2015 Private Placement Funding
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2015
|2015 Private Placement [Member]|
|2015 Private Placement Funding [Line Items]|
|Stockholders' Equity Note Disclosure [Text Block]||
NOTE E 2015 Private Placement Funding
The Company had two closings for a private placement, on March 31, 2015 and April 10, 2015, respectively.
This private placement offered to accredited investors (the “Offering”) of the Company’s units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.50 per Unit, with each Unit consisting of: (i) one share of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), and (ii) a five-year warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.75 per share (“Warrants”). The Warrants are callable by the Company following the effectiveness of the registration statement covering the resale of the shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrants (which occurred on July 23, 2015) if the closing bid price for the Company’s Common Stock is at or above $3.00 per share for the twenty (20) consecutive trading days immediately prior to such a call and provided that the registration statement is current at the time.
In connection with the Offering, the Company also entered into definitive subscription agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with accredited investors (the “Investors”) and issued an aggregate of 20,000,000 Units in the Offering, consisting of an aggregate of 20,000,000 shares of Common Stock and Warrants to purchase an aggregate 20,000,000 shares of Common Stock for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $10 million and net proceeds of approximately $ 8.5 million after paying expenses after deducting the placement agent fees described below and other estimated Offering expenses.
In addition, the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement with the Investors pursuant to which the Company has granted the Investors certain registration rights requiring the Company, within sixty (60) days following the final closing of the Offering, to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the resale by the Investors of the shares of Common Stock and shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrants issued in the Offering. The Subscription Agreements also contain customary representations, warranties and agreements.
The Company entered into a Placement Agency Agreement with Aegis Capital Corp. (“Aegis”) pursuant to which Aegis acted as the Company’s exclusive placement agent (the “Placement Agent”) for the Offering. Immediately prior to the Offering, the Placement Agent and its affiliates beneficially owned an aggregate of more than 10% of our outstanding equity securities. In addition, Adam Stern, Head of Private Equity Banking at Aegis, is a member of the Company’s board of directors. Pursuant to the terms of the Placement Agency Agreement, in connection with the Offering, the Company paid the Placement Agent an aggregate cash fee of $1,000,000 and non-accountable expense allowance of $300,000 through April 2015 and issued to the Placement Agent and its designees warrants (substantially similar to the Warrants) to purchase 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock at $0.50 per share and additional warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock at $0.75 per share. In addition, the Company has agreed to engage the Placement Agent as our warrant solicitation agent in the event the Warrants are called for redemption and shall pay a warrant solicitation fee to the Placement Agent equal to five (5%) percent of the amount of funds solicited by the Placement Agent upon the exercise of the Warrants following such redemption.
Registration Rights Agreement
In connection with the 2015 Private Placement, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement with the investors in the 2015 Private Placement. Pursuant to the terms of the registration rights agreement, the Company was required to file with the SEC, no later than June 9, 2015 (the “Filing Deadline”), a registration statement covering the resale of the shares of common stock and the shares of common stock underlying the warrants sold in the 2015 Private Placement. The Company was also required to use commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective within one hundred and twenty (120) days after the registration statement is filed with the SEC (the “Effectiveness Deadline”).The Registration Statement was filed on June 9, 2015 and declared effective on July 23, 2015. The Company is required to keep the registration statement continuously effective under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for a period of one year from the date it is declared effective by the SEC or for such shorter period ending on the earlier of the date when all the registerable securities covered by the registration statement have been sold or such time as all of the registerable securities covered by the registration statement can be sold under Rule 144 without any volume limitations (the “Effectiveness Period”). If the Company does not maintain the effectiveness of the registration statement during the Effectiveness Period, subject to certain limitations and the right of the Company to suspend the use of the prospectus for certain periods, the Company shall pay to each holder of registrable securities purchased in 2015 Private Placement an amount in cash equal to half of one percent (0.5%) of such holder’s investment amount, subject to a maximum penalty equal to six percent (6%) of such holder’s investment amount, on every thirty (30) day anniversary of such failure to maintain the registration statement until such failure was cured; provided however that such liquidated damages shall be paid only with respect to registrable securities that cannot then be immediately resold in reliance on Rule 144.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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