SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 3, 2018
|SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)|
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San Fernando Road, Suite 400
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 3, 2018, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with entities beneficially owned by Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, (collectively, the “Purchasers”) for the purchase of 6,756,757 shares of common stock priced at $1.48 per share (the “Shares”), the last reported sale price of the common stock on May 3, 2018. This placement of common stock resulted in gross proceeds of approximately $10 million to the Company. No warrants or discounts were provided and no placement agent or investment banking fees were incurred in connection with this transaction.
The purchase and sale was subject to customary closing conditions and closed on May 7, 2018.
The Shares issuable to the Purchasers under the Securities Purchase Agreement will be issued pursuant to an exemption from registration under Rule 506 of Regulation D, which is promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). The Company relied on this exemption from registration based in part on representations made by the Purchasers.
The Shares sold pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. The Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. Neither this Current Report on Form 8-K, nor the exhibits attached hereto is an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Shares described herein.
The Company expects to use the proceeds from the private placement to provide current-year funding to support several key near-term initiatives including:
|●||Complete enrollment of the Orion™ Cortical Visual Prosthesis System feasibility study and to continue gathering clinical data to support safety and efficacy of this breakthrough technology;|
|●||Further implement our Centers of Excellence strategy to drive adoption of the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”);|
|●||Complete development of our next-generation Argus II externals and seek regulatory approvals;|
|●||Pursue regulatory approvals to treat better-vision patients in order to expand the treatable population for Argus II; and|
|●||For working capital and general corporate purposes.|
The above description of principal terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to that agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.
Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
Pursuant to the private placement transaction described in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, which description is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02 in its entirety, the Company will sell the Shares to an “accredited investor,” as that term is defined in the Securities Act in reliance on the exemption from registration afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act and corresponding provisions of state securities or “blue sky” laws. The investor represented that he is acquiring the Shares for investment only and not with a view towards, or for resale in connection with, the public sale or distribution thereof. Accordingly, the Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.
Neither this Current Report on Form 8-K nor any exhibit attached hereto is an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase shares of common stock or other securities of the Company.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 7, 2018, the Company issued a press release titled “Second Sight Completes $10 Million Private Placement of Common Stock with Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors” announcing its entry into the Securities Purchase Agreement with the Purchasers. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Securities Purchase Agreement, dated May 3, 2018|
|99.1||Press Release issued May 7, 2018|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 8, 2018
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
|/s/ John T. Blake|
By: John T. Blake
Chief Financial Officer
SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This Securities Purchase Agreement (this “Agreement”) is dated as of May 3, 2018, between Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., a California corporation (the “Company”), and each purchaser identified on Exhibit A hereto (each, including its successors and assigns, a “Purchaser” and collectively, the “Purchasers”).
WHEREAS, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement and pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 506 promulgated thereunder, the Company desires to issue and sell to each Purchaser, and each Purchaser, severally and not jointly, desires to purchase from the Company, securities of the Company as more fully described in this Agreement;
WHEREAS, the Company has authorized, upon the terms and conditions stated in this Agreement, the sale and issuance of an aggregate of 6,756,757 shares of the Company’s common stock, no par value (the “Common Stock”); and
WHEREAS, at the Closing (as hereinafter defined), each Purchaser, severally and not jointly, wishes to purchase, and the Company wishes to sell, upon the terms and conditions stated in this Agreement, that number of shares of Common Stock as disclosed on Exhibit A hereto.
NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and each Purchaser agree as follows:
|1.1||Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, for all purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth in this Section 1.1:|
“Affiliate” means any Person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with a Person, as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 405 under the Securities Act.
“Agreement” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the preamble.
“Board of Directors” means the board of directors of the Company.
“Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day which is a federal legal holiday in the United States or any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.
“Change of Control Transaction” means (i) the acquisition of the Company by another entity by means of any transaction or series of related transactions to which the Company is a party (including, without limitation, any stock acquisition, reorganization, merger or consolidation but excluding any sale of stock for capital raising purposes and any transaction or series of related transactions the sole purpose of which is to change the state of the Company’s incorporation) other than a transaction or series of related transactions in which the holders of the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior to such transaction or series of related transactions retain, immediately after such transaction or series of related transactions, as a result of shares in the Company held by such holders prior to such transaction or series of related transactions, at least a majority of the total voting power represented by the outstanding voting securities of the Company or such other surviving or resulting entity (or if the Company or such other surviving or resulting entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary immediately following such acquisition, its parent); or (ii) a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.
“Closing” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.2.
“Closing Date” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.2.
“Commission” and/or “SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Common Stock” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the preamble.
“Company” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the preamble.
“Derivative Transaction” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 4.2(b).
“Effective Date” means the date that a Registration Statement is first declared effective by the SEC.
“Environmental Laws” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.16.
“ERISA” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.17.
“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.
“GAAP” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.8.
“Intellectual Property” means (i) worldwide patents, patent applications, invention disclosures and other rights of invention, filed with any governmental authority, and all reissues, divisions, renewals, extensions, provisionals, continuations and continuations-in-part thereof and all reexamined patents or other applications or patents claiming the benefit of the filing date of any of the foregoing; (ii) worldwide (A) registered trademarks and service marks and registrations and applications for such registrations, and (B) unregistered trademarks and service marks, trade names, fictitious business names, corporate names, trade dress, logos, product names and slogans, including any common law rights; in each case together with the goodwill associated therewith; (iii) worldwide (A) registered copyrights in published or unpublished works, mask work rights and similar rights, including rights created under Sections 901-914 of Title 17 of the United States Code, mask work registrations, and copyright applications for registration, including any renewals thereof, and (B) any unregistered copyrightable works and other rights of authorship in published or unpublished works; (iv) worldwide (A) internet domain names; (B) website content; (C) telephone numbers; and (D) moral rights and publicity rights; (v) any computer program or other software (irrespective of the type of hardware for which it is intended), including firmware and other software embedded in hardware devices, whether in the form of source code, assembly code, script, interpreted language, instruction sets or binary or object code (including compiled and executable programs), including any library, component or module of any of the foregoing, including, in the case of source code, any related images, videos, icons, audio or other multimedia data or files, data files, and header, development or compilations tools, scripts, and files, and (vi) worldwide confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets, including technical information, inventions and discoveries (whether or not patentable and whether or not reduced to practice) and improvements thereto, know-how, processes, discoveries, developments, designs, techniques, plans, schematics, drawings, formulae, preparations, assays, surface coatings, diagnostic systems and methods, patterns, compilations, databases, database schemas, specifications, technical data, inventions, concepts, ideas, devices, methods, and processes; and includes any rights to exclude others from using or appropriating any Intellectual Property rights, including the rights to sue for or assets claims against and remedies against past, present or future infringements or misappropriations of any or all of the foregoing and rights of priority and protection of interests therein, and any other proprietary, intellectual property or other rights relating to any or all of the foregoing anywhere in the world.
“Legend Removal Date” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5.1(c).
“Losses” means any and all losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation.
“Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (i) the assets, liabilities, results of operations, condition (financial or otherwise), business, or prospects of the Company taken as a whole, or (ii) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents.
“NASDAQ” means The NASDAQ Capital Market, LLC.
“Occupational Laws” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.17.
“Person” means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.
“Price Per Share” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.1.
“Principal Purchasers” means, as of any time, the Purchaser or Purchasers holding or having the right to acquire, as of such time, at least a majority-in-interest of the total number of Shares.
“Principal Trading Market” means the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is primarily listed on and quoted for trading.
“Proceeding” means an action, claim, suit, investigation or proceeding (including, without limitation, a partial proceeding, such as a deposition), whether commenced or threatened in writing.
