|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|NOTE 6 - CONVERTIBLE DEBT||
NOTE 6 – CONVERTIBLE DEBT
HEP Investments, LLC – Related Party
On December 2, 2011, the Company and HEP Investments entered into the following documents, effective as of December 1, 2011, as amended through May 16, 2018: (i) a Loan Agreement under which HEP Investments has agreed to advance up to $20,000,000 to the Company, subject to certain conditions, (ii) an 11% Convertible Secured Promissory Note in the principal amount of $20,000,000 (“Note”) (of which a total of $18,470,640 has been funded, the total amount of which, along with accrued interest was subsequently converted into 2,577,810 shares of common stock, leaving a balance advanced of $ -0- as of June 30, 2021), (iii) a Security Agreement, under which the Company granted HEP Investments a security interest in all of its assets, (iv) issue HEP Investments warrants to purchase 20,834 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $9.60 per share (including a cashless exercise provision) which expired September 30, 2016 (from the original December 1, 2011 agreement), (v) enter into a Registration Rights Agreement with respect to all the shares of common stock issuable to HEP Investments in connection with the Loan transaction, in each case subject to completion of funding of the full $20,000,000 called for by the Loan Agreement, and (vi) an Intellectual Property security agreement under which the Company and its subsidiaries granted HEP Investments a security interest in all their respective intellectual properties, including patents, in order to secure their respective obligations to HEP Investments under the Note and related documents. HEP Investments’ Notes were convertible into the Company’s restricted common stock at $8.00 per share and bear interest at the rate of 11% per annum. In addition, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the Note. The Company also made certain agreements with HEP Investments which were to remain in effect if any amount is outstanding under the Loan. These agreements include an agreement not to make any change in the Company’s senior management, without the prior written consent of HEP Investments. Two representatives of HEP Investments have the right to attend Board of Director meetings as non-voting observers.
In January 2019, and in connection with the Convertible Note, HEP Investments entered into a life insurance policy for Andrew Dahl, our Chief Executive Officer. On February 23, 2021, the Company and Lender entered into a Letter Agreement in which the Company agreed to pay certain premiums of $2,565 per month under the life insurance policy while payments under the Convertible Note remain outstanding. As of June 2, 2021, the Company ceased paying premiums on the life insurance policy for Andrew Dahl.
On March 29, 2019, the Company and HEP Investments entered a “Debt Extension Agreement” whereby HEP Investments extended the maturity date of the Note to June 30, 2019. HEP Investments received no additional consideration related to this debt extension. The Company determined that the modification of these Notes was not a substantial modification in accordance with ASC 470-50, “Modifications and Extinguishments.”
On March 31, 2021, HEP Investments entered into a “Debt Extension and Conversion Agreement” with the Company. This agreement provides that the notes, including principal and accrued interest, automatically convert into shares of common stock per the original note provisions upon consummation of an underwritten public offering of the Company’s common stock.
On June 2, 2021, in accordance with the Debt Extension and Conversion Agreement between the HEP Investments and the Company, all of the outstanding debt and accrued interest for the Notes was automatically converted into common stock of the Company. The principal amount of $4,090,342 and the accrued interest to June 2, 2021, of $2,161,845 totaled $6,252,187; this total amount was converted into 781,524 shares of common stock at $8.00 per share. As of June 30, 2021, the Company has no further remaining financial obligations to the HEP Investments under the terms of the convertible notes. As of the conversion of the total outstanding principal and accrued interest balance, HEP Investments no longer retains a security interest in the Company’s intellectual property or other assets.
Paulson Investment Company, LLC - Related Debt
On August 24, 2016, the Company entered into a Placement Agent Agreement with Paulson Investment Company, LLC (“Paulson”). The agreement provided that Paulson could provide the Company with up to $2 million in financings through “accredited investors” (as defined by Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended). As of December 31, 2016, the Company received funding of $1,250,000 through seven (7) individual loans (the “New Lenders”). Each loan included a (i) a Loan Agreement of the individual loan, (ii) a Convertible Secured Promissory Note (“New Lenders Notes”) in the principal amount of the loan, (iii) a Security Agreement under which the Company granted HEP Investments a security interest in all of its assets and (iv) an Intercreditor Agreement with HEP Investments, LLC (HEP) whereby HEP and the New Lenders agree to participate in all collateral on a pari passu basis. The loans have a two-year term and mature in September 2018 ($600,000) and October 2018 ($650,000). Paulson received a 10% cash finance fee for monies invested in the Company in the form of convertible debt, along with 5 year, $8.00 warrants equal to 15% of the number of common shares for which the debt is convertible into at $8.00 per share. The New Lenders Notes are convertible into the Company’s restricted common stock at $8.00 per share and bear interest at the rate of 11% per annum.
On September 24, 2018, one New Lender converted $300,000 of the debt and $64,280 of accrued interest into 45,535 shares of the Company’s common stock (at $8.00 per share). On May 8, 2019, one of the New Lenders bought the note of another New Lender.
On January 15, 2020, two New Lenders converted $100,000 of the debt and $36,225 of accrued interest into 17,028 shares of the Company’s common stock (at $8.00 per share).
The New Lenders Notes state that they will be repaid as follows: accrued interest must be paid on the first and second anniversary of the Note and unpaid principal not previously converted into common stock must be repaid on the second anniversary of the New Lender Note.
In May 2021, each of the remaining three New Lenders entered into a Debt Extension and Conversion Agreement with the Company. These agreements provide that the notes, including principal and accrued interest, automatically convert into shares of common stock per the original note provisions upon consummation of an underwritten public offering of the Company’s common stock.
On June 2, 2021, in accordance with the “Debt Extension and Conversion Agreement” between the remaining New Lenders and the Company, all of the remaining outstanding debt and accrued interest for the New Lenders Notes were automatically converted to common stock. The principal amount of $850,000 and the accrued interest to June 2, 2021, of $436,369 totaled $1,286,369; this total amount was converted into 160,798 shares of common stock at $8.00 per share. As of June 30, 2021, the Company has no further remaining financial obligations to the New Lenders under the terms of the New Lenders Notes. All security interests of the New Lenders in the Company’s assets have been terminated.
In September 2014, the lender of the 1% convertible debentures agreed to rolling 30-day extensions until notice is given to the Company to the contrary. As of June 30, 2021, that agreement is still in place. The Company determined that the modification of these notes is not a substantial modification in accordance with ASC 470-50, “Modifications and Extinguishments.”
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef