Note 4. Related Party Transactions
Related Party Notes Payable
As of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, the Company had aggregate principal balances of $707,500 and $747,500, respectively, in outstanding unsecured indebtedness owed to four related
parties, including former members of the Company’s board of directors, representing working capital advances made to the Company from February 2001 through March 2005. These notes bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum and provide for
aggregate monthly principal payments which began April 1, 2006 of $2,500, and which increased by an aggregate of $2,500 every nine months to a maximum of $10,000 per month. As of September 30, 2012, the aggregate principal payments totaled
$8,000 per month. Any remaining unpaid principal and accrued interest is due at maturity on various dates through March 1, 2015.
Related-party interest expense under these notes was $10,744 and $21,838 and $12,174 and $ 24,768 for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Accrued interest, which
is included in related party notes payable in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets, amounted to $745,786 and $723,948 as of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively.
Advisory Services Agreement with
On March 7, 2011, the Company entered into a one-year advisory services agreement with Marc
Grossman, M.D. to provide strategic business advisory services including identifying and introducing customers, advising on sales and marketing plans and providing financial advice. Dr. Grossman is a former officer of the Company and is one of
the four related parties to which Cryoport has an outstanding unsecured debt obligation. For these services, Dr. Grossman was paid a fee of $125,000, which was amortized over the term of the agreement, and in addition, Dr. Grossman was
issued a warrant to purchase 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.77 per share which was fully vested upon issuance (see Note 8).
Consulting Agreement with Officers
On July 29, 2009, the Board
of Directors of the Company appointed Ms. Catherine M. Doll, a consultant, to the offices of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, which became effective on August 20, 2009. Ms. Doll resigned the
offices of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Secretary on June 27, 2011, effective immediately following the Company’s filing of its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. Ms. Doll is the
owner and chief executive officer of The Gilson Group, LLC. The Gilson Group, LLC provides financial and accounting consulting services, including SEC and financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting to the Company. Related-party consulting fees
for all services provided by The Gilson Group, LLC, were approximately $76,000 for the six months ended September 30, 2011.