SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2020
CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
2100 West Loop South, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77027
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 946-9185
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbols(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.001 per share||CNSP||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 15, 2020, CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), and a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (“Lincoln Park”), pursuant to which Lincoln Park has committed to purchase up to $15.0 million worth of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”).
Under the terms and subject to the conditions of the Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Lincoln Park, and Lincoln Park is obligated to purchase up to $15.0 million worth of shares of the Company’s Common Stock. Such sales of Common Stock by the Company, if any, will be subject to certain limitations, and may occur from time to time, at the Company’s sole discretion, over the 36-month period commencing on the date that a registration statement covering the resale of shares of Common Stock that have been and may be issued under the Purchase Agreement, which the Company agreed to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, is declared effective by the SEC and a final prospectus in connection therewith is filed and the other conditions set forth in the purchase agreement are satisfied, all of which are outside the control of Lincoln Park (such date on which all of such conditions are satisfied, the “Commencement Date”).
Thereafter, under the Purchase Agreement, on any business day selected by the Company that the closing sale price of the Common Stock equals or exceeds the threshold price set forth in the Purchase Agreement, the Company may direct LPC to purchase up to 30,000 shares of Company Common Stock on such business day (each, a “Regular Purchase”), provided, however, that (i) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 50,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $2.00 on the purchase date; (ii) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 75,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $2.50 on the purchase date; (iii) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 100,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $3.00 on the purchase date; and (iv) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 150,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $4.00 on the purchase date. In each case, Lincoln Park’s maximum commitment in any single Regular Purchase may not exceed $1,000,000. In addition, after the Commencement Date, the Company may direct Lincoln Park to purchase, on two separate occasions that must be at least 30 business days apart, $1,000,000 worth of Common Stock per such purchase (each, a “Tranche Purchase”). The purchase price per share for each Regular Purchase and each Tranche Purchase will be based on prevailing market prices of the Common Stock immediately preceding the time of sale. There are no upper limits on the price per share that Lincoln Park must pay for shares of Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement. In addition to Regular Purchases and Tranche Purchases, the Company may also direct Lincoln Park to purchase other amounts as accelerated purchases or as additional accelerated purchases if the closing sale price of the Common Stock equals or exceeds the threshold price at the times set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The above-referenced share amount limitations and closing sale price thresholds are subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement.
Lincoln Park has no right to require the Company to sell any shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park, but Lincoln Park is obligated to make purchases as the Company directs, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Actual sales of shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by the Company from time to time, including, among others, market conditions, the trading price of the Common Stock and determinations by the Company as to the appropriate sources of funding for the Company and its operations.
The net proceeds under the purchase agreement to the Company will depend on the frequency and prices at which the Company sells shares of its stock to Lincoln Park. The Company expects that any proceeds received by the Company from such sales to Lincoln Park will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The aggregate number of shares that the Company can sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement may in no case exceed 19.99% of the shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement) (the “Exchange Cap”), unless (i) stockholder approval is obtained to issue shares above the Exchange Cap, in which case the Exchange Cap will no longer apply, or (ii) the average price of all applicable sales of our Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds the lower of (A) the official closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on Nasdaq on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the Purchase Agreement and (B) the average official closing price of our Common Stock on Nasdaq for the five consecutive trading days ending on the trading day immediately preceding the date of the Purchase Agreement, adjusted such that the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement are exempt from the Exchange Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules.
In all instances, the Company may not sell shares of its Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the purchase agreement if it would result in Lincoln Park beneficially owning more than 4.99% of its Common Stock.
The Company has agreed with Lincoln Park that it will not enter into any “variable rate” transactions as defined in the Purchase Agreement with any third party for a period set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Lincoln Park has covenanted not to cause or engage in any manner whatsoever, any direct or indirect short selling or hedging of the Common Stock.
As consideration for Lincoln Park’s irrevocable commitment to purchase Common Stock upon the terms of and subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement, upon execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company issued 201,991 shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park as commitment shares.
Lincoln Park has represented to the Company, among other things, that it is an “accredited investor” (as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)). The securities referred to in this current report on Form 8-K are being issued and sold by the Company to Lincoln Park in reliance upon the exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder.
The Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement contain customary representations, warranties, agreements and conditions to completing future sale transactions, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties. The Company has the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement at any time, at no cost or penalty. During any “event of default” under the Purchase Agreement, all of which are outside of Lincoln Park’s control. The Company may not initiate any regular or other purchase of shares by Lincoln Park, until an event of default is cured. In addition, in the event of bankruptcy proceedings by or against the Company, the purchase agreement will automatically terminate.
This current report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of Common Stock, nor shall there be any sale of shares of Common Stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and each of which is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in such agreements were made only for purposes of such agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreements, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
The information contained above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2020, by and between the Company and Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC|
|10.2||Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2020, by and between the Company and Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC|
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.
|CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Chris Downs|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: September 21, 2020