As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 13, 2023 

Registration No. 333- 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549 

     
     
FORM S-1
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
     
     

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   2834   82-0429727
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
  (Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300 

San Diego, CA 92130 

(858)-997-2400

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

 

Ebrahim Versi, Chief Executive Officer

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130

(858)-997-2400

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

 

Copies to:

 

C. Kevin Kelso, Esq.

Weintraub Tobin

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor 

Sacramento, CA 95814 

(916) 558-6000 

 

Ivan Blumenthal, Esq.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. 

919 Third Avenue 

New York, NY 10022 

(212) 935-3000 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement is declared effective.

 

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. ☒

 

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    Emerging growth company

 

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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 Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 

The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. These securities may not be sold until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This preliminary prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED July 13, 2023

 

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

 

 

 

Up to 4,651,163 Units consisting of 

4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock or 4,651,163 Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock and 

4,651,163 Warrants to purchase up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock

 

Up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock Underlying the Pre-Funded Warrants

 

Up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock Underlying the Common Warrants

 

We are offering on a reasonable best efforts basis up to 4,651,163 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one common warrant to purchase one share of common stock, at an assumed offering price of $2.15 per unit, which is equal to the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023. The common warrants included in the units will have an exercise price of $ per share, will be exercisable immediately and will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance. We are also offering the shares of our common stock that are issuable from time to time upon the exercise of the common warrants included in the units.

 

We are also offering to certain purchasers whose purchase of units in this offering would otherwise result in the purchaser, together with its affiliates and certain related parties, beneficially owning more than 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock immediately following the consummation of this offering, the opportunity to purchase, if any such purchaser so chooses, pre-funded units, each pre-funded unit consisting of one pre-funded warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one common warrant to purchase one share of common stock, in lieu of units that would otherwise result in such purchaser’s beneficial ownership exceeding 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock. The purchase price of each pre-funded unit will be equal to the price per unit being sold to the public in this offering, minus $0.0001, and the exercise price of each pre-funded warrant included in the pre-funded units will be $0.0001 per share. The pre-funded warrants will be exercisable immediately and may be exercised at any time until all of the pre-funded warrants are exercised in full. Each common warrant included in the pre-funded units has an exercise price of $_________ per share, will be exercisable immediately and will expire five (5) years from the date of issuance. For each pre-funded unit we sell, the number of units (and shares of common stock) we are offering will be decreased on a one-for-one basis. This offering also relates to the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the pre-funded warrants and the common warrants included in the pre-funded units.

 

The shares of common stock or pre-funded warrants, as the case may be, and the common warrants included in the units or the pre-funded units, can only be purchased together in this offering, but the securities contained in the units or pre-funded units will be issued separately and will be immediately separable upon issuance.

 

 

 

 

The securities will be offered at a fixed price and are expected to be issued in a single closing. We expect this offering to be completed not later than two business days following the commencement of sales in this offering (the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part) and we will deliver all securities to be issued in connection with this offering delivery versus payment/receipt versus payment upon receipt of investor funds received by us. Accordingly, neither we nor the placement agent have made any arrangements to place investor funds in an escrow account or trust account since the placement agent will not receive investor funds in connection with the sale of the securities offered hereunder. 

Effective May 22, 2023, we effected a 1-for-70 reverse stock split, or the Reverse Stock Split, of our outstanding shares of common stock. Unless specifically provided otherwise herein, the share and per share information that follows in this prospectus, other than in the historical financial statements and related notes included elsewhere or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and other information and documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, which have not been revised or restated to reflect the Reverse Stock Split, assumes the effect of the Reverse Stock Split. 

We have engaged Maxim Group LLC, or the placement agent or Maxim, to act as our exclusive placement agent in connection with this offering. The placement agent has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to arrange for the sale of the securities offered by this prospectus. The placement agent is not purchasing or selling any of the securities we are offering and the placement agent is not required to arrange the purchase or sale of any specific number of securities or dollar amount. We have agreed to pay to the placement agent the placement agent fees set forth in the table below, which assumes that we sell all of the securities offered by this prospectus. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in escrow, trust or similar arrangement. There is no minimum offering requirement as a condition of closing of this offering. We may sell fewer than all of the units and pre-funded units offered hereby, which may significantly reduce the amount of proceeds received by us. Because there is no escrow account and no minimum number of securities or amount of proceeds, investors could be in a position where they have invested in us, but we have not raised sufficient proceeds in this offering to adequately fund the intended uses of the proceeds as described in this prospectus. See “Risk Factors” on page 14 of this prospectus. We will bear all costs associated with the offering. See “Plan of Distribution” on page 42 of this prospectus for more information regarding these arrangements.

 

Our common stock is presently listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “ADMP.” On July 7, 2023, the closing price of our common stock as reported on The Nasdaq Capital Market was $2.15 per share. The public offering price per unit or pre-funded unit, as the case may be, will be determined through negotiation among us, the placement agent and the investors in the offering based on market conditions at the time of pricing, and may be at a discount to the current market price of our common stock. Therefore, the assumed public offering price used throughout this prospectus may not be indicative of the final offering price. There is no established trading market for the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants, and we do not expect a market to develop. We do not intend to apply for a listing of the units, the pre-funded units, the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants on any securities exchange or other nationally recognized trading system. Without an active trading market, the liquidity of the pre-funded warrants and the common warrants will be limited.

 

We are a “smaller reporting company” under applicable federal securities laws and are subject to reduced public company reporting requirements. Investing in our securities involves risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 14 of this prospectus and elsewhere in this prospectus for a discussion of information that should be considered in connection with an investment in our securities.

 

   

Per

Unit(1)

    Total  
Public offering price   $       $    
Placement agent fees(2)   $       $    
Proceeds to us (before expenses)   $       $    

 

  (1) Assumes that all units consist of one share of common stock and one common warrant.
  (2) We have agreed to pay the placement agent a cash fee equal to 7.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds raised in this offering, and to reimburse the placement agent for certain of its offering-related expenses. See “Plan of Distribution” for a description of the compensation to be received by the placement agent.

 

 

 

 

 Delivery of the securities offered hereby is expected to be made on or about                           , 2023, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

MAXIM GROUP LLC

 

The date of this prospectus is __________, 2023

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
About this Prospectus   1
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements   3
Prospectus Summary   5
Risk Factors   14
Use of Proceeds   23
Dilution   24
Capitalization   26
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management   28
Description of Securities   31
Plan of Distribution   42
Selected Financial Information   47
Legal Matters   47
Experts   48

Where You Can Find Additional Information

  48
Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference   48

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

 

We incorporate by reference important information into this prospectus. You may obtain the information incorporated by reference without charge by following the instructions under “Where You Can Find More Information.” You should carefully read this prospectus as well as additional information described under “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference,” before deciding to invest in our securities.

 

We have not, and the placement agent has not, authorized anyone to provide any information or to make any representations other than those contained in this prospectus or in any free writing prospectuses prepared by or on behalf of us or to which we have referred you. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurance as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you. This prospectus is an offer to sell only the securities offered hereby, and only under circumstances and in jurisdictions where it is lawful to do so. The information contained in this prospectus or in any applicable free writing prospectus is current only as of its date, regardless of its time of delivery or any sale of our securities. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date. To the extent there is a conflict between the information contained in this prospectus, on the one hand, and the information contained in any document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission before the date of this prospectus and incorporated by reference herein, on the other hand, you should rely on the information in this prospectus. If any statement in a document incorporated by reference is inconsistent with a statement in another document incorporated by reference having a later date, the statement in the document having the later date modifies or supersedes the earlier statement.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus concerning our industry in general or any portion thereof, including information regarding our general expectations and market opportunity, is based on management’s estimates using internal data, data from industry related publications, consumer research and marketing studies or other externally obtained data.

 

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For investors outside the United States: We have not, and the placement agent has not, done anything that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than in the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the securities and the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States.

 

We further note that the representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and in any document that is incorporated by reference herein were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreements, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.

 

This prospectus and the information incorporated by reference into this prospectus contain references to our trademarks and to trademarks belonging to other entities. Solely for convenience, trademarks and trade names referred to in this prospectus and the information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, including logos, artwork, and other visual displays, may appear without the ® or TM symbols, but such references are not intended to indicate, in any way, that we will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, our rights or the rights of the applicable licensor to these trademarks and trade names. We do not intend our use or display of other companies’ trade names or trademarks to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, any other company.

 

The Adamis Pharmaceuticals logo and other trademarks or service marks of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation appearing in this prospectus are the property of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. All other brand names or trademarks appearing in this prospectus are the property of their respective owners. Solely for convenience, the trademarks and trade names in this prospectus may be referred to without the ® or TM symbols, but such references should not be construed as any indicator that their respective owners will not assert their rights thereto. We do not intend our use or display of other companies’ trade names or trademarks to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, any other company.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

The statements contained in this prospectus, and the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “targets,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions or phrases, or the negative of those expressions or phrases, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this prospectus and incorporated by reference in this prospectus, we caution you that these statements are based on our projections of the future that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, to differ. The sections in our periodic reports, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or our Current Reports on Form 8-K, entitled “Business,” “Risk Factors,” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” sections in our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on April 13, 2023, entitled “Risk Factors,” “Adamis Business,” “DMK Business,” “Adamis Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “DMK Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” as well as other sections in this prospectus and the other documents or reports incorporated by reference in this prospectus, discuss some of the factors that could contribute to these differences. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements about:

 

  our expectations regarding future revenues and profitability;
  our expectations regarding future growth;
  our expectations concerning future product research, development, clinical trial and commercialization activities and related costs;
  our expectations regarding product development timelines;
  our ability to successfully commercialize and market our product candidates in development, if approved;
  matters relating to the manufacture of our commercial products;
  our strategies and opportunities;
  the potential market size, opportunity and growth potential for our product candidates, if approved;
  anticipated trends in our markets;
  anticipated dates for commencement or completion of clinical trials;
  our expectations concerning regulatory matters concerning our product candidates, including the timing of anticipated regulatory filings;
  our liquidity needs and need for future funding and working capital;
  our need to raise additional capital and our ability to obtain sufficient funding to support our planned activities;
  our expectations regarding future expense, profit, cash flow, or balance sheet items or any other guidance regarding future periods;
  the accuracy of our estimates regarding expenses, capital requirements and needs for additional financing;
  our ability to continue as a going concern;
  the impact of the health emergencies or global geopolitical events on our business;
  the success, safety and efficacy of our drug products;
  accounting principles;
  the potential outcome of any litigation or legal proceedings;
  the scope of protection we are able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights covering our product candidates and technology;
  the volatility of the price of our common stock;

 

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  our financial performance; and
  other factors described from time to time in documents that we file with the SEC.

 

Such statements are not historical facts, but are based on our current expectations and projections about future events. They are subject to risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.

 

In addition, many forward-looking statements concerning our anticipated future business activities assume that we are able to obtain sufficient funding to support such activities and continue our operations and planned activities. As discussed elsewhere in this prospectus, we require additional funding to continue operations, and there are no assurances that such funding will be available. Failure to timely obtain required funding would adversely affect and could delay or prevent our ability to realize the results contemplated by such forward looking statements. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which factors will arise. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

 

We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. We have included important cautionary statements in this prospectus and in the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, particularly in the “Risk Factors” section, that we believe could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that we make. For a summary of such factors, please refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” in this prospectus, as supplemented by the discussion of risks and uncertainties under “Risk Factors” contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our Current Reports on Form 8-K, or our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 13, 2023, as well as any amendments thereto, as filed with the SEC and which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

In light of these assumptions, risks and uncertainties, the results and events discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus or in any document incorporated herein by reference might not occur. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this prospectus or the date of the document incorporated by reference. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. All subsequent forward-looking statements attributable to us or to any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this prospectus. The following summary is qualified in its entirety by, and should be read together with, the more detailed information and financial statements and related notes thereto included in this prospectus or incorporated by reference herein. Before you decide to purchase securities in this offering, you should read the entire prospectus carefully, including the risk factors and the financial statements and related notes included in this prospectus or incorporated by reference herein. Unless otherwise stated or the context requires otherwise, references in this prospectus to “Adamis,” the “company,” or the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and our subsidiaries, taken together.

 

Company Overview

 

With the worsening of the opioid crisis due to fentanyl poisoning and our recent merger transaction with DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, our focus on developing and commercializing products in the substance use disorder space including treatment of opioid use disorder has intensified and expanded, including with a more robust product pipeline. Our two commercial products are designed to treat opioid overdose and anaphylactic shock. The first is ZIMHI® (naloxone HCL Injection, USP) 5 mg/0.5 mL, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for the treatment of opioid overdose, and the second is SYMJEPI® (epinephrine) Injection 0.3mg, which was approved by the FDA for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, for patients weighing 66 pounds or more, and SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15mg, which was approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of anaphylaxis for patients weighing 33-65 pounds. The foundation of our development pipeline is a proprietary portfolio of approximately 750 proprietary small molecule neuropeptide analogues. Our lead clinical-stage product candidate is for the treatment opioid use disorder and acute and chronic pain. The library also has the potential to generate other compounds for treatment of various substance use disorders and compounds for life cycle management and backup molecules.

 

Recent Developments

 

Merger with DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation

 

On May 25, 2023, we completed a merger transaction, or the Merger, with DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, or DMK, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization dated as of February 24, 2023, or the Merger Agreement, by and among DMK, Aardvark Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adamis, and Adamis. Prior to the Merger, DMK was a privately-held, clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of potential products for a variety of central nervous disorders. Pursuant to the Merger, each share of common stock of DMK was converted into the right to receive a number of shares of Adamis common stock and, in the case of certain DMK stockholders, shares of our Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, or Series E Preferred. Upon the closing of the Merger, Ebrahim (Eboo) Versi, M.D., Ph.D., the co-founder and chief executive officer of DMK, became the chairman and chief executive officer of Adamis, and David J. Marguglio, formerly the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director, continued as President and was also appointed Chief Operating Officer.

 

Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock

 

Following approval by our stockholders at a special meeting of stockholders of the Company held on May 15, 2023, or the Special Meeting, on May 22, 2023, we effected a 1-for-70 reverse stock split of our outstanding common stock, or the Reverse Stock Split, pursuant to which each 70 outstanding shares of our common stock were combined into one post-reverse split share of common stock. All outstanding options, restricted stock unit awards, and warrants were proportionately adjusted as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, pursuant to their respective terms. Unless otherwise indicated herein, share and per share numbers and amounts in this prospectus reflect and give effect to the Reverse Stock Split. However, the historical financial statements of the Company incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and other information and documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus, have not been revised or restated to reflect the Reverse Stock Split.

 

Financial Condition

 

We have incurred substantial recurring losses from continuing operations, have used, rather than provided, cash in our continuing operations, and are dependent on additional financing to fund operations. We incurred a net loss of approximately $8.9 million and $26.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and for the year ended December 31, 2022, respectively. As of March 31, 2023, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $3.1 million, an accumulated deficit of approximately $313.5 million and total liabilities of approximately $18.6 million. These conditions raise doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. To achieve our goals and support our overall strategy, we will need to raise additional funding in the future and make significant investments in, among other things, product development and working capital. Prior to the Merger, DMK obtained non-dilutive capital from government and non-government sources to enable a significant portion of its product development efforts to date, and we intend to seek such additional funding to help offset some of the costs of future product development. Although we anticipate that we will require additional equity or debt capital over the next 12 months to sustain operations, satisfy our obligations and liabilities, and fund our ongoing operations, in the longer term, if revenues from the sale of our commercial products increase sufficiently, we expect that such revenues will help reduce the need to raise additional funding through the sale of equity securities.

 

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Products and Product Candidates

 

Opioid Overdose; ZIMHI (naloxone) Injection

 

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to treat narcotic overdoses. Naloxone, which is generally considered the drug of choice for immediate administration for opioid overdose, blocks or reverses the effects of the opioid, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness and eventually, death. Common opioids include morphine, heroin, tramadol, oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis has become significantly worse, and this increase has disproportionately affected adolescents. According to Bloomberg industry data, the U.S. naloxone market grew by about 15% in 2022 and according to the December 31, 2022 10-K of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. filed in March 2023, sales of Narcan®, the leading naloxone product for treatment of opioid overdoses, were approximately $374 million for 2022.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, estimates that between 1999 and 2020 more than 932,000 people have died of drug overdoses, with annual deaths increasing during the pandemic. More recent statistics published by the CDC reported that drug overdoses resulted in approximately 107,081 deaths in the United States during the 12-month period ending December 2022, which was an approximately 51% increase over the approximately 71,030 deaths for the 12-month period ending December 2019. Overdose deaths involving opioids (including both prescription and synthetic) accounted for 81,045 of the overdose deaths in 2022 and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50. More powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl and its analogues, are responsible for approximately 90% of those opioid deaths. These statistics are even more stark for adolescents according to the CDC. Comparing July-December 2019 to July-December 2021, overdose deaths among youngsters aged 10 to 19 years increased by 109% and in that same time period, deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl increased by 182% in the same age group. In June 2021, the National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published the policy brief, “Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Life-Saving Science,” which reported that statistical modeling suggests that high rates of naloxone distribution among laypersons and emergency personnel could avert approximately 21% of opioid deaths. The brief also stated that overdoses involving highly potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl or large quantities of opioids may require multiple doses of naloxone, and if respiratory function does not improve, naloxone doses may be repeated every two to three minutes. This need for availability of naloxone was emphasized in a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article in 2022 discussing drug overdose deaths among persons aged 10-19 years, which noted that potential bystanders were present in approximately two-thirds of the overdose deaths in young people aged 10 to 19, which suggests that at least some of the deaths could have been prevented and the number of deaths reduced if bystanders had been equipped naloxone, knew how to use it and provided a timely overdose response.

 

On October 18, 2021, we announced that the FDA had approved ZIMHI (naloxone hydrocholoride 5mg) for the treatment of opioid overdose, and it was commercially launched in the U.S. on March 31, 2022. Based on published pharmacokinetic data from FDA approved product package insert material, we believe that ZIMHI’s intramuscular route of administration could result in faster absorption compared to any other currently marketed naloxone products making it an ideal treatment for overdoses caused by more potent opioids such as fentanyl.

 

On June 20, 2023, Dr. Versi, our Chief Executive Officer, participated in the White House Roundtable with opioid reversal product manufacturers, hosted by White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP, Director Dr. Rahul Gupta, White House Domestic Policy Council Advisor Neera Tanden, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine, and U.S. Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon. During the roundtable discussion, various members of the current White House administration discussed the opioid crisis, emphasizing the extent and importance of the opioid crisis and indicting that the administration has a directive and is seeking private-public cooperation to increase access and affordability of naloxone, including the creation of federal guidelines to remove barriers to access of all naloxone products at state and local levels. During this same visit to Washington, D.C., Dr. Versi met with 12 congressional offices, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and Republicans and Democrats, and discussed our support of HR 4007 that is currently being drafted that would be intended to ensure that there would be no barriers to the government purchase of any opioid reversal product. We believe these congressional meetings were very positive and that there appeared to be bipartisan support for improving access to opioid reversal products. This is particularly important for Adamis, as we believe some current regional guidelines should be revised and have prevented government agencies from being able to purchase ZIMHI.

 

With the increasing prevalence of illicit fentanyl on the streets, we believe the need for ZIMHI as a product that results in rapid increase in higher blood levels of naloxone is becoming ever more important and urgent. Dr. Gupta, Director of the ONDCP, stated at the White House meeting in June that about 60% of illicit pills imported into the U.S. contain deadly doses of fentanyl. In our opinion, this means that more naloxone is needed to counteract this circumstance.

 

The results of a study sponsored by the FDA was recently presented by Dr. David Strauss, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Straus at a virtual public meeting of the Reagan–Udall Foundation addressing fatal overdoses. Dr. Straus is the Director of the Division of Applied Regulatory Science at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The current standard of care is a single intranasal 4mg dose of naloxone, as contained in Narcan. Given the fentanyl crisis, the investigators tested this single dose against two and four doses to reverse a simulated fentanyl overdose. They showed that the most effective reversal was achieved by four administrations of 4mg intranasal naloxone given within 2.5 minutes. However, uses of these multiple doses in such a short time, while necessary, are in fact an “off-label” use of the drug and therefore pose a challenge for first responders and other caregivers. We believe that this data from the FDA sponsored study suggests that rapid delivery of naloxone is the answer to a fentanyl overdose and that a single administration of ZIMHI, based on its pharmacokinetic profile, could be the ideal agent to counter a fentanyl overdose.

 

Various persons with experience addressing matters relating to the opioid crisis, including certain law enforcement officials, federal government administration officials, and parent organizations, dealing with the opioid crisis also have voiced their concerns about the nation’s current capability of dealing with this opioid crisis, noting the need in many instances of opioid, and particularly fentanyl, overdoses for repeat dosing and to use multiple doses of Narcan in efforts to revive someone or achieve a recovery. Based on these experiences and other observations in the field, we believe that ZIMHI, if it was more widely available, could aid in the nation’s efforts to treat fentanyl poisoning and inadvertent overdose, although there can be no assurance that this will be the case.

 

Anaphylaxis; SYMJEPI; Epinephrine Injection Pre-Filled Single Dose Syringe

 

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, or AAAAI, defines anaphylaxis as a serious life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings, medications and latex. According to information published by AAAAI reporting on findings from a 2009-2010 study, up to 8% of U.S. children under the age of 18 had a food allergy, and approximately 38% of those with a food allergy had a history of severe reactions. Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical treatment, with epinephrine as the first course of treatment to open airways and maintain blood pressure.

 

We estimate that sales of prescription epinephrine products were more than approximately $1.75 billion in 2022, based on assumptions and estimates using industry data. While we cannot provide any assurances concerning whether annual prescription sales will decline or grow, we believe that the epinephrine market has the potential to grow in the future, based in part on the prevalence of medical conditions, such as anaphylaxis, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases (asthma), and the increased awareness about the treatment options for the management of these diseases. The market for prescription epinephrine products is competitive, and a number of factors have resulted in, and could continue to result in, downward pressure on the pricing of, and revenues from sales of, our SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.3mg and 0.15mg prescription epinephrine products. Our SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15mg and 0.3mg products allow users to administer a pre-measured epinephrine dose quickly with a device that we believe, based on human factors studies, to be intuitive to use.

 

 

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On June 15, 2017, the FDA approved our SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.3mg product for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis. SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.3mg is intended to deliver a dose of epinephrine, which is used for emergency, immediate administration in acute anaphylactic reactions to insect stings or bites, allergic reaction to certain foods, drugs and other allergens, as well as idiopathic or exercise-induced anaphylaxis for patients weighing 66 pounds or more. On September 27, 2018, the FDA approved our lower dose SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15mg product, for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis in patients weighing 33 to 66 pounds. Our SYMJEPI injection products were fully launched in July 2019 by our then-commercialization partner Sandoz Inc. Our SYMJEPI products are currently marketed and sold by USWM, LLC, or USWM or US WorldMeds, with which we entered into an exclusive distribution and commercialization agreement, or the USWM Agreement, in May 2020 for the United States commercial rights for the SYMJEPI products, as well as for our ZIMHI product.

 

SYMJEPI is manufactured and tested for us by Catalent Belgium S.A. During Catalent’s routine testing, a small number of syringes with clogged needles were identified. On March 21, 2022, we announced a voluntary recall of four lots of SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15 mg (0.15 mg/0.3 mL) and 0.3 mg (0.3 mg/0.3 mL) due to the potential clogging of the needle preventing the dispensing of epinephrine. The recall was conducted with the knowledge of the FDA, and USWM handled the recall process for the Company, with Company oversight. As of the date of this prospectus, neither USWM nor we have received, nor are aware of, any adverse events related to this recall and in February 2023, the Company received notice from the FDA that the agency considers the voluntary recall of our SYMJEPI products to be terminated. Such notice does not preclude the FDA from taking action in the future related to the recall, and we remain responsible for compliance with applicable laws relating to the product and the recall. Catalent’s investigation determined the steel used in a specific stainless steel needle batch as the root cause for the clogged syringes observed. The Company worked with Catalent to develop corrective and preventive actions. However, despite the corrective actions and sourcing syringes which used a different batch of steel for the needles, Catalent’s attempt to resume manufacturing of SYMJEPI at its Belgium facility has resulted in similar product defects. Therefore, as of the date of this prospectus, the Company remains unable to manufacture product. While we are committed to returning SYMJEPI to the market, we will not do so until we are satisfied that sufficient corrective actions have been implemented to avoid a repeat of the circumstances which led to the voluntary recall. We are evaluating a range of options to restore SYMJEPI production, including a critical assessment of Catalent.

 

Product Candidates

 

As a result of our Merger with DMK, we acquired a library of approximately 750 novel small molecule neuropeptide analogues and a number of product candidates and technologies in development for opioid use disorder and other neuro-based disorders. We intend to focus on developing therapies with novel mechanisms of action to treat these important conditions where patients are currently underserved, including substance abuse disorders. We are developing mono, bi- and tri-functional small molecules that simultaneously modulate critical networks in the nervous system with the goal of creating treatments that are efficacious, safe, and tolerable and could address several unmet or underserved medical needs by taking the novel approach to integrate with the body’s own efforts to regain balance of disrupted physiology. By designing small molecule analogs of neuropeptides, one or multiple receptors can be targeted by a single molecule to support a transition back to a balanced neurophysiological state.

 

Our lead clinical stage product candidate, DPI-125, is being developed as a potential novel treatment for opioid use disorder, or OUD. We also plan to study this compound for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, where it could potentially offer a product with competitive advantages compared to currently marketed opioids (pain killers) and hence help prevent opioid addiction. Other product candidates include DPI-221, being developed for treating bladder control problems, and DPI-289 being developed for treating severe end stage Parkinson’s disease. We currently intend to focus on the development programs that target substance use disorder described above and to seek to out-license product candidates targeting indications outside of this focus.

 

DPI-125

 

DPI-125 is a small molecule that is currently being developed for two potential uses. The first is for the rapid stabilization of OUD patients actively using prescription or street opioids, including deadly fentanyl and its analogues. The second potential use is as a potent, acute analgesic, with a potentially reduced risk of respiratory depression and addiction compared to currently marketed opioids.

 

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Most marketed opioids are pure mu agonists, which means they bind and have their effect only through the mu receptor (Fig.1). While they do provide the desired pain relief, they also carry the risk of respiratory depression, which can lead to death, and euphoria, which can cause addiction. In contrast, DPI-125 binds with all three receptors, mu, kappa and delta (Fig. 2), which is intended to result in a more balanced approach that tries to mimic the body’s own endorphins and hence reduced risk of respiratory depression, abuse liability and death.

 

We have completed a human Phase 1 dose escalation study with DPI-125, and the pharmacokinetic data showed that the drug was well tolerated in the human study, with no serious adverse events, deaths or dropouts. The next anticipated development step will be human proof of concept studies, which will attempt to confirm what has been demonstrated in preclinical studies in terms of reduced or absent respiratory depression and abuse liability. Following these proof-of-concept studies, assuming adequate funding and no unexpected developments, we believe that the next development step will be to proceed into Phase 2 trials for the treatment of OUD and acute pain, where the focus of the trials will not only be on efficacy, but also safety and tolerability. We believe that the same characteristics and mechanism of action that may make DPI-125 a useful product in the fight against addiction could also make it a significant alternative to all currently marketed opioids used for treating pain.

 

 

Fig. 1: Schema showing a cell surface with the transmembrane mu, kappa and delta receptors. Opiates bind to just the mu receptors conferring analgesia, but there is the risk of death and addiction.

 

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Fig. 2: DPI-125 is a ‘triple agonist’; meaning that it readily binds and interacts positively with all three opioid receptors (Mu, Kappa & Delta). This balanced approach more closely mimics the body’s natural endorphins and is intended to counteract respiratory depression while not providing the euphoria that can cause addiction.

 

DPI-221

 

DPI-221 is a small molecule currently in development as what we believe is a unique alternative to surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, by reestablishing bladder control. BPH is a common problem with approximately six million men seeking treatment annually, with an estimated market size of approximately $5.4 billion annually in the United States. BPH is a common, chronic disease caused by an enlarged prostate. DPI-221 may offer a novel approach to the treatment of BPH by acting on the central nervous system to suppress abnormal activity without interfering with normal bladder function. In preclinical studies, DPI-221 was effective at reestablishing neural control of the bladder, which returns the bladder to more normal function, allowing coordinated bladder contractions and efficient voiding.

 

A first-in-human Phase 1 oral dose escalation study, showed that the drug was safe and tolerable in the study. There were no serious adverse events, deaths or study dropouts. The pharmacokinetic, or PK, characteristics have allowed planning of a proof-of-concept study, which is anticipated to be a human urodynamic study to determine the efficacious dose that will inform dosing in a subsequent Phase 2 study. We believe that if successfully developed, this medication could prevent or reduce the need for BPH surgery.

 

DPI-289

 

DPI-289, also a small molecule, has been developed to treat patients suffering from severe Parkinson’s disease, or PD. Many of these patients will have been treated with a current leading treatment product called levodopa, or L-DOPA. Unfortunately, after a few years of treatment, the duration of effect is markedly curtailed (reduced “on-time”) and patients can exhibit severe abnormal movements called levodopa induced dyskinesia, or LID, which make it difficult or impossible to lead a normal life. Preclinical studies have demonstrated DPI-289’s ability to treat parkinsonian disability in rodent and non-human primate models to dramatically increase on-time without causing dyskinesia. Our initial goal with respect to this product candidate is to target patients late in their disease who require deep brain stimulation (DBS-brain surgery) to prevent such surgeries and also treat those patients who are not eligible for DBS. Given this target population, we plan to seek orphan drug status from the FDA and international regulatory agencies. Initially, we intend to develop the compound as monotherapy, but we anticipate that future studies will examine its utility in PD patients as combination therapy with L-DOPA to increase “on-time” without increasing the debilitating side effect of dyskinesia.

 

We anticipate that the next step for this program, assuming adequate funding and no unexpected developments, will be to carry out IND-enabling toxicology studies to allow the filing of an Investigational New Drug Application, or IND, for the first in-person studies. If orphan drug status is conferred by the FDA or other international regulatory bodies, the cost and duration of the clinical development program may be significantly reduced, allowing for approval in an accelerated time frame.

 

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Grant Funding

 

To date and prior to the Merger, development programs for these product candidates have been largely financed by funding from government and non-governmental organization, or NGO, awards or grants, including without limitation from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, a division of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, or CSIT, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has previously provided approximately $1.5 million in grant funding to support much of the preclinical work for DPI-289. DMK was also the recipient of a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA, of the NIH to support the development of a novel bifunctional small molecule for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder, or AUD. The grant funding will help fund this preclinical, early-stage project to use gold-standard preclinical assays to vet our library of molecules that possess the bi-functional attributes hypothesized to reduce excessive alcohol use. In the future, we plan to continue to seek non-dilutive government funding from the NIH and NGOs as well as funding from other sources. Each of the NIH grants relates to agreed-upon direct and indirect costs for specific studies or clinical trials, which may include costs such as personnel and consulting costs, and costs paid to contract research organizations, or CROs, research institutions or other third parties involved in the grant. We are reimbursed for our eligible direct and indirect costs over time, up to the maximum amount of each specific grant award. Only costs that are allowable under the grant award, certain government regulations and the NIH’s supplemental policy and procedure manual may be claimed for reimbursement, and the reimbursements are subject to routine audits from governmental agencies from time to time. The NIH or other government agency may review our performance, cost structures and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and standards and the terms and conditions of the applicable NIH grant. If any of our expenditures are found to be unallowable or allocated improperly or if we have otherwise violated terms of such NIH grant, the expenditures may not be reimbursed and/or we may be required to repay funds already disbursed.

 

Future Development Plans

 

Our development plans concerning our product candidates, including DPI-125 and the other product candidates described above, and anticipated dates for future preclinical or clinical trials regarding our product candidates, are affected by a number of factors, including the availability of adequate funding to support product development efforts and studies, the results of preclinical or clinical studies that we may conduct, developments in the marketplace including the introduction of potentially competing new products by competitors, regulatory developments including the outcome of any future discussions with the FDA concerning the regulatory approval pathway of the applicable product candidate including the number and kind of clinical trials that the FDA will require before the FDA will consider regulatory approval of the applicable product, and any unexpected difficulties in licensing or sublicensing intellectual property rights that may be required for other components of the product. As a result, the timing and progress of our product development plans could be affected by such considerations and, should we choose to seek development, out-licensing or commercialization partners for one or more of our products or product candidates, our success in negotiating and entering into development, out-licensing or commercialization agreements relating to our product candidates. In considering development and commercialization alternatives for our products and product candidates and technologies, we may seek to enter into out-licensing or development agreements for product candidates or technologies that are not within our core areas of focus.

 

DMK Intellectual Property

 

DMK has (i) four issued patents in the United States, two divisional and one provisional United States patent applications; (ii) two pending Canadian patent applications; and (iii) one pending European patent application. The patent portfolio comprises of utility patents and one provisional patent for composition of matter of a transdermal drug delivery system. The patent portfolio covers inventions for the treatment of drug addiction and Parkinson’s disease. The issued patents are expected to expire between 2026 and 2038, not taking into account any potential patent-term extensions that may be available in the future. The pending or provisional patent applications, if granted, are expected to expire between 2037 and 2043, not taking into account any potential patent-term extensions that may be available in the future.

 

Corporate Information

 

We are incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware. Our principal executive offices are located at 11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130, and our telephone number is (858) 997-2400. Our website address is: www.adamispharmaceuticals.com. We have included our website address as a factual reference and do not intend it to be an active link to our website. The information that can be accessed through our website is not part of this prospectus, and investors should not rely on any such information in deciding whether to purchase our securities.

 

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Smaller Reporting Company

 

We are also currently a “smaller reporting company,” meaning that we are not an investment company, an asset-backed issuer, or a majority-owned subsidiary of a parent company that is not a smaller reporting company, and have a public float of less than $250 million or annual revenues of less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year. As a result, the disclosure that we are required to provide in our SEC filings is less in certain respects than it would be if we were not considered a “smaller reporting company.” Specifically, “smaller reporting companies” are able to provide simplified executive compensation disclosures in their filings; are exempt from the provisions of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requiring that independent registered public accounting firms provide an attestation report on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting; and have certain other decreased disclosure obligations in their SEC filings, including, among other things, only being required to provide two years of audited financial statements in annual reports. Decreased disclosures in our SEC filings due to our status as a “smaller reporting company” may make it harder for investors to analyze our results of operations and financial prospects.

 

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The Offering
   
Units to be Offered Up to 4,651,163 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one common warrant to purchase one share of common stock.
   
Pre-funded Units to be Offered

We are also offering to certain purchasers whose purchase of units in this offering would otherwise result in the purchaser, together with its affiliates, beneficially owning more than 4.99% of our outstanding common stock immediately following the consummation of this offering, the opportunity to purchase, if such purchasers so choose, pre-funded units, each pre-funded unit consisting of one pre-funded warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one common warrant to purchase one share of common stock, in lieu of units that would otherwise result in any such purchaser’s beneficial ownership exceeding 4.99% (or, at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding common stock. The purchase price of each pre-funded unit will equal the price per unit being sold to the public in this offering, minus $0.0001, and the exercise price of each pre-funded warrant will be $0.0001 per share of common stock. For each pre-funded unit we sell, the number of units we are offering will be decreased on a one-for-one basis. This offering also relates to the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of any pre-funded warrants or common warrants comprising the pre-funded unit sold in this offering.

 

Description of Common Warrants Each common warrant will have an exercise price of $______ per share, will be immediately exercisable and will expire on the five (5) year anniversary of the original issuance date. This prospectus also relates to the offering of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the common warrants.
   
Description of Pre-Funded Warrants Each pre-funded warrant will have an exercise price of $0.0001 per share, will be immediately exercisable and may be exercised at any time until all of the pre-funded warrants are exercised in full. This prospectus also relates to the offering of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants.
   
Common Stock Outstanding before this Offering 2,790,396 shares
   
Common Stock Outstanding after
this Offering
7,441,559 shares (assuming the sale of the maximum number of units covered by this prospectus, no sale of pre-funded units and no exercise of the common warrants issued in this offering).
   
Use of Proceeds

Assuming the maximum number of units are sold in this offering at an assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit, which represents the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023, and assuming no issuance of pre-funded warrants in connection with this offering, we estimate that the net proceeds from our sale of shares of our common stock in this offering will be approximately $8,850,000, after deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us and assuming no sale of any pre-funded units offered in this offering. However, this is a reasonable best efforts offering with no minimum number of securities or amount of proceeds as a condition to closing, and we may not sell all or any of these securities offered pursuant to this prospectus; as a result, we may receive significantly less in net proceeds. We currently intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, expenditures relating to research, development and clinical trials relating to our products and product candidates, manufacturing, capital expenditures, hiring additional personnel, the payment, repayment, refinancing, redemption or repurchase of existing or future indebtedness, obligations or capital stock, and payment of obligations and liabilities. We may also use the proceeds to acquire or invest in complementary products, services, technologies or other assets, although we have no agreements or understandings with respect to any acquisitions or investments at this time. For additional information please refer to the section entitled “Use of Proceeds” on page 24 of this prospectus.

 

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Risk Factors An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 14 of this prospectus and the other information included in and incorporated by reference into this prospectus for a discussion of the risk factors you should carefully consider before deciding to invest in our securities.
   
Nasdaq Capital Market Symbol “ADMP.” There is no established trading market for the common warrants or the pre-funded warrants, and we do not expect a trading market to develop. We do not intend to list the common warrants or the pre-funded warrants on any securities exchange or other trading market. Without a trading market, the liquidity of the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants will be extremely limited.
   
Reasonable Best Efforts Offering We have agreed to offer and sell the securities offered hereby to the purchasers through the placement agent. The placement agent is not required to buy or sell any specific number or dollar amount of the securities offered hereby, but it will use its reasonable best efforts to solicit offers to purchase the securities offered by this prospectus. See “Plan of Distribution” on page 42 of this prospectus.

 

Unless we indicate otherwise, all information in this prospectus, except for our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included or incorporated by reference herein, gives effect to and reflects a 1-for-70 reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock (and proportional adjustment of options, warrants and restricted stock units) effected May 22, 2023, and the corresponding adjustment of all common stock price per share and stock option and warrant exercise price data.

 

The number of shares of our common stock to be outstanding upon completion of this offering is based on 2,790,396 shares of common stock outstanding as of the date of this prospectus and excludes, as of such date, the following: (i) 34,315 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options, with exercise prices ranging from $43.40 to $592.20 and having a weighted average exercise price of $290.91 per share, and 5,000 shares issuable upon the vesting of restricted stock units outstanding, awarded under our equity incentive plans; (ii) outstanding warrants and the shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants, to purchase the following numbers of shares of common stock: 840 shares at an exercise price of $595.00 per share; 197,055 shares at an exercise price of $80.50 per share; 5,000 shares at an exercise price of $49.00 per share; 10,714 shares at an exercise price of $32.90 per share; and 685,714 shares at an exercise price of $9.66 per share; (iii) 202,455 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under our 2020 Equity Incentive Plan; (iv)  1,941.2 shares of Series E Preferred convertible into approximately 1,941,200 shares of common stock subject to various beneficial ownership and other limitations and restrictions on conversion, issued in connection with the closing of the Merger transaction with DMK; (v) outstanding options to purchase 231,490 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $2.90 per share that we assumed in connection with the Merger, and 18,005 remaining unallocated shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the 2016 DMK Stock Plan that we assumed in connection with the Merger; and (vi) approximately 9,967 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of 3,000 outstanding shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, or Series C Preferred.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, this prospectus assumes no exercise of the pre-funded warrants and the warrants offered hereby.

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Before deciding to invest in our securities, you should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described below and under Item 1A.“Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 16, 2023, and our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 13, 2023, which are each incorporated by reference in this prospectus, together with all of the other information contained in this prospectus and documents incorporated by reference herein, and in any free writing prospectus that we have authorized for use in connection with this offering. If any of the matters discussed in the following risk factors were to occur, our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or prospects could be materially adversely affected, the market price of our common stock could decline and you could lose all or part of your investment in our securities. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known or which we consider immaterial as of the date hereof may also have an adverse effect on our business.

 

Risks Related to This Offering and Ownership of Our Securities

 

This is a reasonable best efforts offering, with no minimum amount of securities required to be sold, and we may sell fewer than all of the securities offered hereby.

 

The placement agent has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to solicit offers to purchase the units and pre-funded units in this offering. The placement agent has no obligation to buy any of the securities from us or to arrange for the purchase or sale of any specific number or dollar amount of the securities. There is no required minimum number of securities that must be sold as a condition to completion of this offering. As there is no minimum offering amount required as a condition to the closing of this offering, the actual offering amount, placement agent fees and proceeds to us are not presently determinable and may be substantially less than the maximum amounts set forth above. We may sell fewer than all of the securities offered hereby, which may significantly reduce the amount of proceeds received by us, and investors in this offering will not receive a refund in the event that we do not sell all of the units or pre-funded units offered in this offering. The success of this offering will impact our ability to use the proceeds to execute our business plans. We may have insufficient capital to implement our business plans, potentially resulting in greater operating losses unless we are able to raise the required capital from alternative sources. There is no assurance that alternative capital, if needed, would be available on terms acceptable to us, or at all.

 

You will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value per share of the common stock you purchase, and may experience additional dilution in the future.

 

Because the effective price per share of common stock included in the units or issuable upon exercise of the warrants or pre-funded warrants being offered may be substantially higher than the net tangible book value per share of our common stock, you may experience substantial dilution to the extent of the difference between the effective offering price per share of common stock you pay in this offering and the net tangible book value per share of our common stock immediately after this offering. Assuming the sale of 4,651,163 units at a public offering price of $2.15 per unit and our net tangible book value as of March 31, 2023, and assuming no sale of any pre-funded units in this offering, no exercise of any of the common warrants being offered in this offering, and after deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, you will incur immediate dilution in as adjusted net tangible book value of approximately $2.26 per share. As a result of the dilution to investors purchasing securities in this offering, investors may receive significantly less than the purchase price paid in this offering, if anything, in the event of the liquidation of our company. See the section entitled “Dilution” below for a more detailed discussion of the dilution you will incur if you participate in this offering. To the extent shares are issued under outstanding options, warrants and convertible securities at exercise prices or conversion prices lower than the public offering price of the units offered in this offering, you will incur further dilution.

 

If we sell additional shares of common stock in future financings, shareholders may experience immediate dilution and, as a result, our share price may decline.

 

Our charter allows us to issue up to 200,000,000 shares of our common stock and up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock. To raise additional capital, we may in the future sell additional shares of our common stock or other securities convertible into or exchangeable for our common stock at prices that are lower than the prices paid by existing stockholders, and investors purchasing shares or other securities in the future could have rights superior to existing stockholders. If we issue shares of common stock or securities convertible or exercisable into shares of common stock, our shareholders would experience additional dilution and, as a result, our share price may decline.

 

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We will have broad discretion in using the proceeds of this offering, and we may not effectively spend the proceeds.

 

Our management will have broad discretion in the application of the net proceeds, including for any of the purposes described in the section of this prospectus entitled “Use of Proceeds.” You will be relying on the judgment of our management with regard to the use of these net proceeds, and you will not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the net proceeds are being used appropriately. The failure by our management to apply these funds effectively could result in financial losses that could have a material adverse effect on our business, cause the price of our securities to decline and delay the development of our product candidates. Our management might not be able to yield a significant return, if any, on any investment of these net proceeds, and you will not have the opportunity to influence our decisions on how to use our net proceeds from this offering.

 

An active trading market for our shares may not be sustained.

 

Although our shares are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the market for our shares has demonstrated varying levels of trading activity. The current level of trading may not be sustained in the future. The lack of an active market for our shares may impair investors’ ability to sell their shares at the time they wish to sell them or at a price that they consider reasonable, may reduce the fair market value of their shares and may impair our ability to raise capital to continue to fund operations by selling shares and may impair our ability to acquire additional intellectual property assets by using our shares as consideration.

 

The price of our common stock may be volatile.

 

The market price of our common stock may fluctuate substantially. For example, from January 2022 to June 30, 2023, the market price of our common stock has fluctuated between $1.90 and $59.32, as adjusted by and giving effect to the Reverse Stock Split. Market prices for securities of early-stage pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life sciences companies have historically been particularly volatile. The price of our common stock that will prevail in the market after this offering may be higher or lower than the price that you have paid, depending on many factors, some of which are beyond our control and may not be related to our operating performance. Market prices for securities of early-stage pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life sciences companies have historically been particularly volatile. Some of the factors that may cause the market price of our common stock to fluctuate include:  

 

  relatively low trading volume, which can result in significant volatility in the market price of our common stock based on a relatively smaller number of trades and dollar amount of transactions;
  the timing and results of our current and any future preclinical or clinical trials of our product candidates;
  the entry into or termination of key agreements, including, among others, key collaboration and license agreements;
  the results and timing of regulatory reviews relating to the approval of our product candidates;
  the timing of, or delay in the timing of, commercial introductions of any of our products;
  the initiation of, material developments in, or conclusion of, litigation or legal proceedings, including a negative outcome in any litigation or legal proceeding;
  failure of any of our products or product candidates to achieve commercial success;
  general and industry-specific economic conditions that may affect our research and development expenditures;
  the results of clinical trials conducted by others on products that would compete with our product candidates;
  the loss of key employees;
  the introduction of technological innovations or new commercial products by our competitors;
  future sales of our common stock or exercise of our outstanding warrants;
  publicity or announcements regarding regulatory developments relating to our products;

 

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  period-to-period fluctuations in our financial results, including our cash and cash equivalents balance, operating expenses, cash burn rate or revenue levels;
  common stock sales in the public market by one or more of our larger stockholders, officers or directors;
  our filing for protection under federal bankruptcy laws;
  effects of public health crises, pandemics and epidemics, such as the COVID-19 outbreak; or
  other potentially negative financial announcements, such as a review of any of our filings by the SEC, changes in accounting treatment or restatement of previously reported financial results or delays in our filings with the SEC.

The stock markets in general have experienced substantial volatility that has often been unrelated to the operating performance of individual companies. These broad market fluctuations may also adversely affect the trading price of our common stock and value of our outstanding warrants. In the past, following periods of volatility in the market price of a company’s securities, stockholders have often instituted class action securities litigation against those companies. Such litigation, if instituted, could result in substantial costs and diversion of management attention and resources, which could significantly harm our profitability and reputation.

 

If our shares become subject to the penny stock rules, it may be more difficult to sell our shares.

 

The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00 (other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or authorized for quotation on certain automated quotation systems, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or system). The OTC Bulletin Board does not meet such requirements and if the price of our shares is less than $5.00 and our shares are no longer listed on a national securities exchange such as the Nasdaq Capital Market, our shares may be deemed a penny stock. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, at least two business days prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules, to deliver to the customer a standardized risk disclosure document containing specified information and to obtain from the customer a signed and date acknowledgment of receipt of that document. In addition, the penny stock rules require that prior to effecting any transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules, a broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive: (i) the purchaser’s written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement; (ii) a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks; and (iii) a signed and dated copy of a written suitability statement. These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our shares, and therefore shareholders may have difficulty selling their shares.

 

Future sales of substantial amounts of our common stock, or the possibility that such sales could occur, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

 

Future sales in the public market of our common stock, including shares offered by the prospectus or shares issued upon exercise of our outstanding stock options, warrants or convertible securities, or the perception by the market that these issuances or sales could occur, could lower the market price of our common stock and value of our outstanding warrants or make it difficult for us to raise additional capital. As of March 31, 2023, we had approximately 2,378,295 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, substantially all of which we believe may be sold publicly, subject in some cases to volume and other limitations, provisions or limitations in registration rights agreements, or prospectus-delivery or other requirements relating to the effectiveness and use of registration statements registering the resale of such shares. In addition, we have a substantial number of outstanding options, warrants, restricted stock units and convertible securities. In general, subject to applicable vesting requirements, upon exercise of these options or warrants, issuance of shares following vesting of the restricted stock units, or issuance of shares upon conversion of outstanding convertible securities, the underlying shares may be resold into the public market, subject in some cases to volume and other limitations or prospectus-delivery requirements pursuant to registration statements filed or to be filed registering the resale of such shares.

 

This offering may cause the trading price of our Common Stock to decrease.

 

The number of shares of common stock underlying the securities we propose to issue and ultimately will issue if this offering is completed, may result in an immediate decrease in the market price of our common stock. This decrease may continue after the completion of this offering. We cannot predict the effect, if any, that the availability of shares for future sale represented by the pre-funded warrants or common warrants issued in connection with the offering will have on the market price of our common stock from time to time.

 

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Our failure to meet the continued listing requirements of Nasdaq could result in a delisting of our common stock, which could negatively impact the market price and liquidity of our common stock and our ability to access the capital markets.

 

Our common stock is currently listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. If we fail to satisfy the continued listing requirements of Nasdaq, such as the corporate governance requirements, the minimum closing bid price requirement, or applicable market capitalization or shareholder equity requirements, Nasdaq may take steps to delist our common stock. Such a delisting would have a negative effect on the price of our common stock, impair the ability to sell or purchase our common stock when persons wish to do so, and any delisting materially adversely affect our ability to raise capital or pursue strategic restructuring, refinancing or other transactions on acceptable terms, or at all. Delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market could also have other negative results, including the potential loss of institutional investor interest and fewer business development opportunities. In the event of a delisting, we would attempt to take actions to restore our compliance with Nasdaq’s listing requirements, but we can provide no assurance that any such action taken by us would allow our common stock to become listed again, stabilize the market price or improve the liquidity of our common stock, prevent our common stock from dropping below the Nasdaq minimum bid price requirement or prevent future non-compliance with Nasdaq’s listing requirements.

 

On December 28, 2022, we were notified by the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that, based upon our non-compliance with the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Rule”) as of December 27, 2022, our common stock was subject to delisting unless we timely requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”). We timely requested a hearing before the Panel, and a hearing was held on February 16, 2023. On February 21, 2023, the Staff notified us that the Panel has granted our request for continued listing of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market and an extension until June 26, 2023 (the “Compliance Period”) to regain compliance with the continued listing requirements for The Nasdaq Capital Market, including the Rule. We effected the Reverse Stock Split on May 22, 2023. On June 21, 2023, we received a communication from Nasdaq indicating that we demonstrated compliance with the requirements to remain listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market, as required by the Panel’s February 21, 2023, decision, and that pursuant to Listing Rule 5815(d)(4)(B), we will be subject to a Mandatory Panel Monitor for a period of one year from the date of the communication. If, within that one-year monitoring period, the Staff finds us again out of compliance with the Rule, notwithstanding Rule 5810(c)(2) we will not be permitted to provide the Staff with a plan of compliance with respect to that deficiency and Staff will not be permitted to grant additional time for the Company to regain compliance with respect to that deficiency, nor will we be afforded an applicable cure or compliance period pursuant to Rule 5810(c)(3), and the Staff will instead issue a delist determination letter and we will have an opportunity to request a new hearing with the initial Panel or a newly convened Hearings Panel if the initial Panel is unavailable. At any such hearing, we will have the opportunity to respond/present to the Hearings Panel as provided by Listing Rule 5815(d)(4)(C).  There can be no assurance that any such Panel or Hearing Panel would grant us additional time to regain compliance.

 

On April 12, 2023, we received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Staff of Nasdaq, notifying us that for the last 30 consecutive business days, our minimum Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) was below the minimum of $35 million required for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) (the “Market Value Standard”). The Notice is only a notification of deficiency, not of imminent delisting, and has no current effect on the listing or trading of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Consequently, a deficiency exists with regard to the Nasdaq listing rules. In accordance with the listing rules, we will have 180 days, or until October 9, 2023, to either regain compliance with the Market Value Standard, or satisfy another listing criteria such as having a minimum shareholder equity of $2.5 million. To regain compliance with the Market Value Standard, the MVLS for our common stock must be at least $35 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days at any time during this 180-day period. If we regain compliance with an applicable listing standard, we anticipate that the Nasdaq Staff will provide us with written confirmation and will close the matter. If we do not regain compliance with the applicable listing standard by October 9, 2023, Nasdaq will provide notice that our securities are subject to delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market. In the event of such notification, the Nasdaq rules permit us an opportunity to appeal Nasdaq’s determination and request a hearing before a Hearing Panel. We intend to monitor both the MVLS and our shareholder equity between now and October 9, 2023, and may, if appropriate, evaluate available options to resolve the deficiency and regain compliance with the MVLS rule. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able to regain or maintain compliance with Nasdaq listing criteria in the future.

 

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The rights of the holders of common stock may be impaired by the potential issuance of preferred stock.

 

Our restated certificate of incorporation gives our board of directors the right to create new series of preferred stock. As a result, the board of directors may, without stockholder approval, issue preferred stock with voting, dividend, conversion, liquidation or other rights which could adversely affect the voting power and equity interest of the holders of common stock. Preferred stock, which could be issued with the right to more than one vote per share, could be utilized as a method of discouraging, delaying or preventing a change of control. The possible impact on takeover attempts could adversely affect the price of our common stock.

 

We may not receive any additional funds upon the exercise of the common warrants.

 

Each common warrant has an exercise price of $______ per share, and may also be exercised in certain circumstances by way of a cashless exercise, meaning that the holder may not pay a cash purchase price upon exercise, but instead would receive upon such exercise the net number of shares of our common stock determined according to the formula set forth in the warrant. Accordingly, we may not receive any additional funds, or any significant additional funds, upon the exercise of the warrants.

 

There is no public market for the common warrants or pre-funded warrants being offered by us in this offering.

 

There is no established public trading market for the common warrants or the pre-funded warrants, and we do not expect a market to develop. In addition, we do not intend to apply to list the common warrants or the pre-funded warrants on any national securities exchange or other nationally recognized trading system. Without an active market, the liquidity of the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants will be limited.

 

The common warrants included in the units and in the pre-funded units are speculative in nature.

 

The common warrants represent the right to acquire shares of common stock at a fixed price. Specifically, commencing on the date of issuance, holders of the common warrants may acquire the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants at an exercise price of $            per share of common stock. Moreover, following this offering, the market value of the common warrants is uncertain and there can be no assurance that the market value of the common warrants will equal or exceed the public offering price. There can be no assurance that the market price of the shares of common stock will ever equal or exceed the exercise price of the common warrants, and consequently, whether it will ever be profitable for holders of common warrants to exercise the common warrants.

 

Except as otherwise set forth in the common warrants and pre-funded warrants, holders of the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants offered hereby will have no rights as stockholders with respect to the shares of common stock underlying the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants until such holders exercise their common warrants and pre-funded warrants and acquire our common stock.

 

Except as otherwise set forth in the common warrants and pre-funded warrants, until holders of the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants acquire shares of our common stock upon exercise thereof, such holders of the common warrants and the pre-funded warrants will have no rights with respect to the shares of our common stock underlying such warrants, such as voting rights. Upon exercise of the common warrants or the pre-funded warrants, as the case may be, the holder will be entitled to exercise the rights of a common stockholder only as to matters for which the record date occurs after the exercise date.

 

Risks Related to our Business, Industry and Financial Condition

 

There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Our consolidated financial statements are prepared using the generally accepted accounting principles applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. However, as shown in our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2022, included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, we have sustained substantial recurring losses from operations. In addition, we have used, rather than provided, cash in our continuing operations. As of March 31, 2023, we had cash and equivalents of approximately $3.1 million. The above conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after such date. Our consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue in existence. Uncertainty concerning our ability to continue as a going concern, among other factors, may hinder our ability to obtain future financing. Continued operations and our ability to continue as a going concern are dependent, among other factors, on our ability to successfully develop and commercialize products, the market acceptance and success of our products and our ability to obtain additional required funding in the near term and thereafter. If we cannot continue as a viable entity, we might be required to reduce or cease operations or seek dissolution and liquidation or bankruptcy protection, and our stockholders would likely lose most or all of their investment in us.

 

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Our ability to obtain required financing will be subject to a number of factors, including without limitation market conditions, our capitalization, our operating performance and investor sentiment. If we are unable to raise additional capital when required or on acceptable terms, we may have to significantly delay, scale back or discontinue the development or commercialization of one or more of our product candidates, restrict our operations or attempt to obtain funds by entering into agreements on unattractive terms, which would likely have a material adverse effect on our business, stock price and our relationships with third parties with whom we have business relationships, and which could result in additional dilution to our stockholders. If we do not have sufficient funds to continue operations, we could be required to seek bankruptcy protection or other alternatives that would likely result in our stockholders losing some or all of their investment in us.

 

We have incurred losses since our inception, and we anticipate that we will continue to incur losses. We may never achieve or sustain profitability.

 

We incurred significant net losses for the three months ended March 31, 2023. We expect that these losses will continue as we continue our research and development activities, support commercialization of our approved products, and continue to conduct our business. These losses will cause, among other things, our stockholders’ equity and working capital to decrease. Any future earnings and cash flow from operations of our business are dependent on our ability to further develop our products and on revenue and profitability from sales of products. There can be no assurance that we will be able to generate sufficient revenue and amounts payable to us under our commercialization agreement relating to our SYMJEPI and ZIMHI products or other commercialization agreements that we may enter into to become profitable at all or on a sustained basis. We expect to have quarter-to-quarter fluctuations in revenue and expenses, some of which could be significant. If our products do not achieve market acceptance, we may never become profitable. As we commercialize and market products, we may incur expenses for product marketing and brand awareness and conduct significant research, development, testing and regulatory compliance activities that, together with general and administrative expenses, could result in substantial operating losses for the foreseeable future. Even if we do achieve profitability, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability on a quarterly or annual basis.

 

We will require additional funding to continue as a going concern.

 

Our continued operations and the development of our business will require additional capital. Based on our current and anticipated level of operations, we do not believe that our cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, together with anticipated revenues from operations and amounts that we expect to receive as a result of our sales of assets relating to our former U.S. Compounding, Inc. business or from other sources, will be sufficient to meet our anticipated operating expenses, liabilities and obligations for at least 12 months from the date of this prospectus. We will require additional funds to sustain operations, satisfy our obligations and liabilities, fund our ongoing operations, or for other purposes. There are no assurances that required funding will be available at all or will be available in sufficient amounts or on reasonable terms. In addition to product revenues, we have historically relied upon sales of our equity or debt securities to fund our operations. We currently have no available balance in our credit facility or committed sources of capital, and a number of factors may limit or prevent our current ability to access capital markets to obtain any required equity or debt funding. Delays in obtaining, or the inability to obtain, required funding from revenues relating to sales of our commercial products, debt or equity financings, sales of assets, sales or out-licenses of intellectual property assets, products, product candidates or technologies, or other transactions or sources, would materially and adversely affect our ability to satisfy our current and future liabilities and obligations, and would materially and adversely affect our ability to continue operations.

 

Our ability to obtain required debt or equity financing or funds from other transactions will be subject to a number of factors, including without limitation market conditions, our capitalization, our operating performance and investor sentiment. The terms of any such funding, or the terms of any strategic transaction that we might enter into, could result in significant dilution to our stockholders. If we are unable to raise additional funds when required or on acceptable terms, we may have to significantly restrict our operations or seek to obtain funds by entering into agreements on unattractive terms, which would likely have a material adverse effect on our business, stock price and our relationships with third parties with whom we have business relationships, and which could result in additional dilution to our stockholders. If we do not have sufficient funds to continue operations, we could be required to seek dissolution and liquidation, bankruptcy protection or other alternatives that would likely result in our stockholders losing some or all of their investment in us.

 

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Statements in this prospectus concerning our future plans and operations are dependent on our ability to secure adequate funding and the absence of unexpected delays or adverse developments. We may not be able to secure required funding.

 

The statements contained in this prospectus concerning future events or developments or our future activities, such as concerning research and development activities or regulatory matters, commercial introduction of any products that we may develop in the future, anticipated outcome of any legal proceedings in which we are involved, and other statements concerning our future operations and activities, are forward-looking statements that in each instance assume that we have or are able to obtain sufficient funding to support such activities and continue our operations and satisfy our liability and obligations in a timely manner. There can be no assurance that this will be the case. Also, such statements assume that there are no significant unexpected developments or events that delay or prevent such activities from occurring. Failure to timely obtain any required additional funding, or unexpected developments or events, could delay the occurrence of such events or prevent the events described in any such statements from occurring which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We have received grand jury subpoenas issued in connection with a criminal investigation and are subject to other investigations and legal proceedings.

 

As we have previously disclosed, on May 11, 2021, each of the company and its USC subsidiary received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (the “USAO”) issued in connection with a criminal investigation, requesting a broad range of documents and materials relating to, among other matters, certain veterinary products sold by the company’s USC subsidiary, certain practices, agreements and arrangements relating to products sold by USC, including veterinary products, and certain regulatory and other matters relating to the company and USC. The Audit Committee of the Board engaged outside counsel to conduct an independent internal investigation to review these and other matters. The company has also received requests from the SEC that the company voluntarily provide documents and information in connection with the SEC’s investigation relating to certain matters including matters arising from the subject matter of the subpoenas from the USAO. The company has produced and will continue to produce and provide documents in response to the subpoenas and requests. The company intends to continue cooperating with the USAO and the SEC, and has continued to engage in communications with the SEC and USAO regarding their investigations. We could receive additional requests from the USAO, SEC, or other authorities, which may require further investigation, and additional issues or facts could arise or be determined, which could expand the scope, duration or outcome of the investigation. We are unable to predict the duration, scope, or final outcome of the investigations by the USAO, SEC, or other agencies or what proceedings the USAO, SEC, or other federal or state authorities may initiate if the foregoing matters are not resolved. However, in connection with resolution of these matters, we or our USC subsidiary may be found to have violated one or more laws arising from the subject matter of the subpoenas, and to resolve the matters and investigations with the USAO and the SEC we may be required to pay material amounts in penalties or other payments, and to agree to other remedies or remedial measures. Payment of material amounts in connection with resolution of the foregoing matters would reduce the amount of financial resources that we have available to support our product development programs and commercialization activities and would adversely impact our development programs. Depending in part on the amount and timing of any payments that we may be required to make or other remedial measures that may be implemented in connection with resolution of these matters, a resolution of these matters with the USAO or SEC could have a material and adverse impact on the company. The foregoing matters have diverted and will likely continue to divert management’s attention, have caused the company to suffer reputational harm, have required and will continue to require the company to devote significant financial resources, could subject the company, one or more of its subsidiaries, or its officers and directors to civil or criminal proceedings, and depending on the resolution of the matters or any proceedings, could result in fines, penalties, payments, or financial remedies in amounts that would have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, or equitable remedies, and adversely affect the company’s business, previously reported financial results, financial results included or incorporated by reference herein, or future financial results.

 

On June 8, 2021, Jerald Hammann filed a complaint against the Company and each of its directors in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, captioned Jerald Hammann v. Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al., C.A. No. 2021-0506-PAF (the “Complaint”), seeking injunctive and declaratory relief. The Complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants (i) violated Rule 14a-5(f) and 14a-9(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), in connection with the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders—which was subsequently held on July 16, 2021 (the “2021 annual meeting”)—and disseminated false and misleading information in the Company’s proxy materials relating to the 2021 annual meeting, (ii) violated certain provisions of the Company’s bylaws relating to the 2021 annual meeting, (iii) violated section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) in connection with a request for inspection of books and records submitted by the plaintiff, and (iv) breached their fiduciary duties of disclosure and loyalty, including relating to establishing and disclosing the date of the Company’s 2021 annual meeting and to the Company’s determination that a solicitation notice delivered to the Company by plaintiff was not timely and was otherwise deficient. On April 4, 2022, the plaintiff filed a motion to amend the Complaint. The proposed amended Complaint added additional allegations relating to the manner in which the defendants established and disclosed the date of the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders and to statements the defendants made about the plaintiff to the Company’s stockholders. On April 28, 2022, the Court granted the motion. The plaintiff has also filed various motions with the Court, which have been resolved. The Company has filed a motion for summary judgment with respect to one of the counts in the Complaint and a motion to dismiss certain other counts of the plaintiff’s amended Complaint. On March 13, 2023, the Court denied the Company’s motion for summary judgment. Trial on the merits of the plaintiff’s claims was held on March 16, 2023, and the case is under consideration by the Court. The Company believes the claims in the plaintiff’s complaint are without merit. However, an adverse outcome in the proceeding could have a material and adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. On January 20 and March 27, 2023, the plaintiff filed motions for sanctions against the defendants, asserting among other things that the alleged conduct that the plaintiff argues supports his case on the merits is sanctionable.  These motions are pending before the Court.  The Company believes the claims in the plaintiff’s motions are without merit and intends to vigorously dispute them.

 

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We may never commercialize additional product candidates that are subject to regulatory approval or earn a profit.

 

Except for our SYMJEPI and ZIMHI products, we have not received regulatory approval for any drugs or products. We may never be able to commercialize any additional product candidates that are subject to regulatory approval or be able to generate revenue from sales of such products. Because of the risks and uncertainties associated with developing and commercializing our specialty pharmaceuticals and other product candidates, we are unable to predict when we may commercially introduce such products, the extent of any future losses or when we will become profitable, if ever.

 

Business or economic disruptions or global health concerns, including the COVID-19 pandemic, could harm our business.

 

Business or economic disruptions or global health concerns, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could adversely affect our business. The COVID-19 pandemic, which the World Health Organization announced in January 2020 was a global health emergency, spread throughout most of the world including the United States. The outbreak resulted in extended shutdowns of businesses in the United States and elsewhere and had ripple effects on businesses and activities around the world. The COVID-19 outbreak and continued spread of COVID-19, including the identification of novel strains of COVID-19, has affected and may continue to affect our operations, our customers and third parties on which we rely. In addition, we could experience delays in obtaining products or services from our third-party manufacturers or suppliers as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or other similar outbreaks on such parties. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic or other health emergencies will continue to impact our business is difficult to predict and subject to change, and will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including without limitation the severity of the disease and duration of the outbreak, travel restrictions and social distancing requirements in the United States and other countries, future mutations and variations of the coronavirus, and the effectiveness of actions taken in the United States and other countries to contain and treat the disease and address its impact. In addition, a severe or prolonged economic downturn or political disruption could result in a variety of risks to our business, including our ability to raise capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. A weak or declining economy or political disruption could also strain our manufacturers or suppliers, possibly resulting in supply disruption, or cause our customers to delay making purchases or payments for our products. Any of the foregoing could harm our business.

 

Even if they are approved and commercialized, if our potential products are unable to compete effectively with current and future products targeting similar markets as our potential products, our commercial opportunities will be reduced or eliminated.

 

The markets for our SYMJEPI products and ZIMHI product, and our other product candidates, are intensely competitive and characterized by rapid technological progress. We face competition from numerous sources, including major biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Many of our competitors have substantially greater financial and technical resources, and development, production and marketing capabilities, than we do. Our SYMJEPI product competes with a number of other currently marketed epinephrine products for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Our ZIMHI product competes with a number of other currently marketed products utilizing naloxone for the treatment of acute opioid overdose. Certain companies have established technologies that may be competitive with our product candidates and any future products that we may develop or acquire. Some of these products may use different approaches or means to obtain results, which could be more effective or less expensive than our products for similar indications. In addition, many of these companies have more experience than we do in pre-clinical testing, performance of clinical trials, manufacturing, and obtaining FDA and foreign regulatory approvals. They may also have more brand name exposure and expertise in sales and marketing. We also compete with academic institutions, governmental agencies and private organizations that are conducting research in the same fields.

 

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Competition among these entities to recruit and retain highly qualified scientific, technical and professional personnel and consultants is also intense. As a result, there is a risk that one or more of our competitors will develop a more effective product for the same indications for which we are developing a product or, alternatively, bring a similar product to market before we can do so. Failure to successfully compete will adversely impact the ability to raise additional capital and ultimately achieve profitable operations.

 

If we fail to comply with the rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 related to disclosure controls and procedures, identify or discover material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting or fail to effectively remediate any identified material weaknesses, our business and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected and our stock price could decline.

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining an adequate system of internal control over financial reporting, designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of consolidated financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our management is likewise required, on a quarterly basis, to evaluate the effectiveness of our internal controls and to disclose any material changes and weaknesses identified through such evaluation. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. If we fail to comply with the rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 related to disclosure controls and procedures, or, if we discover material weaknesses and other deficiencies in our internal control and accounting procedures, our stock price could decline significantly and our business and financial condition could be adversely affected. If material weaknesses or significant deficiencies are discovered or if we otherwise fail to achieve and maintain the adequacy of our internal control, we may not be able to ensure that we can conclude on an ongoing basis that we have effective internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Moreover, effective internal controls are necessary for us to produce reliable financial reports and are important to helping prevent financial fraud. If we cannot provide reliable financial reports or prevent fraud, our business and operating results could be harmed, investors could lose confidence in our reported financial information, and the trading price of our common stock could decline significantly.

 

We take responsive actions to address identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. However, we can give no assurance that such measures will remediate any material weakness that are identified or that any additional material weaknesses or restatements of financial results will not arise in the future. In the future, our management may determine that our disclosure controls and procedures are ineffective or that there are one or more material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting, resulting in a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement to the annual or interim financial statements would not have been prevented or detected. Accordingly, a material weakness increases the risk that the financial information we report contains material errors. Any system of internal controls, however well designed and operated, is based in part on certain assumptions and can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurances that the objectives of the system are met. Efforts to correct any material weaknesses or deficiencies that may be identified could require significant financial resources to address. Moreover, if remedial measures are insufficient to address the deficiencies that are determined to exist, we may fail to meet our future reporting obligations on a timely basis, our consolidated financial statements could contain material misstatements, we could be required to restate our prior period financial results, our operating results may be harmed, and we could become subject to class action litigation or investigations or proceedings from regulatory authorities. Any of these matters could adversely affect our business, reputation, revenues, results of operations, financial condition and stock price.

 

Our principal stockholders have significant influence over us, they may have significant influence over actions requiring stockholder approval, and your interests as a stockholder may conflict with the interests of those persons.

