INTERPACE DIAGNOSTICS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:IDXG) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On September 20, 2019, Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., as sales agent (the “Agent”), to which the Company may, from time to time, issue and sell shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, in an aggregate offering price of up to $4.8 million (the “Shares”) through the Agent.
The offer and sales of the Shares made to the Agreement, if any, will be made under the Company’s effective “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227728) dated October 19, 2018, the base prospectus contained therein, and a prospectus supplement related to the offering of the Shares dated September 20, 2019.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the Agent may sell the Shares at market prices by any method that is deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act, as amended.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Shares from time to time, based upon the Company’s instructions. The Company has no obligation to sell any of the Shares, and may at any time suspend sales under the Agreement or terminate the Agreement in accordance with its terms. The Company has provided the Agent with customary indemnification rights, and the Agent will be entitled to a fixed commission of 3.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from the Shares sold. The Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, and the Company is required to deliver customary closing documents and certificates in connection with sales of the Shares. The Company has agreed to reimburse the Agents for out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including legal fees and disbursements) in an amount not to exceed $50,000 in the aggregate.
The legal opinion of Pepper Hamilton LLP, counsel to the Company, relating to the Shares is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy the Shares, nor shall there be an offer, solicitation or sale of the Shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state.
Statements in this report that are not strictly historical in nature constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s issuance of securities and the amount of proceeds from the offering. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risk factors that may cause actual results to differ are discussed in the Company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed March 21, 2019, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019, filed May 14, 2019, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019, filed August 13, 2019, our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 20, 2019 as well as other documents we file with the SEC from time-to-time. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The Company is providing this information as of the date of this report and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this report as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are being filed herewith:
|5.1||Opinion of Pepper Hamilton LLP|
|10.1||Equity Distribution Agreement, dated September 20, 2019, by and between Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.|
|23.1||Consent of Pepper Hamilton LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. Exhibit
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About INTERPACE DIAGNOSTICS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:IDXG)
Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc., formerly PDI, Inc., is focused on developing and commercializing molecular diagnostic tests principally focused on early detection of high potential progressors to cancer and leveraging the latest technology and personalized medicine for patient diagnosis and management. The Company operates through molecular diagnostics segment. It offers molecular tests, such as PancraGen, which is a pancreatic cyst molecular test that can aid in pancreatic cyst diagnosis and pancreatic cancer risk assessment utilizing its PathFinder platform; ThyGenX, which assesses thyroid nodules for risk of malignancy, and ThyraMIR, which assesses thyroid nodules risk of malignancy utilizing a gene expression assay. Through its molecular diagnostics business, the Company provides diagnostic options for detecting genetic and other molecular alterations that are associated with gastrointestinal and endocrine cancers, which are focused on early detection of cancer.