CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
|CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
|CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
NOTE 8. CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE PAYABLE
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 was 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 related costs of approximately $192,399 were recognized during the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.
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”). As the default had not been cured through the Waiver date, mandatory default penalties of $914,634 are included in interest expense in the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 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.
As a result of the change in the Original Warrant extended termination date and the New Warrant issued in exchange for the Waiver, the Company evaluated the reacquisition price of the Debenture to be $3,912,781. As the net carrying amount of the Debenture is $3,048,781, a loss on extinguishment of debt of $864,000 was recognized during the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.
The debt discount amortization expense recorded as amortization of interest in the condensed consolidated statement of operations was $465,635 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022. Stock warrants amortization expense recorded as interest expense was $ 402,465 for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
The Company incurred $548,781 of Original Issue Discount and $275,000 of debt issuance costs related to the Debenture which was amortized to interest expense over the term of the debt using the effective interest method. Interest expense related to the Original Issue Discount and debt issuance costs was $423,782 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.