 

Based on the number of outstanding shares of our common stock held by our stockholders as of June 30, 2023, our directors, executive officers and their respective affiliates owned approximately 6.9% of our outstanding shares of common stock. As a result, those stockholders have the ability to exert a significant degree of influence with respect to the outcome of matters submitted to our stockholders for approval, including the election of directors and any merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets. The interests of these persons may not always coincide with our interests or the interests of our other stockholders. This concentration of ownership could harm the market price of our common stock and value of our outstanding warrants by (i) delaying, deferring or preventing a change in corporate control, (ii) impeding a merger, consolidation, takeover or other business combination involving us, or (iii) discouraging a potential acquirer from making a tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of us. The significant concentration of stock ownership may adversely affect the trading price of our common stock and value of our outstanding warrants due to investors’ perception that conflicts of interest may exist or arise.

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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We estimate that the net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $8,850,000 (assuming the sale of all units offered hereby at the assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit, which represents the closing sale price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023, and assuming no issuance of pre-funded warrants), after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, and assuming no sale of any pre-funded units offered hereunder.  However, because this is a reasonable best efforts offering with no minimum number of securities or amount of proceeds as a condition to closing, the actual offering amount, placement agent fees and net proceeds to us are not presently determinable and may be substantially less than the maximum amounts set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, and we may not sell all or any of the securities we are offering. As a result, we may receive significantly less in net proceeds. Based on the assumed offering price set forth above, we estimate that our net proceeds from the sale of 75% or 50% of the units offered in this offering would be approximately $6.53 million and $4.20 million, respectively, after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 

A $0.10 increase or decrease in the assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit would increase or decrease the net proceeds from this offering by approximately $432,558, assuming that the number of units offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, and assuming no sale of any pre-funded units offered hereunder.

 

 We currently intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, expenditures relating to research, development and clinical trials relating to our products and product candidates, manufacturing, capital expenditures, hiring additional personnel, the payment, repayment, refinancing, redemption or repurchase of existing or future indebtedness, obligations or capital stock, acquisitions, should we choose to pursue any, collaborations, and payment of obligations and liabilities. We may also use the proceeds to acquire or invest in complementary products, services, technologies or other assets, although we have no agreements or understandings with respect to any acquisitions or investments at this time. Other than as described above, we have not yet determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for any of the foregoing purposes. Accordingly, our management will have significant discretion and flexibility in applying the net proceeds from this offering. Pending any use as described above, we may invest a portion of the net proceeds in high-quality, short-term, interest-bearing securities.

 

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DILUTION

 

If you purchase securities in this offering, your ownership interest will be diluted immediately to the extent of the difference between the assumed public offering price per unit and as adjusted, net tangible book value per share of common stock immediately after this offering. Tangible assets equal our total assets less goodwill and intangible assets. Our historical net tangible book value per share is equal to our total tangible assets, less total liabilities, divided by the number of outstanding shares of common stock as of March 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2023, our historical net tangible book value was $(9,681,681), or $(4.07) per share of common stock, after giving effect to the Reverse Stock Split, and our pro forma net tangible book value was (9,945,555), or $(3.56) per common share.

  

After (i) giving effect to the sale by us in this offering of 4,651,163 units at an assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit (the closing sale price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023), assuming no sale of any pre-funded units in this offering and no exercise of any of the common warrants being offered in this offering (ii) the issuance of 302,815 shares of common stock in the Merger transaction with DMK after March 31, 2023, and (iii) deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us, our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value as of March 31, 2023, would have been $(831,681), or $(0.11) per share of common stock. This amount represents an immediate increase in as adjusted net tangible book value of $3.96 per share to our existing shareholders and an immediate dilution of $2.26 per share to purchasers of our securities in this offering. We determine dilution per share to investors participating in this offering by subtracting as adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering from the offering price per share paid by investors participating in this offering.

 

The following table illustrates this per share dilution, which reflects the Reverse Stock Split:

 

Assumed public offering price per unit           $  2.15  
Historical net tangible book deficit value per share as of March 31, 2023   $ (4.07 )        
Pro forma as adjusted change in historical net tangible book deficit per share attributable to the transactions described in the preceding paragraphs           $ 3.96  
As adjusted pro forma net tangible book value per share as of March 31, 2023, after giving effect to this offering           $  (0.11)  
Dilution per share to new investors in this offering           $ 2.26  

A $0.10 increase in the assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit (the closing sale price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023), would increase our as adjusted net tangible book value after giving effect to this offering by approximately $432,558, or $0.06 per share, and the dilution per share to investors purchasing securities in this offering would be approximately $2.30 per share, assuming that the maximum number of units offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and no sale of any pre-funded warrants in this offering. Similarly, a $0.10 decrease in the assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit would decrease our as adjusted net tangible book value after this offering by approximately $(432,558), or $(0.06) per share, and the dilution per share to new investors in this offering would be $2.22 per share, assuming that the maximum number of units offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and after deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 

We may also increase or decrease the number of units we are offering from the assumed maximum number of units set forth above. An increase of 100,000 units from the assumed maximum number of units set forth on the cover page of this prospectus would increase our as adjusted net tangible book value after this offering by approximately $199,950, or $0.028 per share, and the dilution per share to investors purchasing securities in this offering would be approximately $2.23 per share, assuming that the assumed public offering price remains the same and after deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. Similarly, a decrease of 100,000 units from the assumed maximum number units stock set forth on the cover page of this prospectus would decrease our as adjusted net tangible book value after this offering by approximately $199,950, or $ 0.029 per share, and the dilution per share to investors purchasing securities in this offering would be approximately $2.29 per share, assuming that the assumed public offering price remains the same and after deducting the placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. A decrease in the number of units sold in the offering to approximately 75% of the assumed maximum number of units set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, to 3,488,372 units (resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $7,500,000), would decrease our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value as of March 31, 2023 after this offering by approximately $2,325,000, or approximately $0.39 per share, from the amounts presented in the table above, and would change the dilution to investors in this offering to approximately $2.65 per share, assuming that the assumed offering price per unit as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus remains the same, after deducting the estimated placement agent’s fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. A decrease in the number of units sold in this offering to approximately 50% of the assumed maximum number of units set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, to 2,325,581 units (resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $5,000,000), would decrease our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value as of March 31, 2023 after this offering by approximately $4,650,000, or approximately $0.96 per share, from the amounts presented in the table above, and would change the dilution to investors in this offering to approximately $3.22 per share, assuming that the assumed offering price per unit as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same, after deducting the estimated placement agent’s fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 


 

 

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The information discussed above is illustrative only and will adjust based on the actual public offering price, the actual number of units that we offer in this offering, and other terms of this offering determined at the time of pricing. The foregoing discussion and table assumes no sale of pre-funded units, which if sold, would reduce the number of units that we are offering on a one-for-one basis and does not take into account further dilution to investors in this offering that could occur upon the exercise of outstanding options and warrants having a per share exercise price less than the public offering price per unit in this offering. In addition, we may choose to raise additional capital due to market conditions or strategic considerations. To the extent that additional capital is raised through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities could result in further dilution to our stockholders.

The number of shares of our common stock outstanding after this offering is based on 2,790,396 shares of common stock outstanding as of the date of this prospectus and excludes, as of such date, the following: (i) 34,315 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options, with exercise prices ranging from $43.40 to $592.20 and having a weighted average exercise price of $290.91 per share, and 5,000 shares issuable upon the vesting of restricted stock units outstanding, awarded under our equity incentive plans; (ii) outstanding warrants and the shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants, to purchase the following numbers of shares of common stock: 840 shares at an exercise price of $595.00 per share; 197,055 shares at an exercise price of $80.50 per share; 5,000 shares at an exercise price of $49.00 per share; 10,714 shares at an exercise price of $32.90 per share; and 685,714 shares at an exercise price of $9.66 per share; (iii) 202,455 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under our 2020 Equity Incentive Plan; (iv)  1,941.2 shares of Series E Preferred convertible into approximately 1,941,200 shares of common stock subject to various beneficial ownership and other limitations and restrictions on conversion, issued in connection with the closing of the Merger transaction with DMK; (v) outstanding options to purchase 231,490 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $2.90 per share that we assumed in connection with the Merger, and 18,005 remaining unallocated shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the 2016 DMK Stock Plan that we assumed in connection with the Merger; and (vi) approximately 9,967 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of 3,000 outstanding shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, or Series C Preferred. Unless otherwise indicated, this prospectus assumes no exercise of the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants.

 

 

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CAPITALIZATION

 

The following table sets forth our capitalization as of March 31, 2023. Such information is set forth on the following basis:

 

on an actual basis;

 

  on a pro forma basis, reflecting the Reverse Stock Split effected on May 22, 2023, and giving  effect to the issuances of shares of common stock occurring after March 31, 2023, including in connection with the Merger with DMK;; and

 

on a pro forma as adjusted basis, giving effect to the (i) pro forma adjustments set forth in the immediately preceding bullet, and (ii) sale of the securities in this offering at the assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit, which represents the closing sale price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 7, 2023, and assuming no issuance of pre-funded warrants, after deducting placement agent’s fees and estimated offering expenses,  and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the subsequent exercise of the common warrants and pre-funded warrants issued pursuant to this offering.

 

You should read this table together with our financial statements and the related notes thereto, as well as “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the other financial information, incorporated by reference in this prospectus from our SEC filings, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. The information presented in the capitalization table below is unaudited.

 

   As of March 31, 2023 
   Actual   Pro Forma(1)   Pro Forma
as
Adjusted(2)
 
   (in thousands,
except share amounts)
 
Cash and cash equivalents   $3,100   $3,100   $11,950 

Mezzanine Equity

Convertible Preferred Stock - par value $0.0001; 10,000,000 Shares Authorized; Series C Preferred Stock 3,000 Shares Authorized, liquidation preference $110 per share; 3,000 Issued and Outstanding

   157    157    157 
Stockholders’ Deficit               

Common Stock, par value $0.0001; 200,000,000 Shares Authorized; 166,438,265 Issued and Outstanding (net of treasury shares), actual (1); 2,790,396 Issued and Outstanding, pro forma; and 7,441,559 Issued and Outstanding, pro forma, as adjusted

   15    15    16 
Additional paid-in capital    303,816    310,740    319,589 
Accumulated Deficit     (313,507)       (320,696)       (320,696)  
Treasury Stock, 522,957 Shares, actual (1), at cost     (5)       (5)       (5)  
Total stockholders’ deficit     (9,682 )     (9,946 )     (1,096 )
Total capitalization (mezzanine equity and stockholders’ deficit)     (9,525 )     (9,789 )     (939 )

 

 

 

(1)On May 22, 2023, the Company effected the 1-for-70 Reverse Stock Split of the outstanding shares of common stock. As a result of the reverse stock split, every 70 shares of issued and outstanding common stock were automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock, without any change in the par value per share. The Company did not issue any fractional shares in the reverse stock split. The number of authorized shares of common stock under the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation remained unchanged. After adjusting for the Reverse Stock Split, issued and outstanding shares at March 31, 2023 were 2,378,295 recast and treasury shares were 7,471 recast.

 

  (2) A decrease in the number of units offered by us to 3,488,372 units (resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $7,500,000) would decrease cash, increase stockholders’ deficit, and decrease total capitalization on a pro forma as adjusted basis by approximately $2,325,000 from the amounts presented in the table above, assuming the assumed offering price of $2.15 per unit remains the same, and after deducting placement agent’s fees and estimated offering expenses payable by us. A decrease in the number of units offered by us to 2,325,581 units (resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $5,000,000) would decrease cash, increase total stockholders’ deficit, and decrease total capitalization on a pro forma as adjusted basis by approximately $4,650,000 from the amounts presented in the table above, assuming the assumed offering price of $2.15 per unit remains the same, and after deducting placement agent’s fees and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 

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The pro forma as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only and will be adjusted based on the actual public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.

 

Except as otherwise noted, all information in this prospectus reflects and assumes no sale of pre-funded warrants in this offering, which, if sold, would reduce the number of shares of common stock that we are offering on a one-for-one basis. The table above on an actual basis is based on 2,378,295 post-Reverse Stock Split shares of common stock outstanding as of March 31, 2023, and excludes, as of that date, the following: (i) 33,465 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options as of March 31, 2023, with exercise prices ranging from $43.40 to $592.20 and having a weighted average exercise price of $297.96 per share, and 7,143 shares issuable upon the vesting of restricted stock units outstanding as of March 31, 2023, awarded under our equity incentive plans; (ii) outstanding warrants as of March 31, 2023, and the shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants, to purchase the following numbers of shares of common stock: 840 shares at an exercise price of $595.00 per share; 197,055 shares at an exercise price of $80.50 per share; 5,000 shares at an exercise price of $49.00 per share; 10,714 shares at an exercise price of $32.90 per share; and 685,714 shares at an exercise price of $9.66 per share issued after March 31, 2023; (iii) 2,143 shares of common stock issued after March 31, 2023 following the vesting of a restricted stock unit; (iv) 202,455 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under our 2020 Equity Incentive Plan; (v) 302,815 shares of common stock, and 1,941.2 shares of Series E Preferred convertible into approximately 1,941,200 shares of common stock subject to various beneficial ownership and other limitations and restrictions on conversion, issued after March 31, 2023, in connection with the closing of the Merger transaction with DMK; (vi) outstanding options to purchase 231,490 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $2.90 per share that we assumed in connection with the Merger, and 18,005 remaining unallocated shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the 2016 DMK Stock Plan that we assumed in connection with the Merger; (vii) 107,143 shares issued upon the exercise of pre-funded warrants after March 31, 2023; (viii) options to purchase 24,962 shares of common stock that expired unexercised after March 31, 2023; and (ix) approximately 9,967 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of 3,000 outstanding shares of Series C Preferred.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, this prospectus assumes no exercise of the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants offered hereby.

 

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

 

The following table sets forth information, as of June 30, 2023 (the “Table Date”), regarding beneficial ownership of all classes of our voting securities, to the extent known to us, by (i) each person who is a director; (ii) each of our named executive officers; (iii) all directors and executive officers as a group; and (iv) each person who is known by us to be the beneficial owner of 5% or more of any class of our voting securities. Except as otherwise noted, each person has sole voting and investment power as to his or her shares. As of the Table Date, the applicable share numbers and percentages are based on 2,790,396 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of the Table Date. In computing the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, we also included and deemed outstanding shares of common stock that are issuable upon conversion of the Series C Preferred or Series E Preferred, as applicable, upon exercise of outstanding options and warrants, or upon vesting of restricted stock units, held by that person that are currently convertible, exercisable or issuable within 60 days after the Table Date. We did not deem these shares outstanding, however, for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

 

   Shares Beneficially Owned (1)
Title or Class of Securities:
 
   Common Stock   Series C
Preferred Stock
   Series E
Preferred Stock
 
Directors:  Shares   Percent   Shares   Percent   Shares   Percent 

Ebrahim Versi, M.D., Ph.D.

   288,824(2)   9.9%           (2)   100.0%
Jannine Versi   158,616(3)   5.6%                    
Howard C. Birndorf   840(4)   *                     
Meera J. Desai, Ph.D., NACD.DC   3,138(5)   *                     
Vickie S. Reed       *                     
Named Executive Officers                             
David J. Marguglio   11,937(6)   *                     
David C. Benedicto   3,486(7)   *                     
Dennis C. Carlo   9,892(8)   *                     
Ronald B. Moss   2,884(9)   *                     
Other Beneficial Ownership                              
All Adamis directors and executive officers as a group (seven persons)   466,841(10)   16.3%                    
5% or greater stockholders                              
Versi Group, LLC   177,194(2)(11)   6.4%             1,941.2    100.0 
Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC(12)   36,395    1.3%   3,000    100.0%          
Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd.   278,760(13)   9.9%                    

 

*Less than 1%.

 

(1)Based solely upon information made available to us and our knowledge. Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with rules of the SEC that deem shares to be beneficially owned by any person who has or shares voting or investment power with respect to such shares. Unless otherwise indicated, the persons named in this table have sole voting and sole investing power with respect to all shares shown as beneficially owned, subject to community property laws where applicable. Shares of common stock subject to an option or similar right that is currently exercisable or convertible within 60 days of the date of the table are deemed to be outstanding and to be beneficially owned by the person holding such option or right for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of such person but are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person. Except as otherwise indicated, the address of each of the persons in this table is as follows: c/o Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92130.

 

(2)Includes (i) 8,745 shares of common stock held by Dr. Versi, (ii) 177,194 shares of Adamis common stock held by Versi Group, LLC, of which Dr. Versi is the manager and a member and who may be deemed to be the beneficial owner, and (iii) 102,885 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of options held by Dr. Versi, as the result of the assumption by Adamis of outstanding DMK stock options pursuant to the Merger and the Merger Agreement, which options are exercisable within 60 days of the Table Date. Excludes 1,941.2 shares of Series E Preferred held by Versi Group, LLC, convertible into approximately 1,941,200 shares of Adamis common stock, subject to 9.99% beneficial ownership limitations on conversion and voting of shares of Series E Preferred. The address of the shareholder is c/o DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 50 Division Street, Suite 501, Somerville, New Jersey 08876. Dr. Versi disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by Versi Group, LLC except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

 

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(3)Includes options, consisting of former DMK stock options assumed by Adamis pursuant to the Merger with DMK, to purchase 25,720 shares of Adamis common stock that are exercisable within 60 days of the Table Date. Includes 132,896 shares of Adamis common stock held by Versi Group, LLC, of which Jannine Versi is the trustee of a member of Versi Group, LLC that holds 75% of the membership interests of Versi Group, LLC. Excludes 1,455.9 shares of Series E Preferred issued to Versi Group, LLC, convertible into an estimated approximately 1,455,900 shares of Adamis common stock, subject to 9.99% beneficial ownership limitations on conversion and voting of shares of Series E Preferred, representing the interest of the member of Versi Group, LLC of which Ms. Versi is the trustee in the shares held by Versi Group, LLC. Ms. Versi disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by Versi Group, LLC except to the extent of her pecuniary interest therein. The address of the shareholder is c/o DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 50 Division Street, Suite 501, Somerville, New Jersey 08876.

 

(4)Includes 840 shares that are issuable upon the exercise of a warrant that is exercisable as of the Table Date.

 

(5)Includes 3,138 shares of common stock held by Dr. Desai.

 

(6)Includes 3,341 shares of common stock owned of record, 84 shares of common stock held of record by a family member and beneficially owned by Mr. Marguglio; 8,512 shares of common stock underlying options which were exercisable as of the Table Date. Excludes 2,857 RSUs which vest after such period.

 

(7)Includes 569 shares of common stock beneficially owned, and 2,917 shares of common stock underlying options that are exercisable as of the Table Date.

 

(8)Not a current executive officer. Includes 9,808 shares of common stock owned of record and 84 shares of common stock held of record by a family member and beneficially owned by Dr. Carlo.

 

(9)Not a current executive officer. Includes 2,884 shares of common stock owned of record.

 

(10)Includes 325,967 shares of common stock beneficially owned, 140,034 shares of common stock underlying options that are exercisable as of the Table Date, and 840 shares issuable upon the exercise of warrant that is exercisable as of Table Date. Excludes 2,857 shares issuable upon the vesting of RSUs more than 60 days after the Table Date.

 

(11)Includes 177,194 shares of Adamis common stock held by Versi Group, LLC. Excludes 1,941.2 shares of Series E Preferred issued to Versi Group, LLC, convertible into approximately 1,941,200 shares of Adamis common stock, subject to 9.99% beneficial ownership limitations on conversion and voting of shares of Series E Preferred. Dr. Versi is the manager and a member of Versi Group LLC, and may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the shares held by the named shareholder. The address of the shareholder is c/o DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 50 Division Street, Suite 501, Somerville, New Jersey 08876.

 

(12)Based on information known to the Company. Lincoln Park Capital, LLC (“LPC”) is the Managing Member of Lincoln Park Capital Fund LLC (“Lincoln Park”). Rockledge Capital Corporation (“RCC”) and Alex Noah Investors, LLC (“Alex Noah”) are the managing Members of LPC. Josh Scheinfeld is the president and sole shareholder of RCC as well as a principal of LPC. Mr. Cope is the president and sole shareholder of Alex Noah, as well as a principal of LPC. As a result of the foregoing, Mr. Scheinfeld and Mr. Cope have shared voting and shared investment power over shares of common stock of the Company held directly by Lincoln Park. The address of Lincoln Park Capital Fund LLC (“Lincoln Park”) is 440 N. Wells Street, Suite 410, Chicago, Illinois 60654. The Series C Preferred is subject to a 4.99% (or, upon prior notice by the holder, 9.99%) beneficial ownership limitation that prohibits the fund from converting any portion of the Series C Preferred if, following such conversion, the holder’s ownership of our common stock would exceed that ownership percentage. As of the Table Date, to our knowledge Lincoln Park beneficially owned 15,714 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of warrants held by Lincoln Park. Also includes 10,714 shares of common stock underlying warrants issued to Lincoln Park which include a beneficial ownership cap which prohibits the issuance of any shares of common stock upon exercise of such warrants if such issuance would cause Lincoln Park’s beneficial ownership of our common stock to exceed 4.99% (or, upon prior notice by the holder, 9.99%) of the outstanding common stock. Includes 9,967 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the outstanding shares of Series C Preferred.

 

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(13)Based upon the Company’s knowledge, and represents 9.99% of the outstanding shares of common stock on the Table Date. Includes shares of common stock held by the named stockholder and may also include warrants to purchase shares of common stock which are exercisable within 60 days of the Table Date. Excludes additional shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants held by the named stockholder which are not exercisable within 60 days of the Table Date because of beneficial ownership limitations on the exercisability of such warrants. To the Company’s knowledge, the named stockholder holds warrants to purchase 685,714 shares of common stock, subject to beneficial ownership limitations on the exercisability of such warrants. Such securities are directly held by Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Master Fund”), and may be deemed to be indirectly beneficially owned by: (i) Armistice Capital, LLC (“Armistice Capital”), as the investment manager of the Master Fund; and (ii) Steven Boyd, as the Managing Member of Armistice Capital. Armistice Capital and Steven Boyd disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities except to the extent of their respective pecuniary interests therein. The business address of the Master Fund is c/o Armistice Capital, LLC, 510 Madison Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Under the terms of the warrants held by Armistice Capital, a holder may not exercise the warrants to the extent such exercise would cause such holder, together with its affiliates and attribution parties, to beneficially own a number of shares of common stock which would exceed 4.99% (which percentage may be increased to up to 9.99% by a holder upon 61 days prior notice) and 9.99%, respectively, of our then outstanding common stock following such exercise, excluding for purposes of such determination shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of such warrants which have not been exercised. The address of Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd. Is 510 Madison Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

We are offering shares of our common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of our common stock, and common warrants to purchase shares of our common stock. The following descriptions of our common stock, preferred stock, pre-funded warrants and common warrants, and certain provisions of our restated certificate of incorporation, our bylaws and Delaware law are summaries. You should also refer to our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, our bylaws, which are filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and, with respect to preferred stock, any certificate of designation that we may file with the SEC for a series of preferred stock we may designate.

 

The shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants, and common warrants that we are offering are immediately separable and will be issued separately.

 

General

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 200,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share; and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share.

 

Common Stock

 

As of June 30, 2023, there were 2,790,396 shares of common stock outstanding, giving effect to the Reverse Stock Split. Our board of directors is authorized, without stockholder approval except as required by the listing standards of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (or of any other stock exchange or market on which our common stock is then traded), to issue shares of our common stock from time to time. The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders; provided, however, that, except as otherwise required by law, holders of our common stock, as such, shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to our restated certificate of incorporation that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of preferred stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon by law or pursuant to our restated certificate of incorporation. The holders of common stock are not entitled to cumulative voting rights with respect to the election of directors, and as a consequence, minority stockholders will not be able to elect directors on the basis of their votes alone. As of June 30, 2023, we had approximately 61 holders of record of our common stock. Because many of our shares of common stock are held by brokers and other institutions on behalf of stockholders, this number is not indicative of the total number of stockholders represented by these stockholders of record.

 

Subject to preferences that may be applicable to any then outstanding shares of preferred stock, holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends as may be declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of us, holders of the common stock are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of all of our debts and liabilities and the liquidation preferences of any then outstanding shares of preferred stock. Holders of common stock have no preemptive rights and no right to convert their common stock into any other securities. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to our common stock. The rights, preferences and privileges of holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of the holders of shares of any of our outstanding preferred stock.

 

Listing

 

Our common stock is currently listed under the symbol “ADMP” on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

Transfer Agent and Registrar; Warrant Agent

 

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Equiniti Trust Company, LLC, which will also act as warrant agent for the common warrants.

 

Dividends

 

We have not declared any cash dividends on our common stock and we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.

 

Common Warrants

 

The following summary of certain terms and provisions of the common warrants included in the units and pre-funded units that are being offered hereby is not complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the provisions of the common warrant, the form of which will be filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Prospective investors should carefully review the terms and provisions of the form of common warrant for a complete description of the terms and conditions of the common warrants.

 

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Duration, Exercise Price and Form

 

Each common warrant included in the units and pre-funded units will have an exercise price equal to $ per share. The common warrants will be immediately exercisable and may be exercised until the five-year anniversary of the original issuance date. The exercise price and number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise are subject to appropriate adjustment in the event of stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations or similar events affecting our common stock and the exercise price. The common warrants will be issued separately from the common stock or the pre-funded warrants, as the case may be, and may be transferred separately immediately thereafter. The common warrants will be issued in electronic form.

 

Exercisability

 

The common warrants will be exercisable, at the option of each holder, in whole or in part, by delivering to us a duly executed exercise notice accompanied by payment in full for the number of shares of our common stock purchased upon such exercise. A holder (together with its affiliates) may not exercise any portion of such holder’s warrants to the extent that the holder would own more than 4.99% of the outstanding common stock (or at the election of a holder prior to the date of issuance, 9.99%) immediately after exercise, except that upon at least 61 days’ prior notice from the holder to us, the holder may increase the amount of ownership of outstanding stock after exercising the holder’s warrants up to 9.99% of the number of shares of our common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the common warrants. In certain circumstances, as more particularly set forth in the common warrants, in lieu of making the cash payment otherwise contemplated to be made to us upon such exercise in payment of the aggregate exercise price, the holder may elect instead to receive upon such exercise (either in whole or in part) the net number of shares of common stock determined according to a formula set forth in the common warrants.

 

Fundamental Transactions

 

In the event of a fundamental transaction, as described in the common warrants and generally including any reorganization, recapitalization or reclassification of our common stock, the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of our properties or assets, our consolidation or merger with or into another person, the acquisition of more than 50% of our outstanding common stock, or any person or group becoming the beneficial owner of 50% of the voting power represented by our outstanding common stock, the holders of the common warrants will be entitled to receive upon exercise of the common warrants the kind and amount of securities, cash or other property that the holders would have received had they exercised the common warrants immediately prior to such fundamental transaction, and the successor entity will succeed to, and be substituted for us, and may exercise every right and power that we may exercise and will assume all of our obligations under the common warrants with the same effect as if such successor entity had been named in the common warrant itself. If holders of our common stock are given a choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a fundamental transaction, then the holder shall be given the same choice as to the consideration it receives upon any exercise of the common warrant following such fundamental transaction. In addition, in the event of a fundamental transaction, we or any successor entity will be required to purchase at a holder’s option, exercisable at any time concurrently with or within 30 days after the consummation of the fundamental transaction (or, if later, the date of the public announcement of the applicable fundamental transaction), such holder’s common warrants for cash in an amount equal to the value of the remaining unexercised portion of such holder’s common warrants, determined in accordance with the Black Scholes option pricing model as more particularly set forth in the common warrants.

 

Warrant Agent; Global Certificate

 

The common warrants will be issued in registered form under a warrant agency agreement between our transfer agent or other warrant agent and us. The common warrants will initially be represented only by one or more global warrants deposited with the warrant agent, as custodian on behalf of The Depository Trust Company, or DTC, and registered in the name of Cede & Co., a nominee of DTC, or as otherwise directed by DTC.

 

Transferability

 

Subject to applicable laws, a common warrant may be transferred at the option of the holder upon surrender of the common warrant to us together with the appropriate instruments of transfer.

 

Fractional Shares

 

No fractional shares of common stock will be issued upon the exercise of the common warrants. Rather, the number of shares of common stock to be issued will be rounded down to the nearest whole number.

 

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Trading Market

 

There is no established trading market for the common warrants, and we do not expect a market to develop. We do not intend to apply for a listing of the common warrants on any securities exchange or other nationally recognized trading system. Without an active trading market, the liquidity of the common warrants will be limited. The common stock issuable upon exercise of the common warrants is currently listed on Nasdaq.

 

Rights as a Stockholder

 

Except as otherwise provided in the common warrants or by virtue of the holders’ ownership of shares of common stock, the holders of the common warrants do not have the rights or privileges of holders of our shares of common stock, including any voting rights, until such common warrant holders exercise their common warrants.

 

Pre-Funded Warrants

 

The following summary of certain terms and provisions of the pre-funded warrants that are being offered hereby is not complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the provisions of the pre-funded warrant, the form of which is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Prospective investors should carefully review the terms and provisions of the form of pre-funded warrant for a complete description of the terms and conditions of the pre-funded warrants.

 

Duration, Exercise Price and Form

 

Each pre-funded unit will be sold in this offering at a purchase price equal to $_____ (equal to the purchase price per unit, minus $0.0001). Each pre-funded warrant included in the pre-funded units offered hereby will have an initial exercise price per share equal to $0.0001. The pre-funded warrants will be immediately exercisable and will not expire prior to exercise. The exercise price and number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise are subject to appropriate adjustment in the event of stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations or similar events affecting our common stock.

 

Exercisability

 

The pre-funded warrants will be exercisable, at the option of each holder, in whole or in part by delivering to us a duly executed exercise notice and, at any time a registration statement registering the issuance of the shares of common stock underlying the pre-funded warrants under the Securities Act is effective and available for the issuance of such shares, or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act is available for the issuance of such shares, by payment in full in immediately available funds for the number of shares of common stock purchased upon such exercise. A holder (together with its affiliates) may not exercise any portion of the pre-funded warrant to the extent that the holder would own more than 4.99% (or, at the election of the holder, 9.99%) of the outstanding common stock immediately after exercise, except that upon notice from the holder to us, the holder may increase or decrease the beneficial ownership limitation in the holder’s pre-funded warrants up to 9.99% of the number of shares of our common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the pre-funded warrants provided that any increase in the beneficial ownership limitation shall not be effective until 61 days following notice to us. If, at the time of exercise there is no effective registration statement registering, or the prospectus contained therein is not available for the issuance of, the shares of common stock underlying the pre-funded warrants, then the pre-funded warrants may also be exercised, in whole or in part, at such time by means of a cashless exercise, in which case the holder would receive upon such exercise the net number of shares of common stock determined according to the formula set forth in the pre-funded warrant.

 

Transferability

 

Subject to applicable laws, a pre-funded warrant may be transferred at the option of the holder upon surrender of the pre-funded warrant to us together with the appropriate instruments of transfer.

 

Fractional Shares

 

No fractional shares of common stock will be issued upon the exercise of the pre-funded warrants. Rather, the number of shares of common stock to be issued will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

 

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Trading Market

 

There is no established public trading market for the pre-funded warrants, and we do not expect a market to develop. In addition, we do not intend to apply to list the pre-funded warrants on any national securities exchange or other nationally recognized trading system. Without an active trading market, the liquidity of the pre-funded warrants will be limited.

 

Right as a Stockholder

 

Except as otherwise provided in the pre-funded warrants or by virtue of such holder’s ownership of shares of our common stock, the holders of the pre-funded warrants do not have the rights or privileges of holders of our common stock with respect to the shares of common stock underlying the pre-funded warrants, including any voting rights, until they exercise their pre-funded warrants. The pre-funded warrants will provide that holders have the right to participate in distributions or dividends paid on our common stock.

 

Fundamental Transaction

 

In the event of a fundamental transaction, as described in the pre-funded warrants and generally including any reorganization, recapitalization or reclassification of our common stock, the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of our properties or assets, our consolidation or merger with or into another person, the acquisition of more than 50% of our outstanding common stock, or any person or group becoming the beneficial owner of 50% of the voting power represented by our outstanding common stock, the holders of the pre-funded warrants will be entitled to receive upon exercise of the pre-funded warrants the kind and amount of securities, cash or other property that the holders would have received had they exercised the pre-funded warrants immediately prior to such fundamental transaction, and the successor entity will succeed to, and be substituted for us, and may exercise every right and power that we may exercise and will assume all of our obligations under the pre-funded warrants with the same effect as if such successor entity had been named in the pre-funded warrant itself. If holders of our common stock are given a choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a fundamental transaction, then the holder shall be given the same choice as to the consideration it receives upon any exercise of the pre-funded warrant following such fundamental transaction.

 

Amendment and Waiver

 

The pre-funded warrants may be modified or amended or the provisions thereof waived with the written consent of our company and the respective holder.

 

Preferred Stock

 

The following is a summary of the rights of our preferred stock. This summary is not complete. For more detailed information, please see our restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, which are filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

 

We are authorized to issue a total of 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock. As of June 30, 2023, there were 3,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series C Preferred”) issued and outstanding and 1,941.2 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E Preferred”) issued and outstanding.

 

Preferred stock may be issued from time to time, in one or more series, as authorized by the board of directors, without stockholder approval. The prospectus relating to the preferred shares offered thereby will include specific terms of any preferred shares offered, including, if applicable:

 

the title of the shares of preferred stock;

 

the number of shares of preferred stock offered, the liquidation preference per share and the offering price of the shares of preferred stock;

 

the dividend rate(s), period(s) and/or payment date(s) or method(s) of calculation thereof applicable to the shares of preferred stock;

 

whether the shares of preferred stock are cumulative or not and, if cumulative, the date from which dividends on the shares of preferred stock shall accumulate;

 

the procedures for any auction and remarketing, if any, for the shares of preferred stock;

 

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the provision for a sinking fund, if any, for the shares of preferred stock;

 

the provision for redemption or repurchase, if applicable, and any restrictions on our ability to exercise those redemption and repurchase rights of the shares of preferred stock;

 

any listing of the shares of preferred stock on any securities exchange;

 

the terms and conditions, if applicable, upon which the shares of preferred stock will be convertible into shares of common stock, including the conversion price (or manner of calculation thereof);

 

discussion of federal income tax considerations applicable to the shares of preferred stock;

 

the relative ranking and preferences of the shares of preferred stock as to dividend rights and rights upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;

 

any limitations on issuance of any series or class of shares of preferred stock ranking senior to or on a parity with such series or class of shares of preferred stock as to dividend rights and rights upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;

 

any other specific terms, preferences, rights, limitations or restrictions of the shares of preferred stock; and

 

any voting rights of such preferred stock.

 

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

 

The preferences and rights of the Series C Preferred are as set forth in a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series C Certificate of Designation”) filed as Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 6, 2022. The following is a summary of the material terms of our Series C Preferred and is qualified in its entirety by the Series C Certificate of Designation. Please refer to the Series C Certificate of Designation for more information on the preferences, rights and limitations of Series C Preferred.

 

Dividends. Except for stock dividends or distributions for which adjustments are made pursuant to the Series C Certificate of Designation, the holders of Series C Preferred will be entitled to dividends, on an as-if converted basis, equal to and in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of common stock, when, as and if actually paid on shares of common stock.

 

Voting Rights. Except as otherwise provided in the Series C Certificate of Designation or as otherwise required by law, the Series C Preferred will have no voting rights (other than the right to vote as a class on certain matters as provided in the Series C Certificate of Designation). However, each share of Series C Preferred entitles the holder thereof (i) to vote exclusively on a proposal (the “Proposal”) submitted by the board of directors of the Company to the stockholders to adopt and approve an amendment to the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to effect a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of common stock at the ratio set forth in the Proposal that is to be effected by the filing and effectiveness of a certificate of amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Reverse Stock Split”), and any proposal to adjourn any meeting of stockholders called for the purpose of voting on the Proposal, and (ii) to 1,000,000 votes per each share of Series C Preferred with respect only to the foregoing matters. The Series C Preferred shall, except as required by law, vote together with the common stock and any other issued and outstanding shares of preferred stock of the Company entitled to vote, as a single class; provided, however, that such shares of Series C Preferred shall, to the extent cast, be automatically and without further action of the holders thereof voted in the same proportion as shares of common stock (excluding any shares of common stock that are not voted) and any other issued and outstanding shares of preferred stock of the Company entitled to vote (other than the Series C Preferred or shares of such preferred stock not voted) are voted on the Proposal and any proposal to adjourn any meeting of stockholders called for the purpose of voting on the Proposal.

 

Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up. The Series C Preferred has a “Stated Value” of $100 per share of Series C Preferred: (i) Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company (a “Liquidation”), the holders of Series C Preferred are entitled to be paid in cash an amount per share of Series C Preferred equal to 110% of the Stated Value (the “Liquidation Amount”), or (ii) in the event of a “Deemed Liquidation Event” as defined in the Series C Certificate of Designation, which generally includes certain merger transactions or a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, the holders of Series C Preferred are entitled to paid out of the consideration payable to stockholders in such Deemed Liquidation Event or out of the “Available Proceeds” (as defined in the Series C Certificate of Designation), in each case before any payment may be made to the holders of common stock by reason of their ownership thereof, an amount per share of Series C Preferred equal to the Liquidation Amount. Upon certain of the Deemed Liquidation Events, if the Company does not effect a dissolution within 90 days after such event, then the holders of Series C Preferred may require the Company to redeem the Series C Preferred for an amount equal to the Liquidation Amount.

 

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Conversion. Each share of Series C Preferred is convertible at the option of the holder, at any time and from time to time after the effective date of a Reverse Stock Split, into that number of shares (the “Conversion Shares”) of common stock (subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation and the Exchange Cap described below) determined by dividing the Stated Value of such share of Series C Preferred by the Conversion Price then in effect, rounded down to the nearest whole share (with cash paid in lieu of any fractional shares). The “Conversion Price” for the Series C Preferred equals 90% of the lesser of (i) the closing sale price of the common stock on the trading day immediately prior to the Closing Date, and (ii) the average of the closing sale prices for the common stock on the five trading days immediately prior to the Closing Date, subject to adjustment as provided in the Series C Certificate of Designation; provided, that the Conversion Price may not fall below the par value per share of the common stock and may not exceed $42.00 per share. Based on the initial Conversion Price of $30.10 per share, the 3,000 Shares of Series C Preferred are initially convertible into approximately 9,967 shares of common stock. The Conversion Price is subject to adjustment as set forth in the Series C Certificate of Designation for stock dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, and similar events. Upon conversion, the shares of Series C Preferred shall resume the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock of the Company.

 

Beneficial Ownership Limitation. The Series C Preferred cannot be converted to common stock if the holder and its affiliates would beneficially own more than 4.99% of the outstanding common stock (the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”). However, any holder may increase or decrease such percentage to any other percentage not in excess of 9.99% upon notice to us, provided that any increase in this limitation will not be effective until 61 days after such notice from the holder to us and such increase or decrease will apply only to the holder providing such notice.

 

Nasdaq Issuance Limitation. The Company will not be obligated to issue any shares of common stock, and the holders of Series C Preferred do not have the right to receive, upon conversion, exercise or redemption of the Series C Preferred and the warrants initially issued to the holder (the “Purchaser”) of the Series C Preferred (the “Warrants”), taken as a whole, any shares of common stock to the extent such issuance of shares of common stock would exceed that number of shares of common stock which the Company may issue in the aggregate pursuant to the transactions contemplated under the Securities Purchase Agreement entered into between the Company and the Purchaser (including pursuant to the Series C Certificate of Designation and the Warrants) without breaching the Company’s obligations under the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq Capital Markets (the “Exchange Cap”). In addition, no holder of Series C Preferred shall be issued, in the aggregate pursuant to the terms of the Series C Certificate of Designation and the Warrants, shares of common stock in an amount greater than the product of the Exchange Cap multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the original Stated Value of such holder’s Series C Preferred and the denominator of which is the aggregate Stated Value of all Series C Preferred issued on the Closing Date to all holders (with respect to each holder, the “Exchange Cap Allocation”). In the event that the holder sells or otherwise transfers any of the holder’s Series C Preferred, the transferee shall be allocated a pro rata portion of the holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation, and the restrictions of the prior sentence shall apply to such transferee with respect to the portion of the Exchange Cap Allocation allocated to such transferee. If any holder of Series C Preferred converts all of such holder’s Series C Preferred into a number of shares of common stock which, in the aggregate, is less than such holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation, then the difference between such holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation and the number of shares of common stock actually issued to such holder will be allocated to the respective Exchange Cap Allocations of the remaining holders of Series C Preferred on a pro rata basis in proportion to the shares of Series C Preferred then held by each such holder.

 

Redemption. Subject to the Purchaser’s right to elect to convert all or a portion of the Series C Preferred at any time following the effective date of the Reverse Stock Split, the Company may, with the prior notice to the holders of the Series C Preferred specified in the Series C Certificate of Designation, redeem all or a portion of the Series C Preferred held by such holders at any time at 105% of the Stated Value, provided, however, that a Company redemption request shall not be effective if received by a holder of Series C Preferred before the date of the Reverse Stock Split. Each holder of Series C Preferred will have the right, with the prior notice to the Company as specified in the Series C Certificate of Designation, to require the Company to redeem all or a portion of the Series C Preferred held by such holder at any time at 110% of the Stated Value, provided, however, that a holder’s request will not be effective if received by the Company less than five days after the date of a Reverse Stock Split.

 

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Preemptive Rights. No holders of Series C Preferred will, as holders of Series C Preferred, have any preemptive rights to purchase or subscribe for the common stock or any of our other securities.

 

Consent Rights. In addition to the voting rights of the Series C Preferred described above, as long as any shares of Series C Preferred are outstanding, the Company shall not, without the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority on voting power of the outstanding shares of Series C Preferred: (a) alter or change adversely the powers, preferences or rights given to the Series C Preferred or alter or amend the Series C Certificate of Designation, (b) increase the number of authorized shares of Series C Preferred, or (c) enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

Failure to Deliver Conversion Shares. If the Company fails to timely deliver shares of common stock upon conversion of shares of Series C Preferred within the time period specified in the Series C Certificate of Designation, then the holder is entitled to elect, by notice to the Company at any time on or before its receipt of such Conversion Shares, to rescind such conversion, and the holder shall return to the Company any Conversion Shares issued to the holder pursuant to the rescinded notice and the Company shall, at its own expense, deliver (or cause its transfer agent to deliver) to the converting holder a new book-entry statement, registered in the name of the holder or its designee, evidencing the number of shares of Series C Preferred owned by the holder immediately prior to the conversion.

 

Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Shares. If the Company fails to timely deliver the Conversion Shares to the holder, and if after the required delivery date the holder is required by its broker to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise) or the holder or its brokerage firm otherwise purchases, shares of common stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the holder of the Conversion Shares which the holder was entitled to receive upon such conversion, then the Company is obligated to (A) pay in cash to the holder the amount, if any, by which (x) the holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of common stock so purchased, exceeds (y) the amount obtained by multiplying (1) the number of Conversion Shares that the Company was required to deliver multiplied by (2) the price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed, and (B) at the option of the holder, either reissue (if surrendered) the shares of Series C Preferred equal to the number of shares submitted for conversion (in which case such conversion shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the holder the number of shares of common stock that would have been issued had the Company timely complied with its exercise and delivery obligations.

 

Series E Convertible Preferred Stock

 

As of the date of this prospectus, there are 1,941.2 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, or Series E Preferred, outstanding. The preferences and rights of the Series E Preferred are set forth in a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E Certificate of Designation”), substantially in the form filed as Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 26, 2023. The following is a summary of the material terms of our Series E Preferred and is qualified in its entirety by the Series E Certificate of Designation. Please refer to the Series E Certificate of Designation for more information on the preferences, rights and limitations of Series E Preferred.

 

Dividends. Except for stock dividends or distributions for which adjustments are made pursuant to the Series E Certificate of Designation, the holders of Series E Preferred will be entitled to dividends, on an as-if converted basis, equal to and in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of common stock, when, as and if actually paid on shares of common stock.

 

Voting Rights. Except as otherwise provided in the Series E Certificate of Designation or as otherwise required by law, holders of Series E Preferred are entitled to vote with the holders of outstanding shares of common stock, voting together as a single class, with respect to all matters presented to the stockholders of the Company. Each such holder is entitled to a number of votes equal to the number of shares of common stock into which the Series E Preferred Stock held by such holder is convertible pursuant to the Series E Certificate of Designation (subject to, and after giving effect to and taking into account, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation described below and set forth in the Series E Certificate of Designation) as of the record date for such vote.

 

Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up. Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Company, whether voluntary or involuntary (a “Liquidation”), subject to the rights of the holders of any other outstanding series of preferred stock, the holders of Series E Preferred are entitled to receive, pari passu with the holders of common stock, out of the assets of the Company an amount equal to such amount per share as would have been payable had all shares of Series E Preferred been converted into common stock pursuant to the Series E Certificate of Designation (without giving effect to any limitation on conversion as a result of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately prior to such Liquidation.

 

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Conversion. Each share of Series E Preferred (or fraction thereof) is convertible, at any time and from time to time at the option of the holder thereof, into the number of shares of common stock (subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) at a conversion ratio (the “Conversion Ratio”) of 1,000 shares of common stock per one whole share of Series E Preferred (and giving effect proportionately to any conversion of a fraction of a share of Series E Preferred) (subject to adjustment). If the Company fails to timely deliver shares of common stock upon conversion of shares of Series E Preferred within the time period specified in the Series E Certificate of Designation, then the holder is entitled to elect, by notice to the Company at any time on or before its receipt of such Conversion Shares, to rescind such conversion, and the holder shall return to the Company any Conversion Shares issued to the holder pursuant to the rescinded notice. The Conversion Rate and the number of shares of common stock into which a share of Series E Preferred is convertible is subject to proportionate adjustments in the event of stock dividends or distributions payable in shares of common stock, stock splits or reverse stock splits, or reclassifications.

 

Beneficial Ownership Limitation. Under the Series E Certificate of Designation, Adamis shall not effect any conversion of the Series E Preferred, and a holder of Series E Preferred does not have the right to convert any portion of the Series E Preferred, to the extent that, after giving effect to a requested conversion, such holder would beneficially own in excess of the Holder Beneficial Ownership Limitation, or such Holder together with such Holder’s affiliates and any persons acting as a group together with such holder or affiliates (such persons, “Attribution Parties”) would beneficially own in excess of the Affiliates Beneficial Ownership Limitation (as defined below). For purposes of such determination, the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by such holder and its affiliates includes the number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series E Preferred with respect to which such determination is being made, but excludes the number of shares of common stock which are issuable upon (i) conversion of the remaining, unconverted Series E Preferred beneficially owned by such holder or any of its affiliates or Attribution Parties, and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other securities of Adamis subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained in the Series E Certificate of Designation beneficially owned by such holder or any of its affiliates or Attribution Parties. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. The “Holder Beneficial Ownership Limitation” is 9.99% of the number of shares of the common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of Series E Preferred held by the applicable holder. The “Affiliates Beneficial Ownership Limitation” is 9.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of Series E Preferred held by the applicable holder and its affiliates. The Holder Beneficial Ownership Limitation together with the Affiliates Beneficial Ownership Limitation are sometimes referred to collectively as the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation.”

 

Nasdaq Issuance Limitation. The Company will not be obligated to issue any shares of common stock, and the holders of Series E Preferred do not have the right to receive, upon conversion of the Series E Preferred, any shares of common stock to the extent such issuance of shares of common stock would exceed that number of shares of common stock which the Company may issue in the aggregate pursuant to the transactions contemplated under the Merger Agreement (including pursuant to the Certificate of Designation) without breaching the Company’s obligations under the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq Capital Markets (the “Exchange Cap”). In addition, no holder of Series E Preferred shall be issued, in the aggregate pursuant to the terms of the Series E Certificate of Designation, shares of common stock in an amount greater than the product of the Exchange Cap multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of shares of Series E Preferred held by the holder and the denominator of which is the aggregate number of shares of Series E Preferred originally issued to all holders in connection with the closing of the Merger (with respect to each holder, the “Exchange Cap Allocation”). In the event that the holder sells or otherwise transfers any of the holder’s Series E Preferred, the transferee shall be allocated a pro rata portion of the holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation, and the restrictions of the prior sentence shall apply to such transferee with respect to the portion of the Exchange Cap Allocation allocated to such transferee. If any holder of Series E Preferred converts all of such holder’s Series E Preferred into a number of shares of common stock which, in the aggregate, is less than such holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation, then the difference between such holder’s Exchange Cap Allocation and the number of shares of common stock actually issued to such holder will be allocated to the respective Exchange Cap Allocations of the remaining holders of Series E Preferred on a pro rata basis in proportion to the shares of Series E Preferred then held by each such holder.

 

Preemptive Rights. No holders of Series E Preferred will, as holders of Series E Preferred, have any preemptive rights to purchase or subscribe for the common stock or any of our other securities.

 

Consent Rights. In addition to the voting rights of the Series E Preferred described above, as long as any shares of Series E Preferred are outstanding, the Company shall not, without the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Series E Preferred, directly or indirectly, by merger, consolidation, recapitalization or otherwise, (a) alter or change adversely the powers, preferences or rights given to the Series E Preferred or alter or amend the Series E Certificate of Designation or (b) increase the number of authorized shares of Series E Preferred, or (c) enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

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Subsequent Rights Offerings; Pro Rata Distributions. If the Company grants, issues or sells any common stock equivalents pro rata to all the record holders of any class of shares of common stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then a holder of Series E Preferred will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the holder could have acquired if the holder had held the number of shares of common stock acquirable upon conversion of the Series E Preferred (without regard to any limitations on conversion, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of common stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (provided, however, to the extent that the holder’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of common stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation). In addition, as long as the Series E Preferred Stock is outstanding, if the Company declares or makes any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to all holders of shares of common stock (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of the Series E Preferred, then, in each such case, the holder of Series E Preferred shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the holder would have participated therein if the holder had held the number of shares of common stock acquirable upon complete conversion of the Series E Preferred (without regard to any limitations on conversion including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of common stock are to be determined for the participation in such Distribution (provided, however, to the extent that the holder’s right to participate in any such Distribution would result in the holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Distribution to such extent (or in the beneficial ownership of any shares of common stock as a result of such Distribution to such extent) and the portion of such Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

Merger; Sale of Assets. If at any time while the Series E Preferred Stock is outstanding: (i) the Company effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another person pursuant to which the shares of capital stock of the Company outstanding immediately prior to such merger or consolidation are converted into or exchanged for shares of another corporation or entity, or are converted into or exchanged for equity securities that represent, less than a majority, by voting power, of the equity securities of (1) the surviving or resulting party or (2) if the surviving or resulting party is a wholly owned subsidiary of another party immediately following such merger or consolidation, the parent of such surviving or resulting party, immediately following such merger or consolidation; or (ii) the Company sells all or substantially all of its assets in a single transaction or a series of related transactions (each, a “Merger or Sale”), then each holder of the Series E Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive such number of shares of common stock of the successor or acquiring corporation and/or such other or additional consideration as are receivable by virtue of such Merger or Sale by a holder of the number of shares of common stock for which the Series E Preferred Stock held by the holder is convertible immediately prior to such Merger or Sale (without regard to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

Possible Anti-Takeover Effects of Delaware Law and our Charter Documents

 

Provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law, or DGCL, our restated certificate of incorporation, and our amended and restated bylaws, could make it more difficult to acquire us by means of a tender offer, a proxy contest or otherwise, or to remove incumbent officers and directors. These provisions, summarized below, are expected to discourage certain types of coercive takeover practices and takeover bids that our board of directors may consider inadequate and to encourage persons seeking to acquire control of us to first negotiate with our board of directors. We believe that the benefits of increased protection of our ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal to acquire or restructure us outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging takeover or acquisition proposals because, among other things, negotiation of these proposals could result in an improvement of their terms.

 

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Delaware Anti-Takeover Statute

 

We are subject to Section 203 of the DGCL. This provision generally prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any business combination with any interested stockholder for a period of three years following the date the stockholder became an interested stockholder, unless:

 

prior to such date, the board of directors approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;

 

upon consummation of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the number of shares outstanding those shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers and by employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or

 

on or subsequent to such date, the business combination is approved by the board of directors and authorized at an annual meeting or Special Meeting of stockholders and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least 66-2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.

 

Section 203 defines a business combination to include:

 

any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder;

 

any sale, transfer, pledge or other disposition of 10% or more of the assets of the corporation involving the interested stockholder;

 

subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder;

 

any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock of any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or

 

the receipt by the interested stockholder of the direct or indirect benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits provided by or through the corporation.

 

In general, Section 203 defines an “interested stockholder” as any entity or person beneficially owning 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of a corporation, or an affiliate or associate of the corporation and was the owner of 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of a corporation at any time within three years prior to the time of determination of interested stockholder status; and any entity or person affiliated with or directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by such entity or person, who presently holds the power to direct management or is in a director or officer of the corporation.

 

These statutory provisions could delay or frustrate the removal of incumbent directors or a change in control of our company, and accordingly, may discourage attempts to acquire us even though such a transaction may offer our stockholders the opportunity to sell their stock at a price above the prevailing market price.

 

Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaw Provisions

 

Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, and bylaws contain provisions that could have the effect of discouraging potential acquisition proposals or making a tender offer or delaying or preventing a change in control, including changes a stockholder might consider favorable. In particular, the restated certificate of incorporation and bylaws, as applicable, among other things:

 

permit the Board to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, without further action by the stockholders, with any rights, preferences and privileges as they may designate;

 

provide that all vacancies on the Board, including newly created directorships, may, except as otherwise required by law, or as determined otherwise by resolution of the Board, be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of directors then in office, even if less than a quorum;

 

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do not provide for cumulative voting rights with respect to election of directors;

 

provide that no action shall be taken by the stockholders, except at an annual or special meeting of stockholders, and no action shall be taken by the stockholders by written consent or by electronic transmission;

 

set forth an advance notice procedure with regard to the nomination, other than by or at the direction of the Board, of candidates for election as directors and with regard to business to be brought before a meeting of stockholders. Although the bylaws do not give the Board the power to approve or disapprove of stockholder nominations of candidates or proposals regarding other proper business to be conducted at a special or annual meeting, the bylaws may have the effect of precluding the conduct of certain business at a meeting if the proper procedures are not followed or may discourage or deter a potential acquirer from conducting a solicitation of proxies to elect its own slate of directors or otherwise attempting to obtain control of the Company; and

 

provide the Board with the ability to alter its bylaws without stockholder approval.

 

Such provisions may make it more difficult for holders of our common stock to replace our board of directors and may have the effect of discouraging a third-party from making tender offers for our shares or acquiring us, even if doing so would be beneficial to our stockholders. These provisions also may have the effect of preventing changes in our management.

 

Choice of Forum. Our bylaws provide that unless the corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company; (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee of the Company to the Company or the Company’s stockholders; (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any director or officer or other employee of the Company arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, the certificate of incorporation or the bylaws of the Company, or as to which the DGCL confers jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware; or (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any director or officer or other employee of the Company governed by the internal affairs doctrine, in all cases subject to the court’s having personal jurisdiction over the indispensable parties named as defendants (including without limitation as a result of the consent of such indispensable parties to the personal jurisdiction of such court). The bylaws further provide that if any action the subject matter of which is within the scope of the preceding sentence is filed in a court other than a court located within the State of Delaware (a “Foreign Action”) in the name of any stockholder, such stockholder shall be deemed to have consented to (i) the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the State of Delaware in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce the preceding sentence; and (ii) having service of process made upon such stockholder in any such action by service upon such stockholder’s counsel in the Foreign Action as agent for such stockholder. The bylaws provide that the above provisions do not apply to suits brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Section 27 of the Exchange Act creates exclusive federal jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. As a result, the exclusive forum provision will not apply to suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Our bylaws do not relieve us of our duties to comply with federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder, and our stockholders will not be deemed to have waived our compliance with these laws, rules and regulations. The bylaws also provide that unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act, and that any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring or holding any interest in shares of capital stock of the Company shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions described above.

 

Under the Securities Act, federal and state courts have concurrent jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act. There is uncertainty as to whether a court (other than state courts in the State of Delaware, where the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware decided in March 2020 that exclusive forum provisions for causes of action arising under the Securities Act are facially valid under Delaware law) would enforce forum selection provisions and whether investors can waive compliance with the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder. The forum selection provisions in the bylaws may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against us and/or our directors, officers and employees as it may limit any stockholder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that such stockholder finds favorable for disputes with us or our directors, officers or employees. In addition, stockholders who do bring a claim in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware could face additional litigation costs in pursuing any such claim, particularly if they do not reside in or near Delaware. The enforceability of similar choice of forum provisions in other companies’ charter documents has been challenged in legal proceedings, and it is possible that, in connection with any applicable action brought against us, a future court could find the choice of forum provisions contained in our bylaws to be inapplicable or unenforceable in such action. If a court were to find the choice of forum provision contained in our bylaws to be inapplicable or unenforceable in an action, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such action in other jurisdictions, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We are offering on a reasonable best efforts basis up to 4,651,163 units, based on an assumed public offering price of $2.15 per unit, which represents the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Marked on July 7, 2023, for gross proceeds of up to approximately $10.0 million before deduction of placement agent commissions and offering expenses, in a reasonable best efforts offering. There is no minimum amount of proceeds that is a condition to closing of this offering. The actual amount of gross proceeds, if any, in this offering could vary substantially from the gross proceeds from the sale of the maximum amount of securities being offered in this prospectus.

 

Pursuant to a placement agency agreement, dated as of , 2023, we have engaged Maxim Group LLC to act as our exclusive placement agent (the “Placement Agent”) to solicit offers to purchase the securities offered by this prospectus. The Placement Agent is not purchasing or selling any securities, nor is it required to arrange for the purchase and sale of any specific number or dollar amount of securities, other than to use its “reasonable best efforts” to arrange for the sale of the securities by us. Therefore, we may not sell the entire amount of securities being offered. Investors purchasing securities offered hereby will have the option to execute a securities purchase agreement with us. In addition to the rights and remedies available to all investors in this offering under federal and state securities laws, the investors which enter into a securities purchase agreement will also be able to bring claims of breach of contract against us. Investors who do not enter into a securities purchase agreement shall rely solely on this prospectus in connection with the purchase of our securities in this offering. The Placement Agent may engage one or more subagents or selected dealers in connection with this offering.

 

The placement agency agreement provides that the Placement Agent’s obligations are subject to conditions contained in the placement agency agreement.

 

We expect this offering to be completed not later than two business days following the commencement of sales in this offering (the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part) and we will deliver all securities to be issued in connection with this offering delivery versus payment/receipt versus payment upon receipt of investor funds received by us. Accordingly, neither we nor the placement agent have made any arrangements to place investor funds in an escrow account or trust account since the placement agent will not receive investor funds in connection with the sale of the securities offered hereunder.

 

Placement Agent Fees, Commissions and Expenses

 

Upon the closing of this offering, we will pay the Placement Agent a cash transaction fee equal to 7.0% of the aggregate gross cash proceeds to us from the sale of the securities in the offering. In addition, we will reimburse the Placement Agent for certain of its out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with this offering, including up to $85,000 for the Placement Agent’s legal fees and up to $15,000 for actual travel and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. If this offering is not completed, we have agreed to reimburse the Placement Agent for its actual expenses in an amount not to exceed $50,000.

 

The following table shows the public offering price, placement agent fees and proceeds, before expenses, to us, assuming the sale of all units in this offering and no sale of any pre-funded units in this offering.

 

   Per Unit   Total 
Public offering price  $   $ 
Placement agent fees (7.0%)  $    $  
Proceeds to us (before expenses)  $    $  

 

We estimate that the total expenses of the offering, including registration and filing fees, printing fees and legal and accounting expenses, but excluding the Placement Agent commission, will be approximately $450,000, all of which are payable by us. This figure includes, among other things, the Placement Agent’s fees and expenses that we have agreed to reimburse.

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Lock-Up Agreements

 

We, each of our officers and directors and executive officers have agreed, subject to certain exceptions, not to offer, issue, sell, contract to sell, encumber, grant any option for the sale of or otherwise dispose of any shares of our common stock or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for our common stock for a period of 90 days after this offering is completed without the prior written consent of the Placement Agent, subject to certain exceptions.

 

The Placement Agent may in its sole discretion and at any time without notice release some or all of the shares subject to lock-up agreements prior to the expiration of the lock-up period. When determining whether or not to release shares from the lock-up agreements, the Placement Agent will consider, among other factors, the security holder’s reasons for requesting the release, the number of shares for which the release is being requested and market conditions at the time.

 

In addition, we have also agreed with the purchasers of units and pre-funded units that until the six-month anniversary of the closing date of this offering, we will not effect or enter into an agreement to effect a “Variable Rate Transaction” as defined in the securities purchase agreement to be entered into with each purchaser.

 

Indemnification

 

We have agreed to indemnify the Placement Agent against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and to contribute to payments that the Placement Agent may be required to make for these liabilities.

 

Regulation M

 

The Placement Agent may be deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act, and any commissions received by it and any profit realized on the resale of the securities sold by it while acting as principal might be deemed to be underwriting discounts or commissions under the Securities Act. As an underwriter, the Placement Agent would be required to comply with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including, without limitation, Rule 10b-5 and Regulation M under the Exchange Act. These rules and regulations may limit the timing of purchases and sales of our securities by the Placement Agent acting as principal. Under these rules and regulations, the Placement Agent (i) may not engage in any stabilization activity in connection with our securities and (ii) may not bid for or purchase any of our securities or attempt to induce any person to purchase any of our securities, other than as permitted under the Exchange Act, until it has completed its participation in the distribution.

 

Determination of Offering Price and Warrant Exercise Price

 

The actual offering price of the units and pre-funded units we are offering, and the exercise price of the common warrants included in the units and pre-funded units that we are offering, were negotiated between us, the placement agent and the investors in the offering based on the trading of our shares of common stock prior to the offering, among other things. Other factors considered in determining the public offering price of the securities we are offering, as well as the exercise price of the common warrants that we are offering, include our history and prospects, the stage of development of our business, our business plans for the future and the extent to which they have been implemented, an assessment of our management, the general conditions of the securities markets at the time of the offering and such other factors as were deemed relevant.

 

Electronic Distribution

 

A prospectus in electronic format may be made available on a website maintained by the Placement Agent or an affiliate. Other than this prospectus, the information on the Placement Agent’s website and any information contained in any other website maintained by the Placement Agent is not part of this prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus form a part, has not been approved and/or endorsed by us or the Placement Agent, and should not be relied upon by investors. In connection with the offering, the Placement Agent or selected dealers may distribute prospectuses electronically. No forms of electronic prospectus other than prospectuses that are printable as Adobe® PDF will be used in connection with this offering.

 

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Other than the prospectus in electronic format, the information on the Placement Agent’s website and any information contained in any other website maintained by the Placement Agent is not part of the prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, has not been approved and/or endorsed by us or the placement agent in its capacity as placement agent and should not be relied upon by investors.

 

Other Relationships

 

The placement agent and certain of its affiliates are full service financial institutions engaged in various activities, which may include securities trading, commercial and investment banking, financial advisory, investment management, investment research, principal investment, hedging, financing and brokerage activities. The placement agent and certain of its affiliates have, from time to time, performed, and may in the future perform, various commercial and investment banking and financial advisory services for us and our affiliates, for which they received or will receive customary fees and expenses. However, except as disclosed in this prospectus, we have no present arrangements with the placement agent for any further services.

 

In the ordinary course of their various business activities, the placement agent and certain of its affiliates may make or hold a broad array of investments and actively trade debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) and financial instruments (including bank loans) for their own account and for the accounts of their customers, and such investment and securities activities may involve securities and/or instruments issued by us and our affiliates. If the placement agent or its affiliates have a lending relationship with us, they routinely hedge their credit exposure to us consistent with their customary risk management policies. The placement agent and its affiliates may hedge such exposure by entering into transactions that consist of either the purchase of credit default swaps or the creation of short positions in our securities or the securities of our affiliates, including potentially the securities offered hereby. Any such short positions could adversely affect future trading prices of the securities offered hereby. The placement agent and certain of its affiliates may also communicate independent investment recommendations, market color or trading ideas and/or publish or express independent research views in respect of such securities or instruments and may at any time hold, or recommend to clients that they acquire, long and/or short positions in such securities and instruments.

 

Listing

 

Our common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “ADMP.”

 

Selling Restrictions

 

Other than in the United States, no action has been taken by us or the Placement Agent that would permit a public offering of the securities offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. The securities offered by this prospectus may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, nor may this prospectus or any other offering material or advertisements in connection with the offer and sale of any such securities be distributed or published, in any jurisdiction, except under circumstances that will result in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of that jurisdiction. Persons into whose possession this prospectus comes are advised to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions relating to this offering and the distribution of this prospectus. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities offered by this prospectus in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or a solicitation is unlawful.

 

Australia. No placement document, prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), in relation to the offering.

 

This prospectus does not constitute a prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Corporations Act) and does not purport to include the information required for a prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document under the Corporations Act.

 

Any offer in Australia of the securities may only be made to persons (the Exempt Investors) who are “sophisticated investors” (within the meaning of section 708(8) of the Corporations Act), “professional investors” (within the meaning of section 708(11) of the Corporations Act) or otherwise pursuant to one or more exemptions contained in section 708 of the Corporations Act so that it is lawful to offer the securities without disclosure to investors under Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act.

 

The securities applied for by Exempt Investors in Australia must not be offered for sale in Australia in the period of 12 months after the date of allotment under the offering, except in circumstances where disclosure to investors under Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act would not be required pursuant to an exemption under section 708 of the Corporations Act or otherwise or where the offer is pursuant to a disclosure document which complies with Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act. Any person acquiring securities must observe such Australian on-sale restrictions.

 

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This prospectus contains general information only and does not take account of the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. It does not contain any securities recommendations or financial product advice. Before making an investment decision, investors need to consider whether the information in this prospectus is appropriate to their needs, objectives and circumstances, and, if necessary, seek expert advice on those matters.

 

Brazil. The offer of securities described in this prospectus will not be carried out by means that would constitute a public offering in Brazil under Law No. 6,385, of December 7, 1976, as amended, under the CVM Rule (Instrução) No. 400, of December 29, 2003. The offer and sale of the securities have not been and will not be registered with the Comissão de Valores Móbilearios in Brazil. The securities have not been offered or sold, and will not be offered or sold in Brazil, except in circumstances that do not constitute a public offering or distribution under Brazilian laws and regulations.

 

Canada. The securities may be sold in Canada only to purchasers purchasing, or deemed to be purchasing, as principal that are accredited investors, as defined in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions or subsection 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario), and are permitted clients, as defined in National Instrument 31 103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations. Any resale of the securities must be made in accordance with an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the prospectus requirements of applicable securities laws.

 

Securities legislation in certain provinces or territories of Canada may provide a purchaser with remedies for rescission or damages if this prospectus supplement (including any amendment thereto) contains a misrepresentation, provided that the remedies for rescission or damages are exercised by the purchaser within the time limit prescribed by the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory. The purchaser should refer to any applicable provisions of the securities legislation of the purchaser’s province or territory for particulars of these rights or consult with a legal advisor.

 

Pursuant to section 3A.3 of National Instrument 33 105 Underwriting Conflicts (NI 33 105), the Placement Agent is not required to comply with the disclosure requirements of NI 33-105 regarding conflicts of interest in connection with this offering.

 

Cayman Islands. No invitation, whether directly or indirectly, may be made to the public in the Cayman Islands to subscribe for our securities.

 

European Economic Area. In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”) an offer to the public of any securities may not be made in that Relevant Member State, except that an offer to the public in that Relevant Member State of any securities may be made at any time under the following exemptions under the Prospectus Directive, if they have been implemented in that Relevant Member State:

 

to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive;

 

to fewer than 100 or, if the Relevant Member State has implemented the relevant provision of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150, natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive), as permitted under the Prospectus Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of the representatives for any such offer; or

 

in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, provided that no such offer of securities shall result in a requirement for the publication by us or any placement agent of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive.

 

For the purposes of this provision, the expression an “offer to the public” in relation to any securities in any Relevant Member State means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and any securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase any securities, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State, the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State, and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.

 

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Hong Kong. The contents of this prospectus have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this prospectus, you should obtain independent professional advice. Please note that (i) our shares may not be offered or sold in Hong Kong, by means of this prospectus or any document other than to “professional investors” within the meaning of Part I of Schedule 1 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571, Laws of Hong Kong) (SFO) and any rules made thereunder, or in other circumstances which do not result in the document being a “prospectus” within the meaning of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.32, Laws of Hong Kong) (CO) or which do not constitute an offer or invitation to the public for the purpose of the CO or the SFO, and (ii) no advertisement, invitation or document relating to our shares may be issued or may be in the possession of any person for the purpose of issue (in each case whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere) which is directed at, or the contents of which are likely to be accessed or read by, the public in Hong Kong (except if permitted to do so under the securities laws of Hong Kong) other than with respect to the shares which are or are intended to be disposed of only to persons outside Hong Kong or only to “professional investors” within the meaning of the SFO and any rules made thereunder.

 

Israel. This document does not constitute a prospectus under the Israeli Securities Law, 5728-1968, or the Securities Law, and has not been filed with or approved by the Israel Securities Authority. In the State of Israel, this document is being distributed only to, and is directed only at, and any offer of the shares is directed only at, investors listed in the first addendum, or the Addendum, to the Israeli Securities Law, consisting primarily of joint investment in trust funds, provident funds, insurance companies, banks, portfolio managers, investment advisors, members of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, underwriters, venture capital funds, entities with equity in excess of NIS 50 million and “qualified individuals”, each as defined in the Addendum (as it may be amended from time to time), collectively referred to as qualified investors (in each case purchasing for their own account or, where permitted under the Addendum, for the accounts of their clients who are investors listed in the Addendum). Qualified investors will be required to submit written confirmation that they fall within the scope of the Addendum, are aware of the meaning of same and agree to it.

