictions on entry to the meeting after the time fixed for the commencement thereof, limitations on the time allotted to questions or comments by participants and regulation of the opening and closing of the polls for balloting on matters which are to be voted on by ballot. Unless and to the extent determined by the Board of Directors or the chairman of the meeting, meetings of stockholders shall not be required to be held in accordance with rules of parliamentary procedure. 

 

ARTICLE IV

 

DIRECTORS

 

Section 15. Number and Qualification. The authorized number of directors of the corporation shall be not less than one (1) nor more than thirteen (13) as fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors; provided that no decrease in the number of directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent directors. Directors need not be stockholders unless so required by the Articles of Incorporation. If for any cause, the directors shall not have been elected at an annual meeting, they may be elected as soon thereafter as convenient at a special meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose in the manner provided in these Bylaws.

 

Section 16. Powers. The powers of the corporation shall be exercised, its business conducted and its property controlled by the Board of Directors, except as may be otherwise provided by statute or by the Articles of Incorporation.

 

Section 17. Election and Term of Office of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors shall hold office for the terms specified in the Articles of Incorporation, as it may be amended from time to time, and until their successors have been elected as provided in the Articles of Incorporation.

 

Section 18. Vacancies. Unless otherwise provided in the Articles of Incorporation, any vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other causes and any newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors, shall unless the Board of Directors determines by resolution that any such vacancies or newly created directorships shall be filled by stockholder vote, be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board of Directors. Any director elected in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the director for which the vacancy was created or occurred and until such director's successor shall have been elected and qualified. A vacancy in the Board of Directors shall be deemed to exist under this Bylaw in the case of the death, removal or resignation of any director.

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Section 19. Resignation. Any director may resign at any time by delivering his written resignation to the Secretary, such resignation to specify whether it will be effective at a particular time, upon receipt by the Secretary or at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. If no such specification is made, it shall be deemed effective at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. When one or more directors shall resign from the Board of Directors, effective at a future date, a majority of the directors then in office, including those who have so resigned, shall have power to fill such vacancy or vacancies, the vote thereon to take effect when such resignation or resignations shall become effective, and each director so chosen shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the director whose place shall be vacated and until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

 

Section 20. Removal. Subject to the Articles of Incorporation, any director may be removed by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Corporation then entitled to vote, with or without cause.

 

Section 21. Meetings.

 

(a) Annual Meetings. The annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately after the annual meeting of stockholders and at the place where such meeting is held. No notice of an annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be necessary and such meeting shall be held for the purpose of electing officers and transacting such other business as may lawfully come before it.

 

(b) Regular Meetings. Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held in the office of the corporation required to be maintained pursuant to Section 2 hereof. Unless otherwise restricted by the Articles of Incorporation, regular meetings of the Board of Directors may also be held at any place within or without the state of Nevada which has been designated by resolution of the Board of Directors or the written consent of all directors.

 

(c) Special Meetings. Unless otherwise restricted by the Articles of Incorporation, special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time and place within or without the State of Nevada whenever called by the Chairman of the Board, the President or any two of the directors.

 

(d) Telephone Meetings. Any member of the Board of Directors, or of any committee thereof, may participate in a meeting by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and participation in a meeting by such means shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.

 

(e) Notice of Meetings. Notice of the time and place of all special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be orally or in writing, by telephone, facsimile, telegraph or telex, during normal business hours, at least twenty-four (24) hours before the date and time of the meeting, or sent in writing to each director by first class mail, charges prepaid, at least three (3) days before the date of the meeting. Notice of any meeting may be waived in writing at any time before or after the meeting and will be waived by any director by attendance thereat, except when the director attends the meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.

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(f) Waiver of Notice. The transaction of all business at any meeting of the Board of Directors, or any committee thereof, however called or noticed, or wherever held, shall be as valid as though had at a meeting duly held after regular call and notice, if a quorum be present and if, either before or after the meeting, each of the directors not present shall sign a written waiver of notice. All such waivers shall be filed with the corporate records or made a part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

Section 22. Quorum and Voting.

 

(a) Unless the Articles of Incorporation requires a greater number and except with respect to indemnification questions arising under Section 43 hereof, for which a quorum shall be one-third of the exact number of directors fixed from time to time in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, a quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of a majority of the exact number of directors fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation provided, however, at any meeting whether a quorum be present or otherwise, a majority of the directors present may adjourn from time to time until the time fixed for the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors, without notice other than by announcement at the meeting.

