sphs20200428_8k.htm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

April 23 , 20 20

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

Sophiris Bio I nc .

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

British Columbia

 

001-36054

 

98-1008712

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

of incorporation)

       

 

1258 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA

 

92037

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   ( 858 ) 777 - 1760

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

   

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

   

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

   

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares, no par value

SPHS

OTCQB

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On April 23, 2020 Sophiris Bio Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Deferral Agreement related to its Loan and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”), effective April 22, 2020.  The Deferral Agreement defers the Company’s obligations to make principal payments for six months beginning on May 1, 2020. During the six-month deferral period, the Company will be required to make interest only payments (subject to the potential acceleration of the debt as a result of an event of default). As of April 23, 2020, the outstanding principal balance of the Company's loan under the Loan and Security Agreement was $4.0 million and interest payments were current. The Company will be obligated to begin to make principal and interest payments effective November 1, 2020. In connection with the deferral of principal payments, the Deferral Agreement extends the maturity date of the Agreement by six months to March 2022.

 

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

 

The Company has been engaged in a discussion of strategic alternatives for more than a year and there is no assurance that Sophiris will be able to enter into any strategic transaction or be able to obtain additional financing to enable it to continue to operate. 

 

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

 

The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.  

 

Exhibit No.

Description

10.1

Deferral Agreement to Loan and Security Agreement between the Registrant and Silicon Valley Bank dated April 22, 2020.

 

 

 

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

Sophiris Bio Inc.

 

 

Dated: April 29, 2020

 

 

By:

/s/ Peter Slover

 

 

 

Peter Slover

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 
ex_183286.htm

Exhibit 10.1

 

Deferral Agreement

 

             
 

D e f e rr a l A gr eeme nt Eff e c ti v e D a t e:

     

April 22                  , 20 20        

 
             
  Lo a n A gr eeme nt D a t e ( u s e r es t a t e d d a te i f app l ic a ble ):       September 8            , 20 17        
             
  Borro w e r:       Sophiris Bio Inc.                        
             
        If this box is checked, additional Borrowers (" A ddition a l Borr o w e r s ") are listed in the A nn e x attached hereto (Borrower and such Additional Borrowers, collectively, " Borro w e r ").  
             
  Lo a n A gr eeme nt :       That certain Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of the Loan Agreement Date, between Borrower, Additional Borrowers, if any, and Silicon Valley Bank (“ B a n k ”), as amended, restated or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time.  
             
  G u a r a ntor( s ) or Pl e dgor( s ):     If this box is checked, the obligations of Borrower are guaranteed or secured by a pledge of assets and the Consent and Ratification attached hereto shall apply and must be completed for each Guarantor and/or Pledgor.  
             

 

Reference is made to the Loan Agreement and the other terms defined herein. Borrower and Bank hereby agree to the Terms and Conditions attached hereto and any applicable Annex and/or Consent and Ratification attached hereto, each of which is incorporated herein by reference (collectively, the " De f e rr a l A g r eeme n t ").

 

BANK: BORROWER:
SILICON VALLEY BANK Sophiris Bio Inc.                                   
   
By: /s/ Justin Mauch                                            By:  /s/ Peter Slover                                     
Justin Mauch                                           Peter Slover                                           
Name Name
Director                                                    CFO                                                         
Title  Title
   
  By:                                                            
                                                                   
  Name
                                                                   
  Title

 

 

 

 

© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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1. De f ini t io n s .  Capitalized  terms  used  but  not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Loan Agreement.
     
2. I n t e r e s t P a y men t s . Borrower shall at all times continue to make regularly scheduled monthly payments of accrued interest on each applicable payment date under the Loan Agreement.
     
3. E x t ensi o n of P r in c ip a l P a y m en t D a t e s .
     
  a. The payment dates for all monthly payments of principal in respect of any term loans (but not any other facilities) which are due following the Deferral Agreement Effective Date shall each be extended by six (6) months.
     
  b. To the extent that the Loan Agreement permits Borrower to extend the period during which Borrower is only required to make payments of accrued interest (and no principal payments) (the “ I nt e r es t O n l y P e riod ”) upon achieving one or more milestones or other thresholds, which milestones or thresholds have not yet been achieved as of the Deferral Agreement Effective Date, by execution of the Deferral Agreement, Borrower agrees that (a) the six (6) month extension of the Interest Only Period provided for by this Deferral Agreement shall supersede and replace any and all extensions of the Interest Only Period set forth in the Loan Agreement, and (b) any and all extensions of the Interest Only Period set forth in the Loan Agreement as of the Deferral Agreement Effective Date are hereby void, and shall be of no further force and effect. Nothing herein shall be construed as a modification or amendment of the existing terms and conditions in the Loan Agreement that provide for Bank to increase availability or to make additional advances or extensions of credit to Borrower, including if such increase or additional advances or extensions of credit require Borrower to achieve the same milestone or threshold that would have previously extended the Interest Only Period prior to Borrower entering into this Deferral Agreement.
     
  c. The amount of each monthly payment of principal following the extension shall be the same as the amount of the scheduled monthly payment of principal prior to the Deferral Agreement Effective Date.
     
  d. All deferred principal payments shall continue to be secured by all Collateral granted or pledged to Bank under the Loan Documents.
   
4. Extension of Maturity Date . The maturity date(s) for all term loans (but not any other facilities) under the Loan Agreement that occur after the Deferral Agreement Effective Date shall be extended by six (6) months, and the corresponding definitions of such maturity dates in the Loan Agreement shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.
   
5. Representations and Warranties . Borrower hereby represents and warrants that (a) Borrower has the power and authority to execute and deliver to Bank the Deferral Agreement, (b) the execution and delivery to Bank by Borrower of the Deferral Agreement and the performance of Borrower's obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by the Deferral Agreement, do not require any order, consent, approval, license, authorization or validation of, or filing, recording or registration with, or exemption by any governmental or public body or authority, or subdivision thereof, binding on Borrower, except as already has been obtained or made and (c) the Deferral Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Borrower and is the binding obligation of Borrower, enforceable against Borrower in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or similar laws and equitable principals relating to or affecting creditors rights.
   
6. Ratification . Borrower hereby ratifies, confirms, and reaffirms all terms and conditions of all Loan Documents and all security or other collateral granted to Bank, and confirms that the indebtedness secured thereby includes, without limitation, the Obligations and all deferred principal payments.

 

© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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7. Release . For good and valuable consideration, Borrower hereby forever relieves, releases, and discharges Bank and its present or former employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, attorneys, and each of them, from any and all claims, debts, liabilities, demands, obligations, promises, acts, agreements, costs and expenses, actions and causes of action, of every type, kind, nature, description or character whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, absolute or contingent, arising out of or in any manner whatsoever connected with or related to facts, circumstances, issues, controversies or claims existing or arising from the beginning of time through and including the date of execution hereof (collectively "Released Claims"). Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Claims shall include any and all liabilities or claims arising out of or in any manner whatsoever connected with or related to the Loan Documents, any instruments, agreements or documents executed in connection with any of the foregoing or the origination, negotiation, administration, servicing or enforcement of any of the foregoing. Borrower expressly acknowledges and waives any and all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which provides that:
     
    "A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party."
     
  By entering into this release, Borrower recognizes that no facts or representations are ever absolutely certain and it may hereafter discover facts in addition to or different from those which it presently knows or believes to be true, but that it is the intention of Borrower hereby to fully, finally and forever settle and release all matters, disputes and differences, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected; accordingly, if Borrower should subsequently discover that any fact that it relied upon in entering into this release was untrue, or that any understanding of the facts was incorrect, Borrower shall not be entitled to set aside this release by reason thereof, regardless of any claim of mistake of fact or law or any other circumstances whatsoever. Borrower acknowledges that it is not relying upon and has not relied upon any representation or statement made by Bank with respect to the facts underlying this release or with regard to any of such party's rights or asserted rights. This release may be pleaded as a full and complete defense and/or as a cross-complaint or counterclaim against any action, suit, or other proceeding that may be instituted, prosecuted or attempted in breach of this release. Borrower acknowledges that the release contained herein constitutes a material inducement to Bank to enter into the Deferral Agreement, and that Bank would not have done so but for Bank's expectation that such release is valid and enforceable in all events. Borrower hereby represents and warrants to Bank, and Bank is relying thereon, that (a), except as expressly stated herein, neither Bank nor any agent, employee or representative of Bank has made any statement or representation to Borrower regarding any fact relied upon by Borrower in entering into the Deferral Agreement, (b) Borrower has made such investigation of the facts pertaining hereto and all of the matters appertaining thereto, as it deems necessary; (c) the terms hereof are contractual and not a mere recital; (d) the Deferral Agreement has been carefully read by Borrower, the contents hereof are known and understood by Borrower, and the Deferral Agreement is signed freely, and without duress, by Borrower and (e) Borrower represents and warrants that it is the sole and lawful owner of all right, title and interest in and to every claim and every other matter which it releases herein, and that it has not heretofore assigned or transferred, or purported to assign or transfer, to any person, firm or entity any claims or other matters herein released. Borrower shall indemnify Bank, defend and hold it harmless from and against all claims based upon or arising in connection with prior assignments or purported assignments or transfers of any claims or matters released herein.
   