“Prohibited Transfers” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5.7.
“Purchaser Party” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5.7.
“Purchasers” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the preamble.
“Rule 144,” “Rule 415,” and “Rule 424” means Rule 144, Rule 415 and Rule 424, respectively, promulgated by the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act, as such Rules may be amended from time to time, or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the SEC having substantially the same effect as such Rule.
“SEC Reports” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.7.
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.
“Shares” or “Securities” means the shares of Common Stock purchased and sold under this Agreement.
“Trading Day” means a day on which the Principal Trading Market is open for trading.
“Trading Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE MKT, the NASDAQ Capital Market, the NASDAQ Global Market, the NASDAQ Global Select Market, or the New York Stock Exchange (or any successors to any of the foregoing).
“Transaction Documents” means this Agreement and all exhibits and schedules thereto and hereto and any other documents or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder.
“Transfer” means (i) to sell, offer, transfer, assign, mortgage, hypothecate, gift, pledge or dispose of, or (ii) to enter into or agree to enter into any contract, option or other arrangement or understanding with respect to any sale, transfer, pledge, mortgage, hypothecation, gift, assignment or similar disposition.
“Transfer Agent” means VStock Transfer, LLC., the current transfer agent of the Company, and any successor transfer agent of the Company.
“Voting Commitment” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 4.2.
PURCHASE AND SALE
2.1 Purchase and Sale. Subject to and upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, at the Closing, the Company shall issue and sell to each Purchaser, and each Purchaser shall, severally and not jointly, purchase from the Company, such number of Shares set forth opposite their respective names on Exhibit A, at a price per Share equal to $1.48 (the “Price Per Share” and the total purchase price for the Shares, the “Shares Purchase Price”).
2.2 Closing. The Company agrees to issue and sell to the Purchasers and, in consideration of and in express reliance upon the representations, warranties, covenants, terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Purchasers agree, severally and not jointly, to purchase the Shares. The closing of the purchase and sale of the Shares (the “Closing”) shall take place at the offices of the Company located at 12744 San Fernando Road, Suite 400, Sylmar, California 91342, three Business Days following the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section 2.5, or at such other time and place or on such date as the Principal Purchasers and the Company may agree upon (such date is hereinafter referred to as the “Closing Date”).
2.3 Payment. On the Closing Date, (a) each Purchaser shall pay to the Company its Shares Purchase Price in United States dollars and in immediately available funds, by wire transfer to the Company’s account as set forth in instructions previously delivered to each Purchaser, (b) the Company shall irrevocably instruct the Transfer Agent to deliver to each Purchaser, on an expedited basis, a certificate evidencing the number of Shares set forth opposite such Purchaser’s name on Exhibit A, and in the case of clause (b), duly executed on behalf of the Company and registered in the name of such Purchaser as set forth on the Stock Certificate Questionnaire included as Exhibit B.
(a) Company. Except for the delayed delivery contemplated by Sections 2.4(a)(iii), on or prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered to each Purchaser the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by the Company;
(ii) a copy of the irrevocable instructions to the Transfer Agent instructing the Transfer Agent to deliver to such Purchaser, on an expedited basis, a certificate evidencing the number of Shares set forth opposite such Purchaser’s name on Exhibit A hereto, registered in the name of such Purchaser as set forth on the Stock Certificate Questionnaire included as Exhibit B;
(iii) the Company shall have delivered a Certificate, executed on behalf of the Company by its Chief Executive Officer and its Chief Financial Officer, dated as of the Closing Date, certifying to the fulfillment of the conditions specified in subsections (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) and (viii) of Section 2.5(b);
(iv) the Company shall have delivered a Certificate, executed on behalf of the Company by its Secretary, dated as of the Closing Date, certifying the resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company approving the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and the issuance of the Securities, certifying the current versions of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Company and certifying as to the signatures and authority of Persons signing the Transaction Documents and related documents on behalf of the Company; and
(v) any required NASDAQ notification form.
(b) Purchasers. On or prior to the Closing Date, each Purchaser shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Company the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by such Purchaser;
(ii) a fully completed and duly executed Stock Certificate Questionnaire in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B; and
(iii) a fully completed and duly executed Accredited Investor Qualification Questionnaire in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C;
(iv) the Shares Purchase Price by wire transfer to the account specified by the Company.
2.5 Closing Conditions.
(a) The obligations of the Company hereunder, with respect to any Purchaser in connection with the Closing, are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the accuracy in all material respects on the Closing Date of the representations and warranties of such Purchaser contained herein (unless as of a specific date therein in which case they shall be accurate as of such date);
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of such Purchaser required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed in all material respects;
(iii) the delivery by such Purchaser of the items set forth in Section 2.4(b) of this Agreement; and
(iv) NASDAQ shall have raised no objection to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents in the absence of stockholder approval of such transactions.
(b) The respective obligations of the Purchasers hereunder in connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the representations and warranties made by the Company in ARTICLE 3 hereof shall be true and correct as of the date hereof and the Closing Date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty expressly speaks as of an earlier date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date;
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the Company required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date, whether under this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents, shall have been performed in all material respects;
(iii) the delivery by the Company of the items set forth in Section 2.4(a) of this Agreement;
(iv) the Company shall have obtained any and all consents, permits, approvals, registrations and waivers necessary or appropriate for consummation of the purchase and sale of the Shares and the consummation of the other transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, all of which shall be in full force and effect, except for such that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(v) no judgment, writ, order, injunction, award or decree of or by any court, or judge, justice or magistrate, including any bankruptcy court or judge, or any order of or by any governmental authority, shall have been issued, and no action or proceeding shall have been instituted by any governmental authority, enjoining or preventing the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or in the other Transaction Documents;
(vi) no stop order or suspension of trading shall have been imposed by NASDAQ, the Commission or any other governmental or regulatory body with respect to public trading in the Common Stock;
(vii) NASDAQ shall have raised no objection to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents in the absence of stockholder approval of such transactions;
(viii) there shall have been no Material Adverse Effect with respect to the Company since the date hereof; and
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY
The Company hereby represents and warrants to the Purchasers that, except as otherwise disclosed to the Purchasers or as disclosed in the SEC Reports:
3.1 Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation and has all requisite corporate power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and to own its properties. The Company is duly qualified to do business as a foreign corporation and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or its ownership or leasing of property makes such qualification or leasing necessary unless the failure to so qualify has not had and could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
3.2 Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has all corporate right, power and authority to enter into the Transaction Documents and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. All corporate action on the part of the Company, its directors and stockholders necessary for the authorization, execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by the Company, the authorization, sale, issuance and delivery of the Securities contemplated herein and the performance of the Company’s obligations hereunder and thereunder has been taken. The Transaction Documents have been (or upon delivery will have been) duly executed and delivered by the Company and constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, except: (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
3.3 Capitalization. The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of (i) 10,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock, no par value per share, of which none is outstanding and (ii) 200,000,000 shares of common stock, no par value per share, of which 59,875,717 shares are outstanding as of April 25, 2018. All of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s capital stock have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable. Except (i) for options to purchase Common Stock or other equity awards (including restricted stock units) issued to employees and members of the Board of Directors pursuant to the equity compensation plans or arrangements disclosed in the SEC Reports, (ii) shares of capital stock issuable and reserved for issuance pursuant to securities exercisable for, or convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of capital stock of the Company disclosed in the SEC Reports, and (iii) as contemplated by this Agreement, there are no existing options, warrants, calls, preemptive (or similar) rights, subscriptions or other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments of any character obligating the Company to issue, transfer or sell, or cause to be issued, transferred or sold, any shares of the capital stock of, or other equity interests in, the Company or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for such shares of capital stock or other equity interests, and there are no outstanding contractual obligations of the Company to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any shares of its capital stock or other equity interests. The issue and sale of the Shares will not result in the right of any holder of Company securities to adjust the exercise, conversion or exchange price under such securities.
