PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING 2014
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|2014 Private Placement|
|Private Placement [Line Items]|
|PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING||
On January 30, 2014, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with nine separate accredited investors (“2014 Investors”) providing for the issuance and sale by the Company to the 2014 Investors, in a private placement, of an aggregate of 11,400,000 shares of Common Stock (collectively, the “2014 Shares”) at a purchase price of $0.25 per share and three series of warrants, the Series A warrants, the Series B warrants and the Series C warrants, to purchase up to an aggregate of 34,200,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock (collectively, the “2014 Warrants,” and the shares issuable upon exercise of the 2014 Warrants, collectively, the “2014 Warrant Shares”), for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $2,850,000 (the “2014 Private Placement Financing”).
Upon the closing of the 2014 Private Placement Financing on February 4, 2014 (the “Closing Date”), the Company entered into a registration rights agreement (the “2014 Registration Rights Agreement”) with the 2014 Investors, pursuant to which the Company became obligated, subject to certain conditions, to file with the SEC on or before March 21, 2014 one or more registration statements to register for resale under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), (i) the 2014 Shares and the 2014 Warrant Shares, plus (ii) an additional number of shares of Common Stock equal to 33% of the total number of 2014 Shares and 2014 Warrant Shares, to account for adjustments, if any, to the number of 2014 Warrant Shares issuable pursuant to the terms of the 2014 Warrants (the securities set forth in this clause (ii), the “Additional Shares”). Under the terms of the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement, the Company was permitted to reduce the number of shares covered by a registration statement if such reduction is required by the SEC as a condition for permitting such registration statement to become effective and treated as a resale registration statement (the “Cutback Provisions”). In response to comments received from the SEC and in accordance with the terms of the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement, the Company reduced the number of shares included in its draft resale registration statement (the “2014 S-1”) by the number of Additional Shares. The Company’s failure to satisfy certain other obligations and deadlines set forth in the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement may subject the Company to payment of monetary penalties as discussed below. The resale registration statement was declared effective on July 2, 2014. As described below, in the event that we fail to comply with certain requirements in the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement, we may be required to pay liquidated damages to the investors.
The 2014 Registration Rights Agreement also obligated the Company to register the resale of all securities covered by the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement on a short-form registration statement on Form S-3 as soon as the Company becomes eligible to use Form S-3. On October 31, 2016, the Company filed a resale registration statement on Form S-3 (the “2014 S-3”) to register the remaining securities covered by the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement, and the 2014 S-3 was declared effective on November 23, 2016. Pursuant to Rule 429 promulgated under the Securities Act, the 2014 S-3 contained a combined prospectus that covered the securities that remained unsold under the 2014 S-1 and also registered those same securities under the 2014 S-3. Under Rule 429, the 2014 S-3 also constituted a post-effective amendment to the 2014 S-1, which became effective on the date that the 2014 S-3 was declared effective.
The 2014 Warrants were exercisable immediately upon issuance. The Series A warrants had an initial exercise price of $0.30 per share and expire five years from the date of their issuance. The Series B warrants had an initial exercise price of $0.35 per share and expired on the earlier of 12 months after their issuance date or six months after the first date on which the resale of all Registrable Securities (as defined in the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement) is covered by one or more effective registration statements, which occurred on July 2, 2014 (the “2014 Registration Statement Effective Date”). The Series B warrants expired on January 2, 2015. The Series C warrants had an initial exercise price of $0.40 per share and an initial expiration on the earlier of 18 months after their issuance date or nine months after the 2014 Registration Statement Effective Date. As described below, the term of the Series C Warrants was extended to 5:00 p.m., New York time, on July 2, 2016 and, prior to such expiration date, all 11,400,000 shares underlying the Series C Warrants were exercised. The number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock into which each of the 2014 Warrants is exercisable and the exercise price therefore were subject to adjustment as set forth in the 2014 Warrants, including, without limitation, adjustment to both the exercise price of the 2014 Warrants in the event of certain subsequent issuances and sales of shares of the Company’s Common Stock (or securities convertible or exercisable into shares of Common Stock) at a price per share lower than the then-effective exercise price of the 2014 Warrants, in which case the per share exercise price of the 2014 Warrants would be adjusted to equal such lower price per share and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of the 2014 Warrants would be adjusted accordingly so that the aggregate exercise price upon full exercise of the 2014 Warrants immediately before and immediately after such per share exercise price adjustment were equal (the “Anti-Dilution Provisions”). The 2014 Warrants are also subject to customary adjustments in the event of stock dividends and splits, subsequent rights offerings and pro rata distributions to the Company’s common stockholders, and provide that they shall not be exercisable in the event and to the extent that the exercise thereof would result in the holder of the Warrant or any of its affiliates beneficially would then own more than 4.9% of the Company’s Common Stock.
