Filed: 23 Dec 20, 4:05pm





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): December 23, 2020


Pareteum Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 001-35360 95-4557538

(State or Other Jurisdiction of


 (Commission File Number) (IRS. Employer Identification No.)


1185 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10036

 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(646) 975-0400

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On December 23, 2020, Pareteum Corporation (the “Company”) entered into (i) a letter agreement (the “Forbearance Letter Agreement”) with High Trail Investments SA LLC (“HT”), the holder of that certain Senior Secured Convertible Note due 2025 (the “Note”) issued by the Company on June 8, 2020 and that certain Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated June 8, 2020 (the “Warrant”), issued by the Company and (ii) a letter agreement (the “Control Account Letter Agreement”) with HT. HT and the Company are also party to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated June 8, 2020 (the “SPA”), under which the Note and the Warrant were originally sold, that certain Deposit Account Control Agreement, dated as of June 8, 2020 (the “Deposit Account Control Agreement”), related to certain liquidity obligations of the Company under the Note, and that certain Forbearance Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2020 (the “Forbearance Agreement”), under which the Company acknowledged certain defaults under the Note and the SPA and HT agreed not pursue certain remedies against the Company.


Under the terms of the Forbearance Letter Agreement, HT and the Company agreed that HT would not exercise any right or remedy under the Note, the SPA, the Warrant or the related security documents, including HT’s right to accelerate the aggregate amount outstanding under the Note, until the earlier of (i) January 31, 2021, (ii) the date of any new event of default or (iii) the initiation of any action by the Company to invalidate any of the representations and warranties made in the Forbearance Agreement. This represents an extension of the term of HT’s agreement to forbear from December 31, 2020.


Under the terms of the Control Account Letter Agreement, HT and the Company agreed that of the remaining $7 million of the original purchase price for the Note that was maintained in a blocked account subject to the Deposit Account Control Agreement, $1 million would be released to the Company for its use.


The foregoing descriptions are qualified in their entirety by the terms of the Forbearance Letter Agreement and the Control Account Letter Agreement, which are incorporated herein by reference and are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2, respectively.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)       Exhibits


10.1Letter agreement, dated as of December 23, 2020, between Pareteum Corporation and High Trail Investments SA LLC
10.2Letter agreement, dated as of December 23, 2020, between Pareteum Corporation and High Trail Investments SA 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.


Dated: December 23, 2020By:/s/ Laura W. Thomas 
  Name: Laura W. Thomas 
  Title: Interim Chief Financial Officer