UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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): January 4, 2019

 

 

CytoDyn Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-49908   83-1887078

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(SEC

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1111 Main Street, Suite 660

Vancouver, Washington

  98660
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (360) 980-8524

 

 

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Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On January 7, 2019 and January 8, 2019, CytoDyn Inc. (the “Company”) issued $1.6 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured convertible promissory notes (the “Notes”) and related warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase common stock of the Company (the “Common Stock”) in a private placement to various accredited investors (collectively, the “Private Placements”), pursuant to subscription agreements entered into with each (collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”), in exchange for cash in an equal amount. The proceeds are anticipated to be used for general working capital and to fund clinical trials.

The terms of the Private Placements and of the Notes and the Warrants are identical to those of the private placement that occurred on December 28, 2018 (the “Prior Placement”), as described in the Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 3, 2019 (the “Prior 8-K”), which is incorporated herein by reference. Each of the Notes matures nine months from the date of its initial issuance.

Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

In the Private Placements, the Company sold $1.6 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes and related Warrants to various accredited investors. The principal amount of the Notes plus unpaid accrued interest is convertible at the election of the holders into shares of Common Stock at any time prior to maturity at an initial conversion price of $0.50 per share, with an aggregate of 3,200,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock initially underlying the Notes.

As part of the investment in the Notes, the Company also issued Warrants exercisable for 50% of the shares into which the Notes are convertible, with Warrants for an aggregate of 1,600,000 shares of Common Stock issued in the Private Placements. The Warrants are exercisable at a price of $0.30 per share. The Warrants are currently exercisable in full and will expire five years from the date of issuance.

As a result of the issuance of the Notes, pursuant to the terms of the Placement Agent Agreement, dated July 26, 2018, entered into in connection with an earlier private securities offering of common stock and warrants, the placement agent in that offering earned a “tail fee” comprising warrants exercisable for 220,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Placement Agent Warrants”) and a cash fee of $132,000. The Placement Agent Warrants are exercisable at a price of $0.50 per share and will expire five years from the date of issuance. The Placement Agent Warrants provide for cashless exercise.

Each of the Notes investors has represented to the Company that it is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Company relied on the exemption from registration afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act in connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Warrants and the Placement Agent Warrants.

The descriptions contained herein of the Notes, the Warrants, the Subscription Agreement, the Placement Agent Warrants and the offering thereof is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Notes, the Warrants the Subscription Agreements and the Placement Agent Warrants, the forms of which were filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 10.1, respectively, to the Prior Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of New Director

On January 10, 2019, CytoDyn Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), announced the appointment of David F. Welch, Ph.D. to its board of directors, effective immediately.


In connection with Dr. Welch’s appointment as a director, on January 10, 2019, the Company granted Dr. Welch a non-qualified stock option to purchase up to 38,904 shares of the Company’s common stock, representing a pro rata portion of the annual option grant received by each director. The option has an exercise price of $0.50 per share (equal to the closing sale price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date) and a ten-year term. The option will vest on March 1, 2019 with respect to 13,904 shares and on June 1, 2019 with respect to 25,000 shares.

No arrangement or understanding exists between Dr. Welch and any other person pursuant to which Dr. Welch was appointed as a director. Dr. Welch will be compensated for his services consistent with the Company’s compensation policies for nonemployee directors. The Company’s board of directors has not yet determined the board committees to which Dr. Welch will be appointed.

Resignation of Director

On January 10, 2019, Anthony D. Caracciolo resigned as a member of the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Caracciolo informed the Company of his intention to resign at the conclusion of a board meeting on January 4, 2019, and the resignation became effective on January 10, 2019. The resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

In connection with the resignation of Mr. Caracciolo, on January 4, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a motion to accelerate all outstanding unvested stock options held by Mr. Caracciolo, to vest immediately upon the effectiveness of his resignation and to retain the stock options’ exercise period through their respective expiration date. Stock options covering 1,145,834 shares held by Mr. Caracciolo were subject to acceleration. The other terms of the accelerated stock options remained otherwise unchanged. In addition, the expiration terms of certain of Mr. Caracciolo’s other previously awarded stock options covering an aggregate of 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were extended from five years to 10 years. The other terms of the extended stock options remained otherwise unchanged.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 10, 2019, the Company issued a press release to announce the appointment of Dr. Welch as director, which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On January 9, 2019, the Company posted an updated version of the investor presentation deck titled “Leronlimab (PRO 140) HIV-Cancer” to its website at www.cytodyn.com. A copy of the investor presentation is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Form 8-K.

The Company does not intend to incorporate any contents from its website into this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)   

Exhibit
No.

  

Description.

   99.1    Press Release, dated January 10, 2019.
   99.2    Investor Presentation.


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.

 

    CytoDyn Inc.
January 10, 2019     By:  

/s/ Michael D. Mulholland

    Name:   Michael D. Mulholland
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer