THEMAVEN, INC. (OTCMKTS:MVEN) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

THEMAVEN, INC. (OTCMKTS:MVEN) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreement.

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On June 1, 2018, TheMaven, Inc. (the “Company”), HubPages, Inc. (“HubPages”), HP Acquisition Co., Inc. (“HPAC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Paul Edmondson, solely in his capacity as Securityholder Representative, entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), to which HPAC will merge with and into HubPages, with HubPages continuing as the surviving corporation in the merger and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).

to the terms of the Amendment, the parties agreed, among other things, that on or before June 15, 2018 the Company shall (i) pay directly to counsel for HubPages the legal fees and expenses incurred by HubPages in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement as of the date of such payment (the “Counsel Payment”); and (ii) deposit into escrow the sum of (x) $5,000,000 minus (y) the amount of the Counsel Payment (the “Revised Termination Fee” and, together with the Counsel Payment, the “Amendment Payments”).

Upon the Company making the Amendment Payments, the Merger Agreement shall be amended, among other things, by (i) delaying the date upon which the Company could be obligated to pay a termination fee to HubPages in the event the Company was unable to close the Merger from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018, (ii) increasing the termination fee from $1,000,000 to an amount equal to the Revised Termination Fee, and (iii) removing the $1,500,000 Indemnity Escrow Amount (as that term is defined in the Merger Agreement) from the Merger Agreement, such that these funds will now be paid to HubPages’ stockholders at closing as opposed to being held in escrow.

Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions, and obtaining the necessary financing, the Company expects to consummate the Merger by no later than August 31, 2018.

The foregoing is only a brief description of the respective material terms of the Amendment, does not purport to be a complete description of the respective rights and obligations of the parties thereunder and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment that is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

theMaven, Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 tv495828_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1   Exhibit 10.1   Execution Version   SECOND AMENDMENT TO agreement and plan of merger   This SECOND AMENDMENT TO agreement and plan of merger (this “Amendment”),…
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theMaven, Inc., formerly Integrated Surgical Systems, Inc., is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in developing a network of professionally managed online media channels, with an underlying technology platform. The Company offers theMaven platform, which is a group media network featuring content across multiple content segments. The Company’s platform provides value to independent publishers through distribution; engagement for their content and community; monetization through a range of advertising partnerships and membership programs, and tools to manage their audience and growth. It focuses on operating each channel by a Channel Partner drawn from subject matter experts, reporters, group evangelists and social leaders. The Company operates a Website at It focuses on incorporating mobile, video, communications, social, notifications and other technology into its theMaven platform, including DevOps processes and a cloud-based back-end.

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