8. Full Force and Effect; Limitations of Deferral Agreement . Other than as expressly provided in the Deferral Agreement, the terms of the Loan Agreement remain in full force and effect. Bank's agreement to defer principal payments pursuant to the Deferral Agreement in no way shall constitute a waiver of or forbearance from any existing defaults under any of the Loan Documents, nor shall it obligate Bank to defer any future payments or waive or forbear from any future defaults under any of the Loan Documents. Nothing in the Deferral Agreement shall constitute a satisfaction of the Obligations. It is the intention of Bank and Borrower to retain as liable parties all makers of Loan Documents, unless the party is expressly released by Bank in writing. No maker will be released by virtue of the Deferral Agreement.

 

© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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9. Miscellaneous .
   
  a. The Deferral Agreement may be executed and delivered in any number of counterparts and all of such counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument.
     
  b. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature” and words of like import in any Loan Document, including the Deferral Agreement, shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, including any Electronic Signature as defined in the Electronic Transactions Law (2003 Revision) of the Cayman Islands (the “Cayman Islands Electronic Signature Law” ), or the keeping of records in electronic form, including any Electronic Record, as defined in Cayman Islands Electronic Signature Law, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including, without limitation, any state law based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act or the Cayman Islands Electronic Signature Law; provided, however that sections 8 and 19(3) of the Cayman Islands Electronic Signature Law shall not apply to this Deferral Agreement or the execution or delivery thereof.
     
  c. The Deferral Agreement shall be effective as of the Deferral Agreement Effective Date.
     
  d. The Deferral Agreement is a Loan Document and will be construed, interpreted, and applied in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction whose laws govern the Loan Agreement (excluding its body of law controlling conflicts of law). Each party to the Deferral Agreement submits to the jurisdiction of the same state and federal courts to which it submitted under the Loan Agreement.
     
  e. In the event of any action or proceeding to enforce the Deferral Agreement, Bank shall be entitled to recover from Borrower its attorneys' fees and expenses, disbursements and court costs.

 

[End of Terms and Conditions –Annex and Consent and Ratification Follows]

 

© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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Annex

D e f e rr a l A gr ee m e nt

 

A d d iti onal B o r r o w e r s

 

Deferral Agreement Effective Date: April 22                                   , 20 20           

 

Borrower: Sophiris Bio Inc.                                                                                     

 

This Annex forms a part of the Deferral Agreement dated as of the date indicated above between Silicon Valley Bank and Borrower, as defined above. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Annex shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Deferral Agreement.

 

Each of the undersigned (collectively, the " A dd i t i on a l B o rr o w e r s ") is a party to the Loan Agreement and hereby agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in the Deferral Agreement. Upon its execution hereof, each Additional Borrower shall be deemed to be a party to the Deferral Agreement.

 

Sophiris Bio Corp.                                        

 

By: /s/ Peter Slover                                                                

Peter Slover                                                   

Name

CFO                                                               

Title

 

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Name

                                                                       

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Name

                                                                       

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Sophiris Bio Holding Corp.                          

 

By: /s/ Peter Slover                                                               

Peter Slover                                                   

Name

CFO                                                               

Title

 

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Name

                                                                       

Title

 

© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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Consent and Ratification

D e f e rr a l A gr ee m e nt

 

T hi s C o ns e n t a n d R a t i f i c a t i o n sho u l d b e s i gne d on l y to t h e e x t en t t h a t t h e D e f e rr a l A g r ee m e n t to w h i c h i t i s a tt a ched ind i ca t e s t ha t i t i s ap p l i cab l e . O t he rw is e , t h i s C on s en t an d R a t i f i ca t i o n i s no t ap p l i cab l e a n d v oi d a n d t h e f o llo w i ng sig n a t u re b l o c k s sh o ul d b e l e ft bla n k .

 

Each of the undersigned, in its capacity as a guarantor or pledgor of the Obligations under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents, acknowledges receipt of the Deferral Agreement. Each of the undersigned further: (i) consents to the Deferral Agreement and the transactions and agreements contemplated thereby; (ii) reaffirms and acknowledges its continuing obligations under the guaranty, pledge agreement or other Loan Document(s) to which it is a party, and that such obligations remain in full force and effect; and (iii) acknowledges that Bank may, but shall be under no obligation to, obtain from the undersigned from time to time further acknowledgment of its continuing obligation under such agreement(s) or with respect to any extension of the time for payment of the Obligations or of any amendment of the terms thereof, waiver of any default, or forbearance in the exercise of any remedy afforded Bank by the terms of such Obligations or by law.

 

                                                                        

 

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Name

                                                                       

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© 2020 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB FINANCIAL GROUP, SILICON VALLEY BANK, MAKE NEXT HAPPEN NOW and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

 

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