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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): December 19, 2019
 
 
 
Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-37797
 
27-3948465
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27615
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(919) 275-1933
(Registrant’s telephone number, include area code)
 
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
 

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 $0.0001 Par Value
INNT
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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:
 
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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
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Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 

 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 

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

Emerging growth company   x
 
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.   x
 


 
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Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Background

On April 29, 2019, Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with certain purchasers (the “Purchasers”), whereby the Company, among other things, issued to the Purchasers warrants (the “Purchaser Warrants”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”) on May 1, 2019. Prior to the Exchange (as defined below), 4,534,186 Purchaser Warrants were outstanding.

Offer to Exchange

On December 19, 2019, the Company and each of the Purchasers entered into separate exchange agreements (the “Exchange Agreements”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue to the Purchasers an aggregate of 5,441,023 shares of Common Stock (the “Exchange Shares”), at a ratio of 1.2 Exchange Shares for each Purchaser Warrants, in exchange for the cancellation and termination of all of the 4,534,186 outstanding Purchaser Warrants (the “Exchange”).

The exchange of the Exchange Shares for the Purchaser Warrants will be made in reliance upon the exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

A copy of the form of the Exchange Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC acted as a financial advisor to the Company in this exchange.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.
 
 
 
 
Exhibit 
No.
 
Description
 
 
10.1
 
 
 
 
 



 
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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.
 
 
Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: December 20, 2019
By:
 
/s/ Edward J. Sitar
 
 
 
Edward J. Sitar
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 


 
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Exhibit
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December __, 2019

Holder of May 1, 2019 Common Stock Purchase Warrant


Re:    Exchange Offer of Common Stock Purchase Warrants

Dear Holder:

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to offer to you the opportunity to exchange all of the Common Stock purchase warrants of the Company issued on May 1, 2019 (the “Exchange Warrants”) currently held by you (the “Holder”) for shares of Common Stock. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 29, 2019, between the Company and the purchasers signatory thereto pursuant to which the Company issued the Exchange Warrants.

In consideration for exchanging in full all of the Exchange Warrants held by you (the “Warrant Exchange”), the Company hereby offers you, for each Warrant Share being exchanged hereunder, 1.2 shares of Common Stock (“Exchange Shares”). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that the Warrant Exchange would cause the Holder to exceed the Beneficial Ownership Limitation in the Exchange Warrant, the Company shall only issue such number of shares of Common Stock to the Holder that would not cause the Holder to exceed the Beneficial Ownership Limitation with the balance to be held in abeyance until written notice from the Holder that the balance (or portion thereof) may be issued in compliance with the Beneficial Ownership Limitation. The Company agrees that the Warrant Exchange shall in no event result in the Holder beneficially owning more than the Beneficial Ownership Limitation. Within two Trading Days of the date hereof, the Company shall delivery the Exchange Shares to the DTC account of the Holder via the DWAC system. The terms of the Warrant Exchange, including but not limited to the obligations to deliver the Exchange Shares, shall remain in effect as if the acceptance of this offer was a formal Notice of Exercise (including but not limited to any liquidated damages and compensation in the event of late delivery of the Exchange Shares).

The Exchange Shares are being issued in a cashless exchange for the Exchange Warrants and the parties acknowledge and agree that in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, the holding period of the Exchange Shares under Rule 144 shall be tacked on to the holding period of the Exchange Warrant.  The Company agrees not to take any position contrary to this Section 2(c).
Expressly subject to the paragraph immediately following this paragraph below, Holder may accept this offer by signing this letter below, with such acceptance constituting Holder's exchange in full of the Exchange Warrant for Exchange Shares, subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation on or before 8:00 a.m. (New York City time) on December ___, 2019.

Additionally, the Company agrees to the representations, warranties and covenants set forth on Annex A attached hereto.


8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120 │ Raleigh, NC 27615 │ Tel: (919) 275-1933
info@innovatebiopharma.com │ www.innovatebiopharma.com

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On or before 9:00 a.m. (New York City time) on December ___, 2019, the Company shall file a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing all material terms of the transactions contemplated hereunder, including this agreement as an exhibit thereto (“8-K Filing”). From and after the issuance of the 8-K Filing, the Company represents to the Holder that it shall not be in possession of any material, nonpublic information received from the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents, that is not disclosed in the 8-K Filing. In addition, effective upon the filing of the 8-K Filing, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any and all confidentiality or similar obligations under any agreement, whether written or oral, between the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents, on the one hand, and the Holder or any of its affiliates, on the other hand, shall terminate. The Company shall not, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries and its and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, not to, provide the Holder with any material, nonpublic information regarding the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from and after the date hereof without the express prior written consent of the Holder. To the extent that the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents, delivers any material, non-public information to the Holder without the Holder’s consent, the Company hereby covenants and agrees that the Holder shall not have any duty of confidentiality with respect to, or a duty not to trade on the basis of, such material, non-public information.