 

The People’s Republic of China. This prospectus may not be circulated or distributed in the PRC and the shares may not be offered or sold, and will not offer or sell to any person for re-offering or resale directly or indirectly to any resident of the PRC except pursuant to applicable laws, rules and regulations of the PRC. For the purpose of this paragraph only, the PRC does not include Taiwan and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Switzerland. The securities may not be publicly offered in Switzerland and will not be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (the SIX) or on any other stock exchange or regulated trading facility in Switzerland. This document has been prepared without regard to the disclosure standards for issuance prospectuses under art. 652a or art. 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or the disclosure standards for listing prospectuses under art. 27 ff. of the SIX Listing Rules or the listing rules of any other stock exchange or regulated trading facility in Switzerland. Neither this document nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the securities or the offering may be publicly distributed or otherwise made publicly available in Switzerland.

 

Neither this document nor any other offering or marketing material relating to the offering, or the securities have been or will be filed with or approved by any Swiss regulatory authority. In particular, this document will not be filed with, and the offer of securities will not be supervised by, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, and the offer of securities has not been and will not be authorized under the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA). Accordingly, no public distribution, offering or advertising, as defined in CISA, its implementing ordinances and notices, and no distribution to any non-qualified investor, as defined in CISA, its implementing ordinances and notices, shall be undertaken in or from Switzerland, and the investor protection afforded to acquirers of interests in collective investment schemes under CISA does not extend to acquirers of securities.

 

Taiwan. The securities have not been and will not be registered with the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan pursuant to relevant securities laws and regulations and may not be sold, issued or offered within Taiwan through a public offering or in circumstances which constitutes an offer within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Act of Taiwan that requires a registration or approval of the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan. No person or entity in Taiwan has been authorized to offer, sell, give advice regarding or otherwise intermediate the offering and sale of the securities in Taiwan.

 

United Kingdom. This prospectus has only been communicated or caused to have been communicated and will only be communicated or caused to be communicated as an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act of 2000, or the FSMA) as received in connection with the issue or sale of our common stock in circumstances in which Section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply to us. All applicable provisions of the FSMA will be complied with in respect to anything done in relation to our common stock in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

 

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SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

At a special meeting of stockholders of the Company held on May 15, 2023, or the Special Meeting, our stockholders approved an amendment, or the Amendment, to our restated certificate of incorporation, or the Restated Certificate, to effect a reverse stock split of our common stock, or the Reverse Stock Split, at a ratio ranging from 1-for-2 to 1-for-100, with the final ratio to be determined by our Board. Following the Special Meeting, our Board approved a one-for-seventy (1:70) reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Subsequently, we filed the Amendment to our Restated Certificate with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effect the Reverse Stock Split, effective on May 22, 2022. The Amendment did not change the number of authorized shares of our common stock.

 

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted, has been derived from our audited financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, except that the net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted, have been revised to reflect the new shares issued based on the reverse stock split ratio discussed above, as shown below.

 

The historical financial information set forth below may not be indicative of our future performance and should be read together with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our historical financial statements and notes to those statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, and any future filings or other reports we may file with the SEC.

 

AS REPORTED

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2023   2022 
Net Loss Applicable to Common Stock  $(8,942,907)  $(10,354,615)
Basic & Diluted Loss Per Share  $(0.06)  $(0.07)
Basic & Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   152,916,598    149,617,429 

 

   2022   2021 
Net Loss Applicable to Common Stock  $(26,478,273)  $(45,828,198)
Basic & Diluted Loss Per Share  $(0.18)  $(0.32)
Basic & Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   149,851,278    144,157,229 

 

AS ADJUSTED FOR 1:70 REVERSE STOCK SPLIT (UNAUDITED)

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2023   2022 
Net Loss Applicable to Common Stock  $(8,942,907)  $(10,354,615)
Basic & Diluted Loss Per Share  $(4.09)  $(4.84)
Basic & Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   2,184,523    2,137,392 

 

   Years Ended December 31, 
   2022   2021 
Net Loss Applicable to Common Stock  $(26,478,273)  $(45,828,198)
Basic & Diluted Loss Per Share  $(12.37)  $(22.25)
Basic & Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding   2,140,732    2,059,389 

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The validity of the securities being offered by this prospectus has been passed upon for us by Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1100, Sacramento, CA 95814. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., New York, New York, is acting as counsel for the Placement Agent in connection with this offering.

 

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EXPERTS

 

The financial statements of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation as of December 31, 2022 and 2021 and for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2022, incorporated by reference in this prospectus and registration statement, have been so incorporated in reliance on the report of BDO USA, LLP (n/k/a BDO USA, P.A.), an independent registered public accounting firm, given on the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting. The report on the financial statements contains an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The financial statements of DMK as of December 31, 2022 and 2021 and for the two fiscal years in the period ended December 31, 2022, incorporated by reference in this prospectus and registration statement, have been so included in reliance on the reports of BF Borgers CPA PC, an independent registered public accounting firm, given on the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting in giving said reports.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

We are a reporting company and file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the securities being offered under this prospectus. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement and the exhibits to the registration statement. For further information with respect to us and the securities being offered under this prospectus, we refer you to the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules filed as a part of the registration statement. The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including Adamis. The SEC’s website can be found at www.sec.gov.

 

These documents are also available, free of charge, through the Investors section of our website. We maintain a website at www.adamispharma.com. Information contained in or accessible through our website does not constitute a part of this prospectus.  

 

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

 

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information into this prospectus from other documents that we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus contain important information that you should read about us. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus. Information in this prospectus supersedes information incorporated by reference that we filed with the SEC prior to the date of this prospectus. We incorporate by reference into this prospectus and the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part the information or documents listed below that we have filed with the SEC:

 

  Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed on March 16, 2023;
     
  Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, filed May 1, 2023;
     
  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, filed with the SEC on May 15, 2023;
     
  Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 23, 2023; February 27, 2023; March 14, 2023; March 16, 2023; March 17, 2023; April 17, 2023; May 5, 2023; May 15, 2023; May 16, 2023; May 22, 2023; May 26, 2023; and June 16, 2023;

 

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  our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 13, 2023; and
     
  The description of our common stock contained in our Form 8-A filed on December 11, 2013, including any amendments thereto or reports filed for the purposes of updating this description.

 

We also incorporate by reference all additional documents (other than current reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits filed on such form that are related to such items) that we file with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are made after the initial filing date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part (and including, without limitation, prior to effectiveness) and after the date of this prospectus but prior to the termination of the offering. These documents include periodic reports, such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as proxy statements. We are not, however, incorporating, in each case, any documents or information that we are deemed to furnish and not file in accordance with SEC rules.

 

We will provide to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom a prospectus is delivered, without charge upon written or oral request, a copy of any or all of the documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus but not delivered with the prospectus, including exhibits which are specifically incorporated by reference into such documents. You may request, and we will provide you with, a copy of these filings, at no cost, by calling us at (858) 997-2400 or by writing to us at the following address:

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

Attn: Corporate Secretary

 

Any statement contained herein or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference into this document will be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of the document to the extent that a statement contained in this document or any other subsequently filed document that is deemed to be incorporated by reference into this document modifies or supersedes the statement.

 

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Up to 4,651,163 Units consisting of

4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock or 4,651,163 Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock and

4,651,163 Warrants to purchase up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock

 

Up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock Underlying the Pre-Funded Warrants

 

Up to 4,651,163 Shares of Common Stock Underlying the Common Warrants 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY

PROSPECTUS

 

 
     

MAXIM GROUP LLC

 

The date of this prospectus is __________, 2023

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

  Item 13. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

 

The following table sets forth an estimate of the fees and expenses relating to the issuance and distribution of the securities being registered hereby, other than placement agent’s fees and expenses, all of which shall be borne by the Registrant. All of such fees and expenses, except for the SEC registration fee, are estimated:

 

SEC registration fee  $2,204 
FINRA Filing Fee  $3,500 
Legal fees and expenses  $285,000 
Accounting fees and expenses  $100,000 
Transfer Agent and Registrar Fees and Expenses  $25,000 
Printing and miscellaneous fees and expenses  $34,296 
      
TOTAL:  $450,000 

 

  Item 14.  Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, or the DGCL, provides that a corporation may indemnify directors and officers as well as other employees and individuals against expenses including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement in connection with various actions, suits or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, a derivative action, if they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, if they had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. A similar standard is applicable in the case of derivative actions, except that indemnification only extends to expenses including attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such actions, and the statute requires court approval before there can be any indemnification where the person seeking indemnification has been found liable to the corporation. The statute provides that it is not exclusive of other indemnification that may be granted by a corporation’s certificate of incorporation, bylaws, agreement, a vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise. Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law authorizes a court to award, or a corporation’s board of directors to grant, indemnity to directors and officers in terms sufficiently broad to permit such indemnification under certain circumstances for liabilities, including reimbursement for expenses incurred, arising under the Securities Act.

 

The Company’s Bylaws provide that the Company will indemnify and hold harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by Section 145 of the DGCL, as amended from time to time, each of its directors and officers, and may indemnify its employees and agents as set forth in the DGCL.

 

The DGCL permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability for:

 

  any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders;
     
  acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
     
  payments of unlawful dividends or unlawful stock repurchases or redemptions; or
     
  any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.

 

The Company’s restated certificate of incorporation and Bylaws provide that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, none of our directors will be personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages. Any repeal or modification of this provision will be prospective only and will not adversely affect any limitation, right or protection of a director of our company existing at the time of such repeal or modification.

 

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We have also obtained liability insurance for our directors and officers that insures our directors and officers, within the limits and subject to the limitations of the policy, against certain expenses in connection with the defense of actions, suits or proceedings, and certain liabilities that might be imposed as a result of such actions, suits or proceedings, to which they are parties by reason of being or having been directors or officers. We may apply for insurance on behalf of any director, officer, employee or other agent for liability arising out of his or her actions, whether or not the DGCL would permit indemnification.

 

We have entered into indemnification agreements with our directors and officers whereby we have agreed to indemnify our directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by law, including indemnification against expenses and liabilities incurred in legal proceedings to which the director or officer was, or is threatened to be made, a party by reason of the fact that such director or officer is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company, provided that such director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner that the director or officer reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interest of the Company.

 

Securities and Exchange Commission Position Regarding Indemnification Liabilities Arising Under the Securities Act

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, the Registrant has been informed that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.

 

  Item 15.  Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

The shares amounts below do not give effect to the Reverse Stock Split.

 

On June 12, 2020, the Company issued 1,000,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series B Preferred”) to an accredited investor in connection with a license agreement.

 

On February 15, 2022, the Company granted nonqualified stock options to two non-officer employees to purchase an aggregate of up to 130,000 shares of common stock. The options were granted in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The stock options have a ten-year term and have an exercise price of $0.62 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date.

 

On July 5, 2022, the Company issued to an accredited investor in a private placement transaction an aggregate of 3,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series C Preferred”), together with warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase up to an aggregate of 750,000 shares (the “Warrant Shares”) of common stock at an exercise price of $0.47 per share, for an aggregate subscription amount equal to $300,000.

 

As a result of the Merger, effective as of the Effective Time of the Merger, the Company issued an aggregate of 302,815 shares of Common Stock and 1,941.2 Series E Preferred, convertible into 1,941,200 shares of Common Stock subject to certain beneficial ownership limitations, to stockholders of DMK.

 

All of the issuances described above were issued in private placement transactions to a limited number of persons in reliance on the private placement exemption provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for transactions not involving a public offering, and/or Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Item 16:Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)Exhibits

 

See the Exhibit Index attached to this Registration Statement, which is incorporated by reference herein.

 

(b)Exhibits

 

Schedules not listed above have been omitted because the information required to be set forth therein is not applicable or is shown in the financial statements or notes thereto.

 

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Item 17.Undertakings.

 

  (a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)       To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i)       To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

(ii)      To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

(iii)     To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement.

 

Providedhowever, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (ii) and (iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement. 

(2)       That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)       To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(4)       That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

(i)       Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424 (§ 230.424 of this chapter);

 

(ii)      Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

(iii)     The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

(iv)     Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser. 

 

  (b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)       That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of this registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in a form of prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) or (4) or 497(h) under the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as of the time it was declared effective.

 

(2)       For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)          Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities, other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred and paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding, is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered hereby, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Diego, State of California, on July 13, 2023.

 

  ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
     
  By: /s/ EBRAHIM VERSI, M.D., PH.D.
   

Ebrahim Versi, M.D., Ph.D

    Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

We, the undersigned officers and directors of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, hereby severally constitute and appoint David J. Marguglio and David C. Benedicto, our true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution for him and in his name, place and stead, and in any and all capacities, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement (or any other registration statement for the same offering that is to be effective upon filing pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary to be done in and about the premises, as full to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name   Title   Date
Principal Executive Officer:        
         
/s/ EBRAHIM VERSI, M.D., PH.D.   Chief Executive Officer and Director   July 13, 2023

Ebrahim Versi, M.D., Ph.D.

       
         
Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer:        
         
/s/ DAVID C. BENEDICTO   Chief Financial Officer   July 13, 2023
David C. Benedicto      
         
Directors:        
         
/s/ JANNINE VERSI   Director   July 13, 2023
Jannine Versi        
         
/s/ HOWARD C. BIRNDORF   Director   July 13, 2023

Howard C. Birndorf

 

       
/s/ MEERA J. DESAI   Director   July 13, 2023

Meera J. Desai

 

       
/s/ VICKIE S. REED   Director   July 13, 2023
Vickie S. Reed        

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

          Incorporated by Reference
Exhibit
Number
  Exhibit Description   Filed
Herewith
  Form/
File No.
  Date
1.1   Form of Placement Agent Agreement   X        
2.1   Agreement and Plan of Share Exchange dated as of October 7, 2004, by and between the Company and Biosyn, Inc.       8-K   10/26/04
2.2   Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among the Company, US Compounding, Inc., Ursula Merger Sub Corp. and Eddie Glover dated as of March 28, 2016       8-K   03/29/16
2.3   Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated as of February 24, 2023, by and among Adamis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Adamis Merger Sub, Inc., and DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation.+       8-K   02/27/23
3.1   Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant       S-8   03/17/14
3.2   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock dated August 19, 2014       8-K   08/20//14
3.3   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock       8-K   01/26/16
3.4   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series A-2 Convertible Preferred Stock       8-K   07/12/16
3.5   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock       8-K   06/12/20
3.6   Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation       8-K   09/08/20
3.7   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights, and Limitations of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock       8-K   07/06/22
3.8   Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights, and Limitations of Series E Convertible  Preferred Stock       8-K   05/26/23
4.1   Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company       8-K   06/22/20
4.2   Specimen stock certificate for common stock       8-K   04/03/09
4.3   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant       8-K   08/01/19
4.4   Description of the Registrant’s Capital Stock       10-K   04/15/21  
4.5   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant       8-K   02/21/20
4.6   Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company       8-K   06/17/22
4.7   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant       8-K   07/06/22
4.8   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant       8-K   03/14/23
4.9   Form of Prefunded Common Stock Purchase Warrant       8-K    03/14/23
4.10   Common Stock Purchase Warrant dated March 16, 2023       10-Q   05/15/23
4.11   Prefunded Common Stock Purchase Warrant       10-Q   05/15/23
4.12   Form of Common Stock Warrant   X        
4.13   Form of Pre-Funded Warrant   X        
4.14  

Form of Warrant Agency Agreement

  X        
4.15  

Form of Securities Purchase Agreement

  X        
5.1   Opinion of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a Law Corporation   X        
10.1   2009 Equity Incentive Plan*       S-8   07/18/18
10.2   Form of Stock Option Agreement for option awards*       8-K   09/16/11
10.3   Form of Option Agreement for Non-Employee Directors*       8-K   01/13/11
10.4   Form of Stock Appreciation Rights Agreement for Non-employee Directors       10-Q   11/12/19
10.5   Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement*       10-K   03/30/17  
10.6   Form of Indemnity Agreement with directors and executive officers*       8-K   01/13/11
10.7   Funding Agreement dated October 12, 1992, by and between Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Biosyn, Inc.       S-4/A 333-155322   01/12/09
10.8   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and Dennis J. Carlo dated December 31, 2015*       10-K   03/23/16
10.9   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and David J. Marguglio dated December 31, 2015*       10-K   03/23/16

 

 

 

 

          Incorporated by Reference
Exhibit
Number
  Exhibit Description   Filed
Herewith
  Form/
File No.
  Date
10.10   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert O. Hopkins dated December 31, 2015*       10-K   03/23/16
10.11   Exclusive License and Asset Purchase Agreement dated as of August 1, 2013, by and among the Registrant, 3M Corp. and 3M Innovative Properties Company       8-K   08/06/13
10.12   Lease Agreement dated April 1, 2014, between the Registrant and Pacific North Court Holdings, L.P.       10-KT   03/26/15
10.13   First Amendment to Lease between the Registrant and Pacific North Court Holdings, L.P.       10-K   04/15/21  
10.14   Registration Rights Agreement dated August 19, 2014, by and between the Company and Sio Partners LP, Sio Partners QP LP and Sio Partners Offshores, Ltd.       8-K   08/20/14
10.15   Purchase Agreement dated January 26, 2016       8-K   01/26/16
10.16   Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement dated January 26, 2016       8-K   01/26/16
10.17   Purchase Agreement dated July 11, 2016       8-K   07/12/16  
10.18   Registration Rights Agreement dated July 11, 2016       8-K   07/12/16
10.19   Compensation Committee Authorization Regarding Discretionary Payments Ex       8-K   02/27/18
10.20   Offer Letter between the Company and David C. Benedicto */***       10-K   03/31/22
10.21   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and Ronald B. Moss, M.D., dated as of February 28, 2017.*       10-K   03/30/17  
10.22   Underwriting Agreement dated August 2, 2018       8-K   08/02/18
10.23   Distribution and Commercialization Agreement between the company and Sandoz, Inc.**       10-Q   11/09/18
10.24   Placement Agency Agreement between Maxim Group LLC and the Company dated February 20, 2020       8-K   02/21/20  
10.25   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated February 21, 2020       8-K   02/21/20  
10.26   Underwriting Agreement dated January 29, 2021       8-K   01/29/21
10.27   Underwriting Agreement dated September 18, 2020       8-K   09/18/20
10.28   August 2020 Amendment to Loan Amendment and Assumption Agreement       8-K   09/15/20
10.29   Amended Promissory Note       8-K   09/15/20
10.30   2020 Equity Incentive Plan*       8-K   08/24/20
10.31   Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Bonus Plan*       8-K   06/22/20
10.32   Termination and Transfer Agreement between Sandoz Inc. and the Company ***+       10-Q   08/17/20
10.33   Transition Service Agreement***+       10-Q   08/17/20
10.34   License Agreement between the Company and Matrix Biomed, Inc.***+       10-Q   08/17/20
10.35   Distribution and Commercialization Agreement between the Company and USWM, LLC***       10-Q   08/17/20
10.36   Lease Agreement between the Company and Oil States Energy Services, LLC, as amended+       10-K    04/15/21
10.37   Promissory Note dated March 15, 2021       10-K    04/15/21
10.38   Underwriting Agreement       8-K   01/29/21
10.39   Asset Purchase Agreement effective as of July 30, 2021, by and among the Registrant, US Compounding, Inc. and Fagron Compounding Services, LLC.+***       8-K   08/05/21
10.40   Supply Agreement Addendum by and among the Registrant, US Compounding Inc. and Fagron Compounding, LLC***       8-K   08/05/21
10.41   Settlement Agreement between the Company, US Compounding Inc., Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Nephron S.C., Inc., Nephron Sterile Compounding Center, LLC and certain other parties.+***       10-Q   11/22/21
10.42   First Amendment to Exclusive License Agreement dated November 9, 2021 between the Company and Matrix Biomed, Inc.***       10-K   03/31/22

 

 

 

 

          Incorporated by Reference
Exhibit
Number
  Exhibit Description   Filed
Herewith
  Form/
File No.
  Date
10.43   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and David J. Marguglio dated as of May 18, 2022       8-K   05/19/22
10.44   Executive Employment Agreement between the Company and David C. Benedicto dated as of June 22, 2022       8-K   06/24/22
10.45   Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 5, 2022, between the Company and the parties thereto.       8-K   07/06/22
10.46   Registration Rights Agreement dated July 5, 2022, between the Company and the parties thereto.       8-K   07/06/22
10.47   Forms of Securities Purchase Agreement       8-K   03/14/23
10.48   Form of Support Agreement, dated February 24, 2023, by and among Adamis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aardvark Merger Sub, Inc., DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and certain stockholders of DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation       8-K   02/27/23
10.49   DMK 2016 Stock Plan       8-K   05/26/2023
10.50   Securities Purchase Agreement       10-Q   05/15/23
10.51   Support Agreement       10-Q   05/15/23
10.52   Form of Indemnity Agreement*       10-Q   05/15/23
21.1   Subsidiaries of the Registrant       10-K    04/15/21
23.1   Consent of BDO USA, P.A. Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm   X        
23.2   Consent of BF Borger CPA PC, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm   X        
23.3   Consent of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, A Law Corporation (included in Exhibit 5.1) (1)            
24.1   Power of Attorney (See signature page)   X  
                 
107   Filing Fee Table   X        
                 
+

Non-material schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Registrant hereby undertakes to furnish supplemental copies of any of the omitted schedules and exhibits upon request by SEC. 

* Represents a compensatory plan or arrangement.
** We have received confidential treatment for certain portions of this exhibit. 
*** 

Certain marked information (indicated by “[***]”) has been omitted from this exhibit as the registrant has determined it is both not material and is the type that the registrant customarily and actually treats as private or confidential.

 

 

 

 

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation S-1

Exhibit 1.1

 

[____], 2023

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

Attn: David J. Marguglio

President and Chief Operating Officer

 

This letter (the “Agreement”) constitutes the agreement between Maxim Group LLC (the “Placement Agent”) and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), that the Placement Agent shall serve as the exclusive placement agent for the Company, on a “reasonable best efforts” basis, in connection with the proposed placement (the “Placement”) to certain purchasers (the “Purchasers”) of up to an aggregate of (i) [___] common units (each a “Common Unit” and collectively, the “Common Units”), with each Common Unit consisting of (A) one share (each a “Share” and collectively, the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), (B) one common stock purchase warrant (each a “Warrant” and collectively, the “Warrants”) to purchase one share of Common Stock (the “Warrant Shares”) exercisable immediately and expiring five years after the date of issuance at an exercise price of $[__] per share of Common Stock, and (ii) [____] pre-funded units (each a “Pre-Funded Unit” and collectively, the “Pre-Funded Units”), with each Pre-Funded Unit consisting of (A) one pre-funded warrant (each a “Pre-Funded Warrant” and collectively, the “Pre-Funded Warrants”), with each Pre-Funded Warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Common Stock (the “Pre-Funded Warrant Shares”) at an exercise price of $0.0001 per share, (B) one Warrant. The Common Units, the Pre-Funded Units and the securities included therein (i.e., the Shares, the Pre-Funded Warrants, the Pre-Funded Warrant Shares, the Warrants and the Warrant Shares are referred to herein as the “Securities.” The terms of the Placement shall be mutually agreed upon by the Company and the Purchasers, and nothing herein constitutes that the Placement Agent would have the power or authority to bind the Company or any Purchaser, or an obligation for the Company to issue any Securities or complete the Placement. The purchase price to the Purchasers for each Common Unit is $[__] and the purchase price to the Purchasers for each Pre-Funded Unit is $[__]. The Placement Agent may retain other brokers or dealers to act as sub-agents or selected-dealers on its behalf in connection with the Placement; provided, however, that the Company shall first approve any such sub-agents. The sale of Securities to any Purchaser will be evidenced by a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) between the Company and such Purchaser, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Company and the Purchaser. Capitalized terms that are not otherwise defined herein have the meanings given to such terms in the Purchase Agreement. Prior to the signing of any Purchase Agreement, officers of the Company will be available to answer inquiries from prospective Purchasers.

 

SECTION 1.      REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY; COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY.

 

A.        Representations of the Company. With respect to the Securities, each of the representations and warranties (together with any related disclosure schedules thereto) and covenants made by the Company to the Purchasers in the Purchase Agreement in connection with the Placement, is hereby incorporated herein by reference into this Agreement (as though fully restated herein) and is, as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date, hereby made to, and in favor of, the Placement Agent. In addition to the foregoing, the Company represents and warrants that there are no affiliations with any FINRA member firm among the Company’s officers, directors or, to the knowledge of the Company, any five percent (5%) or greater securityholder of the Company, except as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) the Registration Statement under the Securities Act, which was filed on [___], 2023, as amended on [______], 2023, and declared effective on [______], 2023 for the registration of the Securities under the Securities Act. Following the determination of pricing among the Company and the prospective Purchasers introduced to the Company by Placement Agent, the Company will file with the Commission pursuant to Rules 430A and 424(b) under the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations (the “Rules and Regulations”) of the Commission promulgated thereunder, a final prospectus relating to the placement of the Securities, their respective pricings and the plan of distribution thereof and will advise the Placement Agent of all further information (financial and other) with respect to the Company required to be set forth therein. Such registration statement, at any given time, including the exhibits thereto filed at such time, as amended at such time, is hereinafter called the “Registration Statement”; such prospectus in the form in which it appears in the Registration Statement at the time of effectiveness, is hereinafter called the “Preliminary Prospectus”; and the final prospectus, in the form in which it will be filed with the Commission pursuant to Rules 430A and/or 424(b) (including the Preliminary Prospectus as it may be amended or supplemented) is hereinafter called the “Final Prospectus.” The Registration Statement at the time it originally became effective is hereinafter called the “Original Registration Statement.” Any reference in this Agreement to the Registration Statement, the Original Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein (the “Incorporated Documents”), if any, which were or are filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), at any given time, as the case may be; and any reference in this Agreement to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, the Original Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the filing of any document under the Exchange Act after the date of this Agreement, or the issue date of the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be, deemed to be incorporated therein by reference. All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information which is “contained,” “included,” “described,” “referenced,” “set forth” or “stated” in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus (and all other references of like import) shall be deemed to mean and include all such financial statements and schedules and other information which is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus, as the case may be. As used in this paragraph and elsewhere in this Agreement, “Time of Sale Disclosure Package” means the Preliminary Prospectus, the Transaction Documents, the final terms of the Offering provided to the Purchasers (orally or in writing), and any issuer free writing prospectus as defined in Rule 433 of the Act (each, an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus”), if any, that the parties hereto shall hereafter expressly agree in writing to treat as part of the Time of Sale Disclosure Package. The term “any Prospectus” shall mean, as the context requires, the Preliminary Prospectus, the Final Prospectus and any supplement to either thereof. The Company has not received any notice that the Commission has issued or intends to issue a stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or the use of the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus or intends to commence a proceeding for any such purpose.

 

 

 

 

The Original Registration Statement, as amended, (and any further documents to be filed with the Commission) contains all exhibits and schedules as required by the Securities Act. Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, at the time it became effective, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act and the applicable Rules and Regulations and did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading. The Final Prospectus, as of its date, complied or will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act and the applicable Rules and Regulations. The Final Prospectus, as amended or supplemented, did not and will not contain as of the date thereof any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. No post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement reflecting any facts or events arising after the date thereof which represent, individually or in the aggregate, a fundamental change in the information set forth therein is required to be filed with the Commission. Except for this Agreement and the Transaction Documents, there are no documents required to be filed with the Commission in connection with the transaction contemplated hereby that (i) have not been filed as required pursuant to the Securities Act or (ii) will not be filed within the requisite time period under the Rules and Regulations. Except for this Agreement and the Transaction Documents, there are no contracts or other documents required to be described in the Final Prospectus, or to be filed as exhibits or schedules to the Registration Statement, which have not been described or filed as required. The foregoing shall not apply to statements in, or omissions from, any such document made in reliance upon, and in conformity with, information furnished to the Company by the Placement Agent specifically for use in the preparation thereof.

 

Neither the Company nor any of its directors and officers has distributed and none of them will distribute, prior to the Closing Date, any offering material in connection with the offering and sale of the Securities other than the Time of Sale Disclosure Package.

 

No forward-looking statement (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act (“Forward-Looking Statement”) contained in the Time of Sale Disclosure Package has been made or reaffirmed without a reasonable basis or has been disclosed other than in good faith.

 

B.          Covenants of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts in order to continue to retain (i) a firm of independent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) registered public accountants for a period of at least five (5) years after the Closing Date and (ii) a competent transfer agent with respect to the Common Stock for a period of five (5) years after the Closing Date. From the date hereof until 90 days after the Closing Date, without the prior written consent of the Placement Agent, neither the Company nor any Subsidiary shall issue, enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance or proposed issuance of any shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 1.B shall not apply in respect of an Exempt Issuance as defined in the Purchase Agreement.

 

 

 

 

C.          Registration Statement Matters. The Company will advise the Placement Agent promptly after it receives notice thereof of the time when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective or any supplement to the Final Prospectus has been filed and will furnish the Placement Agent with copies thereof. The Company will file promptly all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of any Prospectus and for so long as the delivery of a prospectus is required in connection with the Offering. The Company will advise the Placement Agent, promptly after it receives notice thereof (i) of any request by the Commission to amend the Registration Statement or to amend or supplement any Prospectus or for additional information, and (ii) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto or any order directed at any Incorporated Document, if any, or any amendment or supplement thereto or any order preventing or suspending the use of the Preliminary Prospectus or the Final Prospectus or any prospectus supplement or any amendment or supplement thereto or any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement, of the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, of the institution or threatened institution of any proceeding for any such purpose, or of any request by the Commission for the amending or supplementing of the Registration Statement or a Prospectus or for additional information. The Company shall use its best efforts to prevent the issuance of any such stop order or prevention or suspension of such use. If the Commission shall enter any such stop order or order or notice of prevention or suspension at any time, the Company will use its best efforts to obtain the lifting of such order at the earliest possible moment, or will file a new registration statement and use its best efforts to have such new registration statement declared effective as soon as practicable. Additionally, the Company agrees that it shall comply with the provisions of Rules 424(b), 430A, 430B and 430C, as applicable, under the Securities Act, including with respect to the timely filing of documents thereunder, and will use its reasonable efforts to confirm that any filings made by the Company under such Rule 424(b) are received in a timely manner by the Commission.

 

D.          Amendments and Other Matters. The Company will comply with the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement, the Incorporated Documents and any Prospectus. If during the period in which a prospectus is required by law to be delivered in connection with the distribution of Securities contemplated by the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus (the “Prospectus Delivery Period”), any event shall occur as a result of which, in the judgment of the Company or in the opinion of the Placement Agent or counsel for the Placement Agent, it becomes necessary to amend or supplement the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, as the case may be, not misleading, or if it is necessary at any time to amend or supplement the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus or to file under the Exchange Act any Incorporated Document to comply with any law, the Company will promptly prepare and file with the Commission, and furnish at its own expense to the Placement Agent and to dealers, an appropriate amendment to the Registration Statement or supplement to the Registration Statement, the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus that is necessary in order to make the statements in the Incorporated Documents and any Prospectus as so amended or supplemented, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, as the case may be, not misleading, or so that the Registration Statement, the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus, as so amended or supplemented, will comply with law. Before amending the Registration Statement or supplementing the Incorporated Documents or any Prospectus in connection with the Offering, the Company will furnish the Placement Agent with a copy of such proposed amendment or supplement and will not file any such amendment or supplement to which the Placement Agent reasonably objects.

 

E.          Copies. The Company will furnish the Placement Agent, without charge, during the period beginning on the date hereof and ending on the Closing Date, as many copies of any Prospectus or prospectus supplement and any amendments and supplements thereto, as the Placement Agent may reasonably request.

 

 

 

 

E.          No Manipulation. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to cause or result in, or that has constituted or might reasonably be expected to constitute, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any securities of the Company.

 

SECTION 2.      REPRESENTATIONS OF THE PLACEMENT AGENT. The Placement Agent represents and warrants that it (i) is a member in good standing of FINRA, (ii) is registered as a broker/dealer under the Exchange Act, (iii) is licensed as a broker/dealer under the laws of the United States of America, applicable to the offers and sales of the Securities by the Placement Agent, (iv) is and will be a corporate body validly existing under the laws of its place of incorporation, and (v) has full power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement. The Placement Agent will immediately notify the Company in writing of any change in its status with respect to subsections (i) through (v) above. The Placement Agent covenants that it will use its reasonable best efforts to conduct the Placement hereunder in compliance with the provisions of this Agreement and the requirements of applicable law.

 

SECTION 3.      AGREEMENT TO ACT AS PLACEMENT AGENT; COMPENSATION.

 

A.    On the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements of the Company herein contained, and subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Placement Agent shall be the exclusive placement agent in connection with the offering and sale by the Company of the Securities pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-[ ]) (and including any registration statement prepared and filed by the Company in accordance with Rule 462(b) pursuant to the Securities Act) (the “Registration Statement”), with the terms of such offering (the “Offering”) to be subject to market conditions and negotiations between the Company, the Placement Agent and the prospective Purchasers. The Placement Agent will act on a reasonable best efforts basis and the Company agrees and acknowledges that there is no guarantee of the successful placement of the Securities, or any portion thereof, in the prospective Offering. Under no circumstances will the Placement Agent or any of its “Affiliates” (as defined below) be obligated to underwrite or purchase any of the Securities for its own account or otherwise provide any financing. The Placement Agent shall act solely as the Company’s agent and not as principal. The Placement Agent shall have no authority to bind the Company with respect to any prospective offer to purchase the Securities and the Company shall have the sole right to accept offers to purchase the Securities and may reject any such offer, in whole or in part. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of, the Securities shall be made at the closing (the “Closing” and the date on which the Closing occurs, the “Closing Date”). Unless otherwise requested by a Purchaser, the Closing shall occur via “Delivery Versus Payment” (“DVP”), i.e., on the Closing Date, the Company shall issue the Shares directly to the account designated by the Placement Agent and, upon receipt of such Shares, the Placement Agent shall electronically deliver such Shares to the applicable Purchaser and payment shall be made by the Placement Agent (or its clearing firm) by wire transfer to the Company, and delivery of the (i) Warrants shall be made via The Depository Trust Company Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system for the account of the applicable Purchaser as set forth in the Purchase Agreement, and (ii) Pre-Funded Warrants shall be made to the applicable Purchaser.

