Washington, DC 20549


to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2020


Bionik Laboratories Corp.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


Delaware   000-54717   27-1340346
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


483 Bay Street, N105

Toronto, ON



M5G 2C9

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (416) 640-7887



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 1.01Entry Into A Material Agreement.


The information set forth in Item 2.03 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.


Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant


On May 6, 2020, Bionik, Inc. (the “Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bionik Laboratories Corp. (the “Registrant”), received funding in the original principal amount of $459,912.00 (the “PPP Loan”) pursuant to the federal Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, as amended from time to time (the “CARES Act”), which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The PPP Loan was funded by Bank of America, N.A. (the “Bank”) pursuant to the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”), dated as of May 1, 2020.


The PPP Loan bears interest at 1% per annum and matures in two years from the date of disbursement of funds under the PPP Loan. Interest and principal payments under the PPP Loan will be deferred for a period of six months. After the initial six-month deferral period, if the PPP Loan is not forgiven as described below, the Company will be obligated to repay the total outstanding balance remaining due under the PPP Loan, including principal and interest, pursuant to the repayment terms established by the Bank. The Company is permitted to prepay or partially prepay the PPP Loan at any time with no prepayment penalties.


Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP loan recipients can apply for, and be granted, forgiveness for all or a portion of loans granted under the PPP. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations and ongoing rulemaking by the SBA, based on the use of loan proceeds. The Company is determining to what extent some or all of the PPP Loan will be forgiven under the CARES Act. The Company can give no assurance that it will obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part.


The PPP Loan contains certain covenants which, among other things, restrict the Company’s use of the proceeds of the PPP Loan to retain workers and maintain payroll or make mortgage interest payments, lease payments, and utility payments. The Company intends to use the PPP Loan for some or all of the purposes permissible under the CARES Act.


The foregoing is a brief description of the Note and the material terms of the Note and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Note, which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and which is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit   Description
10.1   Promissory Note, dated May 1, 2020








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 12, 2020


  By: /s/ Leslie Markow
  Name: Leslie Markow
  Title: Chief Financial Officer