SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 14, 2021
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|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||SNPX||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Securities Purchase Agreement
On June 14, 2021, Synaptogenix, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Securities Purchase Agreements (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain accredited investors (the “Purchasers”) to issue (a) an aggregate of 1,653,281 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) and/or prefunded warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.01 per share (the “Pre-Funded Warrants”) and (b) Series G warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,653,281 shares of Common stock, with an exercise price of $8.51 per share (subject to adjustment), for a period of five years from the date of issuance (the “Warrants”) at a combined purchase price of $7.547 per share of Common Stock and Warrants (the “Offering”). The Company expects to receive total gross proceeds of approximately $12.5 million in Offering.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to support the ongoing development of Bryostatin-1, which is currently in a Phase 2b NIH sponsored Alzheimer’s trial, as well as additional research and development for new indications, and for general corporate purposes.
Registration Rights Agreement
In connection with the Purchase Agreement, the Company and the Purchasers entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) on June 14, 2021. Under the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company agreed to register the shares of Common Stock and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and the Pre-Funded Warrants sold to the Buyers pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. The Company is required to file a registration statement for the resale of such securities within 10 days following the closing date and to use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause each such registration statement to be declared effective no later than the earlier of (i) 120 days following the closing date (or 150 days following the closing date if the Securities and Exchange Commission causes a delay) and (ii) the fifth business day after the Company is notified that the registration statement will not be further reviewed. The Company may incur liquidated damages if it does not meet certain deadlines with respect to its registration obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement or if certain other events occur. The Company also agreed to other customary obligations regarding registration, including indemnification and maintenance of the effectiveness of the registration statement.
Placement Agent Compensation
In connection with the Offering, pursuant to an Engagement Agreement, dated June 14, 2021 (the “Engagement Agreement”), between the Company and Katalyst Securities LLC (the “Placement Agent”), the Company has agreed to pay the Placement Agent (i) a cash fee equal to ten percent (10%) of the gross proceeds from any sale of securities in the Offering sold to Purchasers introduced by the Placement Agent and (ii) warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock equal to ten percent (10%) of the number of shares of Common Stock sold to Purchasers introduced by the Placement Agent, with an exercise price of $8.51 per share and a five-year term (the “Broker Warrants”). Furthermore, the Company agreed to pay the Placement Agent a warrant exercise fee equal to ten percent (10%) of the aggregate exercise price that is paid in connection with each exercise, if any, of the Warrants initially held by Purchasers introduced by the Placement Agent. The Placement Agent is also entitled the foregoing fees with respect to any future financing or capital-raising transaction by the Company (a “Subsequent Financing”), to the extent such financing or capital is provided to the Company by investors whom the Placement Agent had introduced to the Company, in the event such Subsequent Financing is consummated within eighteen (18) months following the closing of the Offering.
The securities under the Purchase Agreement were offered and sold and will be offered and sold, and the Broker Warrants were issued and will be issued, in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder, and in reliance on similar exemptions under applicable state law.
The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement, the Engagement Agreement, the Series G Warrants, the Pre-Funded Warrants and the Broker Warrants, are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of each of such documents, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and are incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 3.02||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.|
The information set forth in “Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On June 14, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and the information contained therein is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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.
|Date: June 16, 2021||By:||/s/ Robert Weinstein|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|