U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 18, 2017
AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
201 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 18, 2017, Akers Biosciences, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the “Company”), entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC (the “Underwriter”) pursuant to which the Company sold to the Underwriter in a public offering (the “Offering”) an aggregate of (i) 15,500,000 Class A Units consisting of an aggregate of 15,500,000 shares of its common stock, no par value per share (the “Common Stock”), and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 15,500,000 shares of Common Stock, at a public offering price of $0.15 per unit, and (ii) 3,675 Class B Units consisting of an aggregate of 3,675 shares of its Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, with a stated value of $1,000, and convertible into an aggregate of 24,500,000 shares of Common Stock, and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 24,500,000 shares of Common Stock, at a public offering price of $1,000 per unit.
The warrants have an exercise price of $0.1875 per share, are exercisable upon issuance and will expire on December 21, 2022.
In addition, the Underwriter was granted an over-allotment option (the “Over-allotment Option”) for a period of 45 days to purchase up to an additional 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock and additional warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock.
The offer and sale by the Company of the securities described above pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement has been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-221746), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 18, 2017.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 18, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated December 18, 2017, between Akers Biosciences, Inc. and Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC as representative of the several underwriters named therein.|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release of Akers Biosciences, Inc., dated December 18, 2017.|
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|Date: December 19, 2017||By:||/s/ John J. Gormally|
|John J. Gormally|
|Chief Executive Officer|