Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Definition of Acquiring Person

An “Acquiring Person” is a person or group that, together with affiliates and associates of such person or group, acquires beneficial ownership of 4.99% or more of the Company’s common stock, other than (i) an “Exempt Person”; (ii) any shareholder that, as of the time of the first public announcement of adoption of the First Amendment, beneficially owns 4.99% or more of the Company’s common stock (unless and until such person thereafter acquires any additional shares of common stock, subject to certain exceptions); (iii) a person who becomes an Acquiring Person solely as a result of the Company repurchasing shares of its common stock; and (iv) certain shareholders who inadvertently buy shares in excess of 4.99% of the shares of common stock and who thereafter reduce the percentage of the shares they own below 4.99%. An Exempt Person is defined as the Company, its subsidiaries and their respective employee benefit plans; and any person that the Board has affirmatively determined, in its sole discretion, prior to the Distribution Date, in light of the intent and purposes of the Rights Agreement or other circumstances facing the Company, shall not be deemed an Acquiring Person.

Flip-In Trigger

If a person or group of affiliated or associated persons (an “Acquiring Person”) acquires beneficial ownership of 4.99% or more of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock, all holders of Rights may purchase, for the Exercise Price, a number of shares of common stock (or, in certain circumstances, cash, property or other securities of the Company) having a then-current market value equal to twice the Exercise Price, based on the market price of the common stock before such acquisition. However, the Rights are not exercisable following the occurrence of such an event until the Rights are no longer redeemable by the Company, as described below.

Following the occurrence of an event described in the preceding paragraph, all Rights that are or, under certain circumstances specified in the Rights Agreement, were beneficially owned by an Acquiring Person or certain of its transferees will be null and void.

Flip-Over Trigger

If, after an Acquiring Person obtains 4.99% or more of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock, the Company merges into another entity, an acquiring entity merges into the Company, or the Company sells or transfers more than 50% of its assets, cash flow or earning power, then each Right (except for Rights that have previously been voided as set forth above) will entitle its holder to purchase, for the Exercise Price, a number of shares of stock of the acquiring person engaging in the transaction having a then-current market value equal to twice the Exercise Price, based on the market price of the acquiring person’s stock before such transaction.

Redemption of the Rights

The Board may redeem the Rights for $0.001 per Right (payable in cash, shares of the Company’s common stock or other consideration deemed appropriate by the Board) at any time before a person becomes an Acquiring Person. When the Board redeems the Rights, the Rights will terminate, and the only right of the holders of the Rights will be to receive the $0.001 redemption price. The redemption price will be adjusted if the Company undertakes a stock dividend or a stock split of its common stock.

Exchange

After a person or group becomes an Acquiring Person, but before an Acquiring Person beneficially owns 50% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock, the Board may extinguish the Rights (except for Rights that have previously been voided as set forth above), in whole or in part, by exchanging two shares of common stock or an equivalent security for each Right. In certain circumstances, the Company may elect to exchange the Rights for cash or other securities of the Company having a value approximately equal to two shares of common stock.

Expiration of the Rights

The Rights expire on the earliest of (i) 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on June 6, 2018 (unless such date is extended because the Amendment is approved by the Company’s shareholders at the regular meeting of shareholders to be held in 2018); (ii) the time at which the Rights are redeemed or exchanged under the Rights Agreement; (iii) the repeal of Section 382 of the Code or any successor statute or any other change if the Board determines that the Rights Agreement is no longer necessary or desirable for the preservation of the Tax Benefits; or (iv) the time at which the Board determines that the Tax Benefits are fully utilized or no longer available. If the Company’s shareholders approve the Amendment at the regular meeting of the shareholders to be held in 2018, the Rights will expire at the earliest of 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on June 5, 2020 (unless such date is extended) and the occurrence of the other events set forth in clauses (ii) through (iv) of the foregoing sentence.

Amendment of Terms of Rights Agreement and Rights

The terms of the Rights and the Rights Agreement may be amended in any respect without the consent of the holders of the Rights on or before the Distribution Date. After the Distribution Date, the terms of the Rights and the Rights Agreement may be amended without the consent of the holders of Rights in order to cure any ambiguities, to shorten or lengthen any time period set forth in the Rights Agreement, or to make changes that do not adversely affect the interests of holders of the Rights.

Voting Rights; Other Shareholder Rights

The Rights will not have any voting rights. Until a Right is exercised, the holder of the Right will have no separate rights as a shareholder of the Company.

Anti-Dilution Provisions

The Board may adjust the Exercise Price, the number of Preferred Shares issuable and the number of outstanding Rights to prevent dilution that may occur from a stock dividend, a stock split or a reclassification of the Company’s Preferred Shares or shares of common stock.

With certain exceptions, no adjustments to the Exercise Price will be made until the cumulative adjustments amount to at least 1% of the Exercise Price. No fractional Preferred Shares will be issued and, in lieu thereof, an adjustment in cash will be made based on the current market price of the Preferred Shares.

Taxes

The distribution of Rights should not be taxable for federal income tax purposes. However, following any occurrence of an event that renders the Rights exercisable or upon any redemption of the Rights, shareholders may recognize taxable income.

The foregoing is a summary of the terms of the Rights Agreement. The summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to full text of the Amendment attached as Exhibit 4.1 and incorporated herein by reference; the full text of the First Amendment, which was attached as Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on August 23, 2016 and is incorporated herein by reference; the full text of the Original Rights Agreement, which was attached as Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on June 6, 2013 and is incorporated herein by reference; and the full text of the Certificate of Designation amending the Articles of Incorporation of the Company setting forth the terms of the Preferred Shares, which was attached as Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on June 6, 2013 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Section 3 –Securities and Trading Markets

Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

(a) The information included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03(a).

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 12, 2018, the Company issued a press release relating to the Amendment. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed with or incorporated into this Current Reports on Form 8-K:

3.1 Certificate of Designation amending the Articles of Incorporation of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. as filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State on June 6, 2013, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 6, 2013 (File No. 0-26056).

4.1 Second Amendment to Rights Agreement dated as of March12, 2018, by and between Image Sensing Systems, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent, filed herewith.

4.2 Rights Agreement dated as of June 6, 2013, by and between Image Sensing Systems, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 6, 2013 (File No. 0-26056).

4.3 First Amendmentto Rights Agreement dated as of August 23, 2016, by and between Image Sensing Systems, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated August 23, 2016 (File No. 026056).

99.1 Press Release of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. dated March 12, 2018, filed herewith.


IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS INC Exhibit
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About Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS)

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a provider of software-based products and solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry. The Company develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in traffic, security, police and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control and traffic data collection. The Company operates through two segments: Intersection and Highway. Video products are sold in the Intersection segment. Radar products are sold in the Highway segment. The Company’s family of products, which it markets as Autoscope video or video products (Autoscope) and RTMS radar or radar products (RTMS), provides end users with the tools that manage traffic flow and support driver safety. Its technology analyzes signals from sensors and transmits the information to management systems and controllers or directly to users.

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