 

B.    In consideration of the services to be provided for hereunder, the Company shall pay to the Placement Agent and/or their respective designees a cash fee of seven percent (7.0%) of the aggregate gross proceeds raised from the sale of the Securities at the Closing (the “Cash Fee”). The Cash Fee shall be paid on the Closing Date. The Company shall not be required to pay the Placement Agent any fees or expenses except for the Cash Fee, and the reimbursement of all actual travel and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses up to $15,000 and up to $85,000 for our out-of-pocket legal expenses and clearing agent fees and expenses, with respect to the engagement hereunder. In the event that this Agreement shall terminate prior to the consummation of the Placement, the Placement Agent shall nevertheless still be entitled to reimbursement for its actual expenses on the Termination Date (as defined herein); provided, however, that such expenses shall not exceed $50,000, in the aggregate. The Placement Agent reserves the right to reduce any item of compensation or adjust the terms thereof as specified herein in the event that a determination shall be made by FINRA to the effect that the Placement Agent’s aggregate compensation is in excess of FINRA Rules or that the terms thereof require adjustment.

 

SECTION 4.    INDEMNIFICATION.

 

A.          To the extent permitted by law, with respect to the Securities, the Company will indemnify each Placement Agent and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, members and controlling persons (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act) against all losses, claims, damages, expenses and liabilities, as the same are incurred (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel), relating to or arising out of its activities hereunder or pursuant to this Agreement, except to the extent that any losses, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) are found in a final judgment (not subject to appeal) by a court of law to have resulted primarily and directly from any Placement Agent’s willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence in performing the services described herein.

 

 

 

 

B.          Promptly after receipt by a Placement Agent of notice of any claim or the commencement of any action or proceeding with respect to which such Placement Agent is entitled to indemnity hereunder, the Placement Agent will notify the Company in writing of such claim or of the commencement of such action or proceeding, but failure to so notify the Company shall not relieve the Company from any obligation it may have hereunder, except and only to the extent such failure results in the forfeiture by the Company of substantial rights and defenses. If the Company so elects or is requested by a Placement Agent, the Company will assume the defense of such action or proceeding and will employ counsel reasonably satisfactory to such Placement Agent and will pay the reasonable fees and expenses of such counsel. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, any Placement Agent will be entitled to employ counsel separate from counsel for the Company and from any other party in such action if counsel for the Placement Agent reasonably determines that it would be conflict of interest under the applicable rules of professional responsibility for the same counsel to represent both the Company and the Placement Agent. In such event, the reasonable fees and disbursements of no more than one such separate counsel will be paid by the Company, in addition to fees of local counsel. The Company will have the right to settle the claim or proceeding provided that the Company will not settle any such claim, action or proceeding without the prior written consent of the Placement Agent, which will not be unreasonably withheld. The Company shall not be liable for any settlement of any action effected without its written consent, which will not be unreasonably withheld.

 

C.          The Company agrees to notify the Placement Agent promptly of the assertion against it or any other person of any claim or the commencement of any action or proceeding relating to a transaction contemplated by this Agreement.

 

D.          If for any reason the foregoing indemnity is unavailable to the Placement Agent or insufficient to hold the Placement Agent harmless, then the Company shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by the Placement Agent as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Placement Agent on the other, but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Placement Agent on the other that resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, as well as any relevant equitable considerations. The amounts paid or payable by a party in respect of losses, claims, damages and liabilities referred to above shall be deemed to include any legal or other fees and expenses incurred in defending any litigation, proceeding or other action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions hereof, a Placement Agent’s share of the liability hereunder shall not be in excess of the amount of fees actually received, or to be received, by such Placement Agent under this Agreement (excluding any amounts received as reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Placement Agent).

 

E.          These indemnification provisions shall remain in full force and effect whether or not the transaction contemplated by this Agreement is completed and shall survive the termination of this Agreement, and shall be in addition to any liability that the Company might otherwise have to any indemnified party under this Agreement or otherwise.

 

SECTION 5.      ENGAGEMENT TERM. The Placement Agent’s engagement hereunder will be until the earlier of (i) sixty (60) days and (ii) the Closing Date. The date of termination of this Agreement is referred to herein as the “Termination Date.” In the event, however, in the course of the Placement Agent’s performance of due diligence it deems it necessary to terminate the engagement with respect to itself, such Placement Agent may do so prior to the Termination Date. The Company may elect to terminate the engagement hereunder for any reason prior to the Termination Date but will remain responsible for fees and expenses pursuant to Section 3 hereof and fees with respect to the Securities if sold in the Placement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the provisions concerning the Company’s obligation to pay any fees actually earned pursuant to Section 3 hereof, to pay expenses pursuant to Section 3 hereof, and the provisions concerning confidentiality, indemnification and contribution, and no fiduciary relationship and governing law (including the waiver of the right to trial by jury) contained herein will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement. If this Agreement is terminated prior to the completion of the Placement, all fees and expenses due to the Placement Agent shall be paid by the Company to the Placement Agent on or before the Termination Date (in the event such fees are earned or owed as of the Termination Date). The Placement Agent agrees not to use any confidential information concerning the Company provided to such Placement Agent by the Company for any purposes other than those contemplated under this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 6.      PLACEMENT AGENT’S INFORMATION. The Company agrees that any information or advice rendered by the Placement Agent in connection with this engagement is for the confidential use of the Company only in their evaluation of the Placement and, except as otherwise required by law, the Company will not disclose or otherwise refer to the advice or information in any manner without the Placement Agent’s prior written consent.

 

SECTION 7.      NO FIDUCIARY RELATIONSHIP. This Agreement does not create, and shall not be construed as creating rights enforceable by any person or entity not a party hereto, except those entitled hereto by virtue of the indemnification provisions hereof. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Placement Agent is not and shall not be construed as a fiduciary of the Company and shall have no duties or liabilities to the equity holders or the creditors of the Company or any other person by virtue of this Agreement or the retention of the Placement Agent hereunder, all of which are hereby expressly waived.

 

SECTION 8.      CLOSING. The obligations of the Placement Agent, and the closing of the sale of the Securities hereunder are subject to the accuracy, when made and on the Closing Date, of the representations and warranties on the part of the Company contained herein and in the Purchase Agreement, to the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder and in the Purchase Agreement, and to each of the following additional terms and conditions, except as otherwise disclosed to and acknowledged and waived by the Placement Agent:

 

A.          All corporate proceedings and other legal matters incident to the authorization, form, execution, delivery and validity of each of this Agreement, the Securities, and all other legal matters relating to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby with respect to the Securities shall be reasonably satisfactory in all material respects to the Placement Agent.

 

B.          The Placement Agent shall have received from outside U.S. corporate counsel to the Company and each intellectual property counsel to the Company, each such counsel’s written opinion, addressed to the Placement Agent and dated as of the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Placement Agent.

 

C.          The Placement Agent shall have received customary certificates from one or more of the Company’s executive officers, as to the accuracy of the representations and warranties contained in the Purchase Agreement, and a certificate of the Company’s secretary certifying that (i) the Company’s charter documents are true and complete, have not been modified and are in full force and effect; (ii) that the resolutions of the Company’s Board of Directors relating to the Placement are in full force and effect and have not been modified; and (iii) as to the incumbency of the officers of the Company.

 

D.          The Placement Agent shall have received an executed FINRA questionnaire from each of the Company and the Company’s executive officers, directors and holders of at least ten percent (10%) of the Company’s common stock.

 

E.          The Common Stock shall be registered under the Exchange Act and, as of the Closing Date, the Common Stock shall be listed and admitted and authorized for trading on the Trading Market or other applicable U.S. national exchange and reasonably satisfactory evidence of such action shall have been provided to the Placement Agent. The Company shall have taken no action designed to, or likely to have the effect of terminating the registration of the Common Stock under the Exchange Act or delisting or suspending from trading the Common Stock from the Trading Market or other applicable U.S. national exchange, nor has the Company received any information suggesting that the Commission or the Trading Market or other U.S. applicable national exchange is contemplating terminating such registration or listing.

 

F.           No action shall have been taken and no statute, rule, regulation or order shall have been enacted, adopted or issued by any governmental agency or body which would, as of the Closing Date, prevent the issuance or sale of the Securities or materially and adversely affect or potentially and adversely affect the business or operations of the Company; and no injunction, restraining order or order of any other nature by any federal or state court of competent jurisdiction shall have been issued as of the Closing Date which would prevent the issuance or sale of the Securities or materially and adversely affect or potentially and adversely affect the business or operations of the Company.

 

 

 

 

G.         The Company shall have entered into a Purchase Agreement with each of the several Purchasers of the Securities and such agreements shall be in full force and effect and shall contain representations, warranties and covenants of the Company as agreed upon between the Company and the Purchasers.

 

H.         FINRA shall have raised no objection to the fairness and reasonableness of the terms and arrangements of this Agreement. In addition, the Company shall, if requested by the Placement Agent, make or authorize Placement Agent’s counsel to make on the Company’s behalf, any filing with the FINRA Corporate Financing Department pursuant to FINRA Rule 2710 with respect to the Placement and pay all filing fees required in connection therewith.

 

I.          The Placement Agent shall have received Lock-up Agreements, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Placement Agent, executed by each officer and director of the Company.

 

J.          On the Closing Date, the Company shall have executed and delivered the duly executed warrant agency agreement by and between the Company and the transfer agent, acting as warrant agent.

 

K.         At the pricing of the Offering and the Closing, the Placement Agent shall have received, and the Company shall have caused to be delivered to the Placement Agent, a cold “comfort letter” and a bring-down “comfort letter”, respectively, from the current independent registered public accounting firm of the Company, addressed to the Placement Agent, dated as of the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Placement Agent. The letter shall not disclose any change in the condition (financial or other), earnings, operations, business or prospects of the Company from that set forth in the Incorporated Documents or the applicable Prospectus or prospectus supplement, which, in the Placement Agent’s sole judgment, is material and adverse and that makes it, in the Placement Agent’s sole judgment, impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the Offering of the Securities as contemplated by such Prospectus.

 

L.         On the date of this Agreement and on the Closing Date, the Placement Agent shall have received a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company addressed to the Placement Agent and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Placement Agent and Placement Agent’s counsel.

 

M.        Prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall have furnished to the Placement Agent such further information, certificates and documents as the Placement Agent may reasonably request.

 

If any of the conditions specified in this Section 8 shall not have been fulfilled when and as required by this Agreement, all obligations of the Placement Agent hereunder may be cancelled by the Placement Agent at, or at any time prior to, the Closing Date. Notice of such cancellation shall be given to the Company in writing or orally. Any such oral notice shall be confirmed promptly thereafter in writing.

 

SECTION 9.      GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and to be performed entirely in such State. This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without the prior written consent of the other party. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Any right to trial by jury with respect to any dispute arising under this Agreement or any transaction or conduct in connection herewith is waived. Any dispute arising under this Agreement may be brought into the courts of the State of New York or into the Federal Court located in New York, New York and, by execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company hereby accepts for itself and in respect of its property, generally and unconditionally, the jurisdiction of aforesaid courts. Each party hereto hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by delivering a copy thereof via overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any manner permitted by law. If either party shall commence an action or proceeding to enforce any provisions of this Agreement, then the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be reimbursed by the other party for its attorney’s fees and other costs and expenses incurred with the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 10.     ENTIRE AGREEMENT/MISCELLANEOUS. This Agreement embodies the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, relating to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, such determination will not affect such provision in any other respect or any other provision of this Agreement, which will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement may not be amended or otherwise modified or waived except by an instrument in writing signed by the Placement Agent and the Company. The representations, warranties, agreements and covenants contained herein shall survive the Closing Date of the Placement and delivery of the Securities. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which when taken together shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party, it being understood that both parties need not sign the same counterpart. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or a .pdf format file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or .pdf signature page were an original thereof.

 

SECTION 11.     NOTICES. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is sent to the email address specified on the signature pages attached hereto prior to 6:30 p.m. (New York City time) on a business day, (b) the next business day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is sent to the email address on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a business day or later than 6:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any business day, (c) the third business day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. internationally recognized air courier service, or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as set forth on the signature pages hereto.

 

SECTION 12.     PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS. The Company agrees that the Placement Agent shall, on and after the Closing Date, have the right to reference the Placement and the Placement Agent’s role in connection therewith in the Placement Agent’s marketing materials and on its website and to place advertisements in financial and other newspapers and journals, in each case at its own expense.

 

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Please confirm that the foregoing correctly sets forth our agreement by signing and returning to the Placement Agent the enclosed copy of this Agreement.

 

Very truly yours,  
     
MAXIM GROUP LLC  
     
By:    
  Name:  
  Title:    
         

Accepted and Agreed to as of the date first written above:

 
     
ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION  
     
By:    
  Name: David J. Marguglio  
  Title: President and Chief Operating Officer  
     
  Address for notice:  
  Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation  
  11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300  
  San Diego, CA 92130  
  Attn: David J. Marguglio, President and Chief Operating Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Placement Agency Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation S-1

Exhibit 4.12

 

COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT

 

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

 

Warrant Shares: _______ Issue Date: _______, 2023

 

THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (the “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received, [_______] or its assigns (the “Holder”) is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time on or after July ___, 2023 (the “Initial Exercise Date”) and on or prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on July ___, 2028 (the “Termination Date”), but not thereafter, to subscribe for and purchase from Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), up to _______ shares (as subject to adjustment hereunder, the “Warrant Shares”) of Common Stock. The purchase price of one share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be equal to the Exercise Price, as defined in Section 2(b). This Warrant shall initially be issued and maintained in the form of a security held in book-entry form and the Depository Trust Company or its nominee (“DTC”) shall initially be the sole registered holder of this Warrant, subject to a Holder’s right to elect to receive a Warrant in certificated form pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agency Agreement, in which case this sentence shall not apply.

 

Section 1.         Definitions. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in that certain Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), dated July [___], 2023, among the Company and the purchasers signatory thereto.

 

Section 2.         Exercise.

 

a)       Exercise of Warrant. Exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant may be made, in whole or in part, at any time or times on or after the Initial Exercise Date and on or before the Termination Date by delivery to the Company or the Warrant Agent of a duly executed PDF copy submitted by e-mail (or e-mail attachment) of the Notice of Exercise in the form annexed hereto (the “Notice of Exercise”). Within the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period (as defined in Section 2(d)(i) herein) following the date of exercise as aforesaid, the Holder shall deliver the aggregate Exercise Price for the shares specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise by wire transfer or cashier’s check drawn on a United States bank unless the cashless exercise procedure specified in Section 2(c) below is specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise. No ink-original Notice of Exercise shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Exercise be required. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company or the Warrant Agent until the Holder has purchased all of the Warrant Shares available hereunder and the Warrant has been exercised in full, in which case, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company or the Warrant Agent for cancellation within three (3) Trading Days of the date on which the final Notice of Exercise is delivered to the Company or the Warrant Agent. Partial exercises of this Warrant resulting in purchases of a portion of the total number of Warrant Shares available hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding number of Warrant Shares purchasable hereunder in an amount equal to the applicable number of Warrant Shares purchased as set forth in the applicable Notice(s) of Exercise. The Holder and the Company (or its Warrant Agent) shall maintain records showing the number of Warrant Shares purchased and the date of such purchases. The Company or the Warrant Agent shall deliver any objection to any Notice of Exercise within one (1) Business Day of receipt of such notice. The Holder and any assignee, by acceptance of this Warrant, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following the purchase of a portion of the Warrant Shares hereunder, the number of Warrant Shares available for purchase hereunder at any given time may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.

Notwithstanding the foregoing in this Section 2(a), a holder whose interest in this Warrant is a beneficial interest in certificate(s) representing this Warrant held in book-entry form through DTC (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions), shall effect exercises made pursuant to this Section 2(a) by delivering to DTC (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable) the appropriate instruction form for exercise, complying with the procedures to effect exercise that are required by DTC (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable), subject to a Holder’s right to elect to receive a Definitive Certificate (as defined in the Warrant Agency Agreement) pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agency Agreement, in which case this sentence shall not apply.

 

 

 

 

b)            Exercise Price. The exercise price per share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be $[___], subject to adjustment hereunder (the “Exercise Price”).

 

c)            Cashless Exercise. If at the time of exercise hereof there is no effective registration statement registering the resale of the Warrant Shares by, or the prospectus contained therein is not available for the resale of the Warrant Shares by, the Holder, then this Warrant may also be exercised, in whole or in part, at such time by means of a “cashless exercise” in which the Holder shall be entitled to receive a number of Warrant Shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing [(A-B) (X)] by (A), where:

 

(A) = as applicable: (i) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is (1) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a day that is not a Trading Day or (2) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a Trading Day prior to the opening of “regular trading hours” (as defined in Rule 600(b) of Regulation NMS promulgated under the federal securities laws) on such Trading Day, (ii) at the option of the Holder, either (y) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise or (z) the Bid Price of the Common Stock on the principal Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg L.P. (“Bloomberg”) as of the time of the Holder’s execution of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is executed during “regular trading hours” on a Trading Day and is delivered within two (2) hours thereafter (including until two (2) hours after the close of “regular trading hours” on a Trading Day) pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof or (iii) the VWAP on the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if the date of such Notice of Exercise is a Trading Day and such Notice of Exercise is both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof after the close of “regular trading hours” on such Trading Day;

  

(B) = the Exercise Price of this Warrant, as adjusted hereunder; and

 

(X) = the number of Warrant Shares that would be issuable upon exercise of this Warrant in accordance with the terms of this Warrant if such exercise were by means of a cash exercise rather than a cashless exercise.

 

If Warrant Shares are issued in such a cashless exercise, the parties acknowledge and agree that in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, the holding period of the Warrant Shares being issued may be tacked on to the holding period of this Warrant. The Company agrees not to take any position contrary to this Section 2(c), except to the extent required by applicable law, rules, or regulations.

 

Bid Price” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the bid price of the Common Stock for the time in question (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b)  if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported on The Pink Open Market (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.

 

 

 

 

Trading Day” means any day on which the Trading Market is open for trading, including any day on which the Trading Market is open for trading for a period of time less than the customary time.

 

VWAP” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b)  if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported on The Pink Open Market (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the amount determined pursuant to subparagraph “(A)” above is higher than the Exercise Price, then, on the Termination Date, this Warrant shall be automatically exercised via cashless exercise pursuant to this Section 2(c).

 

  d) Mechanics of Exercise.

 

i.            Delivery of Warrant Shares Upon Exercise. The Company shall cause the Warrant Shares purchased hereunder to be transmitted by the Transfer Agent to the Holder by crediting the account of the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with The Depository Trust Company through its Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system (“DWAC”) if the Company is then a participant in such system and either (A) there is an effective registration statement permitting the issuance of the Warrant Shares to or resale of the Warrant Shares by the Holder or (B) this Warrant is being exercised via cashless exercise, and otherwise by physical delivery of a certificate, registered in the Company’s share register in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of Warrant Shares to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise to the address specified by the Holder in the Notice of Exercise by the date that is the earliest of (i) two (2) Trading Days after the delivery to the Company or the Warrant Agent of the Notice of Exercise, (ii) one (1) Trading Day after delivery of the aggregate Exercise Price to the Company and (iii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period after the delivery to the Company or the Warrant Agent of the Notice of Exercise (such date, the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”). Upon delivery of the Notice of Exercise, the Holder shall be deemed for all corporate purposes to have become the holder of record of the Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant has been exercised, irrespective of the date of delivery of the Warrant Shares, provided that payment of the aggregate Exercise Price (other than in the case of a cashless exercise) is received within the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period following delivery of the Notice of Exercise. If the Company fails for any reason to deliver or cause the delivery to the Holder the Warrant Shares subject to a Notice of Exercise by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of Warrant Shares subject to such exercise (based on the VWAP of the Common Stock on the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise), $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day on the third Trading Day after the Warrant Share Delivery Date) for each Trading Day after such Warrant Share Delivery Date until such Warrant Shares are delivered or Holder rescinds such exercise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Warrant Agent under the Warrant Agency Agreement shall not, in any event, be subject to, or responsible for, liquidated damages as contemplated by this Section 2(d)(i). The Company agrees to maintain a transfer agent that is a participant in the FAST program so long as this Warrant remains outstanding and exercisable. As used herein, “Standard Settlement Period” means the standard settlement period, expressed in a number of Trading Days, on the Company’s primary Trading Market with respect to the Common Stock as in effect on the date of delivery of the Notice of Exercise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Notice(s) of Exercise delivered on or prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Initial Exercise Date, which may be delivered at any time after the time of execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company agrees to deliver the Warrant Shares subject to such notice(s) by 4:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Initial Exercise Date and the Initial Exercise Date shall be the Warrant Share Delivery Date for purposes hereunder, provided that payment of the aggregate Exercise Price (other than in the case of a cashless exercise) is received by such Warrant Share Delivery Date.

 

 

 

 

ii.            Delivery of New Warrants Upon Exercise. If this Warrant shall have been exercised in part, the Company shall, at the request of a Holder and upon surrender of this Warrant certificate, at the time of delivery of the Warrant Shares, deliver to the Holder a new Warrant evidencing the rights of the Holder to purchase the unpurchased Warrant Shares called for by this Warrant, which new Warrant shall in all other respects be identical with this Warrant.

 

iii.            Rescission Rights. If the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Holder the Warrant Shares pursuant to Section 2(d)(i) by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, then the Holder will have the right to rescind such exercise.

 

iv.            Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Warrant Shares Upon Exercise. In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Holder the Warrant Shares in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(d)(i) above pursuant to an exercise on or before the Warrant Share Delivery Date, and if after such date the Holder is required by its broker to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise) or the Holder’s brokerage firm otherwise purchases, shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of the Warrant Shares which the Holder anticipated receiving upon such exercise (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (A) pay in cash to the Holder the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the amount obtained by multiplying (1) the number of Warrant Shares that the Company was required to deliver to the Holder in connection with the exercise at issue times (2) the price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed, and (B) at the option of the Holder, either reinstate the portion of the Warrant and equivalent number of Warrant Shares for which such exercise was not honored (in which case such exercise shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock that would have been issued had the Company timely complied with its exercise and delivery obligations hereunder. For example, if the Holder purchases Common Stock having a total purchase price of $11,000 to cover a Buy-In with respect to an attempted exercise of shares of Common Stock with an aggregate sale price giving rise to such purchase obligation of $10,000, under clause (A) of the immediately preceding sentence the Company shall be required to pay the Holder $1,000. The Holder shall provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Buy-In and, upon request of the Company, evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue any other remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver shares of Common Stock upon exercise of the Warrant as required pursuant to the terms hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Warrant Agent under the Warrant Agency Agreement shall not, in any event, be subject to, or responsible for, Buy-In penalties contemplated by this Section 2(d)(iv).

 

 

 

 

v.            No Fractional Shares or Scrip. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant. As to any fraction of a share which the Holder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such exercise, the Company shall, at its election, either pay a cash adjustment in respect of such final fraction in an amount equal to such fraction multiplied by the Exercise Price or round up to the next whole share.

 

vi.            Charges, Taxes and Expenses. Issuance of Warrant Shares shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issue or transfer tax or other incidental expense in respect of the issuance of such Warrant Shares, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company, and such Warrant Shares shall be issued in the name of the Holder or in such name or names as may be directed by the Holder; providedhowever, that, in the event that Warrant Shares are to be issued in a name other than the name of the Holder, this Warrant when surrendered for exercise shall be accompanied by the Assignment Form attached hereto duly executed by the Holder and the Company may require, as a condition thereto, the payment of a sum sufficient to reimburse it for any transfer tax incidental thereto. The Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees required for processing of any Notice of Exercise and all fees to the Depository Trust Company (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions) required for electronic delivery of the Warrant Shares.

 

vii.            Closing of Books. The Company will not close its stockholder books or records in any manner which prevents the timely exercise of this Warrant, pursuant to the terms hereof.

  

  e) Holder’s Exercise Limitations. The Company shall not effect any exercise of this Warrant, and a Holder shall not have the right to exercise any portion of this Warrant, pursuant to Section 2 or otherwise, to the extent that after giving effect to such issuance after exercise as set forth on the applicable Notice of Exercise, the Holder (together with the Holder’s Affiliates, and any other Persons acting as a group together with the Holder or any of the Holder’s Affiliates (such Persons, “Attribution Parties”)), would beneficially own in excess of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation (as defined below).  For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its Affiliates and Attribution Parties shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock which would be issuable upon (i) exercise of the remaining, nonexercised portion of this Warrant beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or nonconverted portion of any other securities of the Company (including, without limitation, any other Common Stock Equivalents) subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties.  Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this Section 2(e), beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, it being acknowledged by the Holder that the Company is not representing to the Holder that such calculation is in compliance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the Holder is solely responsible for any schedules required to be filed in accordance therewith. To the extent that the limitation contained in this Section 2(e) applies, the determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates and Attribution Parties) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable shall be in the sole discretion of the Holder, and the submission of a Notice of Exercise shall be deemed to be the Holder’s determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates and Attribution Parties) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable, in each case subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, the Company shall have no obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination, and a submission of a Notice of Exercise shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Holder of the foregoing determination. In addition, a determination as to any group status as contemplated above shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. For purposes of this Section 2(e), in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, a Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as reflected in (A) the Company’s most recent periodic or annual report filed with the Commission, as the case may be, (B) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (C) a more recent written notice by the Company or the Transfer Agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding.  Upon the written or oral request of a Holder, the Company shall within one Trading Day confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding.  In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the conversion or exercise of securities of the Company, including this Warrant, by the Holder or its Affiliates or Attribution Parties since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported. The “Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall be 4.99% (or, upon election by a Holder prior to the issuance of any Warrants, 9.99%) of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant. The Holder, upon notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 2(e), provided that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation shall in no event ever exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon exercise of this Warrant held by the Holder and the provisions of this Section 2(e) shall continue to apply. Any increase in the Beneficial Ownership Limitation will not be effective until the 61st day after such notice is delivered to the Company. The provisions of this paragraph shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 2(e) to correct this paragraph (or any portion hereof) which may be defective or inconsistent with the intended Beneficial Ownership Limitation herein contained or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation. The limitations contained in this paragraph shall apply to a successor holder of this Warrant.

  

 

 

 

Section 3.              Certain Adjustments.

 

a)            Stock Dividends and Splits. If the Company, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding: (i) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions on shares of its Common Stock or any other equity or equity equivalent securities payable in shares of Common Stock (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon exercise of this Warrant), (ii) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, (iii) combines (including by way of reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (iv) issues by reclassification of shares of the Common Stock any shares of capital stock of the Company, then in each case the Exercise Price shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding treasury shares, if any) outstanding immediately before such event and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event, and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be proportionately adjusted such that the aggregate Exercise Price of this Warrant shall remain unchanged. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section 3(a) shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification.

 

b)            Reserved.

 

c)            Subsequent Rights Offerings. In addition to any adjustments pursuant to Section 3(a) above, if at any time the Company grants, issues or sells any Common Stock Equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Holder will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the Holder could have acquired if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (providedhowever, that, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of Common Stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

 

 

 

d)            Pro Rata Distributions. During such time as this Warrant is outstanding, if the Company shall declare or make any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Warrant, then, in each such case, the Holder shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the Holder would have participated therein if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the participation in such Distribution (providedhowever, that, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Distribution would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Distribution to such extent (or in the beneficial ownership of any shares of Common Stock as a result of such Distribution to such extent) and the portion of such Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation). To the extent that this Warrant has not been partially or completely exercised at the time of such Distribution, such portion of the Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until the Holder has exercised this Warrant.

 

 

 

  

e)            Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (i) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person pursuant to which (A) shares of Common Stock held by the Company’ stockholders immediately before such merger or consolidation are converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property or (B) the Company’s stockholders immediately before the consummation of such merger or consolidation do not hold, immediately after the consummation of such transaction, more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (ii) the Company or any Subsidiary, directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and all of its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding Common Stock, (iv) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, or (v) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions, other than in a transaction or transactions primarily for the purpose of financing, consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off, merger or scheme of arrangement) with another Person or group of Persons whereby such other Person or group acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other Person or other Persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other Persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Warrant Share that would have been issuable upon such exercise immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction, at the option of the Holder (without regard to any limitation in Section 2(e) on the exercise of this Warrant), the number of shares of Common Stock of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Company, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 2(e) on the exercise of this Warrant). For purposes of any such exercise, the determination of the Exercise Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Exercise Price among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any exercise of this Warrant following such Fundamental Transaction. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in the event of a Fundamental Transaction, the Company or any Successor Entity (as defined below) shall, at the Holder’s option, exercisable at any time concurrently with, or within 30 days after, the consummation of the Fundamental Transaction (or, if later, the date of the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction), purchase this Warrant from the Holder by paying to the Holder an amount of cash equal to the Black Scholes Value (as defined below) of the remaining unexercised portion of this Warrant on the date of the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction; providedhowever, that, if the Fundamental Transaction is not within the Company’s control, including not approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, Holder shall only be entitled to receive from the Company or any Successor Entity the same type or form of consideration (and in the same proportion), at the Black Scholes Value of the unexercised portion of this Warrant, that is being offered and paid to the holders of Common Stock of the Company in connection with the Fundamental Transaction, whether that consideration be in the form of cash, stock or any combination thereof, or whether the holders of Common Stock are given the choice to receive from among alternative forms of consideration in connection with the Fundamental Transaction; providedfurther, that if holders of Common Stock of the Company are not offered or paid any consideration in such Fundamental Transaction, such holders of Common Stock will be deemed to have received common stock of the Successor Entity (which Entity may be the Company following such Fundamental Transaction) in such Fundamental Transaction. “Black Scholes Value” means the value of this Warrant based on the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model obtained from the “OV” function on Bloomberg determined as of the day of consummation of the applicable Fundamental Transaction for pricing purposes and reflecting (A) a risk-free interest rate corresponding to the U.S. Treasury rate for a period equal to the time between the date of the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction and the Termination Date, (B) an expected volatility equal to the greater of 100% and the 100 day volatility obtained from the HVT function on Bloomberg (determined utilizing a 365 day annualization factor) as of the Trading Day immediately following the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction, (C) the underlying price per share used in such calculation shall be the greater of (i) the sum of the price per share being offered in cash, if any, plus the value of any non-cash consideration, if any, being offered in such Fundamental Transaction and (ii) the highest VWAP during the period beginning on the Trading Day immediately preceding the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction (or the consummation of the applicable Fundamental Transaction, if earlier) and ending on the Trading Day of the Holder’s request pursuant to this Section 3(e) and (D) a remaining option time equal to the time between the date of the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction and the Termination Date and (E) a zero cost of borrow. The payment of the Black Scholes Value will be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds (or such other consideration) within the later of (i) five Business Days of the Holder’s election and (ii) the date of consummation of the Fundamental Transaction. The Company shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Company is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents in accordance with the provisions of this Section 3(e) pursuant to written agreements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and approved by the Holder (without unreasonable delay) prior to such Fundamental Transaction and shall, at the option of the Holder, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Warrant a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Warrant which is exercisable for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity) equivalent to the shares of Common Stock acquirable and receivable upon exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on the exercise of this Warrant) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with an exercise price which applies the exercise price hereunder to such shares of capital stock (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such exercise price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Warrant immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction), and which is reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Holder. Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction, the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Company and shall assume all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein. A determination as to any group for purposes of this paragraph shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

 

 

  

f)            Calculations. All calculations under this Section 3 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 3, the number of shares of Common Stock deemed to be issued and outstanding as of a given date shall be the sum of the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding treasury shares, if any) issued and outstanding.

 

g)            Notice to Holder.

 

i.            Adjustment to Exercise Price. Whenever the Exercise Price is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 3, the Company shall promptly deliver to the Holder by email a notice setting forth the Exercise Price after such adjustment and any resulting adjustment to the number of Warrant Shares and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

 

ii.            Notice to Allow Exercise by Holder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Company shall be required in connection with any reclassification of the Common Stock, any consolidation or merger to which the Company (or any of its Subsidiaries) is a party pursuant to which that holders of the Common Stock of record will be entitled to exchange their shares of Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such consolidation or merger, sale, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property, or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be delivered by email to the Holder at its last email address as it shall appear upon the Warrant Register of the Company or the Warrant Agent, at least 20 calendar days prior to the anticipated applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the anticipated date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date (if known) on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange; provided that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein or in the delivery thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided in this Warrant constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of the Subsidiaries as determined by the Company in consultation with Company Counsel, the Company shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Holder shall remain entitled to exercise this Warrant during the period commencing on the date of such notice to the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.

 

 

 

 

Section 4.              Transfer of Warrant.

 

a)            Transferability. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws and the conditions set forth in Section 4(d) hereof and to the provisions of Section 4.1 of the Purchase Agreement, this Warrant and all rights hereunder (including, without limitation, any registration rights) are transferable, in whole or in part, upon surrender of this Warrant at the principal office of the Company or its designated agent, together with a written assignment of this Warrant substantially in the form attached hereto duly executed by the Holder or its agent or attorney and funds sufficient to pay any transfer taxes payable upon the making of such transfer. Upon such surrender and, if required, such payment, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in the name of the assignee or assignees, as applicable, and in the denomination or denominations specified in such instrument of assignment, and shall issue to the assignor a new Warrant evidencing the portion of this Warrant not so assigned, and this Warrant shall promptly be cancelled. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company unless the Holder has assigned this Warrant in full, in which case, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company within three (3) Trading Days of the date on which the Holder delivers an assignment form to the Company assigning this Warrant in full. The Warrant, if properly assigned in accordance herewith, may be exercised by a new holder for the purchase of Warrant Shares without having a new Warrant issued.

 

b)            New Warrants. If this Warrant is not held in global form through DTC (or any successor depositary) this Warrant may be divided or combined with other Warrants upon presentation hereof at the aforesaid office of the Company, together with a written notice specifying the names and denominations in which new Warrants are to be issued, signed by the Holder or its agent or attorney. Subject to compliance with Section 4(a), as to any transfer which may be involved in such division or combination, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in exchange for the Warrant or Warrants to be divided or combined in accordance with such notice. All Warrants issued on transfers or exchanges shall be dated the initial issuance date of this Warrant and shall be identical with this Warrant except as to the number of Warrant Shares issuable pursuant thereto.

 

c)            Warrant Register. The Warrant Agent (or, in the event a Holder elects to receive a Definitive Certificate, the Company) shall register this Warrant, upon records to be maintained by the Warrant Agent (or, in the event a Holder elects to receive a Definitive Certificate, the Company) for that purpose (the “Warrant Register”), in the name of the record Holder hereof from time to time. The Company and the Warrant Agent may deem and treat the registered Holder of this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of any exercise hereof or any distribution to the Holder, and for all other purposes, absent actual notice to the contrary.

 

d)            Transfer Restrictions. If, at the time of the surrender of this Warrant in connection with any transfer of this Warrant, the transfer of this Warrant shall not be either (i) registered pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and under applicable state securities or blue sky laws or (ii) eligible for resale without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions or current public information requirements pursuant to Rule 144, the Company may require, as a condition of allowing such transfer, that the Holder or transferee of this Warrant, as the case may be, comply with the provisions of Section 5.7 of the Purchase Agreement.

 

Section 5.             Miscellaneous.

 

a)            No Rights as Stockholder Until Exercise; No Settlement in Cash. This Warrant does not entitle the Holder to any voting rights, dividends or other rights as a stockholder of the Company prior to the exercise hereof as set forth in Section 2(d)(i), except as expressly set forth in Section 3. Without limiting any rights of a Holder to receive Warrant Shares on a “cashless exercise” pursuant to Section 2(c) or to receive cash payments pursuant to Section 2(d)(i) and Section 2(d)(iv) herein, in no event shall the Company be required to net cash settle an exercise of this Warrant.

