BioPharmX (BPMX) Enters 1.55M Share Stock Sales Agreement

September 27, 2016 4:58 PM EDT
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BioPharmX (NYSE: BPMX) disclosed the following in a U.S. SEC filing on Tuesday:

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On September 25, 2016, BioPharmX Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain investors (the “Investors”) for the sale by the Company of 1,550,000 shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a purchase price of $0.60 per share. Concurrently with the sale of the Common Shares, pursuant to the Purchase Agreement the Company also sold warrants to purchase 1,240,001 shares of Common Stock (the “Warrants”). The aggregate gross proceeds for the sale of the Common Shares and Warrants will be approximately $930,000. Subject to certain ownership limitations, the Warrants will be initially exercisable commencing six months from the issuance date at an exercise price equal to $0.75 per share of Common Stock, subject to adjustments as provided under the terms of the Warrants. The Warrants are exercisable for five years from the initial exercise date. The closing of the sales of these securities under the Purchase Agreement is expected to occur on or about September 29, 2016.

The net proceeds to the Company from the transactions, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses (not including the Wainwright Warrants, as defined below), the Company’s estimated offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the Warrants, are expected to be approximately $817,200. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

The Common Shares (but not the Warrants or shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants) were offered and sold by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-209026), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 19, 2016 and subsequently declared effective on February 4, 2016, and a related prospectus.

The Warrants and the shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants are being sold and issued without registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in reliance on the exemptions provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act as transactions not involving a public offering and Rule 506 promulgated under the Securities Act as sales to accredited investors, and in reliance on similar exemptions under applicable state laws.

The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Purchase Agreement were made solely for the benefit of the parties to the Purchase Agreement. In addition, such representations, warranties and covenants (i) are intended as a way of allocating the risk between the parties to the Purchase Agreement and not as statements of fact, and (ii) may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material by stockholders of, or other investors in, the Company. Accordingly, the Purchase Agreement is filed with this report only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of transaction, and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company. Stockholders should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Purchase Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in public disclosures.

The Company also entered into an engagement letter (the “Engagement Letter”) on September 24, 2016 with Rodman & Renshaw, a unit of H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“Wainwright”), pursuant to which Wainwright agreed to serve as exclusive placement agent for the issuance and sale of the Common Shares and Warrants. The Company has agreed to pay Wainwright an aggregate fee equal to 6% of the gross proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the securities in the transaction. Pursuant to the Engagement Letter, the Company also agreed to grant to Wainwright or its designees warrants to purchase up 46,500 shares representing 3% of the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock placed in the transactions (the “Wainwright Warrants”). The Engagement Letter also provides for compensation to Wainright with respect to any public or private offering or other financing or capital raising transaction that is consummated with investors contacted, or introduced to the Company during the term of the Engagement Letter by Wainright if such financing is consummated within 6 months of the expiration of the term of the Engagement Letter. The Wainwright Warrants have substantially the same terms as the Warrants, except that the Wainwright Warrants will expire on September 25, 2021. The Wainwright Warrants and the shares issuable upon exercise of the Wainwright Warrants will be issued in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act as transactions not involving a public offering and in reliance on similar exemptions under applicable state laws. The Company will also pay Wainwright a reimbursement for legal fees and expenses of the placement agent in the amount of $12,000.

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