3.4 Issuance; Reservation of Shares. The issuance of the Shares has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate actions, and the Shares, when issued and paid for pursuant to this Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and shall be free and clear of all encumbrances and restrictions (other than as provided in the Transaction Documents).
3.5 No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by the Company and the issuance and sale of the Securities will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms and provisions of, or constitute a default under (i) the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or the Company’s Bylaws, both as in effect on the date hereof (true and complete copies of which have been made available to the Purchasers through the EDGAR system), (ii) any statute, rule, regulation or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its respective assets or properties, or (iii) any material agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which the Company is bound or to which any of their respective assets or properties is subject, in each case except for any such conflict, breach, violation or default that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
3.6 Filings, Consents and Approvals. The Company is not required to obtain any consent, waiver, authorization or order of, give any notice to, or make any filing or registration with, any court or other federal, state, local or other governmental authority or other Person in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, other than filings that have been made, or will be made, or consents that have been obtained, or will be obtained, pursuant to the rules and regulations of NASDAQ, including applicable state securities laws and post-sale filings pursuant to applicable state and federal securities laws which the Company undertakes to file or obtain within the applicable time periods.
3.7 SEC Reports. The Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by the Company under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) thereof, since November 18, 2014 (the foregoing materials, including the exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein, being collectively referred to herein as the “SEC Reports”) on a timely basis or has received a valid extension of such time of filing and has filed any such SEC Reports prior to the expiration of any such extension. As of their respective dates, the SEC Reports complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as applicable, and none of the SEC Reports, when filed, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The Company has not received any letters of comment from the staff of the Commission that have not been satisfactorily resolved as of the date hereof.
3.8 Financial Statements. The financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Reports comply in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the rules and regulations of the Commission with respect thereto as in effect at the time of filing. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved, except as may be otherwise specified in such financial statements or the notes thereto and except that unaudited financial statements may not contain all footnotes required by GAAP, and fairly present in all material respects the financial position of the Company as of and for the dates thereof and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods then ended, subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal, immaterial, year-end audit adjustments.
3.9 Material Changes; Undisclosed Events, Liabilities or Developments. Since the date of the latest audited financial statements included within the SEC Reports, except as specifically disclosed in a subsequent SEC Report filed prior to the date hereof: (i) there has been no event, occurrence or development that has had or that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) the Company has not incurred any liabilities (contingent or otherwise) other than (A) trade payables and accrued expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and (B) liabilities not required to be reflected in the Company’s financial statements pursuant to GAAP or disclosed in filings made with the Commission, (iii) the Company has not altered its method of accounting or changed its principal registered public accounting firm, (iv) the Company has not declared or made any dividend or distribution of cash or other property to its stockholders or purchased, redeemed or made any agreements to purchase or redeem any shares of its capital stock and (v) the Company has not issued any equity securities, except pursuant to existing Company equity compensation plans. The Company does not have pending before the Commission any request for confidential treatment of information.
3.10 Internal Controls; Disclosure Controls. The Company maintains a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain asset and liability accountability, (iii) access to assets or incurrence of liabilities is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, and (iv) the recorded accountability for assets and liabilities is compared with the existing assets and liabilities at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences. The Company is in compliance in all material respects with all of the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 which are applicable to it as of the Closing Date. The Company has established disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) for the Company and designed such disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. The Company’s certifying officers have evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by the Company’s most recently filed periodic report under the Exchange Act (such date, the “Evaluation Date”). The Company presented in its most recently filed periodic report under the Exchange Act the conclusions of the certifying officers about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures based on their evaluations as of the Evaluation Date. Since the Evaluation Date, there have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in the Exchange Act) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
3.11 Accountant. To the Company’s knowledge, Gumbiner Savett Inc., which has expressed its opinion with respect to the Company’s financial statements as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and included in the SEC Reports (including the related notes), is an independent registered public accounting firm as required by the Act and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Gumbiner Savett Inc. have not been engaged by the Company to perform any “prohibited activities” (as defined in Section 10A of the Exchange Act).
3.12 Litigation. There is not pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened or contemplated, any action, suit or proceeding to which the Company is a party or of which any property or assets of the Company is the subject before or by any court or governmental agency, authority or body, or any arbitrator, which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in any Material Adverse Effect. There are no current or pending legal, governmental or regulatory actions, suits or proceedings that are required to be described in the SEC Reports that have not been so described.
3.13 Tax Matters. The Company has filed all federal, state, local and foreign income and franchise tax returns required to be filed or has requested extensions thereof (except in any case in which the failure so to file would not have a Material Adverse Effect), except as set forth in the SEC Reports and has paid all taxes required to be paid by it and any other assessment, fine or penalty levied against it, to the extent that any of the foregoing is due and payable, except for any such assessment, fine or penalty that is currently being contested in good faith or as would not have a Material Adverse Effect, except as set forth in or contemplated in the SEC Reports.
3.14 Insurance. The Company maintains in full force and effect insurance coverage that is customary for comparably situated companies for the business being conducted and properties owned or leased by the Company, and the Company reasonably believes such insurance coverage to be adequate against all liabilities, claims and risks against which it is customary for comparably situated companies to insure. The Company is not aware of any fact or matter which would lead to any such insurance being vitiated or repudiated, there is no material claim pending or outstanding and all premiums in respect of such insurances are duly paid.
3.15 Environmental Matters. The Company (A) is in compliance in with any and all applicable federal, state, local and foreign laws, rules, regulations, decisions and orders relating to the protection of human health and safety, the environment or hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or contaminants (collectively, “Environmental Laws”); (B) has received and is in compliance with all permits, licenses or other approvals required of it under applicable Environmental Laws to conduct its business; and (C) has not received notice of any actual or potential liability for the investigation or remediation of any disposal or release of hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or contaminants, except in any such case for any such failure to comply, or failure to receive required permits, licenses or approvals, or liability as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.
3.16 Labor Relations. The Company (A) is in compliance with any and all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, treaties, statutes and codes promulgated by any and all governmental authorities (including pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act) relating to the protection of human health and safety in the workplace (“Occupational Laws”); (B) has received permits, licenses or other approvals required of it under applicable Occupational Laws to conduct their business as currently conducted; and (C) is in compliance with all terms and conditions of such permits, licenses or approvals, except in any such case as would not have a Material Adverse Effect. No action, proceeding, revocation proceeding, writ, injunction or claim is pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened against the Company relating to Occupational Laws, and the Company does not have knowledge of any material facts, circumstances or developments relating to its operations or cost accounting practices that could reasonably be expected to form the basis for or give rise to such actions, suits, investigations or proceedings. Each employee benefit plan, within the meaning of Section 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), that is maintained, administered or contributed to by the Company or any of its affiliates for employees or former employees of the Company and has been maintained in material compliance with its terms and the requirements of any applicable statutes, orders, rules and regulations, including but not limited to, ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). No prohibited transaction, within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, has occurred with respect to any such plan excluding transactions effected pursuant to a statutory or administrative exemption; and for each such plan that is subject to the funding rules of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, no “accumulated funding deficiency” as defined in Section 412 of the Code has been incurred, whether or not waived, and the fair market value of the assets of each such plan (excluding for these purposes accrued but unpaid contributions) exceeds the present value of all benefits accrued under such plan determined using reasonable actuarial assumptions.
