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): March 26, 2019 (March 25, 2019)
ALDEYRA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
131 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 320
Lexington, MA 02421
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (781) 761-4904
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 25, 2019 (the Closing Date), Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the Loan Agreement) by and among the Company, certain subsidiaries of the Company from time to time party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties thereto (collectively, referred to as Lender) and Hercules Capital, Inc., in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent for itself and the Lender (in such capacity, the Agent), pursuant to which a term loan of up to an aggregate principal amount of $60.0 million may be made available to the Company. The Loan Agreement provides for an initial term loan advance of up to $5.0 million at the Companys option, commencing on the Closing Date through and including April 15, 2019; three additional term loan advances of up to $15.0 million, at the Companys option, each available to the Company upon the occurrence of certain funding conditions prior to September 30, 2019, March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021, respectively; and a final additional term loan advance of up to $10.0 million, at the Companys option, subject to approval by Lenders investment committee.
The term loan bears interest at an annual rate equal to the greater of (i) 9.10% and (ii) the prime rate (as reported in the Wall Street Journal or any successor publication thereto) plus 3.10%. The Loan Agreement provides for interest-only payments for twenty-four months, with an option to extend the interest-only period to thirty-six months based upon the achievement of certain milestones and repayment of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the term loan in monthly installments starting upon expiration of the interest only period and continuing through October 1, 2023 (the Maturity Date). In addition, the Company paid a fee of $375,000 upon closing and is required to pay a fee of 6.95% multiplied by the aggregate amount of advances under the Loan Agreement at maturity. At the Companys option, the Company may elect to prepay all, but not less than all, of the outstanding term loan by paying the entire principal balance and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon plus all fees and other amounts due under the Loan Agreement, including a prepayment charge equal to the following percentage of the principal amount being prepaid: 3% if the term loan is prepaid during the first 24 months following the initial closing and 1.5% if the term loan is prepaid any time thereafter but prior to 36 months.
In connection with the Loan Agreement, the Company granted Agent a security interest in all of the Companys personal property now owned or hereafter acquired, excluding intellectual property, and a negative pledge on intellectual property. The Loan Agreement also contains certain events of default, representations, warranties and non-financial covenants of the Company. In addition, the Company granted Lender an option to purchase up to an aggregate of $2.0 million of the Companys equity securities, or instruments exercisable for or convertible into equity securities, sold to investors in financings upon the same terms and conditions afforded to such other investors.
The foregoing description of the Loan Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Loan Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 2.03.|| |
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the Loan Agreement is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 26, 2019, management of the Company held a conference call to discuss data from the ALLEVIATE Phase 3 clinical trial of topical ocular reproxalap in patients with allergic conjunctivitis. A copy of the presentation used in connection with this conference call is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.
|Item 8.01.|| |
On March 26, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing positive results from the ALLEVIATE Phase 3 clinical trial of topical ocular reproxalap in patients with allergic conjunctivitis. A copy of the Companys press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of March 25, 2019, by and among the Registrant, certain subsidiaries of the Registrant from time to time party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties thereto and Hercules Capital, Inc.|
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.
|Date: March 26, 2019||By:||/s/ Joshua Reed|
Chief Financial Officer