UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT Pursuant

to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2019

 

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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

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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 July 25, 2019, an investor (the “Lender”) of Bionik Laboratories Corp. (the “Company”) subscribed for a convertible promissory note (the “Note”) and loaned to the Company an aggregate of $250,000 (the “Loan”). The Loan represent an additional tranche borrowed pursuant to an up to $9,000,000 convertible note offering (the “Offering”), for total borrowed principal through July 25, 2019 of $4,260,000.

 

The Company intends to use the net proceeds, after payment of fees and expenses, from the Loan for the Company’s working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

The Note bears interest at a fixed rate of 1% per month, computed based on a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months and will be payable, along with the principal amount, on the earlier of (the “Maturity Date”): (a) March 30, 2020 and (b) the consummation of the Offering, provided that the Company raises in one or more tranches aggregate gross proceeds of no less than US$9,000,000 (“Qualified Financing”).

 

The Note will be convertible into equity of the Company upon the following events on the following terms:

 

·On the Maturity Date without any action on the part of the Lender, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the Note will be converted into shares of common stock at a conversion price of US$6.80 per share (the “Conversion Price”).

 

·Upon a change of control transaction prior to the Maturity Date, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the Note would, at the election of the holders of a majority of the outstanding principal of the loans under the Offering, be either (i) payable upon demand as of the closing of such change of control transaction or (ii) convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock immediately prior to such change of control transaction at a price per share equal to the lesser of (x) the Conversion Price, or (y) the per share consideration to be received by the holders of the common stock in such change of control transaction.

 

The Note contains customary events of default, which, if uncured, entitle the Lender to accelerate the due date of the unpaid principal amount of, and all accrued and unpaid interest on, his Note.

 

The foregoing is a brief description of the subscription of the Note and the terms of the Note and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Subscription Agreement and the form of the Note, the forms of which are included as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 17, 2019, each of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

The disclosure set forth above in Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the issuance of the Note is incorporated by reference herein. The Note and, unless subsequently registered, the shares underlying the Note, will be issued in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Regulation D promulgated thereunder and/or Regulation S under the Securities Act.

  

Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On July 26, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company approved the grant of 115,759 stock options to Eric Dusseux, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. The options terminate on the seven-year anniversary of the grant date and vest and become exercisable as follows: (i) 19,293 shares on each of September 1, 2019, September 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021; and (ii) 19,293 shares on September 1, 2019, 19,293 shares on September 1, 2020, and 19,294 shares on September 1, 2021 based on Dr. Dusseux's achievement of annual performance goals to be established by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in consultation with Dr. Dusseux. The extent to which each separate performance tranche becomes vested shall be determined by reference to the performance targets set for that performance period.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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: July 31, 2019

 

  BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.
     
  By: /s/ Leslie Markow
  Name: Leslie Markow
  Title: Chief Financial Officer