Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies||
NOTE 8- COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
On November 29, 2019, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Andrew Dahl, Chief Executive Officer of the Company ("Mr. Dahl's Employment Agreement" or the "Agreement"). Under the terms of Mr. Dahl's Employment Agreement, Mr. Dahl will serve as chief executive officer of the Company for three years, with successive automatic renewals for one year terms, unless either party terminates the Agreement on at least sixty days' notice prior to the expiration of the then current term of Mr. Dahl's Employment Agreement. Mr. Dahl will receive an annual base salary, commencing on June 1, 2019, of $440,000 ("Base Salary"), of which $7,500 per month will be deferred until either of the following events occur: (i) within five (5) years after the Effective Date, the Company enters into a term sheet to receive at least $25,000,000 in equity or other form of investment or debt on terms satisfactory to the board of directors of the Company (the "Board") including funding at closing on such terms of at least $10 million; or (ii) within twelve (12) months after the Effective Date that the Company receives revenue of at least $10 million. The Company has accrued $75,000 of the deferred salary as of March 31, 2020, reflected in accrued expenses on the Balance Sheet. The Base Salary shall be subject to annual review and increase (but not decrease) by the Board during the Employment Term with minimum annual increases of 4% over the previous year's Base Salary.
Mr. Dahl is entitled to a Revenue Bonus (as defined in the Agreement) equal to 2% of the Companys revenue contribution in accordance with a formula as detailed in the Agreement. No Revenue Bonus is payable in any year where there is an Operating Net Loss (as defined in the Agreement). For the 2020 fiscal year (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020) (Year One), the Company shall pay Mr. Dahl a bonus equal to 50% of his Base Salary if the Company achieves revenues for Year One which are (w) at least $500,000; and (x) greater than that for the 12-month period immediately preceding Year One. In addition, for 2021 fiscal year (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021) (Year Two), the Company shall pay Mr. Dahl a bonus equal to 50% of the Base Salary if the Company achieves revenues for Year Two which are (y) at least $500,000; and (z) greater than that for Year One.
Mr. Dahl was awarded a non-qualified option to purchase 28 million shares of the Companys common stock at a price equal to the greater of $0.10 per share and the Fair Market Value (as defined in the 2019 Omnibus Long-term Incentive Plan).
Mr. Dahl will be entitled to non-qualified performance-based options having an exercise price equal to the greater of $.10 per share and the Fair Market Value (as defined in the 2019 Omnibus Long-term Incentive Plan), upon the attainment of specified milestones as follows: (i) Non-qualified option to purchase 1,000,000 common shares upon identification of bioactive agents in the Company product and filing of a patent with respect thereto; (ii) Non-qualified option to purchase 1,500,000 common shares upon entering into a contract under which the Company receives at least $500,000 in cash payments; (iii) Non-qualified option to purchase 1,500,000 common shares upon the Company entering into a co-development agreement with a research company to develop medicinal or pharmaceutical applications (where the partner provides at least $2M in cash or in-kind outlays); (iv) Non-qualified option to purchase 1,500,000 common shares upon the Company entering into a co-development agreement for nutraceutical or dietary supplement applications (where the partner provides at least $2M in cash or in-kind outlays); and (v) Non-qualified option to purchase 1,500,000 common shares upon the Company entering into a pharmaceutical development agreement.
As it relates to the Companys wholly-owned subsidiary, Wellmetrix, LLC (Wellmetrix), if and when at least $2 million in equity capital is raised from a third party and invested in Wellmetrix in an arms-length transaction, Mr. Dahl shall be granted a warrant to purchase an equity interest in Wellmetrix that is equal to the equity interest in Wellmetrix owned by the Company at the time of the first tranche of any such capital raise (the Wellmetrix Warrant). The Wellmetrix Warrant shall be fully vested as of the date it is granted and shall expire on the tenth (10th) anniversary of the grant date. Once granted, the Wellmetrix Warrant may be exercised from time to time in whole or in part, with Mr. Dahl retaining any unexercised portion. The exercise price for the Wellmetrix Warrant shall be equal to the fair market value of the interest in Wellmetrix implied by the pricing of the first tranche of any such capital raise.
Mr. Dahls Employment Agreement provides that if a Change of Control (as defined in the Agreement) occurs and Mr. Dahl is not offered substantially equivalent employment with the successor corporation or Mr. Dahls employment is terminated without Cause (as defined in the Agreement) during the three month period prior to the Change of Control or the 24-month period following the Change of Control, 100% of Mr. Dahls unvested options will be fully. Mr. Dahls Employment Agreement also provides for severance payments of, amongst other things, 300% of base salary and 2x the amount of the Revenue Bonus in such event.