3.17 Certificates, Authorities and Permits. The Company holds, and is operating in compliance with, all registrations, approvals, certificates, authorizations and permits of any governmental authority or self-regulatory body required for the conduct of its business as described in the SEC Reports, including without limitation, all such registrations, approvals, certificates, authorizations and permits required by the FDA or any other federal, state, local or foreign agencies or bodies engaged in the regulation of pharmaceuticals or biohazardous substances or materials; and the Company has not received notice of any revocation or modification of any such registration, approval, certificate, authorization and permit or has reason to believe that any such registration, approval, certificate, authorization and permit will not be renewed in the ordinary course that could lead to, the withdrawal, revocation, suspension, modification or termination of any such registration, approval, certificate, authorization or permit, which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, could result in a Material Adverse Effect.
3.18 Title to Assets. The Company has good and marketable title to all property (whether real or personal) described in the SEC Reports as being owned by it, in each case free and clear of all liens, claims, security interests, other encumbrances or defects except as described in the SEC Reports, and except those that could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The property held under lease by the Company is held under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with only such exceptions with respect to any particular lease as do not interfere in any material respect with the conduct of the business of the Company.
3.19 Intellectual Property. The Company, to its knowledge, owns, possesses, or can acquire on reasonable terms, all Intellectual Property necessary for the conduct of its business as now conducted or as described in the SEC Reports to be conducted in all material respects. Except as set forth in the SEC Reports, (A) to the knowledge of the Company, there is no infringement, misappropriation or violation by third parties of any such Intellectual Property (B) there is no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the Company’s rights in or to any such Intellectual Property, and the Company is unaware of any material facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (C) the Intellectual Property owned by the Company, and to the knowledge of the Company, the Intellectual Property licensed to the Company, have not been adjudged invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, and there is no pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the validity or scope of any such Intellectual Property, and the Company is unaware of any material facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (D) to the Company’s knowledge, there is no pending or threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others that the Company infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates any Intellectual Property or other proprietary rights of others, the Company has not received any written notice of such claim and the Company is unaware of any other material fact which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; and (E) to the Company’s knowledge, no Company employee is obligated under any contract (including licenses, covenants or commitments of any nature) or other agreement, or subject to any judgment, decree or order of any court or administrative agency, that would interfere with the use of such employee’s best efforts to promote the interest of the Company or that would conflict with the Company’s business; none of the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the carrying on of the Company’s business by the employees of the Company, and the conduct of the Company’s business as proposed, will conflict with or result in a breach of terms, conditions, or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any contract, covenant or instrument under which any such employee is now obligated; and it is not and will not be necessary to use any inventions, trade secrets or proprietary information of any of its consultants, or its employees (or Persons it currently intends to hire) made prior to their employment by the Company, except for technology that is licensed to or owned by the Company.
3.20 Compliance with NASDAQ Continued Listing Requirements. The Company is and has no reason to believe that it will not, upon the issuance of the Securities hereunder, continue to be, in compliance with the listing and maintenance requirements for continued listing on NASDAQ. Assuming the representations and warranties of the Purchasers set forth in Section 4.2 are true and correct in all material respects, the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents does not contravene the rules and regulations of NASDAQ. There are no proceedings pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened against the Company relating to the continued listing of the Common Stock on NASDAQ and the Company has not received any notice of, nor to the Company’s knowledge is there any basis for, the delisting of the Common Stock from NASDAQ.
3.21 Application of Takeover Protections. The Company and the Board of Directors have taken all necessary action, if any, in order to render inapplicable any control share acquisition, business combination, poison pill (including any distribution under a rights agreement) or other similar anti-takeover provision under the Company’s articles of incorporation (or similar charter documents) or the laws of its state of incorporation that would prevent the Purchasers or the Company from fulfilling their obligations or exercising their rights under the Transaction Documents, including without limitation as a result of the Company’s issuance of the Securities and the Purchasers’ ownership of the Securities.
3.22 Fees. No Person will have, as a result of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, any valid right, interest or claim against or upon any Purchaser for any commission, fee or other compensation pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into by or on behalf of the Company, and no Purchaser shall have any obligation with respect to any fees or with respect to any claims made by or on behalf of other Persons for fees of a type contemplated in this Section 3.22 that may be due in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents.
3.23 No Directed Selling Efforts or General Solicitation. Neither the Company nor any Person acting on its behalf has conducted any general solicitation or general advertising (as those terms are used in Regulation D) in connection with the offer or sale of any of the Securities.
3.24 No Integrated Offering. Neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates, nor any Person acting on its or their behalf has, directly or indirectly, made any offers or sales of any Company security or solicited any offers to buy any security, under circumstances that would adversely affect reliance by the Company on Section 4(a)(2) for the exemption from registration for the transactions contemplated hereby or would require registration of the Shares under the Securities Act.
3.25 Private Placement. Assuming the accuracy of the Purchasers’ representations and warranties set forth in ARTICLE 4, no registration under the Securities Act is required for the offer and sale of the Securities by the Company to the Purchasers as contemplated hereby.
3.26 Investment Company. The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities, will not be an “investment company,” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
3.27 Foreign Corrupt Practices. The Company, nor, to the best knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee or other Person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company has (A) used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (B) made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any foreign or domestic government official or employee from corporate funds; (C) violated or is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or any applicable non-U.S. anti-bribery Law; or (D) made any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment.
3.28 Regulation M Compliance. The Company has not, and to its knowledge no one acting on its behalf has, (i) taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to cause or to result in the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of any of the Securities, (ii) sold, bid for, purchased, or paid any compensation for soliciting purchases of, any of the Securities, or (iii) paid or agreed to pay to any Person any compensation for soliciting another to purchase any other securities of the Company.
3.29 Disclosure. No representation or warranty by the Company in this Agreement and no statement contained in the SEC Reports or any certificate or other document furnished or to be furnished to the Purchasers pursuant to this Agreement contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASERS
Each Purchaser, for itself and for no other Purchaser, hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date to the Company as follows (unless as of a specific date therein):
4.1 Organization; Authority. Such Purchaser is either an individual or an entity duly incorporated or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation with full right, corporate, partnership, limited liability company or similar power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents and performance by such Purchaser of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or, if such Purchaser is not a corporation, such partnership, limited liability company or similar action, as applicable, on the part of such Purchaser. Each Transaction Document to which it is a party has been duly executed by such Purchaser, and when delivered by such Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of such Purchaser, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except: (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
4.2 Purchaser Status. At the time such Purchaser was offered the Securities, it was, and as of the date hereof it is, an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act. Such Purchaser is not a broker-dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act. Such Purchaser is acting alone in its determination as to whether to invest in the Securities. Such Purchaser is not a party to any voting agreements or similar arrangements with respect to the Securities. Except as expressly disclosed in a Schedule 13D or Schedule 13G (or amendments thereto) filed by such Purchaser with the Commission with respect to the beneficial ownership of the Company’s Common Stock, such Purchaser is not a member of a partnership, limited partnership, syndicate, or other group for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting or disposing of the Securities. Each Purchaser represents and warrants that it (i) is not and will not become a party to (A) any agreement, arrangement or understanding with, and has not given any commitment or assurance to, any Person as to how such Person, if serving as a director or if elected as a director of the Corporation, will act or vote on any issue or question (a “Voting Commitment”) or (B) any Voting Commitment that could limit or interfere with such Person’s ability to comply, if serving as or elected as a director of the Company, with such Person’s fiduciary duties under applicable law; (ii) is not and will not become a party to any agreement, arrangement or understanding with any Person other than the corporation with respect to any direct or indirect compensation, reimbursement or indemnification in connection with service or action as a director of the Company.
