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) May 6, 2020
PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|22 East Broadway, Gardner, Massachusetts||01440|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value||PEYE||OTCQB|
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On May 6, 2020, we received loan proceeds in the amount of $808,962 under the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, from Bank of America. The PPP, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, provides for loans to qualifying businesses for amounts up to 2.5 times of the average monthly payroll expenses of the qualifying business. The loans and accrued interest are forgivable after eight weeks as long as we use the loan proceeds for eligible purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent and utilities, and we maintain our payroll levels. The amount of loan forgiveness will be reduced if we terminate employees or reduce salaries during the eight-week period.
The unsecured loan, which is in the form of a note dated May 6, 2020, matures on May 6, 2022 and bears interest at a rate of 1% per annum, payable monthly commencing on December 6, 2020. The note may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. We intend to use the loan amount for eligible purposes, such as payroll expenses. While we currently believe that our use of the loan proceeds will meet the conditions for forgiveness of the loan, we cannot assure you that it will be eligible for forgiveness, in whole or in part.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On April 14, 2020, we entered into agreements with accredited investors for the sale and purchase of 200,000 shares of our common stock, $0.01 par value at a purchase price of $1.25 per share. We received $250,000 in gross proceeds from the offering. We intend to use the net proceeds from this placement for general working capital purposes.
In conjunction with the placement, we also entered into a registration rights agreement with the investors, whereby we are obligated to file a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission on or before 120 calendar days after April 14, 2020 to register the resale by the investors of 200,000 shares of our common stock purchased in the placement.
The agreements also provide for the investors to receive additional shares of our common stock in the event we close a subsequent offering of our common stock at a purchase price lower than $1.25 per share before April 14, 2021. The additional shares each investor would receive would be equal to the difference between the number of shares that would have been received at the reduced purchase price and the number of shares received at the $1.25 purchase price.
The description of the private placement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Form of the Securities Purchase Agreement by and among us and the investors, dated April 14, 2020, and the Form of Registration Rights Agreement by and among us and the investors, dated April 14, 2020, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
The issuance of the shares of common stock was exempt from registration pursuant to the exemption contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 506 of Regulation D, inasmuch as it was not a public offering since no general solicitation or advertising of any kind was used in connection with the issuance and there was only a limited number of recipients or the recipients were knowledgeable accredited investors who understand the investment risks. Accordingly, the shares issued as part of the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and until so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or availability of an applicable exemption from registration.
This report does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, and these securities cannot be sold in any state or jurisdiction in which this offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction. Any offer will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.
This report contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements related to our future activities or future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based, in part, on assumptions made by our management. These statements are not guarantees of future performances and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those risks discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, except as required by law.
|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.
|Precision Optics Corporation, Inc.|
|Date: May 7, 2020||By:||/s/ Joseph N. Forkey|
|Name: Joseph N. Forkey|
Title: Chief Executive Officer