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AVGR Avinger

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

 

April 27, 2020

 


 

Avinger, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-36817

 

20-8873453

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

400 Chesapeake Drive

Redwood City, California 94063

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(650) 241-7900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

AVGR

The NASDAQ Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR § 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR § 240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company ☒

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒

 

 

 

Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On April 27, 2020, Avinger, Inc. (the “Company” or “Avinger”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Aegis Capital Corp., as representative of the underwriters identified therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell 12,600,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, at a public offering price of $0.25 per share (the “Offering”). Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, Avinger granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,890,000 shares of common stock solely to cover over-allotments, if any. Avinger expects to receive approximately $2.5 million in net proceeds from the Offering (excluding the over-allotment option), after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The shares are being offered and sold pursuant to the Company’s effective registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-237596), which was declared effective by the Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 27, 2020. The Offering is expected to close on or about April 30, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include research and development of the Company’s Lumivascular platform products, preclinical and clinical trials and studies, regulatory submissions, expansion of sales and marketing organizations and efforts, intellectual property protection and enforcement and capital expenditures. The Company has not yet determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for any particular purpose or the timing of these expenditures. The Company may use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire complementary products, technologies or businesses or to repay principal on its debt; however, the Company currently has no agreements or commitments to complete any such transactions or to make any such principal repayments and is not involved in negotiations to do so.

 

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and termination and other provisions customary for transactions of this nature. All of the Company’s executive officers and directors have also agreed not to sell or transfer any securities of the Company held by them for a period of 45 days, from April 27, 2020 subject to limited exceptions.

 

The above description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the Underwriting Agreement, which is attached to this report as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01

Other Events.

 

On April 27, 2020, Avinger issued a press release announcing that it had priced the Offering, which press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the anticipated closing of the Offering and the amount of net proceeds expected from the Offering. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include the Company’s ability to satisfy certain conditions to closing on a timely basis or at all, as well as other risks described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 6, 2020 and in our other filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, our reports on Forms 8-K and 10-Q, all of which can be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made and reflect management’s current estimates, projections, expectations and beliefs. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

1.1

 

Underwriting Agreement, dated April 27, 2020, by and between Avinger, Inc. and Aegis Capital Corp.

   

99.1

 

Press Release dated April 27, 2020.

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

   

AVINGER, INC.

     
     

Date:

April 29, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Mark Weinswig

    

Mark Weinswig

    

Chief Financial Officer