The Company acknowledges and agrees that the obligations of the Holder under this letter agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any other holder of Common Stock purchase warrants of the Company (each, an “Other Holder”) under any other agreement related to the exercise of such warrants (“Other Warrant Exchange Agreement”), and the Holder shall not be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any Other Holder or under any such Other Warrant Exchange Agreement. Nothing contained in this letter agreement, and no action taken by the Holder pursuant hereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Holder and the Other Holders as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Holder and the Other Holders are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement and the Company acknowledges that the Holder and the Other Holders are not acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement or any Other Warrant Exchange Agreement. The Company and the Holder confirm that the Holder has independently participated in the negotiation of the transactions contemplated hereby with the advice of its own counsel and advisors. The Holder shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including, without limitation, the rights arising out of this letter agreement, and it shall not be necessary for any Other Holder to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose.

The Company hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and covenants and agrees from and after the date hereof until the closing of the Company’s pending merger with and into RDD Pharma Ltd. (“Merger Closing”) that none of the terms offered to any Other Holder with respect to any Other Warrant Exchange Agreement (or any amendment, modification or waiver thereof), is or will be more favorable to such Other Holder than those of the Holder and this letter


8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120 │ Raleigh, NC 27615 │ Tel: (919) 275-1933
info@innovatebiopharma.com │ www.innovatebiopharma.com

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agreement. If and whenever on or after the date hereof, the Company enters into an Other Warrant Exchange Agreement, then (i) the Company shall provide notice thereof to the Holder promptly following the occurrence thereof and (ii) the terms and conditions of this letter agreement shall be, without any further action by the Holder or the Company, automatically amended and modified in an economically and legally equivalent manner such that the Holder shall receive the benefit of the more favorable terms and/or conditions (as the case may be) set forth in such Other Warrant Exchange Agreement (including the issuance of additional Exchange Shares or the issuance of new Common Stock purchase warrants to the Other Holder), including, without limitation, the same price discount and the same issuance of new warrants as in the Other Warrant Exchange Agreement, provided that upon written notice to the Company at any time the Holder may elect not to accept the benefit of any such amended or modified term or condition, in which event the term or condition contained in this letter agreement shall apply to the Holder as it was in effect immediately prior to such amendment or modification as if such amendment or modification never occurred with respect to the Holder. The provisions of this paragraph shall apply similarly and equally to each Other Warrant Exchange Agreement.

Except as expressly set forth herein, each party shall pay the fees and expenses of its advisers, counsel, accountants and other experts, if any, and all other expenses incurred by such party incident to the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of this letter agreement. The Company shall pay all transfer agent fees, stamp taxes and other taxes and duties levied in connection with the delivery of any Exchange Shares. This letter agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the principles of conflicts of law thereof.

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8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120 │ Raleigh, NC 27615 │ Tel: (919) 275-1933
info@innovatebiopharma.com │ www.innovatebiopharma.com

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To accept this offer, Holder must counter execute this letter agreement and return the fully executed agreement to the Company at e-mail: ________, attention: _______, on or before 8:00 am (New York City time) on December ___, 2019.

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours,

INNOVATE BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.


By: /s/ Edward J. Sitar
Name: Edward J. Sitar
Title: Chief Financial Officer


Accepted and Agreed to:

Name of Holder: ________________________________________________________
Signature of Authorized Signatory of Holder: _________________________________
Name of Authorized Signatory: _______________________________________________
Title of Authorized Signatory: ________________________________________________
Exchange Warrant Shares: _____________________

Exchange Shares: _____________________


DTC Instructions:





8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120 │ Raleigh, NC 27615 │ Tel: (919) 275-1933
info@innovatebiopharma.com │ www.innovatebiopharma.com

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Annex A

Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby makes the following representations and warranties to the Holder:

(a) Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company, its board of directors or its stockholders in connection therewith. This letter agreement has been duly executed by the Company and, when delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(b) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of this letter agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not: (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents; or (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of the Company in connection with, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any material agreement, credit facility, debt or other material instrument (evidencing Company debt or otherwise) or other material understanding to which such Company is a party or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected; or (iii) conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected.
(c)Nasdaq Corporate Governance. The transactions contemplated under this letter agreement, comply with all rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market.




8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120 │ Raleigh, NC 27615 │ Tel: (919) 275-1933
info@innovatebiopharma.com │ www.innovatebiopharma.com