NATURALSHRIMP INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:SHMP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01.Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Securities Purchase Agreement
On April 14, 2021, NaturalShrimp Incorporated (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with an accredited investor (the “Purchaser”), for the offering (the “Offering”) of (i) $5,000,000 worth of common stock (“Shares”), par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”); at a per share purchase price of $0.55 per Share (ii) common stock purchase warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase up to an aggregate of 10,000,000 shares of Common Stock, which are exercisable for a period of five years after issuance at an initial exercise price of $0.75 per share, subject to certain adjustments, as provided in the Warrants; and (iii) 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Commitment Shares”). to the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser is purchasing the Shares, accompanying Warrants and Commitment Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $5,000,000. The number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after the Offering was 573,280,090 shares (excluding the exercise of the warrants offered in the Offering). The Company expects to receive approximately $4,925,000 in net proceeds from the Offering before exercise of the Warrants and after deducting the discounts, commissions, and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the Offering to redeem 2,450 shares of Series D Preferred Stock in the aggregate amount of $3,658,800, for working capital and for general corporate purposes.
The Shares, the accompanying Warrants and Commitment Shares will be issued to the Purchaser in a registered direct offering (the “Registered Offering”), to which the Shares, the Warrants, the Commitment Shares and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants, will all be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s currently effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-253953), which was initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 5, 2021, and was declared effective on March 22, 2021 (the “Shelf Registration Statement”). A prospectus supplement for the Offering will be filed on April 15, 2021 and will be available on the SEC’s web site athttp://www.sec.gov.
The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company and the other parties thereto, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the parties, including for liabilities under the Securities Act and other obligations of the parties.
Further, to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, from the date thereof until the date that is the twelve-month anniversary of the closing of the Offering, upon any issuance by the Company or any of its subsidiaries of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents for cash consideration, indebtedness or a combination of units thereof (a “Subsequent Financing”), each Purchaser shall have the right to participate in up to an amount of the Subsequent Financing equal to 100% of the Subsequent Financing on the same terms, conditions and price provided for in the Subsequent Financing.
Share Exchange Agreement
On April 14, 2021, the Company, entered into a share exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) with a holder of the Series D Preferred Stock, whereby, at the closing of the Offering, the Holder has agreed to exchange an aggregate of 3,600 shares of the Company’s Series D Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series D Preferred Stock”) into approximately 3,739.63 shares of the Company’s Series E Convertible Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 (the “Series E Preferred Stock”). In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the Company has filed a Certificate of Designation of Preferences of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock with the State of Nevada.
The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreements, the Exchange Agreement and the Warrants are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such Purchase Agreement, Exchange Agreement, and Warrants, the forms of which are attached as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, and 4.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”), and which are incorporated herein in their entirety by reference. The Company is filing the opinion of its counsel, Lucosky Brookman LLP, relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the Shares, the Commitment Shares and the Warrants as Exhibit 5.1 hereto. Exhibit 5.1 is incorporated herein by reference and into the Shelf Registration Statement.
This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express the Company’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions, or any other statements related to the Company’s future activities, or future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of future performances and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those risks discussed in documents that the Company files from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Form 8-K, except as required not by law.
Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.
The Series E Preferred Stock are not registered under the Securities Act, but qualified for exemption under Section 4(a)(2) and/or Regulation D of the Securities Act. The securities were exempt from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act because the issuance of such securities by the Company did not involve a “public offering,” as defined in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act, due to the insubstantial number of persons involved in the transaction, size of the offering, manner of the offering and number of securities offered. The Company did not undertake an offering in which it sold a high number of securities to a high number of investors. In addition, the Holder had the necessary investment intent as required by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act since the Holder agreed to, and received, the securities bearing a legend stating that such securities are restricted to Rule 144 of the Securities Act. This restriction ensures that these securities would not be immediately redistributed into the market and therefore not be part of a “public offering.” Based on an analysis of the above factors, the Company has met the requirements to qualify for exemption under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
Item 3.03Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 and Item 3.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03.
On April 14, 2021, the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada delivered confirmation of the effective filing of the Company’s Certificate of Designations of the Series E Preferred Stock, which established 10,000 shares of the Company’s Series E Preferred Stock, having such designations, rights and preferences as set forth therein (the “Series E Designation”).
The shares of Series E Preferred Stock have a stated value of $1,200 per share (the “Series E Stated Value”) and are convertible into Common Stock at the election of the holder of the Series E Preferred Stock at any time at a price of $0.35 per share, subject to adjustment (the “Conversion Price”). The Series E Preferred Stock is convertible into that number of shares of Common Stock determined by dividing the Series E Stated Value (plus any and all other amounts which may be owing in connection therewith) by the Conversion Price, subject to certain beneficial ownership limitations.
Each holder of Series E Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, with respect to each share of Series E Preferred Stock then outstanding and held by such holder, dividends at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum, payable quarterly (the “Preferred Dividends”).
The holders of Series E Preferred Stock rank senior to the Common Stock and Common Stock Equivalents (as defined in the Series E Designation) with respect to payment of dividends and rights upon liquidation and will vote together with the holders of the Common Stock on an as-converted basis, subject to beneficial ownership limitations, on each matter submitted to a vote of holders of Common Stock (whether at a meeting of shareholders or by written consent).
The Series E Designation are subject to certain Registration Rights, whereby if the Corporation does not complete a market listing to the NYSE American, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market or the New York Stock Exchange (or any successors to any of the foregoing) within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the issuance of the Series E Preferred Stock, the Company will, within ten (10) calendar days, file a registration statement covering the shares of Common Stock underlying the Series E Preferred Shares. Additionally, the Company will include the shares of Common Stock underlying the Series E Preferred Shares in any registration statement which shall be hereafter filed by the Company, subject to certain requirements, as noted in the Series E Designation.
The foregoing description of the Series E Designation does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by the Series E Designation, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
The information set forth in Item 1.01, Item 3.02, and Item 3.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.03.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
NaturalShrimp Inc Exhibit
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About NATURALSHRIMP INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:SHMP)
NaturalShrimp Incorporated is a global shrimp farming and biotechnology company. The Company has developed a technology to produce shrimp in an indoor, re-circulating, saltwater facility. The Company’s self-contained shrimp aquiculture system allows for the production of Pacific White (Litopenaeus vannamei) shrimp in an ecologically controlled fully contained and independent production system without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals. The Company has developed various technology assets, including a knowledge base that allows the production of commercial quantities of shrimp in a closed system with a computer monitoring system that automates, monitors and maintains proper levels of oxygen, salinity and temperature for optimal shrimp production. The Company’s primary solution against infectious agents is Vibrio Suppression Technology. Its subsidiaries include NaturalShrimp Corporation, NaturalShrimp Global, Inc. and Natural Aquatic Systems, Inc.
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