 

(b) At each meeting of the Board of Directors at which a quorum is present, all questions and business shall be determined by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present, unless a different vote be required by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

 

Section 23. Action Without Meeting. Unless otherwise restricted by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board of Directors or committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing, and such writing or writings are filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Directors or committee.

 

Section 24. Fees and Compensation. Directors shall be entitled to such compensation for their services as may be approved by the Board of Directors, including, if so approved, by resolution of the Board of Directors, a fixed sum and expenses of attendance, if any, for attendance at each regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors and at any meeting of a committee of the Board of Directors. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any director from serving the corporation in any other capacity as an officer, agent, employee, or otherwise and receiving compensation therefor.

 

Section 25. Committees.

 

(a) Executive Committee. The Board of Directors may by resolution passed by a majority of the whole Board of Directors appoint an Executive Committee to consist of one (1) or more members of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee, to the extent permitted by law and provided in the resolution of the Board of Directors shall have and may exercise all the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation, including without limitation the power or authority to declare a dividend, to authorize the issuance of stock and to adopt a certificate of ownership and merger, and may authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers which may require it; but no such committee shall have the power or authority in reference to amending the Articles of Incorporation (except that a committee may, to the extent authorized in the resolution or resolutions providing for the issuance of shares of stock adopted by the Board of Directors fix the designations and any of the preferences or rights of such shares relating to dividends, redemption, dissolution, any distribution of assets of the corporation or the conversion into, or the exchange of such shares for, shares of any other class or classes or any other series of the same or any other class or classes of stock of the corporation or fix the number of shares of any series of stock or authorize the increase or decrease of the shares of any series), adopting an agreement of merger or consolidation, recommending to the stockholders the sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of the corporation's property and assets, recommending to the stockholders a dissolution of the corporation or a revocation of a dissolution, or amending the bylaws of the corporation.

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(b) Other Committees. The Board of Directors may, by resolution passed by a majority of the whole Board of Directors, from time to time appoint such other committees as may be permitted by law. Such other committees appointed by the Board of Directors shall consist of one (1) or more members of the Board of Directors and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the resolution or resolutions creating such committees, but in no event shall such committee have the powers denied to the Executive Committee in these Bylaws.

 

(c) Term. Each member of a committee of the Board of Directors shall serve a term on the committee coexistent with such member's term on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, subject to the provisions of subsections (a) or (b) of this Bylaw may at any time increase or decrease the number of members of a committee or terminate the existence of a committee. The membership of a committee member shall terminate on the date of his death or voluntary resignation from the committee or from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may at any time for any reason remove any individual committee member and the Board of Directors may fill any committee vacancy created by death, resignation, removal or increase in the number of members of the committee. The Board of Directors may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee, and, in addition, in the absence or disqualification of any member of a committee, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not he or they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board of Directors to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member.

 

(d) Meetings. Unless the Board of Directors shall otherwise provide, regular meetings of the Executive Committee or any other committee appointed pursuant to this Section 25 shall be held at such times and places as are determined by the Board of Directors, or by any such committee, and when notice thereof has been given to each member of such committee, no further notice of such regular meetings need be given thereafter. Special meetings of any such committee may be held at any place which has been determined from time to time by such committee, and may be called by any director who is a member of such committee, upon written notice to the members of such committee of the time and place of such special meeting given in the manner provided for the giving of written notice to members of the Board of Directors of the time and place of special meetings of the Board of Directors. Notice of any special meeting of any committee may be waived in writing at any time before or after the meeting and will be waived by any director by attendance thereat, except when the director attends such special meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. A majority of the authorized number of members of any such committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority of those present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of such committee.

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Section 26. Organization. At every meeting of the directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, if a Chairman has not been appointed or is absent, the President, or if the President is absent, the most senior Vice President, or, in the absence of any such officer, a chairman of the meeting chosen by a majority of the directors present, shall preside over the meeting. The Secretary, or in his absence, an Assistant Secretary directed to do so by the President, shall act as secretary of the meeting. 