The Company may be required to make certain payments to the 2014 Investors under certain circumstances in the future pursuant to the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement and the 2014 Registration Rights Agreement. These potential future payments include: (a) potential partial damages for failure to register the Common Stock issued or issuable upon exercise of 2014 Warrants (in a cash amount equal to 1% of the price paid to the Company by each investor in the 2014 Private Placement Financing on the date of and on each 30-day anniversary of such failure until the cure thereof; (b) amounts payable if the Company and its transfer agent fail to timely remove certain restrictive legends from certificates representing shares of Common Stock issued in the 2014 Private Placement Financing or issuable upon exercise of the 2014 Warrants; (c) expense reimbursement for the lead investor in the 2014 Private Placement Financing; and (d) payments in respect of claims for which the Company provides indemnification. There is no cap to the potential consideration.
On December 1, 2014, the Company entered into an agreement with Cranshire Capital Master Fund, Ltd. (“Cranshire”), which was the lead investor in the 2014 Private Placement Financing, to amend certain provisions of the 2014 Warrants (the “December 2014 Amendment”). Under the terms of the December 2014 Amendment, the 2014 Warrants were amended to (i) reduce the exercise price of the Series B Warrants from $0.35 to $0.20; (ii) reduce the exercise price of the Series C Warrants from $0.40 to $0.20; and (iii) clarify that each series of 2014 Warrants may be amended without having to amend all three series of 2014 Warrants. The number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock, which may be purchased from the Company upon exercise of each 2014 Warrant, remained unchanged. In conjunction with the December 2014 Amendment, the Company recognized a loss on the modification of 2014 Warrants in the amount of $1,300,170, which was determined using Monte Carlo Simulation valuation model.
As of December 2, 2014, Series B Warrants had been exercised for an aggregate issuance of 4,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $800,000. In conjunction with the exercise of the Series B Warrants, their corresponding fair value at the exercise dates of $224,000 were extinguished from the derivative liabilities balance.
On March 13, 2015, the Company issued unsecured 8% Convertible Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $750,000 - See footnote 6. The Company’s issuance of the Notes triggered the Anti-Dilution Provisions of the Series A Warrants and, as a result, the exercise price of the Series A Warrants was reduced to $0.20 per share and the aggregate number of shares issuable under the Series A Warrants increased by 5,700,000 shares from 11,400,000 shares to 17,100,000 shares. In addition, on March 13, 2015 and May 30, 2015, respectively the expiration date of the Series C Warrants was extended to June 2, 2015 and July 2, 2015, respectively. In conjunction with the March 13, 2015 amendment, the Company recognized a loss on the modification of warrants in the amount of $624,016, which was determined using Monte Carlo Simulation.
Prior to June 22, 2015, Series C Warrants had been exercised for an aggregate issuance of 2,255,000 shares of the Company’s common stock resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $451,000. In conjunction with the exercise of the Series C Warrants, their corresponding fair value at the exercise dates of $75,321 were extinguished from the derivative liabilities balance and recognized as a gain in the Company’s statements of operations.
On June 22, 2015 the Company entered into an amendment to the Series A Warrants and Series C Warrants to purchase Common Stock (the “June 2015 Amendment”), with Cranshire, to (i) delete the Anti-Dilution Provisions in the Series A Warrants and Series C Warrants; and (ii) extend the expiration date of the Series C Warrants from to 5:00 p.m., New York time, on July 2, 2015 to 5:00 p.m., New York time, on July 2, 2016. In consideration of Cranshire’s entrance into the June 2015 Amendment (and for no additional consideration), the Company agreed to issue to the holders of the 2014 Warrants up to 570,000 shares of Company’s Common Stock subject to the delivery by each such holder of an investor certificate to the Company (such shares of Common Stock, the “Inducement Shares”). All 570,000 Inducement Shares have been issued. In conjunction with the modifications to the Series A and Series C Warrants in the June 2015 Amendment, the Company recognized a gain on modification of warrants, net of Inducement Shares, in the amount of $927,373 which was determined using the Black Scholes model. As of June 22, 2015, the Company determined that its Series A and C Warrants were eligible for equity classification due to the elimination of the full ratchet anti-dilution provision. As a result, as of June 22, 2015, the then-current value of the derivative liabilities of $3,263,753 was reclassified as equity within the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
During the six months ended March 31, 2017, Series A Warrants had been exercised on a cash basis for an aggregate issuance of 1,100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $220,000.