As of December 31, 2019, the milestone relating to the identification of bioactive agents in the Company product and the filing of a patent with respect thereto was met, thereby triggering the option to purchase 1,000,000 common shares. As per the Agreement, the Company issued a non-qualified option to purchase 1 million shares of the Company according to the 2019 Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $.14 with a term of 10 years (these options were valued at $138,806 using the Black Scholes pricing model relying on the following assumptions: volatility 164.37%; annual rate of dividends 0%; discount rate 1.84%).
The Company issued a non-qualified option to purchase 28 million shares of the Company according to the 2019 Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $.10 with a term of 10 years (these options were valued at $2,497,161 using the Black Scholes pricing model relying on the following assumptions: volatility 164.20%; annual rate of dividends 0%; discount rate 1.84%).
Supply Chain Consulting Agreement
On February 27, 2019, the Company entered into a Supply Chain Consulting Agreement with a consultant (Consultant) (see Note 8 Stockholders Deficiency). In May 2019, the Company issued a supplemental warrant to purchase 5,000,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $.08 for a term of five years to the Consultant. The warrants were valued at $529,023 using the Black Scholes pricing model relying on the following assumptions: volatility 181.49%; annual rate of dividends 0%; discount rate 2.34%. In October 2019, 2,000,000 of those warrants were returned to the Company resulting in a reduction in the value of $211,609. On September 14, 2019, the parties entered into a First Amendment to the Supply Chain Consulting Agreement (Supply Consulting Agreement Amendment). The Supply Consulting Agreement Amendment provides that the Consultant will identify and help negotiate the terms of potential joint ventures involving algae production development projects or related transactions or business combinations (Development Project). The Supply Consulting Agreement provides for exclusivity in Southeast Asia; Oceania; Indian subcontinent; and Africa; with regions in the Middle East by mutual agreement. The closing of a Development Project (as acceptable to the Company) is defined as the date that the Company is able, financially and otherwise, to proceed with engineering and construction of algae production facilities, processing or warehousing facilities and supply chain development, or related business combinations rendering an equivalent outcome (in the reasonable determination of the Company), for the production, processing, transport, compliance, marketing and resale of its proprietary algae biomass. Upon the closing of a Development Project, the Company will pay cash fees of $300,000 to Consultant, pay an on-going monthly fee of $50,000 for 24 months and issue to Consultant a cashless warrant with a five-year term to purchase nineteen million (19,000,000) shares of the Companys common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share. As of March 31, 2020, the Development Project has not closed, and the warrants have not yet been issued. The Board of Directors has also authorized the Company to issue to Consultant a cashless warrant with a five-year term to purchase 1,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share at its discretion. As of March 31, 2020, such warrant has not been issued.
Marketing / Public Relations Agreement
On December 27, 2019, the Company entered into a Marketing / Public Relations Agreement ("Agreement") with a consultant ("Consultant"). The Agreement provides that the Consultant will assist the Company in identifying and assist in the negotiation of potential licensing, product sales, joint ventures and venture financing of projects outside of the United States and provide advice for the Company's long-term business strategy and commercial relationships. The Agreement calls for the issuance of warrants to purchase up to 5,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price based on the closing market price on the day of issuance, with a five-year term. For commercial transactions whose value is determined and agreed to by both parties exceeding $1,000,000 ("Qualifying Transaction") , the Company shall issue to Consultant a warrant to purchase common stock in the amount of 500,000 shares. For each successive Qualifying Transaction of at least $1,000,000, the Consultant shall be issued 300,000 shares up to a maximum cumulative award of 5,000,000 shares in warrant form in total. Further, the Company will pay a 4% commission on the revenue received on the sale of Company algal product to one or more entities identified and cultivated by Consultant, and on the revenue received from licensing the Company's intellectual property to such entities identified and cultivated by Consultant, for a period of three (3) years from the effective date of a qualifying transaction. The Agreement also calls for a $5,000 payment upon signing and monthly payments of $5,000 once a Qualifying Transaction, the sale of an algal product or revenue from a licensing transaction occurs. As of March 31, 2020, a commercial transaction has not closed, and the warrants have not yet been issued and no commissions have been paid.
We may become a party to litigation in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, there are no legal matters involving us that would have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition, results of operation or cash flows.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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