Hickok Incorporated (OTCMKTS:HICKA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry Into Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 19, 2019, Hickok Incorporated, an Ohio corporation (the Company), completed the acquisition (the Transaction) of substantially all of the assets of Data Genomix, Inc., an Ohio corporation (DG), to the terms of an Asset Purchase Agreement (the Asset Purchase Agreement) entered into by and between Hickok Operating LLC, an Ohio limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (Hickok Operating), and DG on the date thereof. DG was in the business of developing and commercializing marketing and data analytic technology applications, which applications include, but are not limited to, anglrjobs, topplr, anglrlegal and anglrads.
The aggregate consideration payable in connection with the consummation of the Transaction was comprised of (i) a $50,000 cash deposit paid prior to the closing; (ii) $1.00, payable in cash upon the closing; and (iii) the assumption by Hickok Operating of certain trade payables of DG and certain of DGs contracts and obligations arising therefrom after the closing. In consideration of a Consent, Waiver and Release Agreement executed and delivered by the DG shareholders, Hickok Operating issued Profits Interest Units to the holders of shares of Common Stock of DG.
The Asset Purchase Agreement contains customary indemnification obligations of the parties with respect to breaches of their respective representations, warranties and covenants, which are subject to certain exceptions, terms and limitations described further in the Asset Purchase Agreement. The Asset Purchase Agreement contains certain customary post-closing covenants of the parties, including cooperation on tax matters. In addition, under the Asset Purchase Agreement, DG agreed to certain nondisclosure obligations with respect to the DG business and, for a period of five years, to certain non-competition obligations with respect to the DG business and certain non-solicitation obligations with respect to the employees, consultants, licensors, customers, suppliers and contractors of DG. Individuals receiving Profits Interest Units of Hickok Operating agreed to similar restrictions to the terms of the Award Agreement and Consent, Waiver and Release Agreements delivered at closing, as well as under the terms of the Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Hickok Operating adopted in connection therewith.
The parties to the Transaction have made customary representations, warranties and covenants under the Asset Purchase Agreement. The representations, warranties and covenants set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement have been made only for the purposes of such agreement and were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Asset Purchase Agreement, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Accordingly, the Asset Purchase Agreement is included with this filing only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Transaction, and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the parties or their respective businesses, and should be read in conjunction with the disclosures in the Companys periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As of the date of the Transaction, shares of Preferred Stock of DG were owned by affiliates of Steven Rosen and Edward F. Crawford and Matthew V. Crawford, each of whom are shareholders of the Company and currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board). Such entities are the holders of certain Convertible Promissory Notes of DG, which indebtedness is convertible into shares of capital stock of DG. In light of the foregoing, the Board authorized the formation of a Special Committee comprised of disinterested directors to review the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement and authorize and approve the Transaction.
A copy of the Asset Purchase Agreement is attached as Exhibit 1.01 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference. The foregoing description of the Asset Purchase Agreement is a summary, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Asset Purchase Agreement.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 22, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the Transaction. A copy of the Companys press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
HICKOK INC Exhibit
EX-1.01 2 ex_141398.htm EXHIBIT 1.01 ex_141398.htm Exhibit 1.01 Execution Version ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT THIS ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT is entered into on this the 19th day of April,…
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About Hickok Incorporated (OTCMKTS:HICKA)
Hickok Incorporated develops and manufactures diagnostic equipment used by technicians to test the various electronic systems in automobiles and trucks, and emissions testing equipment specified by various states for testing vehicle emissions. It operates in two segments: indicators and gauges, and automotive diagnostic tools and equipment. Under the Indicators and Gauges segment, the Company develops and manufactures precision indicating instruments used in aircraft, locomotives and other applications. Its Automotive Diagnostic Tools and Equipment segment consists of products designed and manufactured to support the testing or servicing of automotive systems using electronic means to measure vehicle parameters. The Company offers products under various categories, such as brakes/Antilock Braking System (ABS), circuit testers, cooling system, diesel/heavy duty, emissions, engine/drivability, New Generation Star (NGS) products and test/jumper leads.