SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 28, 2018
ALDEYRA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
131 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 320
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (781) 761-4904
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ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
On December 28, 2018, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the Sales Agreement) with Jefferies LLC, as sales agent and/or principal (Jefferies), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time through Jefferies, shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Common Stock), having an aggregate offering price of up to $50 million (the Shares).
Under the Sales Agreement, Jefferies may sell Shares (A) in privately negotiated transactions with the consent of the Company; (B) as block transactions; or (C) by any other method permitted by law deemed to be an at the market offering as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), including sales made directly on The Nasdaq Capital Market or sales made into any other existing trading market for the Companys Common Stock. The Company may instruct Jefferies not to sell Shares if the sales cannot be effected at or above the price designated by the Company from time to time.
The Company is not obligated to make any sales of the Shares under the Sales Agreement. The offering of Shares pursuant to the Sales Agreement will terminate upon the termination of the Sales Agreement by Jefferies or the Company, as permitted therein.
The Company will pay Jefferies a commission rate of up to 3.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of Shares and have agreed to provide Jefferies with customary indemnification and contribution rights. The Company will also reimburse Jefferies for certain specified expenses in connection with entering into the Sales Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The opinion of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, the Companys counsel, regarding the validity of the Shares that will be issued pursuant to the Sales Agreement is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Common Stock discussed herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of Common Stock in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|5.1||Opinion of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP|
|10.1||Open Market Sale AgreementSM, dated December 28, 2018, by and between Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. and Jefferies LLC|
|23.1||Consent of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)|
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.
|ALDEYRA THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Joshua Reed|
|Name: Joshua Reed|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: December 28, 2018