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ABIO ARCA biopharma

Filed: 6 Apr 21, 4:13pm

Exhibit 10.1

 


AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO Capital on Demand™ SALES AGREEMENT

April 6, 2021

 

JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC

757 Third Avenue, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10017

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

ARCA biopharma, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), together with JonesTrading Institutional Services, Inc. (the “Agent”), are parties to that certain Capital on DemandTM Sales Agreement dated July 22, 2020 (the “Original Agreement”). All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Original Agreement.  The Company and the Agent desire to amend the Original Agreement as set forth in this Amendment No. 1 thereto (this “Amendment) as follows:

1.With respect to issuances of Placement Shares that occur on or after the date this Amendment becomes effective, reference to the “Registration Statement” in the Original Agreement shall refer to the registration statement on Form S-3 (333-254585), as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2021 and declared effective on March 30, 2021 (“New Registration Statement”).

 

2.The second paragraph of Section 1 is hereby deleted and replaced as follows:

 

“As of the date hereof, the Company has filed or will file a registration statement on Form S-3, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “Securities Act Regulations), with the Commission, including a base prospectus, relating to certain securities, including the Placement Shares to be issued from time to time by the Company, and which incorporates by reference documents that the Company has filed or will file in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “Exchange Act Regulations”). The Company has prepared or will prepare a prospectus included as a part of such registration statement or prospectus supplement to the base prospectus included as part of such registration statement, specifically relating to the Placement Shares (the “Prospectus Supplement”). The Company will furnish to the Agent, for use by the Agent, copies of the prospectus included as part of such registration statement, as supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, relating to the Placement Shares. Except where the context otherwise requires, such registration statement, including all documents filed as part thereof or incorporated by reference therein, and including any information contained in a Prospectus (as defined below) subsequently filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act Regulations or deemed to be a part of such registration statement pursuant to Rule 430B of the Securities Act Regulations or any subsequent registration statement on Form S-3 filed pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act by the Company to cover

 


 

any securities registered pursuant the Current Registration Statement, including any Placement Shares, as a result of the end of the three-year period described in Rule 415(a)(5) of the Securities Act, is herein called the “Registration Statement.” The base prospectus, including all documents incorporated therein by reference, included in the Registration Statement, as it may be supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, in the form in which such prospectus and/or Prospectus Supplement have most recently been filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act Regulations, together with any then issued Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (defined below), is herein called the “Prospectus.” Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein, and any reference herein to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the filing after the execution hereof of any document with the Commission deemed to be incorporated by reference therein.”

 

3.Section 13 is hereby amended to replace:

 

“ARCA biopharma, Inc.

11080 CirclePoint Road

Suite 140

Westminster, CO 80020

Attn: Brian Selby”

 

With,

 

“ARCA biopharma, Inc.

10170 Church Ranch Way, Suite 100

Westminster, Colorado 80021

Attn: Brian Selby”

 

4.All references to “July 22, 2020” set forth in Schedule 1 and Exhibit 7(l) of the Original Agreement are revised to read “July 22, 2020 (as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated April 6, 2021)”.

 

5.Except as specifically set forth herein, all other provisions of the Original Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

 

6.This Amendment together with the Original Agreement (including all exhibits attached hereto) constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all other prior and contemporaneous agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof. Neither this Amendment nor any term hereof may be amended except pursuant to a written instrument executed by the Company and the Agent.  In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained herein, or the application thereof in any circumstance, is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable as written by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such provision shall be given full force and effect to the fullest possible extent that it is valid, legal and enforceable, and the remainder of the terms and provisions herein shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision was not contained

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herein, but only to the extent that giving effect to such provision and the remainder of the terms and provisions hereof shall be in accordance with the intent of the parties as reflected in this Amendment. All references in the Original Agreement to the “Agreement” shall mean the Original Agreement as amended by this Amendment; provided, however, that all references to “date of this Agreement” in the Original Agreement shall continue to refer to the date of the Original Agreement.

 

7.EACH OF THE COMPANY (ON ITS BEHALF AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ON BEHALF OF ITS STOCKHOLDERS AND AFFILIATES) AND THE AGENT HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

 

8.THIS AMENDMENT AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF, THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CHOICE OF LAW PROVISIONS.

 

9.Each of the Company and the Agent agrees that any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or based upon this Amendment or the transactions contemplated hereby (“Related Proceedings”) shall be instituted in (i) the federal courts of the United States of America located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan or (ii) the courts of the State of New York located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan (collectively, the “Specified Courts”), and irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction (except for proceedings instituted in regard to the enforcement of a judgment of any Specified Court, as to which such jurisdiction is non-exclusive) of the Specified Courts in any such suit, action or proceeding. Service of any process, summons, notice or document by mail to a party’s address set forth in Section 14 of the Original Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, shall be effective service of process upon such party for any suit, action or proceeding brought in any Specified Court. Each of the Company and the Agent irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding in the Specified Courts and irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any Specified Court that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any Specified Court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

 

10.This Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed amendment by one party to the other may be made by facsimile transmission or electronic transmission (e.g., PDF).

 

 

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If the foregoing correctly sets forth the understanding between the Company and the Agent, please so indicate in the space provided below for that purpose, whereupon this Amendment shall constitute a binding amendment to the Original Agreement between the Company and the Agent.  

Very truly yours,

 

JONESTRADING INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES LLC

 

 

By:      _/s/ Trent McNair_____________

Name:  Trent McNair

Title:  CFO

 

 


[Signature Page to Amendment No. 1 to Capital on DemandTM Sales Agreement]


 

ACCEPTED as of the date

first-above written:

 

ARCA BIOPHARMA, INC.

 

 

By:    _/s/ Brian Selby_____________

Name:  Brian Selby

Title:  Vice President, Finance

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 1 to Capital on DemandTM Sales Agreement]