As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 31, 2020

 

Registration No. 333-_______

 

  

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM S-1

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Under

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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EMERALD BIOSCIENCE, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

__________________

 

Nevada

 

2834

 

45-0692882

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

130 North Marina Drive

Long Beach, CA 90803

(949) 336-3443

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

___________________

 

Dr. Brian Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Emerald Bioscience, Inc.

130 North Marina Drive

Long Beach, CA 90803

(949) 480-9051

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

___________________

 

Copies of all correspondence to:

 

Elena Traistaru

Chief Financial Officer

Emerald Bioscience, Inc.

130 North Marina Drive

Long Beach, CA 90803

Tel: (949) 480-9051

Mark C. Lee, Esq.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

1201 K Street, Suite 1100

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 868.063

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this registration statement.

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 check the following box. ☒

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☒    Registration No. 333-239826

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Each Class of Securities to be Registered (1)

 

Proposed Maximum Aggregate Offering Price (2)

 

 

Amount of Registration

Fee (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Units each consisting of: (5)

 

$

1,168,224.30

 

 

$

151.64

 

          (i) One share of common stock, par value $0.001 (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          (ii) One warrant to purchase one share of common stock (3)(7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-funded Units each consisting of: (3)

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

          (i) One pre-funded warrant to purchase one share of common stock(5)(7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          (ii) One warrant to purchase one share of common stock (3)(7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants included as part of the Common Units

 

$

1,168,224.30

 

 

$

151.64

 

Common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants included as part of the Pre-funded Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement Agent’s Warrants to purchase shares of common stock and common stock issuable upon exercise thereof (6)(7)

 

$

102,219.62

 

 

$

13.27

 

Total

 

$

2,438,668.22(2)

 

$

316.54

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(1)

In accordance with Rule 416(a), this Registration Statement also covers an indeterminate number of shares that may be issued and resold resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

 

 

(2)

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457(o) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”).

 

 

(3)

No fee required pursuant to Rule 457(g).

 

 

(4)

Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(o) based on an estimate of the proposed maximum aggregate offering price. The registrant previously registered an aggregate of $12,193,341.13 of the units on the registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-239826) declared effective July 31, 2020, for which a filing fee of $1,582.70 was paid.

 

 

(5)

The proposed maximum aggregate offering price of the common stock proposed to be sold in the offering will be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis based on the aggregate offering price of the pre-funded warrants offered and sold in the offering (plus the aggregate exercise price of the pre-funded warrants), and as such the proposed aggregate maximum offering price of the common stock and pre-funded warrants (including the common stock issuable upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants), if any, is $1,168,224.30.

 

 

(6)

Represents warrants issuable to the placement agent, or the Placement Agent’s Warrants, to purchase a number of shares of common stock equal to 7.0% of the aggregate number of shares of common stock (or common stock equivalent, if applicable, but shall not include any shares of common stock underlying warrants issued in this offering (other than pre-funded warrants) being offered) with an exercise price equal to 125% of the public offering price of the Common Units..”

 

 

(7)

Resales of the common stock warrants, the pre-funded warrants and the Placement Agent’s Warrants on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are registered hereby. Resales of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Placement Agent’s Warrants, the pre-funded warrants and the common stock warrants are also being registered on a delayed or continuous basis hereby.

  

The registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the SEC, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

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EXPLANATORY NOTE AND INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

 

This registration statement is being filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for the purpose of registering additional Units, consisting of Common Units, Pre-Funded Units and Placement Agent Warrants of Emerald Bioscience, Inc., a Nevada corporation, including such shares of common stock par value $0.001 per share, pre-funded warrants and warrants, and shares of common stock underlying such pre-funded warrants and warrants. The contents of the registrant’s earlier Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-239826), as amended (the “Prior Registration Statement”), which was declared effective on July 31, 2020, are incorporated by reference into, and shall be deemed part of, this registration statement. The additional securities that are being registered for sale are in an amount and at a price that together represent no more than 20% of the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table contained in the Prior Registration Statement.

 

The required opinions and consents are listed on an Exhibit Index attached hereto and filed herewith.

 

 

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 SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized in the City of Long Beach, State of California on July 31, 2020.

 

 

Emerald Bioscience, Inc.

 

a Nevada corporation

 

July 31, 2020

By:

/s/ Brian S. Murphy

 

Its:

Dr. Brian S. Murphy

 

Chief Executive Officer, Director

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

By:

/s/ Brian S. Murphy

 

July 31, 2020

 

Dr. Brian S. Murphy

 

Its:

Chief Executive Officer, Director

 

By:

/s/ Elena Traistaru

 

July 31, 2020

 

Elena Traistaru

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

By:

*

 

July 31, 2020

 

Jim Heppell

 

Its:

Director

 

 

By:

*

 

July 31, 2020

 

Punit Dhillon

 

Its:

Chairman

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Brian S. Murphy

 

July 31, 2020

 

Brian S. Murphy

 

 

 

Attorney-in-fact

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Number

Description of Exhibit

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

23.1

 

Consent of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

23.2

 

Consent of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

24.1*

 

Powers of Attorney

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*

Previously filed

 

 

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