 

ARTICLE V

 

OFFICERS

 

Section 27. Officers Designated. The officers of the corporation shall include, if and when designated by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, one or more Vice Presidents, the Secretary, the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer, the Controller, all of whom shall be elected at the annual organizational meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may also appoint one or more Assistant Secretaries, Assistant Treasurers, Assistant Controllers and such other officers and agents with such powers and duties as it shall deem necessary. The Board of Directors may assign such additional titles to one or more of the officers as it shall deem appropriate. Any one person may hold any number of offices of the corporation at any one time unless specifically prohibited therefrom by law. The salaries and other compensation of the officers of the corporation shall be fixed by or in the manner designated by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 28. Tenure and Duties of Officers.

 

(a) General. All officers shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified, unless sooner removed. Any officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed at any time by the Board of Directors. If the office of any officer becomes vacant for any reason, the vacancy may be filled by the Board of Directors.

 

(b) Duties of Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, when present, shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall perform other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time. If there is no President, then the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall also serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and shall have the powers and duties prescribed in paragraph (c) of this Section 28.

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(c) Duties of President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and at all meetings of the Board of Directors, unless the Chairman of the Board of Directors has been appointed and is present. Unless some other officer has been elected Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, the President shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the corporation. The President shall perform other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time.

 

(d) Duties of Vice Presidents. The Vice Presidents may assume and perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President or whenever the office of President is vacant. The Vice Presidents shall perform other duties commonly incident to their office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the President shall designate from time to time.

 

(e) Duties of Secretary. The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the stockholders and of the Board of Directors and shall record all acts and proceedings thereof in the minute book of the corporation. The Secretary shall give notice in conformity with these Bylaws of all meetings of the stockholders and of all meetings of the Board of Directors and any committee thereof requiring notice. The Secretary shall perform all other duties given him in these Bylaws and other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time. The President may direct any Assistant Secretary to assume and perform the duties of the Secretary in the absence or disability of the Secretary, and each Assistant Secretary shall perform other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the President shall designate from time to time.

 

(f) Duties of Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer shall keep or cause to be kept the books of account of the corporation in a thorough and proper manner and shall render statements of the financial affairs of the corporation in such form and as often as required by the Board of Directors or the President. The Chief Financial Officer, subject to the order of the Board of Directors, shall have the custody of all funds and securities of the corporation. The Chief Financial Officer shall perform other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the President shall designate from time to time. The President may direct the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer, or the Controller or any Assistant Controller to assume and perform the duties of the Chief Financial Officer in the absence or disability of the Chief Financial Officer, and each Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer and each Controller and Assistant Controller shall perform other duties commonly incident to his office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the President shall designate from time to time.

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Section 29. Delegation of Authority. The Board of Directors may from time to time delegate the powers or duties of any officer to any other officer or agent, notwithstanding any provision hereof.

 

Section 30. Resignations. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors or to the President or to the Secretary. Any such resignation shall be effective when received by the person or persons to whom such notice is given, unless a later time is specified therein, in which event the resignation shall become effective at such later time. Unless otherwise specified in such notice, the acceptance of any such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. Any resignation shall be without prejudice to the rights, if any, of the corporation under any contract with the resigning officer.

 

Section 31. Removal. Any officer may be removed from office at any time, either with or without cause, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors in office at the time, or by the unanimous written consent of the directors in office at the time, or by any committee or superior officers upon whom such power of removal may have been conferred by the Board of Directors. 

 

ARTICLE VI

 

EXECUTION OF CORPORATE INSTRUMENTS AND VOTING

OF SECURITIES OWNED BY THE CORPORATION

 

Section 32. Execution of Corporate Instrument. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, determine the method and designate the signatory officer or officers, or other person or persons, to execute on behalf of the corporation any corporate instrument or document, or to sign on behalf of the corporation the corporate name without limitation, or to enter into contracts on behalf of the corporation, except where otherwise provided by law or these Bylaws, and such execution or signature shall be binding upon the corporation.

 

Unless otherwise specifically determined by the Board of Directors or otherwise required by law, promissory notes, deeds of trust, mortgages and other evidences of indebtedness of the corporation, and other corporate instruments or documents requiring the corporate seal, and certificates of shares of stock owned by the corporation, shall be executed, signed or endorsed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or the President or any Vice President, and by the Secretary or Treasurer or any Assistant Secretary or Assistant Treasurer. All other instruments and documents requiting the corporate signature, but not requiring the corporate seal, may be executed as aforesaid or in such other manner as may be directed by the Board of Directors.