Purchaser hereby represents that neither it nor any of its Rule 506(d) Related Parties is a “bad actor” within the meaning of Rule 506(d) promulgated under the Securities Act. For purposes of this Agreement, “Rule 506(d) Related Party” shall mean a person or entity covered by the “Bad Actor disqualification” provision of Rule 506(d) of the Securities Act.
Each Purchaser has disclosed in writing to the Company a description of all Derivative Transactions (as defined below) by each such Purchaser in effect as of the date hereof, including the date of the transactions and the class, series and number of securities involved in, and the material economic terms of, such Derivative Transactions. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Derivative Transaction” means any agreement, arrangement, interest or understanding entered into by, or on behalf or for the benefit of, any Purchaser or any of its affiliates or associates, whether record or beneficial: (w) the value of which is derived in whole or in part from the value of any class or series of shares or other securities of the Company, (x) which otherwise provides any direct or indirect opportunity to gain or share in any gain derived from a change in the value of securities of the Company, (y) the effect or intent of which is to mitigate loss, manage risk or benefit of security value or price changes, or (z) which provides the right to vote or increase or decrease the voting power of, such Purchaser, or any of its affiliates or associates, with respect to any securities of the Company, which agreement, arrangement, interest or understanding may include, without limitation, any option, warrant, debt position, note, bond, convertible security, swap, stock appreciation right, short position, profit interest, hedge, right to dividends, voting agreement, performance-related fee or arrangement to borrow or lend shares (whether or not subject to payment, settlement, exercise or conversion in any such class or series), and any proportionate interest of such Purchaser in the securities of the Company held by any general or limited partnership, or any limited liability company, of which such Purchaser is, directly or indirectly, a general partner or managing member.
4.3 General Solicitation; Pre-Existing Relationship. Such Purchaser is not purchasing the Securities as a result of any advertisement, article, notice or other communication regarding the Securities published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio or presented at any seminar or any other general solicitation or general advertisement. Such Purchaser had a prior substantial pre-existing relationship with the Company.
4.4 Purchase Entirely for Own Account. The Securities to be received by such Purchaser hereunder will be acquired for such Purchaser’s own account, not as nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof in violation of the Securities Act, and such Purchaser has no present intention of selling, granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same in violation of the Securities Act without prejudice, however, to such Purchaser’s right at all times to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of such Securities in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed a representation or warranty by such Purchaser to hold the Securities for any period of time.
4.5 Adequate Information; No Reliance. Such Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that (a) such Purchaser has been furnished with all materials it considers relevant to making an investment decision to enter into this Agreement and has had the opportunity to review (and has carefully reviewed) (i) the SEC Reports and (ii) this Agreement (including the exhibits thereto), (b) such Purchaser has had a full opportunity to ask questions of the Company concerning the Company, its business, operations, financial performance, financial condition and prospects, and the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and to obtain from the Company any information that it considers necessary in making an informed investment decision and to verify the accuracy of the information set forth in the SEC Reports, (c) such Purchaser has had the opportunity to consult with its accounting, tax, financial and legal advisors to be able to evaluate the risks involved in the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and to make an informed investment decision with respect to such transactions, (d) such Purchaser is not relying, and has not relied, upon any statement, advice (whether accounting, tax, financial, legal or other), representation or warranty made by the Company or any of its affiliates or representatives or any other entity or person, except for (A) the SEC Reports, and (B) the representations and warranties made by the Company in this Agreement, (e) no statement or written material contrary to the SEC Reports has been made or given to such Purchaser by or on behalf of the Company, and (f) such Purchaser is able to fend for itself with respect to this Agreement, has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the shares of Common Stock and has the ability to bear the economic risks of its investment and can afford the complete loss of such investment.
4.6 Disclosure of Information. Such Purchaser has had an opportunity to receive all information related to the Company requested by it and to ask questions of and receive answers from the Company regarding the Company, its business and the terms and conditions of the offering of the Securities. Such Purchaser acknowledges receipt of copies of the SEC Reports (or access thereto via EDGAR). Neither such inquiries nor any other due diligence investigation conducted by such Purchaser shall modify, limit or otherwise affect such Purchaser’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in this Agreement.
4.7 Restricted Securities. Such Purchaser understands that the Securities are “restricted securities” and have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered, resold, pledged or otherwise transferred except (i) pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an effective registration statement in compliance with Section 5 under the Securities Act and (ii) in accordance with all applicable securities laws of the states of the United States and other jurisdictions.
4.8 Commissions. No Person will have, as a result of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, any valid right, interest or claim against the Company or upon any Purchaser for any commission, fee or other compensation pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into by or on behalf of such Purchaser.
4.9 Accuracy of Accredited Investor Qualification Questionnaire. The Accredited Investor Questionnaire delivered by such Purchaser in connection with this Agreement is complete and accurate in all respects as of the date of this Agreement, and such Accredited Investor Questionnaire delivered to the Company by such Purchaser will each be complete and accurate as of the Closing Date and the effective date of the Registration Statement; provided, that such Purchaser shall be entitled to update such information by providing written notice thereof to the Company.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that the representations contained in ARTICLE 4 shall not modify, amend or affect such Purchaser’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in this Agreement or any representations and warranties contained in any other Transaction Document or any other document or instrument executed and/or delivered in connection with this Agreement or the consummation of the transaction contemplated hereby.
OTHER AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES
5.1 Transfer Restrictions. (a) The Securities may only be disposed of in compliance with state and federal securities laws. In connection with any transfer of Securities other than pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act or Rule 144, to the Company or to an Affiliate of a Purchaser, the Company may require the transferor thereof to provide to the Company an opinion of counsel selected by the transferor and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the form and substance of which opinion shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to the effect that such transfer does not require registration of such transferred Securities under the Securities Act.
(b) The Purchasers agree to the imprinting, so long as is required by this Section 5.1, of a legend on any of the Securities in substantially the following form:
THIS SECURITY HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR UNDER ANY STATE SECURITIES OR BLUE SKY LAWS. THE SECURITIES ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED, HYPOTHECATED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS PERMITTED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES OR BLUE SKY LAWS, PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION OR EXEMPTION THEREFROM. INVESTORS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY MAY BE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE FINANCIAL RISKS OF THIS INVESTMENT FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME. THE COMPANY MAY REQUIRE AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY TO THE EFFECT THAT ANY PROPOSED TRANSFER IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES OR BLUE SKY LAWS. THIS SECURITY IS SUBJECT TO THE TRANSFER RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HEREIN AND IN A SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF MAY 3, 2018, AND AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, COPIES OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY.
(c) Certificates evidencing the Shares shall not contain any legend (including the legend set forth in Section 5.1(b) hereof), (i) while a registration statement (including the Registration Statement) covering the resale of such security is effective under the Securities Act, (ii) following any sale of such Shares pursuant to Rule 144, (iii) if such Shares are eligible for sale under Rule 144, without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 as to such Shares and without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions, or (iv) if such legend is not required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the staff of the Commission). Upon request by any Purchaser, following such time as a legend is no longer required under this Section 5.1(c), the Company shall cause its counsel to issue a legal opinion to the Transfer Agent (if required by the Transfer Agent) to effect the removal of the legend hereunder from any Shares. The Company agrees that following such time as a legend is no longer required under this Section 5.1(c), it will, no later than three Trading Days following the delivery by a Purchaser to the Company or the Transfer Agent of a certificate representing Shares issued with a restrictive legend (such third Trading Day, the “Legend Removal Date”), deliver or cause to be delivered to such Purchaser a certificate representing such shares that is free from all restrictive and other legends. The Company may not make any notation on its records or give instructions to the Transfer Agent that enlarge the restrictions on transfer set forth in this Section 5.1(c).