 

 

 

 

b)            Loss, Theft, Destruction or Mutilation of Warrant. The Company covenants that upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant or any stock certificate relating to the Warrant Shares, and in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to it (which, in the case of the Warrant, shall not include the posting of any bond), and upon surrender and cancellation of such Warrant or stock certificate, if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant or stock certificate of like tenor and dated as of such cancellation, in lieu of such Warrant or stock certificate.

 

c)            Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, etc. If the last or appointed day for the taking of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall not be a Trading Day, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding Trading Day.

 

d)            Authorized Shares.

 

The Company covenants that, during the period the Warrant is outstanding, it will reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock a sufficient number of shares to provide for the issuance of the Warrant Shares upon the exercise of any purchase rights under this Warrant. The Company further covenants that its issuance of this Warrant shall constitute full authority to its officers who are charged with the duty of issuing the necessary Warrant Shares upon the exercise of the purchase rights under this Warrant. The Company will take all such reasonable action as may be necessary to assure that such Warrant Shares may be issued as provided herein without violation of any applicable law or regulation, or of any requirements of the Trading Market upon which the Common Stock may be listed. The Company covenants that all Warrant Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant will, upon exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant and payment for such Warrant Shares in accordance herewith, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges created by the Company in respect of the issue thereof (other than taxes in respect of any transfer occurring contemporaneously with such issue).

  

Except and to the extent as waived or consented to by the Holder, the Company shall not by any action, including, without limitation, amending its certificate of incorporation or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all such terms and in the taking of all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to protect the rights of Holder as set forth in this Warrant against impairment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company will (i) not increase the par value of any Warrant Shares above the amount payable therefor upon such exercise immediately prior to such increase in par value, (ii) take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable Warrant Shares upon the exercise of this Warrant and (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain all such authorizations, exemptions or consents from any public regulatory body having jurisdiction thereof, as may be, necessary to enable the Company to perform its obligations under this Warrant.

 

Before taking any action which would result in an adjustment in the number of Warrant Shares for which this Warrant is exercisable or in the Exercise Price, the Company shall obtain all such authorizations or exemptions thereof, or consents thereto, as may be necessary from any public regulatory body or bodies having jurisdiction thereof.

 

e)            Jurisdiction. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Warrant shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Purchase Agreement.

 

f)            Restrictions. The Holder acknowledges that the Warrant Shares acquired upon the exercise of this Warrant, if not registered, and the Holder does not utilize cashless exercise, will have restrictions upon resale imposed by state and federal securities laws.

 

 

 

 

g)            Nonwaiver and Expenses. No course of dealing or any delay or failure to exercise any right hereunder on the part of Holder shall operate as a waiver of such right or otherwise prejudice the Holder’s rights, powers or remedies. Without limiting any other provision of this Warrant or the Purchase Agreement, if the Company willfully and knowingly fails to comply with any provision of this Warrant, which results in any material damages to the Holder, the Company shall pay to the Holder such amounts as shall be sufficient to cover any costs and expenses including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, including those of appellate proceedings, incurred by the Holder in collecting any amounts due pursuant hereto or in otherwise enforcing any of its rights, powers or remedies hereunder.

 

h)            Notices. Any notice, request or other document required or permitted to be given or delivered to the Holder by the Company shall be delivered in accordance with the notice provisions of the Purchase Agreement.

  

i)            Limitation of Liability. No provision hereof, in the absence of any affirmative action by the Holder to exercise this Warrant to purchase Warrant Shares, and no enumeration herein of the rights or privileges of the Holder, shall give rise to any liability of the Holder for the purchase price of any Common Stock or as a stockholder of the Company, whether such liability is asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company.

 

j)            Remedies. The Holder, in addition to being entitled to exercise all rights granted by law, including recovery of damages, will be entitled to specific performance of its rights under this Warrant. The Company agrees that monetary damages would not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of a breach by it of the provisions of this Warrant and hereby agrees to waive and not to assert the defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate.

 

k)            Successors and Assigns. Subject to applicable securities laws, this Warrant and the rights and obligations evidenced hereby shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and permitted assigns of the Company and the successors and permitted assigns of Holder. The provisions of this Warrant are intended to be for the benefit of any Holder from time to time of this Warrant and shall be enforceable by the Holder or holder of Warrant Shares.

 

l)            Amendment. This Warrant may be modified or amended or the provisions hereof waived with the written consent of the Company and the Holder.

 

m)            Severability. Wherever possible, each provision of this Warrant shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Warrant shall be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provisions or the remaining provisions of this Warrant.

 

n)            Headings. The headings used in this Warrant are for the convenience of reference only and shall not, for any purpose, be deemed a part of this Warrant.

 

o)            Warrant Agency Agreement. If this Warrant is held in global form through DTC (or any successor depositary), this Warrant is issued subject to the Warrant Agency Agreement. To the extent any provision of this Warrant conflicts with the express provisions of the Warrant Agency Agreement, the provisions of this Warrant shall govern and be controlling.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed by its officer thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above indicated.

 

  ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
   
  By:  
    Name: David J. Marguglio
    Title: President & Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF EXERCISE

 

TO:      ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

 

(1)   The undersigned hereby elects to purchase ________ Warrant Shares of the Company pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant (only if exercised in full), and tenders herewith payment of the exercise price in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

 

(2)   Payment shall take the form of (check applicable box):

 

[  ] in lawful money of the United States; or

 

[  ] if permitted the cancellation of such number of Warrant Shares as is necessary, in accordance with the formula set forth in subsection 2(c), to exercise this Warrant with respect to the maximum number of Warrant Shares purchasable pursuant to the cashless exercise procedure set forth in subsection 2(c).

 

(3)   Please issue said Warrant Shares in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:

 

_______________________________

 

The Warrant Shares shall be delivered to the following DWAC Account Number:

 

_______________________________

 

_______________________________

 

_______________________________

 

 

 

  

ASSIGNMENT FORM

 

(To assign the foregoing Warrant, execute this form and supply required information. Do not use this form to purchase shares.)

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the foregoing Warrant and all rights evidenced thereby are hereby assigned to

 

Name:  
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Address:  
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Phone Number:  
   
Email Address:  
   
Dated: _______________ __, ______  
   
Holder’s Signature:      
   
Holder’s Address:      

 

 

 

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation S-1

Exhibit 4.13

 

PRE-FUNDED COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT

 

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

 

Warrant Shares: _______ Initial Exercise Date: July __, 2023

 

THIS PRE-FUNDED COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (the “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received, _____________ or its assigns (the “Holder”) is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time on or after the date hereof (the “Initial Exercise Date”) until this Warrant is exercised in full (the “Termination Date”) but not thereafter, to subscribe for and purchase from Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a corporation incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware (the “Company”), up to ______ shares (as subject to adjustment hereunder, the “Warrant Shares”) of Common Stock. The purchase price of one share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be equal to the Exercise Price, as defined in Section 2(b).

 

Section 1.       Definitions. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in that certain Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), dated July [__], 2023, among the Company and the purchasers signatory thereto.

 

Section 2.        Exercise.

 

a) Exercise of Warrant. Subject to the provisions hereof, exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant may be made, in whole or in part, at any time or times on or after the Initial Exercise Date and on or before the Termination Date by delivery to the Company of a duly executed PDF copy submitted by e-mail (or e-mail attachment) of the Notice of Exercise in the form annexed hereto (the “Notice of Exercise”). Within the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period (as defined in Section 2(d)(i) herein) following the date of exercise as aforesaid, the Holder shall deliver the aggregate Exercise Price for the shares specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise by wire transfer or cashier’s check drawn on a United States bank unless the cashless exercise procedure specified in Section 2(c) below is specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise. No ink-original Notice of Exercise shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Exercise be required. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company until the Holder has purchased all of the Warrant Shares available hereunder and the Warrant has been exercised in full, in which case, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company for cancellation within three (3) Trading Days of the date on which the final Notice of Exercise is delivered to the Company. Partial exercises of this Warrant resulting in purchases of a portion of the total number of Warrant Shares available hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding number of Warrant Shares purchasable hereunder in an amount equal to the applicable number of Warrant Shares purchased. The Holder and the Company shall maintain records showing the number of Warrant Shares purchased and the date of such purchases. The Company shall deliver any objection to any Notice of Exercise within one (1) Business Day of receipt of such notice. The Holder and any assignee, by acceptance of this Warrant, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following the purchase of a portion of the Warrant Shares hereunder, the number of Warrant Shares available for purchase hereunder at any given time may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.

 

b) Exercise Price. The aggregate exercise price of this Warrant, except for a nominal exercise price of $0.0001 per Warrant Share, was pre-funded to the Company on or prior to the Initial Exercise Date and, consequently, no additional consideration (other than the nominal exercise price of $0.0001 per Warrant Share) shall be required to be paid by the Holder to any Person to effect any exercise of this Warrant. The Holder shall not be entitled to the return or refund of all, or any portion, of such pre-paid aggregate exercise price under any circumstance or for any reason whatsoever, including in the event this Warrant shall not have been exercised prior to the Termination Date. The remaining unpaid exercise price per share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be $0.0001, subject to adjustment hereunder (the “Exercise Price”).

 

 

 

 

c) Cashless Exercise. This Warrant may also be exercised, in whole or in part, at such time by means of a “cashless exercise” in which the Holder shall be entitled to receive a number of Warrant Shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing [(A-B) (X)] by (A), where:

 

(A) = as applicable: (i) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is (1) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a day that is not a Trading Day or (2) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a Trading Day prior to the opening of “regular trading hours” (as defined in Rule 600(b) of Regulation NMS promulgated under the federal securities laws) on such Trading Day, (ii) at the option of the Holder, either (y) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise or (z) the Bid Price of the Common Stock on the principal Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg L.P. (“Bloomberg”) as of the time of the Holder’s execution of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is executed during “regular trading hours” on a Trading Day and is delivered within two (2) hours thereafter (including until two (2) hours after the close of “regular trading hours” on a Trading Day) pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof or (iii) the VWAP on the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if the date of such Notice of Exercise is a Trading Day and such Notice of Exercise is both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof after the close of “regular trading hours” on such Trading Day;

 

(B) = the Exercise Price of this Warrant, as adjusted hereunder; and

 

(X) = the number of Warrant Shares that would be issuable upon exercise of this Warrant in accordance with the terms of this Warrant if such exercise were by means of a cash exercise rather than a cashless exercise.

 

If Warrant Shares are issued in such a cashless exercise, the parties acknowledge and agree that in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, the Warrant Shares shall take on the registered characteristics of the Warrants being exercised. The Company agrees not to take any position contrary to this Section 2(c).

 

Bid Price” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the bid price of the Common Stock for the time in question (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b)  if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported on The Pink Open Market (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.

 

VWAP” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b)  if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported on The Pink Open Market (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.

 

 

 

 

d) Mechanics of Exercise.

 

i. Delivery of Warrant Shares Upon Exercise. The Company shall cause the Warrant Shares purchased hereunder to be transmitted by the Transfer Agent to the Holder by crediting the account of the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with The Depository Trust Company through its Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system (“DWAC”) if the Company is then a participant in such system and either (A) there is an effective registration statement permitting the issuance of the Warrant Shares to or resale of the Warrant Shares by the Holder or (B) this Warrant is being exercised via cashless exercise, and otherwise by physical delivery of a certificate, registered in the Company’s share register in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of Warrant Shares to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise to the address specified by the Holder in the Notice of Exercise by the date that is the earliest of (i) two (2) Trading Days after the delivery to the Company of the Notice of Exercise, (ii) one (1) Trading Day after delivery of the aggregate Exercise Price to the Company and (iii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period after the delivery to the Company of the Notice of Exercise (such date, the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”). Upon delivery of the Notice of Exercise, the Holder shall be deemed for all corporate purposes to have become the holder of record of the Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant has been exercised, irrespective of the date of delivery of the Warrant Shares, provided that payment of the aggregate Exercise Price (other than in the case of a cashless exercise) is received within the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period following delivery of the Notice of Exercise. If the Company fails for any reason to deliver or cause the delivery to the Holder the Warrant Shares subject to a Notice of Exercise by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of Warrant Shares subject to such exercise (based on the VWAP of the Common Stock on the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise), $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day on the third Trading Day after the Warrant Share Delivery Date) for each Trading Day after such Warrant Share Delivery Date until such Warrant Shares are delivered or Holder rescinds such exercise. The Company agrees to maintain a transfer agent that is a participant in the FAST program so long as this Warrant remains outstanding and exercisable. As used herein, “Standard Settlement Period” means the standard settlement period, expressed in a number of Trading Days, on the Company’s primary Trading Market with respect to the Common Stock as in effect on the date of delivery of the Notice of Exercise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Notice(s) of Exercise delivered on or prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Initial Exercise Date, which may be delivered at any time after the time of execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company agrees to deliver the Warrant Shares subject to such notice(s) by 4:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Initial Exercise Date and the Initial Exercise Date shall be the Warrant Share Delivery Date for purposes hereunder, provided that payment of the aggregate Exercise Price (other than in the case of a cashless exercise) is received by such Warrant Share Delivery Date. 

 

ii. Delivery of New Warrants Upon Exercise. If this Warrant shall have been exercised in part, the Company shall, at the request of a Holder and upon surrender of this Warrant certificate, at the time of delivery of the Warrant Shares, deliver to the Holder a new Warrant evidencing the rights of the Holder to purchase the unpurchased Warrant Shares called for by this Warrant, which new Warrant shall in all other respects be identical with this Warrant.

 

 

 

 

iii. Rescission Rights. If the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Holder the Warrant Shares pursuant to Section 2(d)(i) by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, then the Holder will have the right to rescind such exercise.

 

iv. Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Warrant Shares Upon Exercise. In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Holder the Warrant Shares in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(d)(i) above pursuant to an exercise on or before the Warrant Share Delivery Date, and if after such date the Holder is required by its broker to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise) or the Holder’s brokerage firm otherwise purchases, shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of the Warrant Shares which the Holder anticipated receiving upon such exercise (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (A) pay in cash to the Holder the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the amount obtained by multiplying (1) the number of Warrant Shares that the Company was required to deliver to the Holder in connection with the exercise at issue times (2) the price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed, and (B) at the option of the Holder, either reinstate the portion of the Warrant and equivalent number of Warrant Shares for which such exercise was not honored (in which case such exercise shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock that would have been issued had the Company timely complied with its exercise and delivery obligations hereunder. For example, if the Holder purchases Common Stock having a total purchase price of $11,000 to cover a Buy-In with respect to an attempted exercise of shares of Common Stock with an aggregate sale price giving rise to such purchase obligation of $10,000, under clause (A) of the immediately preceding sentence the Company shall be required to pay the Holder $1,000. The Holder shall provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Buy-In and, upon request of the Company, evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue any other remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver shares of Common Stock upon exercise of the Warrant as required pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

v. No Fractional Shares or Scrip. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant. As to any fraction of a share which the Holder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such exercise, the Company shall, at its election, either pay a cash adjustment in respect of such final fraction in an amount equal to such fraction multiplied by the Exercise Price or round up to the next whole share.

 

vi. Charges, Taxes and Expenses. Issuance of Warrant Shares shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issue or transfer tax or other incidental expense in respect of the issuance of such Warrant Shares, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company, and such Warrant Shares shall be issued in the name of the Holder or in such name or names as may be directed by the Holder; providedhowever, that, in the event that Warrant Shares are to be issued in a name other than the name of the Holder, this Warrant when surrendered for exercise shall be accompanied by the Assignment Form attached hereto duly executed by the Holder and the Company may require, as a condition thereto, the payment of a sum sufficient to reimburse it for any transfer tax incidental thereto. The Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees required for processing of any Notice of Exercise and all fees to the Depository Trust Company (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions) required for electronic delivery of the Warrant Shares.

 

 

 

 

vii. Closing of Books. The Company will not close its stockholder books or records in any manner which prevents the timely exercise of this Warrant, pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

e) Holder’s Exercise Limitations. The Company shall not effect any exercise of this Warrant, and a Holder shall not have the right to exercise any portion of this Warrant, pursuant to Section 2 or otherwise, to the extent that after giving effect to such issuance after exercise as set forth on the applicable Notice of Exercise, the Holder (together with the Holder’s Affiliates, and any other Persons acting as a group together with the Holder or any of the Holder’s Affiliates (such Persons, “Attribution Parties”)), would beneficially own in excess of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation (as defined below). For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its Affiliates and Attribution Parties shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock which would be issuable upon (i) exercise of the remaining, nonexercised portion of this Warrant beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or nonconverted portion of any other securities of the Company (including, without limitation, any other Common Stock Equivalents) subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this Section 2(e), beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, it being acknowledged by the Holder that the Company is not representing to the Holder that such calculation is in compliance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the Holder is solely responsible for any schedules required to be filed in accordance therewith. To the extent that the limitation contained in this Section 2(e) applies, the determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates and Attribution Parties) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable shall be in the sole discretion of the Holder, and the submission of a Notice of Exercise shall be deemed to be the Holder’s determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates and Attribution Parties) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable, in each case subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, the Company shall have no obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination, and a submission of a Notice of Exercise shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Holder of the foregoing determination. In addition, a determination as to any group status as contemplated above shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. For purposes of this Section 2(e), in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, a Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as reflected in (A) the Company’s most recent periodic or annual report filed with the Commission, as the case may be, (B) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (C) a more recent written notice by the Company or the Transfer Agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. Upon the written or oral request of a Holder, the Company shall within one Trading Day confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding. In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the conversion or exercise of securities of the Company, including this Warrant, by the Holder or its Affiliates or Attribution Parties since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported. The “Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall be 4.99% (or, upon election by a Holder prior to the issuance of any Warrants, 9.99%) of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant. The Holder, upon notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 2(e), provided that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation shall in no event ever exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon exercise of this Warrant held by the Holder and the provisions of this Section 2(e) shall continue to apply. Any increase in the Beneficial Ownership Limitation will not be effective until the 61st day after such notice is delivered to the Company. The provisions of this paragraph shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 2(e) to correct this paragraph (or any portion hereof) which may be defective or inconsistent with the intended Beneficial Ownership Limitation herein contained or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation. The limitations contained in this paragraph shall apply to a successor holder of this Warrant.

 

 

 

 

Section 3Certain Adjustments.

 

a)            Stock Dividends and Splits. If the Company, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding: (i) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions on shares of its Common Stock or any other equity or equity equivalent securities payable in shares of Common Stock (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon exercise of this Warrant), (ii) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, (iii) combines (including by way of reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (iv) issues by reclassification of shares of the Common Stock any shares of capital stock of the Company, then in each case the Exercise Price shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding treasury shares, if any) outstanding immediately before such event and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event, and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be proportionately adjusted such that the aggregate Exercise Price of this Warrant shall remain unchanged. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section 3(a) shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification.

 

b)            [RESERVED]

 

c)            Subsequent Rights Offerings. In addition to any adjustments pursuant to Section 3(a) above, if at any time the Company grants, issues or sells any Common Stock Equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Holder will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the Holder could have acquired if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (providedhowever, that, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of Common Stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

d)            Pro Rata Distributions. During such time as this Warrant is outstanding, if the Company shall declare or make any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Warrant, then, in each such case, the Holder shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the Holder would have participated therein if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the participation in such Distribution (providedhowever, that, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Distribution would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Distribution to such extent (or in the beneficial ownership of any shares of Common Stock as a result of such Distribution to such extent) and the portion of such Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation). To the extent that this Warrant has not been partially or completely exercised at the time of such Distribution, such portion of the Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until the Holder has exercised this Warrant.

 

 

 

 

e)            Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (i) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person pursuant to which (A) shares of Common Stock held by the Company’ stockholders immediately before such merger or consolidation are converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property or (B) the Company’s stockholders immediately before the consummation of such merger or consolidation do not hold, immediately after the consummation of such transaction, more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (ii) the Company (or any Subsidiary), directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and all of its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (iv) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, or (v) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions, other than in a transaction or transactions primarily for the purpose of financing, consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off, merger or scheme of arrangement) with another Person or group of Persons whereby such other Person or group acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other Person or other Persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other Persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Warrant Share that would have been issuable upon such exercise immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction, at the option of the Holder (without regard to any limitation in Section 2(e) on the exercise of this Warrant), the number of shares of Common Stock of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Company, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 2(e) on the exercise of this Warrant). For purposes of any such exercise, the determination of the Exercise Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Exercise Price among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any exercise of this Warrant following such Fundamental Transaction. The Company shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Company is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents in accordance with the provisions of this Section 3(e) pursuant to written agreements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and approved by the Holder (without unreasonable delay) prior to such Fundamental Transaction and shall, at the option of the Holder, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Warrant a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Warrant which is exercisable for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity) equivalent to the shares of Common Stock acquirable and receivable upon exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on the exercise of this Warrant) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with an exercise price which applies the exercise price hereunder to such shares of capital stock (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such exercise price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Warrant immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction), and which is reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Holder. Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction, the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Company and shall assume all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein. A determination as to any group for purposes of this paragraph shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

 

 

 

f)            Calculations. All calculations under this Section 3 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 3, the number of shares of Common Stock deemed to be issued and outstanding as of a given date shall be the sum of the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding treasury shares, if any) issued and outstanding.

 

g)            Notice to Holder.

 

i. Adjustment to Exercise Price. Whenever the Exercise Price is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 3, the Company shall promptly deliver to the Holder by email a notice setting forth the Exercise Price after such adjustment and any resulting adjustment to the number of Warrant Shares and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

 

ii. Notice to Allow Exercise by Holder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Company shall be required in connection with any consolidation or merger to which the Company (or any of its Subsidiaries) is a party pursuant to which that holders of the Common Stock of record will be entitled to exchange their shares of Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such consolidation or merger, sale, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property, or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be delivered by email to the Holder at its last email address as it shall appear upon the Warrant Register of the Company, at least 20 calendar days prior to the anticipated applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the anticipated date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date (if known) on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange; provided that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein or in the delivery thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided in this Warrant constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of the Subsidiaries, the Company shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Holder shall remain entitled to exercise this Warrant during the period commencing on the date of such notice to the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.

 

 

 

 

Section 4Transfer of Warrant.

 

a) Transferability. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, this Warrant and all rights hereunder (including, without limitation, any registration rights) are transferable, in whole or in part, upon surrender of this Warrant at the principal office of the Company or its designated agent, together with a written assignment of this Warrant substantially in the form attached hereto duly executed by the Holder or its agent or attorney and funds sufficient to pay any transfer taxes payable upon the making of such transfer. Upon such surrender and, if required, such payment, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in the name of the assignee or assignees, as applicable, and in the denomination or denominations specified in such instrument of assignment, and shall issue to the assignor a new Warrant evidencing the portion of this Warrant not so assigned, and this Warrant shall promptly be cancelled. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company unless the Holder has assigned this Warrant in full, in which case, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company within three (3) Trading Days of the date on which the Holder delivers an assignment form to the Company assigning this Warrant in full. The Warrant, if properly assigned in accordance herewith, may be exercised by a new holder for the purchase of Warrant Shares without having a new Warrant issued.

 

b) New Warrants. This Warrant may be divided or combined with other Warrants upon presentation hereof at the aforesaid office of the Company, together with a written notice specifying the names and denominations in which new Warrants are to be issued, signed by the Holder or its agent or attorney. Subject to compliance with Section 4(a), as to any transfer which may be involved in such division or combination, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in exchange for the Warrant or Warrants to be divided or combined in accordance with such notice. All Warrants issued on transfers or exchanges shall be dated the initial issuance date of this Warrant and shall be identical with this Warrant except as to the number of Warrant Shares issuable pursuant thereto.

 

c) Warrant Register. The Company shall register this Warrant, upon records to be maintained by the Company for that purpose (the “Warrant Register”), in the name of the record Holder hereof from time to time. The Company may deem and treat the registered Holder of this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of any exercise hereof or any distribution to the Holder, and for all other purposes, absent actual notice to the contrary.

 

 

 

 

Section 5Miscellaneous.

 

a) No Rights as Stockholder Until Exercise; No Settlement in Cash. This Warrant does not entitle the Holder to any voting rights, dividends or other rights as a stockholder of the Company prior to the exercise hereof as set forth in Section 2(d)(i), except as expressly set forth in Section 3. Without limiting any rights of a Holder to receive Warrant Shares on a “cashless exercise” pursuant to Section 2(c) or to receive cash payments pursuant to Section 2(d)(i) and Section 2(d)(iv) herein, in no event shall the Company be required to net cash settle an exercise of this Warrant.

 

b) Loss, Theft, Destruction or Mutilation of Warrant. The Company covenants that upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant or any stock certificate relating to the Warrant Shares, and in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to it (which, in the case of the Warrant, shall not include the posting of any bond), and upon surrender and cancellation of such Warrant or stock certificate, if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant or stock certificate of like tenor and dated as of such cancellation, in lieu of such Warrant or stock certificate.

 

c) Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, etc. If the last or appointed day for the taking of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall not be a Trading Day, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding Trading Day.

 

d) Authorized Shares. The Company covenants that, during the period the Warrant is outstanding, it will reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock a sufficient number of shares to provide for the issuance of the Warrant Shares upon the exercise of any purchase rights under this Warrant. The Company further covenants that its issuance of this Warrant shall constitute full authority to its officers who are charged with the duty of issuing the necessary Warrant Shares upon the exercise of the purchase rights under this Warrant. The Company will take all such reasonable action as may be necessary to assure that such Warrant Shares may be issued as provided herein without violation of any applicable law or regulation, or of any requirements of the Trading Market upon which the Common Stock may be listed. The Company covenants that all Warrant Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant will, upon exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant and payment for such Warrant Shares in accordance herewith, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges created by the Company in respect of the issue thereof (other than taxes in respect of any transfer occurring contemporaneously with such issue).

 

Except and to the extent as waived or consented to by the Holder, the Company shall not by any action, including, without limitation, amending its certificate of incorporation or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all such terms and in the taking of all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to protect the rights of Holder as set forth in this Warrant against impairment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company will (i) not increase the par value of any Warrant Shares above the amount payable therefor upon such exercise immediately prior to such increase in par value, (ii) take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable Warrant Shares upon the exercise of this Warrant and (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain all such authorizations, exemptions or consents from any public regulatory body having jurisdiction thereof, as may be, necessary to enable the Company to perform its obligations under this Warrant.

 

Before taking any action which would result in an adjustment in the number of Warrant Shares for which this Warrant is exercisable or in the Exercise Price, the Company shall obtain all such authorizations or exemptions thereof, or consents thereto, as may be necessary from any public regulatory body or bodies having jurisdiction thereof.

 

e) Jurisdiction. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Warrant shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Purchase Agreement.

 

 

 

 

f) Restrictions. The Holder acknowledges that the Warrant Shares acquired upon the exercise of this Warrant, if not registered, and the Holder does not utilize cashless exercise, will have restrictions upon resale imposed by state and federal securities laws.

 

g) Nonwaiver and Expenses. No course of dealing or any delay or failure to exercise any right hereunder on the part of Holder shall operate as a waiver of such right or otherwise prejudice the Holder’s rights, powers or remedies. Without limiting any other provision of this Warrant or the Purchase Agreement, if the Company willfully and knowingly fails to comply with any provision of this Warrant, which results in any material damages to the Holder, the Company shall pay to the Holder such amounts as shall be sufficient to cover any costs and expenses including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, including those of appellate proceedings, incurred by the Holder in collecting any amounts due pursuant hereto or in otherwise enforcing any of its rights, powers or remedies hereunder.

 

h) Notices. Any notice, request or other document required or permitted to be given or delivered to the Holder by the Company shall be delivered in accordance with the notice provisions of the Purchase Agreement.

 

i) Limitation of Liability. No provision hereof, in the absence of any affirmative action by the Holder to exercise this Warrant to purchase Warrant Shares, and no enumeration herein of the rights or privileges of the Holder, shall give rise to any liability of the Holder for the purchase price of any Common Stock or as a stockholder of the Company, whether such liability is asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company.

 

j) Remedies. The Holder, in addition to being entitled to exercise all rights granted by law, including recovery of damages, will be entitled to specific performance of its rights under this Warrant. The Company agrees that monetary damages would not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of a breach by it of the provisions of this Warrant and hereby agrees to waive and not to assert the defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate.

 

k) Successors and Assigns. Subject to applicable securities laws, this Warrant and the rights and obligations evidenced hereby shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and permitted assigns of the Company and the successors and permitted assigns of Holder. The provisions of this Warrant are intended to be for the benefit of any Holder from time to time of this Warrant and shall be enforceable by the Holder or holder of Warrant Shares.

 

l) Amendment. This Warrant may be modified or amended or the provisions hereof waived with the written consent of the Company and the Holder.

 

m) Severability. Wherever possible, each provision of this Warrant shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Warrant shall be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provisions or the remaining provisions of this Warrant.

 

n) Headings. The headings used in this Warrant are for the convenience of reference only and shall not, for any purpose, be deemed a part of this Warrant.

 

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(Signature Page Follows)

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed by its officer thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above indicated.

 

  ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
   
  By:  
    Name: David J. Marguglio
    Title: President and Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

NOTICE OF EXERCISE

 

TO: ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

 

(1) The undersigned hereby elects to purchase ________ Warrant Shares of the Company pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant (only if exercised in full), and tenders herewith payment of the exercise price in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

 

(2) Payment shall take the form of (check applicable box):

 

☐ in lawful money of the United States; or

 

☐ if permitted the cancellation of such number of Warrant Shares as is necessary, in accordance with the formula set forth in subsection 2(c), to exercise this Warrant with respect to the maximum number of Warrant Shares purchasable pursuant to the cashless exercise procedure set forth in subsection 2(c).

 

(3) Please issue said Warrant Shares in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:

 

_______________________________

 

The Warrant Shares shall be delivered to the following DWAC Account Number:

 

_______________________________

 

_______________________________

 

_______________________________

 

[SIGNATURE OF HOLDER]

 

Name of Investing Entity:  
Signature of Authorized Signatory of Investing Entity:  
Name of Authorized Signatory:  
Title of Authorized Signatory:  
Date:  

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

ASSIGNMENT FORM

 

(To assign the foregoing Warrant, execute this form and supply required information. Do not use this form to purchase shares.)

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the foregoing Warrant and all rights evidenced thereby are hereby assigned to

   
Name:  
  (Please Print)
   
Address:  
  (Please Print)
   
Phone Number:  
   
Email Address:  
   
Dated: ______________________________  
Holder’s Signature: ____________________  
Holder’s Address:______________________  

 

 

 

 

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation S-1

Exhibit 4.14

 

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

 

and

 

EQUINITI TRUST COMPANY, LLC, as

Warrant Agent

Warrant Agency Agreement

Dated as of July __, 2023

WARRANT AGENCY AGREEMENT 

 

WARRANT AGENCY AGREEMENT, dated as of July ___, 2023 (“Agreement”), between Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Company”), and Equiniti Trust Company, LLC (the “Warrant Agent”).

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, pursuant to a registered offering by the Company of [___ Units (the “Offering”), with each Unit consisting of one share of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) (or one pre-funded warrant (the “Pre-Funded Warrants”) and one warrant (the “Warrants”) to purchase one share of Common Stock (the “Warrant Shares”) at a price of $[___ per share (or [__]% of the price of each share of Common Stock sold in the Offering); and 

WHEREAS, upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth and pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-[ ]) (the “Registration Statement”), and the terms and conditions of the Warrant Certificate, the Company wishes to issue the Warrants in book entry form entitling the respective holders of the Warrants (the “Holders,” which term shall include a Holder’s transferees, successors and assigns and “Holder” shall include, if the Warrants are held in “street name,” a Participant (as defined below) or a designee appointed by such Participant); and

 

WHEREAS, the shares of Common Stock (or Pre-Funded Warrants) and Warrants to be issued in connection with the Offering shall be immediately separable and will be issued separately, but will be purchased together in the Offering; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company wishes the Warrant Agent to act on behalf of the Company, and the Warrant Agent is willing so to act, in connection with the issuance, registration, transfer, exchange, exercise and replacement of the Warrants and, in the Warrant Agent’s capacity as the Company’s transfer agent, the delivery of the Warrant Shares (as defined below).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements herein set forth, the parties hereby agree as follows:

 

Section 1. Certain Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement, all capitalized terms not herein defined shall have the meanings hereby indicated:

 

(a) “Affiliate” has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

 

 

 

 

(b) “Close of Business” on any given date means 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on such date; provided, however, that if such date is not a Business Day it means 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the next succeeding Business Day.

 

(c) “Person” means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, trust, unincorporated organization, government or political subdivision thereof or governmental agency or other entity.

 

(d) “Warrant Certificate” means the certificate in substantially the form attached as Exhibit 1 hereto, representing such number of Warrant Shares as is indicated therein, provided that any reference to the delivery of a Warrant Certificate in this Agreement shall include delivery of a Definitive Certificate or a Global Warrant (each as defined below).

 

All other capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms in the Warrant Certificate (including any defined terms set forth in the Purchase Agreement (as defined in the Warrant Certificate)).

 

Section 2. Appointment of Warrant Agent. The Company hereby appoints the Warrant Agent to act as agent for the Company in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof, and the Warrant Agent hereby accepts such appointment.

 

Section 3. Global Warrants.

 

(a) The Warrants shall be registered securities and shall be evidenced by a global warrant with respect to the Warrants (the “Global Warrants”), in the form of the Warrant Certificate, which shall be deposited with the Warrant Agent and registered in the name of Cede & Co., a nominee of The Depository Trust Company (the “Depositary”), or as otherwise directed by the Depositary. Ownership of beneficial interests in the Warrants shall be shown on, and the transfer of such ownership shall be effected through, records maintained by (i) the Depositary or its nominee for each Global Warrant or (ii) institutions that have accounts with the Depositary (such institution, with respect to a Warrant in its account, a “Participant”).

 

(b) If the Depositary subsequently ceases to make its book-entry settlement system available for the Warrants, the Company may instruct the Warrant Agent regarding other arrangements for book-entry settlement. In the event that the Warrants are not eligible for, or it is no longer necessary to have the Warrants available in, book-entry form, the Warrant Agent shall provide written instructions to the Depositary to deliver to the Warrant Agent for cancellation each Global Warrant, and the Company shall instruct the Warrant Agent to deliver to each Holder a Warrant Certificate.