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All checks and drafts drawn on banks or other depositaries on funds to the credit of the corporation or in special accounts of the corporation shall be signed by such person .or persons as the Board of Directors shall authorize so to do.

 

Unless authorized or ratified by the Board of Directors or within the agency power of an officer, no officer, agent or employee shall have any power or authority to bind the corporation by any contract or engagement or to pledge its credit or to render it liable for any purpose or for any amount.

 

Section 33. Voting of Securities Owned by the Corporation. All stock and other securities of other corporations owned or held by the corporation for itself, or for other parties in any capacity, shall be voted, and all proxies with respect thereto shall be executed, by the person authorized so to do by resolution of the Board of Directors, or, in the absence of such authorization, by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or any Vice President. 

 

ARTICLE VII

 

SHARES OF STOCK

 

Section 34. Form and Execution of Certificates. Certificates for the shares of stock of the corporation shall be in such form as is consistent with the Articles of Incorporation and applicable law. Every holder of stock in the corporation shall be entitled to have a certificate signed by or in the name of the corporation by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or the President or any Vice President and by the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer or the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, certifying the number of shares owned by him in the corporation. Any or all of the signatures on the certificate may be facsimiles. In case any officer, transfer agent, or registrar who has signed or whose facsimile signature has been placed upon a certificate shall have ceased to be such officer, transfer agent, or registrar before such certificate is issued, it may be issued with the same effect as if he were such officer, transfer agent, or registrar at the date of issue. Each certificate shall state upon the face or back thereof, in full or in summary, all of the powers, designations, preferences, and rights, and the limitations or restrictions of the shares authorized to be issued or shall, except as otherwise required by law, set forth on the face or back a statement that the corporation will furnish without charge to each stockholder who so requests the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional, or other special rights of each class of stock or series thereof and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions of such preferences and/or rights. Within a reasonable time after the issuance or transfer of uncertificated stock, the corporation shall send to the registered owner thereof a written notice containing the information required to be set forth or stated on certificates pursuant to this section or otherwise required by law or with respect to this section a statement that the corporation will furnish without charge to each stockholder who so requests the powers, designations, preferences and relative participating, optional or other special rights of each class of stock or series thereof and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions of such preferences and/or rights. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the rights and obligations of the holders of certificates representing stock of the same class and series shall be identical.

 

Section 35. Lost Certificates. A new certificate or certificates shall be issued in place of any certificate or certificates theretofore issued by the corporation alleged to have been lost, stolen, or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the person claiming the certificate of stock to be lost, stolen, or destroyed. The corporation may require, as a condition precedent to the issuance of a new certificate or certificates, the owner of such lost, stolen, or destroyed certificate or certificates, or his legal representative, to advertise the same in such manner as it shall require or to give the corporation a surety bond in such form and amount as it may direct as indemnity against any claim that may be made against the corporation with respect to the certificate alleged to have been lost, stolen, or destroyed.

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Section 36. Transfers.

 

(a) Transfers of record of shares of stock of the corporation shall be made only upon its books by the holders thereof, in person or by attorney duly authorized, and upon the surrender of a properly endorsed certificate or certificates for a like number of shares.

 

(b) The corporation shall have power to enter into and perform any agreement with any number of stockholders of any one or more classes of stock of the corporation to restrict the transfer of shares of stock of the corporation of any one or more classes owned by such stockholders in any manner not prohibited by the General Corporation Law of Nevada.

 

Section 37. Fixing Record Dates.

 

(a) In order that the corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of stockholders or any adjournment thereof, the Board of Directors may fix, in advance, a record date, which record date shall not precede the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted by the Board of Directors, and which record date shall not be more than sixty (60) nor less than ten (10) days before the date of such meeting. If no record date is fixed by the Board of Directors, the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of stockholders shall be at the close of business on the day next preceding the day on which notice is given, or if notice is waived, at the close of business on the day next preceding the day on which the meeting is held. A determination of stockholders of record entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of stockholders shall apply to any adjournment of the meeting; provided, however, that the Board of Directors may fix a new record date for the adjourned meeting.

 

(b) In order that the corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to receive payment of any dividend or other distribution or allotment of any rights or the stockholders entitled to exercise any rights in respect of any change, conversion or exchange of stock, or for the purpose of any other lawful action, the Board of Directors may fix, in advance, a record date, which record date shall not precede the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted, and which record date shall be not more than sixty (60) days prior to such action. If no record date is filed, the record date for determining stockholders for any such purpose shall be at the close of business on the day on which the Board of Directors adopts the resolution relating thereto.

 

Section 38. Registered Stockholders. The corporation shall be entitled to recognize the exclusive right of a person registered on its books as the owner of shares to receive dividends, and to vote as such owner, and shall not be bound to recognize any equitable or other claim to or interest in such share or shares on the part of any other person whether or not it shall have express or other notice thereof, except as otherwise provided by the laws of Nevada.

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ARTICLE VIII

 

OTHER SECURITIES OF THE CORPORATION

 

Section 39. Execution of Other Securities. All bonds, debentures and other corporate securities of the corporation, other than stock certificates (covered in Section 34), may be signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President or any Vice President, or such other person as may be authorized by the Board of Directors, and the corporate seal impressed thereon or a facsimile of such seal imprinted thereon and attested by the signature of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary, or the Chief Financial Officer or Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer; provided, however, that where any such bond, debenture or other corporate security shall be authenticated by the manual signature, or where permissible facsimile signature, of a trustee under an indenture pursuant to which such bond, debenture or other corporate security shall be issued, the signatures of the persons signing and attesting the corporate seal on such bond, debenture or other corporate security may be the imprinted facsimile of the signatures of such persons. Interest coupons appertaining to any such bond, debenture or other corporate security, authenticated by a trustee as aforesaid, shall be signed by the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer of the corporation or such other person as may be authorized by the Board of Directors, or bear imprinted thereon the facsimile signature of such person. In case any officer who shall have signed or attested any bond, debenture or other corporate security, or whose facsimile signature shall appear thereon or on any such interest coupon, shall have ceased to be such officer before the bond, debenture or other corporate security so signed or attested shall have been delivered, such bond, debenture or other corporate security nevertheless may be adopted by the corporation and issued and delivered as though the person who signed the same or whose facsimile signature shall have been used thereon had not ceased to be such officer of the corporation. 

 

ARTICLE IX

 

DIVIDENDS

 

Section 40. Declaration of Dividends. Dividends upon the capital stock of the corporation, subject to the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, if any, may be declared by the Board of Directors pursuant to law at any regular or special meeting. Dividends may be paid in cash, in property, or in shares of the capital stock, subject to the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation.

 

Section 41. Dividend Reserve. Before payment of any dividend, there may be set aside out of any funds of the corporation available for dividends such sum or sums as the Board of Directors from time to time, in their absolute discretion, think proper as a reserve or reserves to meet contingencies, or for equalizing dividends, or for repairing or maintaining any property of the corporation, or for such other purpose as the Board of Directors shall think conducive to the interests of the corporation, and the Board of Directors may modify or abolish any such reserve in the manner in which it was created.

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ARTICLE X

 

FISCAL YEAR

 

Section 42. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the corporation shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors. 

 

ARTICLE XI

 

INDEMNIFICATION

 

Section 43. Indemnification of Directors, Executive Officers, Other Officers, Employees and Other Agents.

 

(a) Directors Officers. The corporation shall indemnify its directors and officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by the Nevada General Corporation Law; provided, however, that the corporation may modify the extent of such indemnification by individual contracts with its directors and officers; and, provided, further, that the corporation shall not be required to indemnify any director or officer in connection with any proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless (i) such indemnification is expressly required to be made by law, (ii) the proceeding was authorized by the Board of Directors of the corporation, (iii) such indemnification is provided by the corporation, in its sole discretion, pursuant to the powers vested in the corporation under the Nevada General Corporation Law or (iv) such indemnification is required to be made under subsection (d).

 

(b) Employees and Other Agents. The corporation shall have power to indemnify its employees and other agents as set forth in the Nevada General Corporation Law.