5.2 Furnishing of Information; Public Information. Until the time that no Purchaser owns Securities, the Company covenants to maintain the registration of the Common Stock under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and to timely file (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to the Exchange Act.
5.3 Integration. The Company shall not sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to buy or otherwise negotiate in respect of any security (as defined in Section 2 of the Securities Act) that would be integrated with the offer or sale of the Securities in a manner that would require the registration under the Securities Act of the sale of the Securities or that would be integrated with the offer or sale of the Securities for purposes of the rules and regulations of NASDAQ such that it would require shareholder approval prior to the closing of such other transaction unless shareholder approval is obtained before the closing of such subsequent transaction. The Purchasers shall take no action to become a group such that any transactions contemplated by this Agreement would require shareholder approval prior to Closing.
5.4 Securities Laws Disclosure; Publicity. The Company shall (a) by 4:15 p.m. (New York City time) on or before the second Trading Day immediately following the date hereof, issue a press release disclosing the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereby, and (b) file a Current Report on Form 8-K, including the Transaction Documents as exhibits thereto, with the Commission within the time required by the Exchange Act. Each Purchaser, severally and not jointly with the other Purchasers, covenants that until such time as the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are publicly disclosed by the Company as described in this Section 5.4, such Purchaser will maintain the confidentiality of all disclosures made to it in connection with this transaction (including the existence and terms of this transaction), except that such Purchaser may disclose the terms to its financial, accounting, legal and other advisors.
5.5 Use of Proceeds. The Company shall use the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities hereunder for funding operations or for working capital or other general corporate purposes.
5.6 Indemnification of Purchasers. Subject to the provisions of this Section 5.6, the Company will indemnify and hold each Purchaser and its directors, officers, shareholders, members, partners, employees and agents (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title), each Person who controls such Purchaser (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act and Section 20 of the Exchange Act), and the directors, officers, shareholders, agents, members, partners or employees (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title) of such controlling Persons (each, a “Purchaser Party”) harmless from any and all Losses that any such Purchaser Party may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to (a) any breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by the Company in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents or (b) any action instituted against the Purchaser Parties in any capacity, or any of them or their respective Affiliates, by any stockholder of the Company who is not an Affiliate of such Purchaser Parties, with respect to any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents (unless such action is based upon a breach of such Purchaser Party’s representations, warranties or covenants under the Transaction Documents or any agreements or understandings such Purchaser Parties may have with any such stockholder or any violations by such Purchaser Parties of state or federal securities laws or any conduct by such Purchaser Parties which constitutes fraud, gross negligence, willful misconduct or malfeasance of such Purchaser Party). If any action shall be brought against any Purchaser Party in respect of which indemnity may be sought pursuant to this Agreement, such Purchaser Party shall promptly notify the Company in writing, and the Company shall have the right to assume the defense thereof with counsel of its own choosing reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser Party. Any Purchaser Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Purchaser Party except to the extent that (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the Company in writing, (ii) the Company has failed after a reasonable period of time to assume such defense and to employ counsel or (iii) in such action there is, in the reasonable opinion of counsel, a material conflict on any material issue between the position of the Company and the position of such Purchaser Party, in which case the Company shall be responsible for the reasonable fees and expenses of no more than one such separate counsel. The Company will not be liable to any Purchaser Party under this Agreement (y) for any settlement by a Purchaser Party effected without the Company’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed; or (z) to the extent, but only to the extent that a loss, claim, damage or liability is attributable to any Purchaser Party’s breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by such Purchaser Party in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents. The indemnification required by this Section 5.6 shall be made by periodic payments of the amount thereof during the course of the investigation or defense, as and when bills are received or are incurred. The indemnity agreements contained herein shall be in addition to any cause of action or similar right of any Purchaser Party against the Company or others and any liabilities the Company may be subject to pursuant to law.
5.7 Post-Investment Lock-Up. During the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the earlier of (i) six (6) months following the Effective Date or (ii) immediately prior to a Change of Control Transaction, no Purchaser shall, without the approval of the Board, directly or indirectly, (i) Transfer any of the Shares (other than (A) any Transfer to an Affiliate of such Holder, subject to the Transfer Conditions, or (B) to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) and any Transfer effected pursuant to any merger, consolidation or similar transaction consummated by the Company or (ii) enter into or engage in any hedge, swap, short sale, derivative transaction or other agreement or arrangement that Transfers to any third party, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Registrable Securities (such actions described in clauses (i) and (ii), “Prohibited Transfers”). Any purported Prohibited Transfer in violation of this Section 5.7 shall be null and void ab initio.
5.8 Listing of Common Stock. In the time and manner required by the Principal Trading Market, the Company shall prepare and file with such Trading Market any required notification form covering all of the Shares. In addition, the Purchasers and the Company agree to cooperate in good faith, if necessary, to restructure the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents such that they do not contravene the rules and regulations of NASDAQ; provided, however, that such restructuring does not impact the economic interests of the Purchasers contemplated by the Transaction Documents. Each Purchaser agrees to provide information reasonably requested by the Company to comply with this Section 5.8 and Section 3.20.
5.9 Equal Treatment of Purchasers. No consideration (including any modification of any Transaction Document) shall be offered or paid to any Person to amend or consent to a waiver or modification of any provision of this Agreement unless the same consideration is also offered to all of the parties to this Agreement. For clarification purposes, this provision constitutes a separate right granted to each Purchaser by the Company and negotiated separately by each Purchaser and is intended for the Company to treat the Purchasers as a class and shall not in any way be construed as the Purchasers acting in concert or as a group with respect to the purchase, disposition or voting of Securities or otherwise.
5.10 Form D; Blue Sky Filings. The Company agrees to timely file a Form D with respect to the Securities as required under Regulation D and to provide a copy thereof, promptly upon request of any Purchaser. The Company shall take such action as the Company shall reasonably determine is necessary in order to obtain an exemption for, or to qualify the Securities for, sale to the Purchasers at the Closing under applicable securities or “Blue Sky” laws of the states of the United States and shall provide evidence of such actions promptly upon request of any Purchaser. Each Purchaser shall provide any information reasonably requested by the Company to comply with Section 5.10.
5.11 Acknowledgment of Dilution. The Company acknowledges that the issuance of the Securities may result in dilution of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, which dilution may be substantial under certain market conditions. The Company further acknowledges that its obligations under the Transaction Documents, including, without limitation, its obligation to issue the Shares pursuant to the Transaction Documents, are unconditional and absolute and not subject to any right of set off, counterclaim, delay or reduction, regardless of the effect of any such dilution or any claim the Company may have against any Purchaser and regardless of the dilutive effect that such issuance may have on the ownership of the other stockholders of the Company.
