UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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): September 12, 2017

 

 

 

Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in Charter)

 

Delaware   0001421204   20-0438951

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File No.)   (IRS Employee Identification No.)

 

31200 Via Colinas, Suite 200

Westlake Village CA 91362

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

818-661-6302

(Issuer Telephone number)

 

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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On September 12, 2017, Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. (“Company”) entered into securities purchase agreements (“Securities Purchase Agreement”) with certain institutional and accredited investors (the “Investors”). Pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company sold an aggregate of $320,000 of senior convertible debentures (“Debentures”) consisting of $250,000 in cash and the cancellation of $70,000 of obligations of the Company (the “Offering”). Pursuant to the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company will issue $320,000 in principal amount of Debentures.

 

The Debentures to be issued to the Investors (i) are non-interest bearing, (ii) have a maturity date of September 12, 2018 and (iii) are convertible into shares of common stock (“Common Stock”) of the Company at the election of the Investor at any time, subject to a beneficial ownership limitation of 4.99% which may be increased to 9.99% by the Investor upon 61 days notice. The Debentures will have a conversion price equal to the lesser of (i) $0.33 and (ii) 85% of the lesser of (a) the volume weighted average price on the trading day immediately preceding a conversion date and (b) the volume weighted average price on a conversion date.

 

The Debentures also contain provisions providing for an adjustment in the event of stock splits or dividends, and fundamental transactions. The Investors will also have the right to participate in subsequent rights offerings and pro rata distributions. Additionally, the Debentures contain anti-dilution protection in the event of subsequent equity sales at a price that is lower than the then applicable conversion price until such time that the Debentures are no longer outstanding. Additionally, the Company has the option to redeem some or all of the Debentures for cash upon notice of twenty (20) trading days provided certain conditions are met by the Company as more fully described in the Debentures.

 

Furthermore, without the approval of the Investors holding at least 67% of the then outstanding principal amount of the Debentures, the Company may not (i) amend its charter documents in any manner that adversely affects the rights of any Investor, (ii) repay or repurchase or acquire shares of its Common Stock, (iii) repay, repurchase, or acquire certain indebtedness, or (iv) pay cash dividends or distributions on any equity securities of the Company.

 

The Company is also obligated under the Securities Purchase Agreement to pay Investors, as partial liquidated damages, a fee of 2.0% of each Investor’s initial principal amount of such Investor’s Debenture in cash upon our failure to have current public information available.

 

In connection with the Offering, the Investors also entered in a registration rights agreement (“Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) within 45 days from the date of the Registration Rights Agreement to register the resale of 100% of the shares of Common Stock underlying the Debentures and to maintain the effectiveness thereunder. The Company also agreed to have the registration statement declared effective within 75 days from the date of the Registration Rights Agreement and keep the registration statement continuously effective until the earlier of (i) the date after which all of the securities to be registered thereunder have been sold, or (ii) the date on which all the securities to be registered thereunder may be sold without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions and without current public information pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. We are also obligated to pay the Investors, as partial liquidated damages, a fee of 1.5% of each Investor’s subscription amount per month in cash upon the occurrence of certain events, including our failure to file and / or have the registration statement declared effective within the time periods provided.

 

The Investors were additionally given a right of participation in future offerings for a period of up to eighteen (18) months from the date in which the shares underlying the Debentures are registered as contemplated in the Registration Rights Agreement. The Securities Purchase Agreement also prohibits the Company from issuing any Common Stock, subject to certain exemptions, for a period of 60 days following the closing of the Offering, without the written approval of the Investors owning at least 50.1% of the securities issued in the Offering. Additionally, until the twelve (12) month anniversary of such effectiveness of the registration statement as contemplated in the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is prohibited from entering into any agreement to effect any issuance of Common Stock in a variable rate transaction.

 

The Company additionally agreed to reimburse the lead Investor, a non-accountable sum of $10,000 for its legal fees and expenses.

 

The securities offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This current report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 

 

 

 

The foregoing summaries of each of the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Debentures, and the Registration Rights Agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of each such document, a copy of the form of each is attached hereto as Exhibits 10.01, 10.02, and 10.03, respectively, and each of which is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.

 

Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information set forth above in Item 1.01 of this current report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

 

Item 3.02Unregistered Sale of Equity Securities.

 

The information set forth above in Item 1.01 of this current report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

 

Item 8.01Other Events.

 

On September 12, 2017, the Company announced the Offering in a press release. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.01.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statement and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

 
10.01   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement  
10.02   Form of Senior Convertible Debenture  
10.03   Form of Registration Rights Agreement  
99.01   Press Release Dated September 12, 2017  

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: September 12, 2017

 

  Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc.
       
  By:  

/s/ Christopher Lowe

     

Christopher Lowe

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

INDEX OF EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

 
10.01   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement  
10.02   Form of Senior Convertible Debenture  
10.03   Form of Registration Rights Agreement  
99.01   Press Release Dated September 12, 2017