UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 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):  December 14, 2020
 
NioCorp Developments Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
British Columbia, Canada
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
000-55710
(Commission File Number)
98-1262185
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
7000 South Yosemite Street, Suite 115
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 639-4647

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

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 pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☒ 

 

 

 
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

As previously disclosed, NioCorp Developments Ltd. (the “Company”) received a loan of $1.5 million from Mark A. Smith, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Chairman and Director, pursuant to a loan agreement, dated June 17, 2015 (as amended on July 13, 2016, March 20, 2017, April 6, 2018, May 31, 2019, and June 10, 2020, the “Smith Loan”), by and between the Company and Mr. Smith. Also as previously disclosed, the Company entered into a $3.5 million non-revolving credit facility agreement, dated January 16, 2017 (as amended on March 20, 2017, April 6, 2018, May 31, 2019, January 17, 2020, April 3, 2020, and June 10, 2020, the “Smith Credit Facility”), by and between the Company and Mr. Smith.

 

On December 14, 2020, the Company and Mr. Smith entered into amending agreements to each of the Smith Loan (the “Smith Loan Extension Agreement”) and the Smith Credit Facility (the “Smith Credit Facility Extension Agreement”), extending the maturity dates of the Smith Loan and the Smith Credit Facility to December 15, 2021.

 

The above description of the Smith Loan Extension Agreement and the Smith Credit Facility Extension Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Smith Loan Extension Agreement and the Smith Credit Facility Extension Agreement, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

 

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

 

The disclosure regarding the Smith Loan Extension Agreement and the Smith Credit Facility Extension Agreement contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03. 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit   Description
10.1   Smith Loan Extension Agreement
10.2   Smith Credit Facility Extension Agreement

 

 

 

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.

 

  NIOCORP DEVELOPMENTS LTD.
     
DATE: December 14, 2020 By: /s/ Neal S. Shah
   

Neal S. Shah

Chief Financial Officer