5.12 Other Actions. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, from the date of this Agreement until the earlier to occur of the Closing or the termination of this Agreement in accordance with the terms hereof, the Company and the Purchasers shall not, and shall not permit any of their respective Affiliates to, take, or agree or commit to take, any action that would reasonably be expected to, individually or in the aggregate, prevent, materially delay or materially impede the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
6.1 Termination. The obligations of the Company, on the one hand, and the Purchasers, on the other hand, to effect the Closing shall terminate as follows:
(a) Upon the mutual written consent of the Company and the Purchasers;
(b) By the Company if any of the conditions set forth in Section 2.5(a) shall have become incapable of fulfillment, and shall not have been waived by the Company;
(c) By a Purchaser (with respect to itself only) if any of the conditions set forth in Section 2.5(b) shall have become incapable of fulfillment, and shall not have been waived by such Purchaser; or
(d) By either the Company or any Purchaser (with respect to itself only) if the Closing has not occurred on or prior to May 9, 2018; provided, however, that the Principal Purchasers may, in their sole discretion, extend such date to May 11, 2018, in the event that stockholder approval for the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents is required under the NASDAQ rules; provided, however, that, except in the case of clause (a) above, the party seeking to terminate its obligation to effect the Closing shall not then be in breach of any of its representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in his Agreement or the other Transaction Documents if such breach has resulted in the circumstances giving rise to such party’s seeking to terminate its obligation to effect the Closing.
6.2 Notice of Termination; Effect of Termination. In the event of termination by the Company or any Purchaser of its obligations to effect the Closing pursuant to this ARTICLE 6, written notice thereof shall forthwith be given to the other Purchasers by the Company and the other Purchasers shall have the right to terminate their obligations to effect the Closing upon written notice to the Company and the other Purchasers. Nothing in this ARTICLE 6 shall be deemed to release any party from any liability for any breach by such party of the terms and provisions of this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents or to impair the right of any party to compel specific performance by any other party of its obligations under this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents.
6.3 Fees and Expenses. All costs and expenses incurred in connection herewith, including, without limitation, all legal, accounting, financial advisory, consulting and all other fees and expenses of third parties incurred by a party in connection with the negotiation and effectuation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, shall be the obligation of the respective party incurring such costs and expenses.
6.4 Entire Agreement. The Transaction Documents, together with the exhibits and schedules thereto, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters, which the parties acknowledge have been merged into such documents, exhibits and schedules.
6.5 Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of: (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on the signature pages attached hereto at or prior to 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on a Trading Day, (b) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any Trading Day, (c) the second (2nd) Trading Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as follows:
if to the Company, to:
Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
12744 San Fernando Road, Building 3
Sylmar, California 91342
Attention: Chief Financial Officer
With a copy to:
Law Offices of Aaron A. Grunfeld & Associates
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1840
Los Angeles, California 90025
if to the Purchasers, to their respective addresses as set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto.
6.6 Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived, modified, supplemented or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and the Principal Purchasers or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waived provision is sought. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of any party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right.
6.7 Headings. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
6.8 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns. The Company may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Purchaser. With the consent of the Company which will not be unreasonably withheld, any Purchaser may assign any or all of its rights under this Agreement to any Person to whom such Purchaser assigns or transfers any Securities, provided, that a Purchaser may assign any or all rights under this Agreement to an Affiliate of such Purchaser without the consent of the Company, and provided, further: (i) such transferor agrees in writing with the transferee or assignee to assign such rights, and a copy of such agreement is furnished to the Company after such assignment; (ii) the Company is furnished with written notice of the name and address of such transferee or assignee; (iii) following such transfer or assignment, the further disposition of such securities by the transferee or assignee is restricted under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, unless such disposition was made pursuant to an effective registration statement or an exemption under Rule 144 under the Securities Act; (iv) such transferee agrees in writing to be bound, with respect to the transferred Securities, by the provisions of the Transaction Documents that apply to the “Purchasers”; and (v) such transfer shall have been made in accordance with the applicable requirements of this Agreement and with all laws applicable thereto.
6.9 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other Person, except as otherwise set forth in Section 5.7.
6.10 Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of California without regard to the choice of law principles thereof. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of California for the purpose of any suit, action, proceeding or judgment relating to or arising out of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby. Service of process in connection with any such suit, action or proceeding may be served on each party hereto anywhere in the world by the same methods as are specified for the giving of notices under this Agreement. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of any such court in any such suit, action or proceeding and to the laying of venue in such court. Each party hereto irrevocably waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such courts and irrevocably waives any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
6.11 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
6.12 Survival. The representations and warranties contained herein shall survive the Closing and the delivery of the Securities.
6.13 Execution. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which when taken together shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to each other party, it being understood that the parties need not sign the same counterpart. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or by e-mail delivery of a “.pdf” format data file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or “.pdf” signature page were an original thereof.
6.14 Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions set forth herein shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated, and the parties hereto shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to find and employ an alternative means to achieve the same or substantially the same result as that contemplated by such term, provision, covenant or restriction.
6.15 Rescission and Withdrawal Right. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in (and without limiting any similar provisions of) any of the other Transaction Documents, whenever any Purchaser exercises a right, election, demand or option under a Transaction Document and the Company does not timely perform its related obligations within the periods therein provided, then such Purchaser may rescind or withdraw, in its sole discretion from time to time upon written notice to the Company, any relevant notice, demand or election in whole or in part without prejudice to its future actions and rights.
6.16 Independent Nature of Purchasers’ Obligations and Rights. The obligations of each Purchaser under any Transaction Document are several and not joint with the obligations of any other Purchaser, and no Purchaser shall be responsible in any way for the performance or non-performance of the obligations of any other Purchaser under any Transaction Document. Nothing contained herein or in any other Transaction Document, and no action taken by any Purchaser pursuant hereof or thereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Purchasers as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Purchasers are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents. Each Purchaser shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including, without limitation, the rights arising out of this Agreement or out of the other Transaction Documents, and it shall not be necessary for any other Purchaser to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose. Each Purchaser has been represented by its own separate legal counsel in its review and negotiation of the Transaction Documents. The Company has elected to provide all Purchasers with the same terms and Transaction Documents for the convenience of the Company and not because it was required or requested to do so by any of the Purchasers.
6.17 Adjustments in Share Numbers and Prices. In the event of any stock split, subdivision, dividend or distribution payable in shares of Common Stock (or other securities or rights convertible into, or entitling the holder thereof to receive directly or indirectly shares of Common Stock), combination or other similar recapitalization or event occurring after the date hereof, each reference in any Transaction Document to a number of shares or a price per share shall be deemed to be amended to appropriately account for such event.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Securities Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
|SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Will McGuire|
|Name: Will McGuire|
|Title: President & Chief Executive Officer|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Securities Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
|Gregg G. Williams 2006 Trust|
|By:||/s/ Gregg G. Williams,|
|Name: Gregg G. Williams,|
|Sam B. Williams 1995 Generation Skipping Trust|
|By:||/s/ Gregg G. Williams,|
|Name: Gregg G. Williams,|
SCHEDULE OF PURCHASERS
Gregg G. Williams 2006 Trust
Sam B. Williams 1995 Generation-Skipping Trust
Stock Certificate Questionnaire
Pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Agreement, please provide us with the following information:
|1. The exact name that the Securities are to be registered in (this is the name that will appear on the common stock certificate(s)):|
|2. The relationship between the Purchaser of the Securities and the Registered Purchaser listed in response to Item 1 above:|
|3. The mailing address, telephone and telecopy number of the Registered Purchaser listed in response to Item 1 above:|
|4. The Tax Identification Number (or, if an individual, the Social Security Number) of the Registered Purchaser listed in response to Item 1 above:|
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
ACCREDITED INVESTOR QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE
I. ACCREDITED INVESTOR STATUS
The undersigned (the “Investor”) has represented to Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., a California corporation (the “Company”), that he, she, or it is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Please indicate below the category or categories that so qualify you as an accredited investor. ALL INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SECTION WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Investor agrees to furnish any additional information the Company deems necessary in order to verify the information provided below:
The undersigned is an individual (not a partnership, corporation, etc.) whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with his or her spouse, presently exceeds $1,000,000.
