Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:ATOS) Files An 8-K Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:ATOS) Files An 8-K Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders
Item 9.01 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

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To the extent required by Item 9.01 of Form 8-K, the information regarding the Certificate of Designation (defined below) contained in Item 9.01 of this report is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On May 29, 2018, Atossa Genetics Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designation”) with the Delaware Secretary of State creating a new series of its authorized preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, designated as the “Series B Convertible Preferred Stock” (the “Series B Preferred Stock”). The number of shares initially constituting the Series B Preferred Stock was set at 25,000 shares.

Each share of Series B Preferred Stock will be convertible, at the Company’s option at any time on or after the first anniversary of the closing of the Rights Offering (as defined below) or at the option of the holder at any time, into the number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.18 per share (the “Common Stock”) determined by dividing the $1,000 stated value per share of the Series B Preferred Stock by a conversion price of $3.52 per share. In addition, the conversion price per share is subject to adjustment for stock dividends, distributions, subdivisions, combinations or reclassifications. Subject to limited exceptions, a holder of the Series B Preferred Stock will not have the right to convert any portion of the Series B Preferred Stock to the extent that, after giving effect to the conversion, the holder, together with its affiliates, would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the holder’s shares of Series B Preferred Stock. The holder upon notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the beneficial ownership limitation applicable to its shares of Series B Preferred Stock, provided that in no event shall the limitation exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of our Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the holder’s shares of Series B Preferred Stock.

In the event the Company effects certain mergers, consolidations, sales of substantially all of its assets, tender or exchange offers, reclassifications or share exchanges in which its Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, the Company consummates a business combination in which another person acquires 50% of the outstanding shares of its Common Stock, or any person or group becomes the beneficial owner of 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Stock, then, upon any subsequent conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock, the holders of the Series B Preferred Stock will have the right to receive any shares of the acquiring corporation or other consideration it would have been entitled to receive if it had been a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock then issuable upon conversion in full of the Series B Preferred Stock.

Holders of Series B Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive dividends (on an as-if-converted-to-common-stock basis) in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of the Common Stock when, as and if such dividends are paid on shares of Common Stock. Except as otherwise provided in the Certificate of Designation or as otherwise required by law, the Series B Preferred Stock has no voting rights. Upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding-up, whether voluntary or involuntary, holders of Series B Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive out of the assets, whether capital or surplus, of the Company the same amount that a holder of Common Stock would receive if the Series B Preferred Stock were fully converted (disregarding for such purpose any conversion limitations thereunder) to Common Stock, which amounts shall be paid pari passu with all holders of Common Stock. The Company is not obligated to redeem or repurchase any shares of Series B Preferred Stock. Shares of Series B Preferred Stock are not otherwise entitled to any redemption rights, or mandatory sinking fund or analogous fund provisions.

The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Certificate of Designation, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.

On May 30, 2018, the Company completed its previously announced rights offering to its effective registration statement on FormS-1, as amended (Registration Statement No. 333-223949), previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and a prospectus filed with the SEC (the “Rights Offering”). to the Rights Offering, the Company sold an aggregate of 13,324 units consisting of an aggregate of 13,324 shares of Series B Preferred Stock and 3,784,016 warrants, with each warrant exercisable for one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $4.05 per share, resulting in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $12.1 million, after deducting expenses relating to the Rights Offering, including dealer-manager fees and expenses, and excluding any proceeds received upon exercise of any warrants.

In connection with the Rights Offering, on May 30, 2018, the Company entered into a Warrant Agency Agreement with VStock Transfer, LLC. A copy of the agreement is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

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ATOSSA GENETICS INC Exhibit
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About Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:ATOS)

Atossa Genetics Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics and delivery methods for the treatment of breast cancer and other breast conditions. The Company’s leading program uses its intraductal microcatheters, which deliver pharmaceuticals through the breast ducts. It has initiated a Phase II clinical study using its microcatheters to deliver fulvestrant as a treatment of ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) and breast cancer. Its second pharmaceutical program under development is Afimoxifene Topical Gel (AfTG) for the treatment and prevention of hyperplasia of the breast. It is also engaged in the process of evaluating other therapeutic candidates to treat other breast conditions, including breast cancer. Its medical devices include the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and the FullCYTE Breast Aspirator. These devices are intended for the collection of nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) for cytological testing at a laboratory.

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