 

(c) Expense. The corporation shall advance to any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director or officer, of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director or executive officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, prior to the final disposition of the proceeding, promptly following request therefor, all expenses incurred by any director or officer in connection with such proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such person to repay said mounts if it should be determined ultimately that such person is not entitled to be indemnified under this Bylaw or otherwise.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless otherwise determined pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Bylaw, no advance shall be made by the corporation to an officer of the corporation (except by reason of the fact that such officer is or was a director of the corporation in which event this paragraph shall not apply) in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, if a determination is reasonably and promptly made (i) by the Board of Directors by a majority vote of a quorum consisting of directors who were not parties to the proceeding, or (ii) if such quorum is not obtainable, or, even if obtainable, a quorum of disinterested directors so directs, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, that the facts known to the decision-making party at the time such determination is made demonstrate clearly and convincingly that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation.

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(d) Enforcement. Without the necessity of entering into an express contract, all rights to indemnification and advances to directors and officers under this Bylaw shall be deemed to be contractual rights and be effective to the same extent and as if provided for in a contract between the corporation and the director or officer. Any right to indemnification or advances granted by this Bylaw to a director or officer shall be enforceable by or on behalf of the person holding such right in any court of competent jurisdiction if (i) the claim for indemnification or advances is denied, in whole or in part, or (ii) no disposition of such claim is made within ninety (90) days of request therefor. The claimant in such enforcement action, if successful in whole or in part, shall be entitled to be paid also the expense of prosecuting his claim. In connection with any claim for indemnification, the corporation shall be entitled to raise as a defense to any such action that the claimant has not met the standard of conduct that make it permissible under the Nevada General Corporation Law for the corporation to indemnify the claimant for the amount claimed. In connection with any claim by an officer of the corporation (except in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that such officer is or was a director of the corporation) for advances, the corporation shall be entitled to raise a defense as to any such action clear and convincing evidence that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed in the best interests of the corporation, or with respect to any criminal action or proceeding that such person acted without reasonable cause to believe that his conduct was lawful. Neither the failure of the corporation (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel or its stockholders) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such action that indemnification of the claimant is proper in the circumstances because he has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in the Nevada General Corporation Law, nor an actual determination by the corporation (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel or its stockholders) that the claimant has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that claimant has not met the applicable standard of conduct. In any suit brought by a director or officer to enforce a right to indemnification or to an advancement of expenses hereunder, the burden of proving that the director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified, or to such advancement of expenses, under this Article XI or otherwise shall be on the corporation.

 

(e) Non-Exclusivity of Rights. The rights conferred on any person by this Bylaw shall not be exclusive of any other right which such person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, provision of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, both as to action in his official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding office. The corporation is specifically authorized to enter into individual contracts with any or all of its directors, officers, employees or agents respecting indemnification and advances, to the fullest extent not prohibited by the Nevada General Corporation Law.

 

(f) Survival of Rights. The rights conferred on any person by this Bylaw shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or other agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person.

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(g) Insurance. To the fullest extent permitted by the Nevada General Corporation Law, the corporation, upon approval by the Board of Directors, may purchase insurance on behalf of any person required or permitted to be indemnified pursuant to this Bylaw.

 

(h) Amendments. Any repeal or modification of this Bylaw shall only be prospective and shall not affect the rights under this Bylaw in effect at the time of the alleged occurrence of any action or omission to act that is the cause of any proceeding against any agent of the corporation.

 

(i) Saving Clause. If this Bylaw or any portion hereof shall be invalidated on any ground by any court of competent jurisdiction, then the corporation shall nevertheless indemnify each director and officer to the full extent not prohibited by any applicable portion of this Bylaw that shall not have been invalidated, or by any other applicable law.

 

(j) Certain Definitions. For the purposes of this Bylaw, the following definitions shall apply:

 

(i) The term "proceeding" shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, the investigation, preparation, prosecution, defense, settlement, arbitration and appeal of, and the giving of testimony in, any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative.

 

(ii) The term "expenses" shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, court costs, attorneys' fees, witness fees, fines, amounts paid in settlement or judgment and any other costs and expenses of any nature or kind incurred in connection with any proceeding.

 

(iii) The term the "corporation" shall include, in addition to the resulting corporation, any constituent corporation (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in a consolidation or merger which, if its separate existence had continued, would have had power and authority to indemnify its directors, officers, and employees or agents, so that any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of such constituent corporation, or is or was serving at the request of such constituent corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, shall stand in the same position under the provisions of this Bylaw with respect to the resulting or surviving corporation as he would have with respect to such constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.

