GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 20, 2019, Genius Brands International, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), entered into a settlement agreement and release (“Settlement Agreement”) with certain holders of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company (each, a “Preferred Holder” and collectively, the “Preferred Holders”) constituting 58% of the outstanding Series A Preferred Stock in connection with a dispute that arose between the parties with respect to certain rights under the Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of the 0% Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on May 14, 2014 (the “Certificate of Designations”).

to the Settlement Agreement, the Company agreed to adjust the Conversion Price (as defined in the Certificate of Designations) to $0.21 and the parties agreed to terminate and deem null and void that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 14, 2014, by and among the Preferred Holders and the other parties signatories thereto, with respect to the Preferred Holders. The Preferred Holders, constituting the holders of at least a majority of the outstanding Preferred Shares (the “Required Holders”), agreed and consented to an amendment and restatement of the Certificate of Designations, a form of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 3.1. The parties also agreed to customary releases and a covenant not to sue as further contained in the Settlement Agreement.

The foregoing description of the Settlement Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Settlement Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

On November 21, 2019, the Company will file an Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations (the “Amended and Restated Certificate”) for the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. The amendments, among other things, had the effect of setting the Conversion Price at $0.21 in accordance with the Settlement Agreement and deleting the anti-dilution adjustment provisions and restrictive covenants and consent rights relating to the incurrence of debt and liens. The filing of the Amended and Restated Certificate was approved by the board of directors of the Company and the Required Holders.

The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Certificate does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Certificate, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

The information set forth in Item 3.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

As stated in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 2019, the Company’s current assets are not sufficient to repay its outstanding Secured Convertible Notes and fund its planned operations, and accordingly, there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If the Company defaults in its payment obligations under the Secured Convertible Notes and the indebtedness under the Secured Convertible Notes were to be accelerated, there can be no assurance that the Company’s assets would be sufficient to repay such indebtedness in full at such time or that it may be able to obtain debt or equity financing on favorable terms or at all to repay the Secured Convertible Notes and to fund its operations. As a result, the Company could be forced into bankruptcy or liquidation.  The Company has been engaged in discussions with potential investors regarding potential dilutive equity and debt financings, which could also include a reduction in the conversion price of the Secured Convertible Notes and/or a reduction in the exercise price of the Company’s existing outstanding warrants.  However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in securing any such additional funding.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Genius Brands International, Inc. Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 genius_ex0301.htm AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATIONS EXHIBIT 3.1   AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATIONS,…
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About GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:GNUS)

Genius Brands International, Inc. is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts. The Company owns a portfolio of original children’s entertainment that is targeted at toddlers to teens, including Baby Genius, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.

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