Explanation. In calculating net worth, you may include equity in personal property and real estate, cash, short-term investments, stock and securities. Equity in personal property and real estate should be based on the fair market value of such property less debt secured by such property.
The value of your primary residence must be excluded. The related amount of indebtedness secured by the primary residence up to its fair market value may also be excluded. However, indebtedness secured by the residence in excess of the value of the home should be considered a liability and deducted from net worth.
|Category II||☐||The undersigned is a corporation, partnership, business trust or a non-profit organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, that was not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered and that has total assets in excess of $5,000,000.|
The undersigned is an individual (not a partnership, corporation, etc.) who reasonably expects an individual income in excess of $200,000 in the current year and had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the last two years (including foreign income, tax exempt income and the full amount of capital gains and losses but excluding any income of the undersigned’s spouse or other family members and any unrealized capital appreciation);
|☐||The undersigned is an individual (not a partnership, corporation, etc.) who, together with his or her spouse, reasonably expects joint income in excess of $300,000 for the current year and had joint income in excess of $300,000 in each of the last two years (including foreign income, tax exempt income and the full amount of realized capital gains and losses).|
|Category IV||☐||The undersigned is a director or executive officer of the Company.|
The undersigned is a bank, savings and loan association or credit union, insurance company, registered investment company, registered business development company, licensed small business investment company, or employee benefit plan within the meaning of Title 1 of ERISA whose plan fiduciary is either a bank, insurance company or registered investment advisor or whose total assets exceed $5,000,000.
Describe entity: _________________________________________________________________________________
|Category VI||☐||The undersigned is a private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940.|
|Category VII||☐||The undersigned is a trust with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person (a person who either alone or with his or her purchaser representative(s) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that he or she is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment). A copy of the declaration of trust or trust agreement and a representation as to the sophistication of the person directing purchases for the trust is enclosed.|
|Category VIII||☐||The undersigned is a self-directed employee benefit plan for which all persons making investment decisions are “accredited investors” within one or more of the categories described above.|
The undersigned is an entity in which all of the equity owners are “accredited investors” within one or more of the categories described above. If relying upon this category alone, each equity owner must complete a separate copy of this agreement.
Describe entity: _________________________________________________________________________________
The undersigned does not come within any of the Categories I – IX set forth above.
II. BASIC INVESTOR INFORMATION
Name of Investor/Investor Entity:
(EXACT NAME AS IT SHOULD APPEAR ON SECURITIES DOCUMENTS)
|Contact Address of Investor/Investor Entity:||Attn:|
The above information is true and correct and the undersigned recognizes that the Company and its counsel are relying on the truth and accuracy of such information in reliance on the exemption contained in Subsection 4(2) of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The undersigned agrees to notify the Company promptly of any changes in the foregoing information which may occur prior to the investment.
IF THE UNDERSIGNED IS AN ENTITY:
|(Name of Entity – Please Print)|
IF THE UNDERSIGNED IS AN INDIVIDUAL:
|(Name – Please Print)|
|THIS SHALL NOT BE DEEMED AN OFFER TO SELL SECURITIES. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY EQUITYHOLDER SHALL HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO SELL OR PURCHASE SECURITIES UNTIL DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTATION OF SUCH SALE HAS BEEN EXECUTED AND DELIVERED BY THE PARTY AGAINST WHOM SUCH OBLIGATION IS SOUGHT TO BE ENFORCED.|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Second Sight Completes $10 million Private Placement of Common Stock with Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2018 – Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) (“Second Sight” or “the Company”), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics that are intended to create an artificial form of useful vision to blind patients, today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement on May 3, 2018 with entities beneficially owned by Gregg Williams for the purchase of 6,756,757 shares of common stock priced at $1.48 per share, the last reported sale price of the common stock on that date. Gregg Williams is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Second Sight. This placement of common stock is anticipated to yield gross proceeds of approximately $10 million to the Company and was completed without providing warrants or discounts and without incurring any placement agent or investment banking fees in connection with this transaction.
This investment provides Second Sight with current-year funding to support several key near-term initiatives including:
|●||Complete enrollment of the Orion™ Cortical Visual Prosthesis System (Orion) feasibility study and to continue gathering clinical data to support safety and efficacy of this breakthrough technology;|
|●||Further implement our Centers of Excellence strategy to drive adoption of the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II);|
|●||Complete development of our next-generation Argus II externals and seek regulatory approvals; and|
|●||Pursue regulatory approvals to treat better-vision patients in order to expand the treatable population for Argus II.|
“As Chairman of our Board, Gregg has provided valuable guidance to Second Sight’s leadership team and we sincerely appreciate his ongoing confidence in the strategy and future of our business. I look forward to updating shareholders during the May 10 earnings call regarding our progress with the Orion feasibility trial as we pursue our goal of treating almost all forms of blindness,” stated Will McGuire, President and CEO of Second Sight.
“This investment reflects my confidence in Second Sight’s team and their ability to execute our commercial strategy and advance important development and clinical programs. I’m especially optimistic about the initial results from the Orion feasibility study and believe the Company may be poised for strong growth as it pursues a dramatically larger market. Much of my focus over the next several years will be on ensuring that Second Sight has the appropriate infrastructure to support the expected growth in sales and manufacturing. We are committed to advancing the groundbreaking Orion technology and providing hope to millions of blind individuals worldwide who currently have no treatment available,” said Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Second Sight.
The common stock offered in the private placement has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy the foregoing securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
About Second Sight
Second Sight’s mission is to develop, manufacture and market innovative implantable visual prosthetics to enable blind individuals to achieve greater independence. Second Sight has developed, and now manufactures and markets, the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System. Development of new hardware and software intended to improve the quality of the vision produced by the Argus system is ongoing. Second Sight is also developing the Orion™ Visual Cortical Prosthesis to potentially restore some vision to individuals who are blind due to many causes other than preventable or treatable conditions. Second Sight’s U.S. headquarters are in Los Angeles, California, and European headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.secondsight.com.
About the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
Second Sight’s Argus II System provides electrical stimulation that bypasses defunct retinal cells and stimulates remaining viable cells inducing visual perception in individuals with severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The Argus II works by converting images captured by a miniature video camera mounted on the patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses, which are transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes implanted on the surface of the retina. These pulses stimulate the retina’s remaining cells, intending to result in the perception of patterns of light in the brain. The patient must learn to interpret these visual patterns, having the potential to regain some visual function. The Argus II was the first artificial retina to receive widespread commercial approval, and is offered at approved centers in Canada, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Further information on the long-term benefits and risks can be found in the peer reviewed paper at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161642016305796
About the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System
Like the Argus II, the Orion converts images captured by a miniature video camera mounted on the patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses. The Orion is designed to transmit these electrical pulses wirelessly to an array of electrodes implanted on the surface of the visual cortex, intended to result in the perception of patterns of light. By bypassing the retina and optic nerve and directly stimulating the visual cortex, a cortical prosthesis system has the potential to restore useful vision to many more patients than the Argus II, including patients completely blinded due to many reasons, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or forms of cancer and trauma. The Company is currently conducting a feasibility study in the U.S. at two centers: the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. No clinical data is yet available for the Orion.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are “forward looking statements.” These statements may be identified by words such as “estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “goal,” or “planned,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “should,” and similar expressions, or the negative versions thereof, and which also may be identified by their context. All statements that address operating performance or events or developments that Second Sight expects or anticipates will occur in the future, such as stated objectives or goals, or that are not otherwise historical facts, are forward-looking statements. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including those risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our Annual Report, on Form 10-K, filed on March 20, 2018, and our other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto, or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
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