 

(iv) References to a "director," "executive officer," "officer," "employee," or "agent" of the corporation shall include, without limitation, situations where such person is serving at the request of the corporation as, respectively, a director, executive officer, officer, employee, trustee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise.

 

(v) References to "other enterprises" shall include employee benefit plans; references to "fines" shall include any excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee benefit plan; and references to "serving at the request of the corporation" shall include any service as a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation which imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director, officer, employee, or agent with respect to an employee benefit plan, its participants, or beneficiaries; and a person who acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries of an employee benefit plan shall be deemed to have acted in a manner "not opposed to the best interests of the corporation" as referred to in this Bylaw.

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ARTICLE XII

 

NOTICES

 

Section 44. Notices.

 

(a) Notice to Stockholders. Whenever, under any provisions of these Bylaws, notice is required to be given to any stockholder, it shall be given in writing, timely and duly deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, and addressed to his last known post office address as shown by the stock record of the corporation or its transfer agent.

 

(b) Notice to directors. Any notice required to be given to any director may be given by the method stated in subsection (a), or by facsimile, telex or telegram, except that such notice other than one which is delivered personally shall be sent to such address as such director shall have filed in writing with the Secretary, or, in the absence of such filing, to the last known post office address of such director.

 

(c) Affidavit of Mailing. An affidavit of mailing, executed by a duly authorized and competent employee of the corporation or its transfer agent appointed with respect to the class of stock affected, specifying the name and address or the names and addresses of the stockholder or stockholders, or director or directors, to whom any such notice or notices was or were given, and the time and method of giving the same, shall in the absence of fraud, be prima facie evidence of the facts therein contained.

 

(d) Time Notices Deemed Given. All notices given by mail, as above provided, shall be deemed to have been given as at the time of mailing, and all notices given by facsimile, telex or telegram shall be deemed to have been given as of the sending time recorded at time of transmission.

 

(e) Methods of Notice. It shall not be necessary that the same method of giving notice be employed in respect of all directors, but one permissible method may be employed in respect of any one or more, and any other permissible method or methods may be employed in respect of any other or others.

 

(f) Failure to Receive Notice. The period or limitation of time within which any stockholder may exercise any option or right, or enjoy any privilege or benefit, or be required to act, or within which any director may exercise any power or right, or enjoy any privilege, pursuant to any notice sent him ill the manner above provided, shall not be affected or extended in any manner by the failure of such stockholder or such director to receive such notice.

 

(g) Notice to Person with Whom Communication Is Unlawful. Whenever notice is required to be given, under any provision of law or of the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of the corporation, to any person with whom communication is unlawful, the giving of such notice to such person shall not be require and there shall be no duty to apply to any governmental authority or agency for a license or permit to give such notice to such person. Any action or meeting which shall be taken or held without notice to any such person with whom communication is unlawful shall have the same force and effect as if such notice had been duly given. In the event that the action taken by the corporation is such as to require the filing of a certificate under any provision of the Nevada General Corporation Law, the certificate shall state, if such is the fact and if notice is required, that notice was given to all persons entitled to receive notice except such persons with whom communication is unlawful.

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(h) Notice to Person with Undeliverable Address. Whenever notice is required to be given, under any provision of law or the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of the corporation, to any stockholder to whom (i) notice of two consecutive annual meetings, and all notices of meetings or of the taking of action by written consent without a meeting to such person during the period between such two consecutive annual meetings, or (ii) all, and at least two, payments (if sent by first class mail) of dividends or interest on securities during a twelve-month period, have been mailed addressed to such person at his address as shown on the records of the corporation and have been returned undeliverable, the giving of such notice to such person shall not be required. Any action or meeting which shall be taken or held without notice to such person shall have the same force and effect as if such notice had been duly given. If any such person shall deliver to the corporation a written notice setting forth his then current address, the requirement that notice be given to such person shall be reinstated. In the event that the action taken by the corporation is such as to require the filing of a certificate under any provision of the Nevada General Corporation Law, the certificate need not state that notice was not given to persons to whom notice was not required to be given pursuant to this paragraph. 

