CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE|
|CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE||
NOTE 8. CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
Convertible debenture payable at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 consist of the following:
On September 28, 2021, (the “Closing Date”) the Company completed a financing transaction under a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) and corresponding 18% Original Issue Discount Convertible Debenture (the “Debenture”), Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Original Warrant”) and Registration Rights Agreement (“RRA”). Under the terms of the SPA, the Company received $2,500,000 from the Purchaser and in exchange issued the Debenture in the principal amount of $3,048,781 and Original Warrants to purchase up to 406,504 shares of the Company’s common stock. The Debenture is convertible voluntarily by the Purchaser at any time into shares of our common stock, at the lesser of $7.50, representing 100% of the closing price of our common stock on the trading day immediately prior to the Closing Date, or 75% of the average VWAP of our common stock during the 5 trading day period immediately prior to the conversion date (the “Conversion Price”), or automatically upon the occurrence of a single public offering of our common stock which results in the listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange as defined in the Exchange Act (the “Qualified Offering”) into shares of our common stock at the lesser of the Conversion Price, or 75% of the offering price of the securities offered in the Qualified Offering. The Debenture due date is March 27, 2022, does not accrue interest unless there is an event of default under the terms of the Debenture. The Original Warrant is exercisable at any time through September 28, 2026 into shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $6.00 per share, unless an event of default occurs, at which time the exercise price will adjust to $3.00 per share. The Original Warrant contains a cashless exercise provision but only in the event the Company fails to have an effective registration statement registering the common shares underlying the Original Warrant at any time beginning six months from the Closing Date. The RRA requires the Company to register for resale and maintain effectiveness of such Registration Statement for such all of the registrable securities under the terms of the Debenture and Original Warrant, within defined time frames. Should the Company fail to meet the RRA requirements, until the date causing such event of noncompliance is cured, Company shall pay to the Purchaser as partial liquidated damages equal to the product of 2% of the principal amount not to exceed 24% of the aggregate principal. If the Company fails to pay of the liquidated damages within seven days after the date payable, the Company will pay interest at 18% until such amounts are paid in full. The filing date requirements were cured in February 2022. Total RRA damages and estimated related costs are approximately $195,105. Damages and accrued interest expense are included in general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. The Company recorded interest expense of $5,443 and none for the nine-months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.
The Debenture matured on March 27, 2022 and the Company did not make the required principal payment putting the Company in default under the terms of the Debenture. On March 30, 2022, we entered into a Waiver Agreement with the Purchaser, under which the Purchaser granted the Company a waiver of the default penalties under the Debenture such that any default penalties will not be charged and/or due until April 17, 2022 (the “Waiver”). Default penalties at the Purchaser’s election are due and payable at the Mandatory Default Amount defined as the sum of (a) the greater of (i) the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture, plus all accrued and unpaid interest hereon, divided by the Conversion Price on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (A) demanded or otherwise due or (B) paid in full, whichever has a lower Conversion Price, multiplied by the VWAP on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (x) demanded or otherwise due or (y) paid in full, whichever has a higher VWAP, or (ii) 130% of the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture, plus 100% of accrued and unpaid interest hereon, and (b) all other amounts, costs, expenses and liquidated damages due in respect of this Debenture, As the default had not been cured through the Waiver date, mandatory default penalties of $914,634 are included in general and administrative expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the nine-months ended September 30, 2022.
In exchange for the Waiver of the default penalties the Company agreed to: (i) amend that certain Common Stock Warrant (the “Original Warrant”) issued by the Company to the Purchaser dated September 27, 2021 to extend the Termination Date (as defined in the Original Warrant) from September 28, 2026 to September 28, 2028; and (ii) issue the Purchaser a second Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “New Warrant”) entitling the Purchaser to subscribe for and purchase up to an additional 101,626 shares of our common stock, expiring March 29, 2029, with all other terms of the warrant the same as the Original Warrant. We also agreed, within thirty (30) days of the date of the Waiver, to file a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (or, if such form is unavailable for such a registration, on such other form as is available for such registration), covering the resale of all of the shares underlying the New Warrant. As a result of the default event, Debenture’s automatic conversion features upon the occurrence of a Qualified Offering no longer apply and interest accrues at 18% per annum on the principal amount.
The Company evaluated the Debenture for derivative embedded and beneficial conversion features and determined that its embedded conversion feature carried a debt discount. The total conversion feature debt discount of $980,000 is amortized over the life of the convertible debenture. The debt discount amortization expense recorded as amortization of interest in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was $465,635 and $16,245 for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
On September 28, 2022, the Company entered into a PIPE Offering pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) and Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) where the Company agreed to issue Non-Prefunded and Prefunded PIPE Units consisting of one share of common stock and one non-tradeable warrant exercisable for one common share at a price of $1.35 per warrant (See Note 2). Pursuant to agreements related to the issuance of Debenture Original Warrants and New Warrants both warrants contain an adjustment provision (the “Adjustment”) whereby upon a Dilutive Issuance (as defined in the Original Warrant and the New Warrant), the holder of such warrants shall be entitled to receive shares of common stock at an effective price per share that is less than the Exercise Price (as defined in the warrants), and such issuance shall be deemed to have occurred for less than the Exercise Price on such date of the Dilutive Issuance at such effective price. Entering into the PIPE Offering initiated the Adjustment and an aggregate 1,750,225 warrants the (the “Armistice Warrants”) consisting of (i) 1,400,180 warrants pursuant to the Adjustment terms under the Original Warrant, and (ii) 350,045 warrants pursuant to the Adjustment terms of New Warrants.
As of September 30, 2022 and 2021, the debenture carries outstanding warrants of 2,258,355 and 406,504, respectively. The relative fair market value of the related stock warrants granted during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 was $4,359,583 and $847,048, respectively.
The unamortized discount at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was none and $402,465, respectively. Stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense was $465,635 and $14,039 for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
The Company incurred $548,781 of Original Issue Discount and $275,000 of debt issuance costs related to the Debenture which is being amortized to interest expense over the term of the debt using the effective interest method. The unamortized discount and issuance costs at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 was none and $423,782, respectively. Interest expense related to the Original Issue Discount and debt issuance costs was $423,782 and none for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
On May 19, 2022, the principal balance of the Debenture in default of $3,048,781, was paid in full satisfying all amounts due and accrued under the default, including penalty, damages and interest provisions of the agreement. Where the Company was not required to pay the penalty, damages and interest provision of the agreement, a gain on extinguishment of debt of $1,109,105 was recorded during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022.
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Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef