Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Securities Purchase Agreement
On February 19, 2020, Genprex, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a securities purchase agreement (the "Securities Purchase Agreement") with four institutional accredited investors identified on the signature page thereto (the "Purchasers") pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Purchasers an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), in a registered direct offering (the "Registered Direct Offering"). The Shares were offered by the Company pursuant to its shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-233774) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on September 16, 2019, as amended on October 4, 2019 and declared effective on October 28, 2019 and its registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236504) filed with the Commission on February 19, 2020 for the purposes of registering additional shares of Common Stock.
The purchase price for one Share in the Registered Direct Offering was $3.50. The closing of the Registered Direct Offering is anticipated to occur on February 21, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company expects the aggregate net proceeds from the Offerings, after deducting estimated offering expenses, to be approximately $16 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The Securities Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company and customary conditions to closing.
The foregoing description of the material terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Securities Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Securities Purchase Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Securities Purchase Agreement and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties. Accordingly, the Securities Purchase Agreement is incorporated herein by reference only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company or its business, and should be read in conjunction with the disclosures in the Company's periodic reports and other filings with the Commission.
The legal opinion, including the related consent, of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP relating to the issuance and sale of the Shares is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
In connection with the Registered Direct Offering, the Company entered into a Placement Agency Agreement with registered broker-dealers (the “Placement Agents”), pursuant to which the Company paid an aggregate cash fee of $1,312,500 to the Placement Agents (7.5% of gross proceeds from the Registered Direct Offering). The Company will also reimburse the Placement Agents for their expenses incurred by them in connection with the Registered Direct Offering.
The foregoing description of the material terms of the Placement Agency Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Placement Agency Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does 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 or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements related to the amount of proceeds expected from the Registered Direct Offering. The risks and uncertainties involved include the Company's financial position, market conditions and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports and other filings with the Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions and speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company does not intend to revise or update any forward-looking statement in this Current Report on Form 8-K as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.