 

ARTICLE XIII

 

AMENDMENTS

 

Section 45. Amendments.

 

The Board of Directors shall have the sole power to adopt, amend, or repeal Bylaws as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation. 

 

ARTICLE XIV

 

LOANS TO OFFICERS

 

Section 46. Loans to Officers. The corporation may lend money to, or guarantee any obligation of, or otherwise assist any officer or other employee of the corporation or of its subsidiaries, including any officer or employee who is a Director of the corporation or its subsidiaries, whenever, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, such loan, guarantee or assistance may reasonably be expected to benefit the corporation. The loan, guarantee or other assistance may be with or without interest and may be unsecured, or secured in such manner as the Board of Directors shall approve, including, without limitation, a pledge of shares of stock of the corporation. Nothing in these Bylaws shall be deemed to deny, limit or restrict the powers of guaranty or warranty of the corporation at common law or under any statute. 

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ARTICLE XV

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

 

Section 47. Board of Advisors. The Board of Directors, in its discretion, may establish a Board of Advisors consisting of individuals who may or may not be stockholders or directors of the corporation. The purpose of the Board of Advisors would be to advise the officers and directors of the corporation with respect to such matters as such officers and directors shall choose, and any other such matters which the members of such Board of Advisors deem appropriate in furtherance of the best interest of the corporation. The Board of Advisors shall meet on such basis as the members thereof may determine. The Board of Directors may eliminate the Board of Advisors at any time. No member of the Board of Advisors, nor the Board of Advisors itself, shall have any authority within the corporation or any decision making power and shall be merely advisory in nature. Unless the Board of Directors determines another method of appointment, the President shall recommend possible members to the Board of Directors, who shall approve or reject such appointments. 

 

 

Declared and certified as the Bylaws of Step Out, Inc. on April 29, 2011.

 

Signature of Officer:  /s/ Sterling M. Hamilton
Name of Officer: Sterling M. Hamilton
Position of Officer: President and CEO

 

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October 26, 2011

 

Step Out, Inc.

1976 Glacier Meadow Dr.

Reno, Nevada 89521

 

Re: Step Out, Inc., Registration Statement on Form S-1

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

I have acted as special Nevada counsel for Step Out, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the registration statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”) to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to the offering of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

In rendering the opinion set forth below, I have reviewed: (a) the Registration Statement (the “Prospectus”) and the exhibits attached thereto; (b) the Company's Articles of Incorporation; (c) the Company's Bylaws; (d) certain records of the Company's corporate proceedings as reflected in its minute books; (e) the Certification of Officer issued from Sterling Hamilton, President and CEO of the Company; and (f) such statutes, records and other documents as we have deemed relevant. In my examination, I have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, and conformity with the originals of all documents submitted to us as copies thereof. In addition, I have made such other examinations of law and fact, as I have deemed relevant in order to form a basis for the opinion hereinafter expressed.

 

Based upon the foregoing, and the I am of the opinion that the 2,000,000 shares of common stock to be sold by the Company will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable when issued by the Company if the consideration for the shares described in the Prospectus is received by the Company.

 

This opinion is based on Nevada general corporate law, including the statutory provisions, all applicable provisions of the Nevada constitution and reported judicial decisions interpreting those laws.

 

Very truly yours,

 

/s/ Puoy Premsrirut

Puoy Premsrirut, Esq.

 
 

 

CONSENT 

 

I HEREBY CONSENT to the use of my opinion in connection with the Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as counsel for the registrant, Step Out, Inc.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

/s/ Puoy Premsrirut

Puoy Premsrirut, Esq.


Silberstein Ungar, PLLC CPAs and Business Advisors

Phone (248) 203-0080

Fax (248) 281-0940

30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2175

Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4586

www.sucpas.com

 

 

October 25, 2011

 

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

Board of Directors

Step Out, Inc.

Reno, Nevada 89521

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

Silberstein Ungar, PLLC hereby consents to the use in the Form S-1, Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933, filed by Step Out, Inc. of our report dated October 14, 2011, relating to the financial statements of Step Out, Inc., as of and for the period ending August 31, 2011, and the reference to us under the caption “Interests of Named Experts and Counsel”.

 

Sincerely,

 

/s/ Silberstein Ungar, PLLC

 

Silberstein Ungar, PLLC

 

Bingham Farms, Michigan