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Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2019

 

 

ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Nevada   001-31895   84-1018684

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

5215 West Laurel Street

Tampa, Florida 33607

(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 876-1776

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

 

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

 

Title of each class

  

Trading Symbol(s)

  

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock,

par value $0.0001 per share

   OMEX    NASDAQ Capital Market

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

 

Emerging Growth Company       

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

   

 

 

 


Item 1.01.

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The disclosure set forth below under Item 2.03 (Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant) is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

 

Item 2.03

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

As previously disclosed, on July 12, 2018, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (“Odyssey”) entered into a Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement (as amended on October 4, 2018, the “Purchase Agreement”) with two individuals (the “Lenders”), one of whom holds in excess of 5.0% of Odyssey’s outstanding common stock. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Lenders loaned an aggregate of $1,050,000 to Odyssey. The indebtedness was evidenced by secured convertible promissory notes (the “Notes”) and bears interest at a rate equal to 8.0% per annum. Unless otherwise converted as described in the Notes, the entire outstanding principal balance under the Notes and all accrued interest and fees were to be due and payable on July 12, 2019. In connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes, Odyssey issued warrants to purchase common stock (the “Warrants”) to the Lenders. The Warrants were exercisable to purchase an aggregate of 65,625 shares of Odyssey’s common stock at an exercise price of $12.00 per share. The Warrants were exercisable during the period commencing on any conversion of the Notes into shares of Odyssey common stock and ending on July 12, 2021.

On July 8, 2019, Odyssey and the Lenders entered into a Second Amendment to Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement and Note and Warrant Modification Agreement (the “Second Amendment”) pursuant to which certain terms and provisions of the Notes and Warrants were amended or otherwise modified. The material terms and provisions that were amended or otherwise modified are as follows:

 

   

the maturity date of the Notes was extended by one year, to July 12, 2020;

 

   

the conversion rate of the Notes and the exercise price of the Warrants were modified to $5.756, which represented the “market price” of Odyssey’s common stock as of July 7, 2019, the day before the Second Amendment was signed;

 

   

the Notes are unsecured;

 

   

the Notes are convertible only into shares of Odyssey common stock; and

 

   

the Warrants are exercisable at any time until July 12, 2024.

As of July 8, 2019, the aggregate amount of indebtedness outstanding under the Notes was $1,129,000. As amended, the Notes are convertible into an aggregate of 196,135 shares of Odyssey’s common stock, and the Warrants are exercisable to purchase an aggregate of 196,135 shares of Odyssey’s common stock for $5.756. Except as disclosed above, the material terms and provisions of the Notes and Warrants remained unchanged.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC.
Dated: July 12, 2019     By:    /s/ Jay A. Nudi
      Jay A. Nudi
      Chief Financial Officer