Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Notes Payable [Abstract]  
On September 30, 2013, the Company entered into the Life Sciences Accelerator Funding Agreement (the “MLSC Loan Agreement”) with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”), pursuant to which MLSC provided an unsecured subordinated loan in the amount of $1,000,000 (the “MLSC Loan”). The loan bears interest at a rate of 10% per annum, and will become fully due and payable on the earlier of (i) September 30, 2018, (ii) the occurrence of an event of default under the MLSC Loan Agreement, or (iii) the completion of a sale of substantially all of our assets, a change-of-control transaction (a “Qualified Sale”) or one or more financing transactions in which we receive from third parties other than our then existing shareholders net proceeds of $5,000,000 or more in a 12-month period (a “Qualified Financing”). The MLSC Loan Agreement includes warrants to purchase 145,985 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.27 per share. None of the warrants, which expire on September 30, 2023, have been exercised as of September 30, 2015.
Of the $1,000,000, the Company allocated $944,707 to the loan and $55,293 to the warrants. The allocation of funds to the warrants resulted in a discount on the loan, which is accreted to interest expense over the life of the loan. For the years ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, approximately $11,000 of the loan discount was accreted to interest expense.
On September 28, 2016, the Company and MLSC entered into that certain Amendment Agreement to Arch Therapeutics, Inc. Accelerator Funding Agreement (the “Amendment”). Under the terms of the Amendment, (i) interest on the MLSC Loan will decrease from 10% per annum to 7% per annum beginning October 3, 2016; and (ii) the MLSC Loan will now become due and payable on the earlier of October 3, 2017 (the “Maturity Date”), the occurrence of a Corporate Event (which is defined as the occurrence of either a Qualified Sale or Qualified Financing), or the occurrence of a Default (as defined in the promissory note issued in connection with the MLSC Loan Agreement). In addition, under the terms of the Amendment, (a) beginning October 3, 2016, the Company will begin amortizing the principal and accrued interest under the MLSC Loan by making the first of 13 monthly payments of approximately $106,022, with the last payment scheduled to occur on the Maturity Date; and (b) the term “Qualified Financing” is now defined to mean one or more financing transactions in which we receive, in a single transaction or series of transactions, cumulative net proceeds of not less than five million dollars ($5,000,000) at any time after October 3, 2016. As a result of the Amendment, the Company expects to reduce interest expenses that would otherwise be incurred under the MLSC Loan Agreement by approximately $232,000 due to the effect of the amortization payments and the lower 7% per annum interest rate.
As of September 30, 2016 and 2015 the accreted balance of the MLSC Loan was $977,882 and $966,824, respectively.