SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2017
Commission File Number 001-37889
TOP SHIPS INC.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
1 VAS. SOFIAS & MEG.
151 24, MAROUSSI
(Address of principal executive offices)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
On November 13, 2017, Top Ships Inc. (the "Company") entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the "Note Purchase Agreement") with Crede Capital Group LLC ("Crede"), pursuant to which the Company will issue an unsecured promissory note in the original principal amount of $12,500,000 (the "Promissory Note") with a single revolving option for an additional $5.0 million note to Crede.
The Company announced today it has issued and sold 11,797,500 common shares par value $0.01 per share pursuant to its previously announced purchase agreement by and among the Company and Crede CG III, Ltd. dated November 7, 2017 (the "Purchase Agreement"). Mainly as a result of these issuances the Company currently has issued and outstanding 28,900,562 shares. As of the date hereof, up to $17.6 million worth of shares is remaining that the Company may sell pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.
Attached to this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 1.1 is a copy of the Note Purchase Agreement.
Attached to this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 1.2 is the Promissory Note.
Attached to this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 99.1 is
a press release of the Company dated November 10, 2017, announcing the Purchase Agreement.
The information contained in this report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-215577) that was filed with the SEC and became effective on February 1, 2017.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
TOP SHIPS INC.
Dated: November 14, 2017
/s/ Evangelos Pistiolis
Chief Executive Officer