 

(c) A Holder has the right to elect at any time or from time to time a Warrant Exchange (as defined below) pursuant to a Warrant Certificate Request Notice (as defined below). Upon written notice by a Holder to the Company and the Warrant Agent for the exchange of some or all of such Holder’s Global Warrants for a separate certificate in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1 (such separate certificate, a “Definitive Certificate”) evidencing the same number of Warrants, which request shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 2 (a “Warrant Certificate Request Notice” and the date of delivery of such Warrant Certificate Request Notice by the Holder, the “Warrant Certificate Request Notice Date” and the surrender by the Holder to the Warrant Agent of a number of Global Warrants for the same number of Warrants evidenced by a Warrant Certificate, a “Warrant Exchange”), the Company and the Warrant Agent shall promptly effect the Warrant Exchange and the Company and the Warrant Agent shall promptly issue and deliver to the Holder a Definitive Certificate for such number of Warrants in the name set forth in the Warrant Certificate Request Notice. Such Definitive Certificate shall be dated the original issue date of the Warrants, shall be executed by facsimile by an authorized signatory of the Company, shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1, and shall be reasonably acceptable in all respects to such Holder. In connection with a Warrant Exchange, the Company agrees to deliver the Definitive Certificate to the Holder within ten (10) Business Days of the Warrant Certificate Request Notice pursuant to the delivery instructions in the Warrant Certificate Request Notice (“Warrant Certificate Delivery Date”). If the Company and the Warrant Agent fail for any reason to deliver to the Holder the Definitive Certificate subject to the Warrant Certificate Request Notice by the Warrant Certificate Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of Warrant Shares evidenced by such Definitive Certificate (based on the VWAP (as defined in the Warrants) of the Common Stock on the Warrant Certificate Request Notice Date), $10 per Business Day for each Business Day after such Warrant Certificate Delivery Date until such Definitive Certificate is delivered or, prior to delivery of such Warrant Certificate, the Holder rescinds such Warrant Exchange. The Company covenants and agrees that, upon the date of delivery of the Warrant Certificate Request Notice, the Holder shall be deemed to be the holder of the Definitive Certificate and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Definitive Certificate shall be deemed for all purposes to contain all of the terms and conditions of the Warrants evidenced by such Warrant Certificate and the terms of this Agreement, other than Sections 3(c), 3(d) and 9 herein, shall not apply to the Warrants evidenced by the Definitive Certificate. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Warrant Agent shall act as warrant agent with respect to any Definitive Certificate requested and issued pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, in the event of inconsistency between any provision in this Agreement and any provision in a Definitive Certificate, as it may from time to time be amended, the terms of such Definitive Certificate shall control.

 

 

 

 

(d) A Holder of a Definitive Certificate (pursuant to a Warrant Exchange or otherwise) has the right to elect at any time or from time to time a Global Warrants Exchange (as defined below) pursuant to a Global Warrants Request Notice (as defined below). Upon written notice by a Holder to the Company and the Warrant Agent for the exchange of some or all of such Holder’s Warrants evidenced by a Definitive Certificate for a beneficial interest in Global Warrants held in book-entry form through the Depositary evidencing the same number of Warrants, which request shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 3 (a “Global Warrants Request Notice” and the date of delivery of such Global Warrants Request Notice by the Holder, the “Global Warrants Request Notice Date” and the surrender upon delivery by the Holder of the Warrants evidenced by Definitive Certificates for the same number of Warrants evidenced by a beneficial interest in Global Warrants held in book-entry form through the Depositary, a “Global Warrants Exchange”), the Warrant Agent shall promptly effect the Global Warrants Exchange and shall promptly issue and deliver to the Holder Global Warrants for such number of Warrants in the Global Warrants Request Notice, which beneficial interest in such Global Warrants shall be delivered by the Depositary’s Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system to the Holder pursuant to the instructions in the Global Warrants Request Notice. In connection with a Global Warrants Exchange, the Warrant shall deliver the beneficial interest in such Global Warrants to the Holder within ten (10) Business Days of the Global Warrants Request Notice pursuant to the delivery instructions in the Global Warrant Request Notice (“Global Warrants Delivery Date”). If the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder Global Warrants subject to the Global Warrants Request Notice by the Global Warrants Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of Warrant Shares evidenced by such Global Warrants (based on the VWAP (as defined in the Warrants) of the Common Stock on the Global Warrants Request Notice Date), $10 per Business Day for each Business Day after such Global Warrants Delivery Date until such Global Warrants are delivered or, prior to delivery of such Global Warrants, the Holder rescinds such Global Warrants Exchange. The Company covenants and agrees that, upon the date of delivery of the Global Warrants Request Notice, the Holder shall be deemed to be the beneficial holder of such Global Warrants.

 

 

 

 

Section 4. Form of Warrant Certificates. The Warrant Certificate, together with the form of election to purchase Common Stock (“Notice of Exercise”) and the form of assignment to be printed on the reverse thereof, shall be in the form of Exhibit 1 hereto.

 

Section 5. Countersignature and Registration. The Global Warrants shall be executed on behalf of the Company by its Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer or President, by facsimile signature, and have affixed thereto the Company’s seal or a facsimile thereof (in each case only if the Company has a seal) which shall be attested by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company, by facsimile signature. The Global Warrants shall be countersigned by the Warrant Agent by facsimile signature and shall not be valid for any purpose unless so countersigned. In case any officer of the Company who shall have signed any of the Global Warrants shall cease to be such officer of the Company before countersignature by the Warrant Agent and issuance and delivery by the Company, such Global Warrant, nevertheless, may be countersigned by the Warrant Agent, issued and delivered with the same force and effect as though the person who signed such Global Warrants had not ceased to be such officer of the Company; and any Global Warrant may be signed on behalf of the Company by any person who, at the actual date of the execution of such Global Warrant, shall be a proper officer of the Company to sign such Global Warrants, although at the date of the execution of this Warrant Agreement any such person was not such an officer.

 

The Warrant Agent will keep or cause to be kept, at one of its offices, or at the office of one of its agents, books for registration and transfer of the Global Warrants issued hereunder. Such books shall show the names and addresses of the respective Holders of the Global Warrant, the number of warrants evidenced on the face of each of such Global Warrant and the date of each of such Global Warrant. The Warrant Agent will create a special account for the issuance of Global Warrants. The Warrant Agent will keep or cause to be kept at one of its offices, books for the registration and transfer of any Definitive Certificates issued hereunder. Such Warrant Agent books shall show the names and addresses of the respective Holders of the Definitive Certificates, the number of warrants evidenced on the face of each such Definitive Certificate and the date of each such Definitive Certificate.

 

Section 6. Transfer, Split Up, Combination and Exchange of Warrant Certificates; Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Warrant Certificates. With respect to the Global Warrants, subject to the provisions of the Warrant Certificate and the last sentence of this first paragraph of Section 6 and subject to applicable law, rules or regulations, or any “stop transfer” instructions the Company may give to the Warrant Agent, at any time after the closing date of the Offering, and at or prior to the Close of Business on the Termination Date (as such term is defined in the Warrant Certificate), any Global Warrant or Global Warrants may be transferred, split up, combined or exchanged for another Global Warrant or Global Warrants, entitling the Holder to purchase a like number of shares of Common Stock as the Global Warrant or Global Warrants surrendered then entitled such Holder to purchase. Any Holder desiring to transfer, split up, combine or exchange any Global Warrant shall make such request in writing delivered to the Warrant Agent, and shall surrender the Global Warrant to be transferred, split up, combined or exchanged at the principal office of the Warrant Agent. Any requested transfer of Warrants, whether in book-entry form or certificate form, shall be accompanied by reasonable evidence of authority of the party making such request that may be required by the Warrant Agent. Thereupon the Warrant Agent shall, subject to the last sentence of this first paragraph of Section 6, countersign and deliver to the Person entitled thereto a Global Warrant or Global Warrants, as the case may be, as so requested. The Company may require payment from the Holder of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or governmental charge or any bond or other fees required by the Warrant Agent that may be imposed in connection with any transfer, split up, combination or exchange of Global Warrants. The Company shall compensate the Warrant Agent per the fee schedule mutually agreed upon by the parties hereto and provided separately on the date hereof.

 

Upon receipt by the Warrant Agent of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of a Warrant Certificate, which evidence shall include an affidavit of loss, or in the case of mutilated certificates, the certificate or portion thereof remaining, and, in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity in customary form and amount (but, with respect to any Definitive Certificates, shall not include the posting of any bond by the Holder), and satisfaction of any other reasonable requirements established by Section 8-405 of the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of Delaware, and reimbursement to the Company and the Warrant Agent of all reasonable expenses incidental thereto, and upon surrender to the Warrant Agent and cancellation of the Warrant Certificate if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant Certificate of like tenor to the Warrant Agent for delivery to the Holder in lieu of the Warrant Certificate so lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated.

 

 

 

 

Section 7. Exercise of Warrants; Exercise Price; Termination Date.

 

(a) The Warrants shall be exercisable commencing on the Initial Exercise Date. The Warrants shall cease to be exercisable and shall terminate and become void as set forth in the Warrant Certificate. Subject to the foregoing and to Section 7(b) below, the Holder of a Warrant may exercise the Warrant in whole or in part upon surrender of the Warrant Certificate, if required, with the executed Notice of Exercise and payment of the Exercise Price, which may be made, at the option of the Holder, by wire transfer or by certified or official bank check in United States dollars, to the Warrant Agent at the principal office of the Warrant Agent or to the office of one of its agents as may be designated by the Warrant Agent from time to time. In the case of the Holder of a Global Warrant, the Holder shall deliver the executed Notice of Exercise and the payment of the Exercise Price as described herein. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, a holder whose interest in a Global Warrant is a beneficial interest in a Global Warrant held in book-entry form through the Depositary (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions), shall effect exercises by delivering to the Depositary (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable) the appropriate instruction form for exercise, complying with the procedures to effect exercise that are required by the Depositary (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable). The Company acknowledges that the bank accounts maintained by the Warrant Agent in connection with the services provided under this Agreement will be in its name and that the Warrant Agent may receive investment earnings in connection with the investment at Warrant Agent risk and for its benefit of funds held in those accounts from time to time. Neither the Company nor the Holders will receive interest on any deposits or Exercise Price. No ink-original Notice of Exercise shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Exercise be required. The Company hereby acknowledges and agrees that, with respect to a holder whose interest in a Global Warrant is a beneficial interest in a Global Warrant held in book-entry form through the Depositary (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions), upon delivery of irrevocable instructions to such holder’s Participant to exercise such warrants, that solely for purposes of Regulation SHO that such holder shall be deemed to have exercised such warrants.

 

(b) Upon receipt of a Notice of Exercise for a Cashless Exercise, provided the requirements for a Cashless Exercise have been met, the Company will promptly calculate and transmit to the Warrant Agent the number of Warrant Shares issuable in connection with such Cashless Exercise and deliver a copy of the Notice of Exercise to the Warrant Agent, which shall issue such number of Warrant Shares in connection with such Cashless Exercise.

 

(c) Upon the exercise of the Warrant Certificate pursuant to the terms of Section 2 of the Warrant Certificate, the Warrant Agent shall cause the Warrant Shares underlying such Warrant Certificate or Global Warrant to be delivered to or upon the order of the Holder of such Warrant Certificate or Global Warrant, registered in such name or names as may be designated by such Holder, no later than the Warrant Share Delivery Date (as such term is defined in the Warrant Certificate). If the Company is then a participant in the DWAC system of the Depositary and either (A) there is an effective registration statement permitting the issuance of the Warrant Shares to or resale of the Warrant Shares by Holder or (B) the Warrant is being exercised via Cashless Exercise, then the certificates for Warrant Shares shall be transmitted by the Warrant Agent to the Holder by crediting the account of the Holder’s broker with the Depositary through its DWAC system. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Company becomes obligated to pay any amounts to any Holders pursuant to Section 2(d)(i) or 2(d)(iv) of the Warrant Certificate, such obligation shall be solely that of the Company and not that of the Warrant Agent. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, except in the case of a Cashless Exercise, if any Holder fails to duly deliver payment to the Warrant Agent of an amount equal to the aggregate Exercise Price of the Warrant Shares to be purchased upon exercise of such Holder’s Warrant as set forth in Section 7(a) hereof by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, the Warrant Agent will not obligated to deliver such Warrant Shares (via DWAC or otherwise) until following receipt of such payment, and the applicable Warrant Share Delivery Date shall be deemed extended by one day for each day (or part thereof) until such payment is delivered to the Warrant Agent.

 

 

 

 

(d) The Warrant Agent shall deposit all funds received by it in payment of the Exercise Price for all Warrants in the account of the Company maintained with the Warrant Agent for such purpose (or to such other account as directed by the Company in writing) and shall advise the Company via email at the end of each day on which notices of exercise are received or funds for the exercise of any Warrant are received of the amount so deposited to its account.

 

Section 8. Cancellation and Destruction of Warrant Certificates. All Warrant Certificates surrendered for the purpose of exercise, transfer, split up, combination or exchange shall, if surrendered to the Company or to any of its agents, be delivered to the Warrant Agent for cancellation or in canceled form, or, if surrendered to the Warrant Agent, shall be canceled by it, and no Warrant Certificate shall be issued in lieu thereof except as expressly permitted by any of the provisions of this Agreement. The Company shall deliver to the Warrant Agent for cancellation and retirement, and the Warrant Agent shall so cancel and retire, any other Warrant Certificate purchased or acquired by the Company otherwise than upon the exercise thereof. The Warrant Agent shall destroy such canceled Warrant Certificates, subject to any applicable law, rule or regulation requiring the Warrant Agent to retain such canceled certificates or subject to any applicable policies of the Warrant Agent.

 

Section 9. Certain Representations; Reservation and Availability of Shares of Common Stock or Cash.

 

(a) This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery hereof by the Warrant Agent, constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, and the Warrants have been duly authorized, executed and issued by the Company and, assuming due authentication thereof by the Warrant Agent pursuant hereto and payment therefor by the Holders as provided in the Registration Statement, constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms and entitled to the benefits hereof; in each case except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally or by general equitable principles (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

 

(b) As of the date hereof, the authorized capital stock of the Company consists of (i) 200,000,000 shares of Common Stock, of which approximately 2,790,396 shares of Common Stock are issued and outstanding as of July __, 2023, and [ ] shares of Common Stock are reserved for issuance upon exercise of the Warrants, and (ii) 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of which 3,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock and 1,941.2 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding as of July __, 2023. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, there are no other outstanding obligations, warrants, options or other rights to subscribe for or purchase from the Company any class of capital stock of the Company.

 

 

 

 

(c) The Company covenants and agrees that it will cause to be reserved and kept available out of its authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock or its authorized and issued shares of Common Stock held in its treasury, free from preemptive rights, the number of shares of Common Stock that will be sufficient to permit the exercise in full of all outstanding Warrants.

 

(d) The Warrant Agent will create a special account for the issuance of Common Stock upon the exercise of Warrants.

 

(e) The Company further covenants and agrees that it will pay when due and payable any and all federal and state transfer taxes and charges which may be payable in respect of the original issuance or delivery of the Warrant Certificates or certificates evidencing Common Stock upon exercise of the Warrants. The Company shall not, however, be required to pay any tax or governmental charge which may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the transfer or delivery of Warrant Certificates or the issuance or delivery of certificates for Common Stock in a name other than that of the Holder of the Warrant Certificate evidencing Warrants surrendered for exercise or to issue or deliver any certificate for shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of any Warrants until any such tax or governmental charge shall have been paid (any such tax or governmental charge being payable by the Holder of such Warrant Certificate at the time of surrender) or until it has been established to the Company’s reasonable satisfaction that no such tax or governmental charge is due.

 

Section 10. Common Stock Record Date. Each Person in whose name any certificate for shares of Common Stock is issued (or to whose broker’s account is credited shares of Common Stock through the DWAC system) upon the exercise of Warrants shall for all purposes be deemed to have become the holder of record for the Common Stock represented thereby on, and such certificate shall be dated, the date on which submission of the Notice of Exercise was made, provided that the Warrant Certificate evidencing such Warrant is duly surrendered (but only if required herein) and payment of the Exercise Price (and any applicable transfer taxes) is received on or prior to the Warrant Share Delivery Date; provided, however, that if the date of submission of the Notice of Exercise is a date upon which the Common Stock transfer books of the Company are closed, such Person shall be deemed to have become the record holder of such shares on, and such certificate shall be dated, the next succeeding day on which the Common Stock transfer books of the Company are open.

 

Section 11. Adjustment of Exercise Price, Number of Shares of Common Stock or Number of the Company Warrants. The Exercise Price, the number of shares covered by each Warrant and the number of Warrants outstanding are subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in Section 3 of the Warrant Certificate. In the event that at any time, as a result of an adjustment made pursuant to Section 3 of the Warrant Certificate, the Holder of any Warrant thereafter exercised shall become entitled to receive any shares of capital stock of the Company other than shares of Common Stock, thereafter the number of such other shares so receivable upon exercise of any Warrant shall be subject to adjustment from time to time in a manner and on terms as nearly equivalent as practicable to the provisions with respect to the shares contained in Section 3 of the Warrant Certificate and the provisions of Sections 7, 11 and 12 of this Agreement with respect to the shares of Common Stock shall apply on like terms to any such other shares. All Warrants originally issued by the Company subsequent to any adjustment made to the Exercise Price pursuant to the Warrant Certificate shall evidence the right to purchase, at the adjusted Exercise Price, the number of shares of Common Stock purchasable from time to time hereunder upon exercise of the Warrants, all subject to further adjustment as provided herein.

 

Section 12. Certification of Adjusted Exercise Price or Number of Shares of Common Stock. Whenever the Exercise Price or the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of each Warrant is adjusted as provided in Section 11 or 13, the Company shall (a) promptly prepare a certificate setting forth the Exercise Price of each Warrant as so adjusted, and a brief statement of the facts accounting for such adjustment, (b) promptly file with the Warrant Agent and with each transfer agent for the Common Stock a copy of such certificate and (c) instruct the Warrant Agent to send a brief summary thereof to each Holder of a Warrant Certificate.

 

 

 

 

Section 13. Fractional Shares of Common Stock.

 

(a) The Company shall not issue fractions of Warrants or distribute Warrant Certificates which evidence fractional Warrants. Whenever any fractional Warrant would otherwise be required to be issued or distributed, the actual issuance or distribution shall reflect a rounding of such fraction to the nearest whole Warrant (rounded down).

 

(b) The Company shall not issue fractions of shares of Common Stock upon exercise of Warrants or distribute stock certificates which evidence fractional shares of Common Stock. Whenever any fraction of a share of Common Stock would otherwise be required to be issued or distributed, the actual issuance or distribution in respect thereof shall be made in accordance with Section 2(d)(v) of the Warrant Certificate.

 

Section 14. Conditions of the Warrant Agent’s Obligations. The Warrant Agent accepts its obligations herein set forth upon the terms and conditions hereof, including the following to all of which the Company agrees and to all of which the rights hereunder of the Holders from time to time of the Warrant Certificates shall be subject:

 

(a) Compensation and Indemnification. The Company agrees promptly to pay the Warrant Agent the compensation detailed on Exhibit 4 hereto for all services rendered by the Warrant Agent and to reimburse the Warrant Agent for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable counsel fees) incurred without gross negligence or willful misconduct finally adjudicated to have been directly caused by the Warrant Agent in connection with the services rendered hereunder by the Warrant Agent. The Company also agrees to indemnify the Warrant Agent for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, liability or expense incurred without gross negligence, or willful misconduct on the part of the Warrant Agent, finally adjudicated to have been directly caused by Warrant Agent hereunder, including the reasonable costs and expenses of defending against any claim of such liability. The Warrant Agent shall be under no obligation to institute or defend any action, suit, or legal proceeding in connection herewith or to take any other action likely to involve the Warrant Agent in expense, unless first indemnified to the Warrant Agent’s satisfaction. The indemnities provided by this paragraph shall survive the resignation or discharge of the Warrant Agent or the termination of this Agreement. Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, in no event shall the Warrant Agent be liable under or in connection with the Agreement for indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential losses or damages of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to lost profits, whether or not foreseeable, even if the Warrant Agent has been advised of the possibility thereof and regardless of the form of action in which such damages are sought, and the Warrant Agent’s aggregate liability to the Company, or any of the Company’s representatives or agents, under this Section 14(a) or under any other term or provision of this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, is expressly limited to, and shall not exceed in any circumstances, one (1) year’s fees received by the Warrant Agent as fees and charges under this Agreement, but not including reimbursable expenses previously reimbursed to the Warrant Agent by the Company hereunder.

 

(b) Agent for the Company. In acting under this Warrant Agreement and in connection with the Warrant Certificates, the Warrant Agent is acting solely as agent of the Company and does not assume any obligations or relationship of agency or trust for or with any of the Holders of Warrant Certificates or beneficial owners of Warrants.

 

(c) Counsel. The Warrant Agent may consult with counsel satisfactory to it, which may include counsel for the Company, and the written advice of such counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it hereunder in good faith and in accordance with the advice of such counsel.

 

 

 

 

(d) Documents. The Warrant Agent shall be protected and shall incur no liability for or in respect of any action taken or omitted by it in reliance upon any Warrant Certificate, notice, direction, consent, certificate, affidavit, statement or other paper or document reasonably believed by it to be genuine and to have been presented or signed by the proper parties.

 

(e) Certain Transactions. The Warrant Agent, and its officers, directors and employees, may become the owner of, or acquire any interest in, Warrants, with the same rights that it or they would have if it were not the Warrant Agent hereunder, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, it or they may engage or be interested in any financial or other transaction with the Company and may act on, or as depositary, trustee or agent for, any committee or body of Holders of Warrant Securities or other obligations of the Company as freely as if it were not the Warrant Agent hereunder. Nothing in this Warrant Agreement shall be deemed to prevent the Warrant Agent from acting as trustee under any indenture to which the Company is a party.

 

(f) No Liability for Interest. Unless otherwise agreed with the Company, the Warrant Agent shall have no liability for interest on any monies at any time received by it pursuant to any of the provisions of this Agreement or of the Warrant Certificates.

 

(g) No Liability for Invalidity. The Warrant Agent shall have no liability with respect to any invalidity of this Agreement or the Warrant Certificates (except as to the Warrant Agent’s countersignature thereon).

 

(h) No Responsibility for Representations. The Warrant Agent shall not be responsible for any of the recitals or representations herein or in the Warrant Certificate (except as to the Warrant Agent’s countersignature thereon), all of which are made solely by the Company.

 

(i) No Implied Obligations. The Warrant Agent shall be obligated to perform only such duties as are herein and in the Warrant Certificates specifically set forth and no implied duties or obligations shall be read into this Agreement or the Warrant Certificates against the Warrant Agent. The Warrant Agent shall not be under any obligation to take any action hereunder which may tend to involve it in any expense or liability, the payment of which within a reasonable time is not, in its reasonable opinion, assured to it. The Warrant Agent shall not be accountable or under any duty or responsibility for the use by the Company of any of the Warrant Certificates authenticated by the Warrant Agent and delivered by it to the Company pursuant to this Agreement or for the application by the Company of the proceeds of the Warrant Certificate. The Warrant Agent shall have no duty or responsibility in case of any default by the Company in the performance of its covenants or agreements contained herein or in the Warrant Certificates or in the case of the receipt of any written demand from a Holder of a Warrant Certificate with respect to such default, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any duty or responsibility to initiate or attempt to initiate any proceedings at law.

 

Section 15. Purchase or Consolidation or Change of Name of Warrant Agent. Any corporation into which the Warrant Agent or any successor Warrant Agent may be merged or with which it may be consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger or consolidation to which the Warrant Agent or any successor Warrant Agent shall be party, or any corporation succeeding to the corporate trust business of the Warrant Agent or any successor Warrant Agent, shall be the successor to the Warrant Agent under this Agreement without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto, provided that such corporation would be eligible for appointment as a successor Warrant Agent under the provisions of Section 17. In case at the time such successor Warrant Agent shall succeed to the agency created by this Agreement any of the Warrant Certificates shall have been countersigned but not delivered, any such successor Warrant Agent may adopt the countersignature of the predecessor Warrant Agent and deliver such Warrant Certificates so countersigned; and in case at that time any of the Warrant Certificates shall not have been countersigned, any successor Warrant Agent may countersign such Warrant Certificates either in the name of the predecessor Warrant Agent or in the name of the successor Warrant Agent; and in all such cases such Warrant Certificates shall have the full force provided in the Warrant Certificates and in this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

In case at any time the name of the Warrant Agent shall be changed and at such time any of the Warrant Certificates shall have been countersigned but not delivered, the Warrant Agent may adopt the countersignature under its prior name and deliver such Warrant Certificates so countersigned; and in case at that time any of the Warrant Certificates shall not have been countersigned, the Warrant Agent may countersign such Warrant Certificates either in its prior name or in its changed name; and in all such cases such Warrant Certificates shall have the full force provided in the Warrant Certificates and in this Agreement.

 

Section 16. Duties of Warrant Agent. The Warrant Agent undertakes the duties and obligations imposed by this Agreement upon the following terms and conditions, by all of which the Company, by its acceptance hereof, shall be bound:

 

(a) The Warrant Agent may consult with legal counsel reasonably acceptable to the Company (who may be legal counsel for the Company), and the opinion of such counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection to the Warrant Agent as to any action taken or omitted by it in good faith and in accordance with such opinion.

 

(b) Whenever in the performance of its duties under this Agreement the Warrant Agent shall deem it necessary or desirable that any fact or matter be proved or established by the Company prior to taking or suffering any action hereunder, such fact or matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically prescribed) may be deemed to be conclusively proved and established by a certificate signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Vice President of the Company; and such certificate shall be full authentication to the Warrant Agent for any action taken or suffered in good faith by it under the provisions of this Agreement in reliance upon such certificate.

 

(c) Subject to the limitation set forth in Section 14, the Warrant Agent shall be liable hereunder only for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct, or for a breach by it of this Agreement.

 

(d) The Warrant Agent shall not be liable for or by reason of any of the statements of fact or recitals contained in this Agreement or in the Warrant Certificate (except its countersignature thereof) by the Company or be required to verify the same, but all such statements and recitals are and shall be deemed to have been made by the Company only.

 

(e) The Warrant Agent shall not be under any responsibility in respect of the validity of this Agreement or the execution and delivery hereof (except the due execution hereof by the Warrant Agent) or in respect of the validity or execution of any Warrant Certificate (except its countersignature thereof); nor shall it be responsible for any breach by the Company of any covenant or condition contained in this Agreement or in any Warrant Certificate; nor shall it be responsible for the adjustment of the Exercise Price or the making of any change in the number of shares of Common Stock required under the provisions of Section 11 or 13 or responsible for the manner, method or amount of any such change or the ascertaining of the existence of facts that would require any such adjustment or change (except with respect to the exercise of Warrants evidenced by the Warrant Certificates after actual notice of any adjustment of the Exercise Price); nor shall it by any act hereunder be deemed to make any representation or warranty as to the authorization or reservation of any shares of Common Stock to be issued pursuant to this Agreement or any Warrant Certificate or as to whether any shares of Common Stock will, when issued, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

 

 

 

(f) Each party hereto agrees that it will perform, execute, acknowledge and deliver or cause to be performed, executed, acknowledged and delivered all such further and other acts, instruments and assurances as may reasonably be required by the other party hereto for the carrying out or performing by any party of the provisions of this Agreement.

 

(g) The Warrant Agent is hereby authorized to accept instructions with respect to the performance of its duties hereunder from the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer or Vice President of the Company, and to apply to such officers for advice or instructions in connection with its duties, and it shall not be liable and shall be indemnified and held harmless for any action taken or suffered to be taken by it in good faith in accordance with instructions of any such officer, provided Warrant Agent carries out such instructions without gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

(h) The Warrant Agent and any shareholder, director, officer or employee of the Warrant Agent may buy, sell or deal in any of the Warrants or other securities of the Company or become pecuniarily interested in any transaction in which the Company may be interested, or contract with or lend money to the Company or otherwise act as fully and freely as though it were not Warrant Agent under this Agreement. Nothing herein shall preclude the Warrant Agent from acting in any other capacity for the Company or for any other legal entity.

 

(i) The Warrant Agent may execute and exercise any of the rights or powers hereby vested in it or perform any duty hereunder either itself or by or through its attorney or agents, and the Warrant Agent shall not be answerable or accountable for any act, default, neglect or misconduct of any such attorney or agents or for any loss to the Company resulting from any such act, default, neglect or misconduct, provided reasonable care was exercised in the selection and continued employment thereof.

 

Section 17. Change of Warrant Agent. The Warrant Agent may resign and be discharged from its duties under this Agreement upon 30 days’ notice in writing sent to the Company and to each transfer agent of the Common Stock, and to the Holders of the Warrant Certificates. The Company may remove the Warrant Agent or any successor Warrant Agent upon 30 days’ notice in writing, sent to the Warrant Agent or successor Warrant Agent, as the case may be, and to each transfer agent of the Common Stock, and to the Holders of the Warrant Certificates. If the Warrant Agent shall resign or be removed or shall otherwise become incapable of acting, the Company shall appoint a successor to the Warrant Agent. If the Company shall fail to make such appointment within a period of 30 days after such removal or after it has been notified in writing of such resignation or incapacity by the resigning or incapacitated Warrant Agent or by the Holder of a Warrant Certificate (who shall, with such notice, submit his Warrant Certificate for inspection by the Company), then the Holder of any Warrant Certificate may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a new Warrant Agent, provided that, for purposes of this Agreement, the Company shall be deemed to be the Warrant Agent until a new warrant agent is appointed. Any successor Warrant Agent, whether appointed by the Company or by such a court, shall be a corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the United States or of a state thereof, in good standing, which is authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers and is subject to supervision or examination by federal or state authority and which has at the time of its appointment as Warrant Agent a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000. After appointment, the successor Warrant Agent shall be vested with the same powers, rights, duties and responsibilities as if it had been originally named as Warrant Agent without further act or deed; but the predecessor Warrant Agent shall deliver and transfer to the successor Warrant Agent any property at the time held by it hereunder, and execute and deliver any further assurance, conveyance, act or deed necessary for the purpose. Not later than the effective date of any such appointment, the Company shall file notice thereof in writing with the predecessor Warrant Agent and each transfer agent of the Common Stock, and mail a notice thereof in writing to the Holders of the Warrant Certificates. However, failure to give any notice provided for in this Section 17, or any defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of the resignation or removal of the Warrant Agent or the appointment of the successor Warrant Agent, as the case may be.

 

 

 

 

Section 18. Issuance of New Warrant Certificates. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this Agreement or of the Warrants to the contrary, the Company may, at its option, issue new Warrant Certificates evidencing Warrants in such form as may be approved by its Board of Directors to reflect any adjustment or change in the Exercise Price per share and the number or kind or class of shares of stock or other securities or property purchasable under the several Warrant Certificates made in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

 

Section 19. Notices. Notices or demands authorized by this Agreement to be given or made (i) by the Warrant Agent or by the Holder of any Warrant Certificate to or on the Company, (ii) subject to the provisions of Section 17, by the Company or by the Holder of any Warrant Certificate to or on the Warrant Agent or (iii) by the Company or the Warrant Agent to the Holder of any Warrant Certificate shall be deemed given (a) on the date delivered, if delivered personally, (b) on the first Business Day following the deposit thereof with Federal Express or another recognized overnight courier, if sent by Federal Express or another recognized overnight courier, (c) on the fourth Business Day following the mailing thereof with postage prepaid, if mailed by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested), and (d) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile or email attachment at or prior to 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on a Business Day and (e) the next Business Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile or email attachment on a day that is not a Business Day or later than 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any Business Day, in each case to the parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified by like notice):

 

  (a) If to the Company, to:
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    11455 El Camino Real, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92130
    Attention: David J. Marguglio
    E-mail Address: dmarguglio@adamispharma.com

  

  (b) If to the Warrant Agent, to:
   

Equiniti Trust Company, LLC

   

6201 15th Avenue

   

Brooklyn, NY 11219

   

Attention: Corporate Actions – Warrants

    Email:

  

For any notice delivered by email to be deemed given or made, such notice must be followed by notice sent by overnight courier service to be delivered on the next business day following such email, unless the recipient of such email has acknowledged via return email receipt of such email.

 

(c) If to the Holder of any Warrant Certificate to the address of such Holder as shown on the registry books of the Company. Any notice required to be delivered by the Company to the Holder of any Warrant may be given by the Warrant Agent on behalf of the Company. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, where this Agreement provides for notice of any event to a Holder of any Warrant, such notice shall be sufficiently given if given to the Depositary (or its designee) pursuant to the procedures of the Depositary or its designee.

 

 

 

 

Section 20. Supplements and Amendments.

 

(a) The Company and the Warrant Agent may from time to time supplement or amend this Agreement without the approval of any Holders of Global Warrants in order to (i) add to the covenants and agreements of the Company for the benefit of the Holders of the Global Warrants, (ii) to surrender any rights or power reserved to or conferred upon the Company in this Agreement, (iii) to cure any ambiguity, (iv) to correct or supplement any provision contained herein which may be defective or inconsistent with any other provisions herein, or (v) to make any other provisions with regard to matters or questions arising hereunder which the Company and the Warrant Agent may deem necessary or desirable, provided that such addition, correction or surrender shall not adversely affect the interests of the Holders of the Global Warrants or Warrant Certificates in any material respect.

 

(b) In addition to the foregoing, with the consent of Holders of Warrants entitled, upon exercise thereof, to receive not less than a majority of the shares of Common Stock issuable thereunder, the Company and the Warrant Agent may modify this Agreement for the purpose of adding any provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of this Warrant Agreement or modifying in any manner the rights of the Holders of the Global Warrants; provided, however, that no modification of the terms (including but not limited to the adjustments described in Section 11) upon which the Warrants are exercisable or the rights of holders of Warrants to receive liquidated damages or other payments in cash from the Company or reducing the percentage required for consent to modification of this Agreement may be made without the consent of the Holder of each outstanding Warrant Certificate affected thereby; provided further, however, that no amendment hereunder shall affect any terms of any Warrant Certificate issued in a Warrant Exchange. As a condition precedent to the Warrant Agent’s execution of any amendment, the Company shall deliver to the Warrant Agent a certificate from a duly authorized officer of the Company that states that the proposed amendment complies with the terms of this Section 20.

 

Section 21. Successors. All covenants and provisions of this Agreement by or for the benefit of the Company or the Warrant Agent shall bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors and assigns hereunder.

 

Section 22. Benefits of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to give any Person other than the Company, the Holders of Warrant Certificates and the Warrant Agent any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Agreement. This Agreement shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Company, the Warrant Agent and the Holders of the Warrant Certificates. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, to the extent any provision of a Warrant Certificate conflicts with any provision of this Agreement, the provisions of the Warrant Certificate shall govern and be controlling.

 

Section 23. Governing Law. This Agreement and each Warrant Certificate and Global Warrant issued hereunder shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to the conflicts of law principles thereof.

 

Section 24. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and each of such counterparts shall for all purposes be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

 

Section 25. Captions. The captions of the sections of this Agreement have been inserted for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.

 

Section 26. Information. The Company agrees to promptly provide to the Holders of the Warrants any information it provides to the holders of the Common Stock, except to the extent any such information is publicly available on the EDGAR system (or any successor thereof) of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

[Signature page follows]

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

     
  By:  
    Name: Ebrahim Versi
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
 

EQUINITI TRUST COMPANY, LLC

     
  By: