SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2020
WESTWATER RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
6950 S. Potomac Street, Suite 300
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 531-0516
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
Nasdaq Capital Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b–2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 21, 2020, Westwater Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), and a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (“Lincoln Park”), pursuant to which Lincoln Park has committed to purchase up to $12.0 million of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”).
Under the terms and subject to the conditions of the Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Lincoln Park, and Lincoln Park is obligated to purchase, up to $12.0 million of the Company’s Common Stock. As an initial purchase on May 21, 2020, Lincoln Park bought $250,000 worth of Common Stock of the Company at a price of $1.2989 per share. Additional sales of Common Stock by the Company, if any, will be subject to certain limitations, and may occur from time to time, at the Company’s sole discretion, over the 24-month period commencing on the date that a registration statement covering the resale of the shares of Common Stock that have been and may be issued under the Purchase Agreement, which the Company agreed to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, is declared effective by the SEC and a final prospectus in connection therewith is filed and the other conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement are satisfied (such date on which all of such conditions are satisfied, the “Commencement Date”).
Thereafter, under the Purchase Agreement, the Company may direct Lincoln Park to purchase up to 40,000 shares of Common Stock on such business day (each, a “Regular Purchase”), provided, however, that (i) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 60,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $2.00 on the purchase date (subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement); (ii) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 80,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $3.00 on the purchase date (subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement); and (iii) the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 100,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $4.00 on the purchase date (subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement). In each case, Lincoln Park’s maximum commitment in any single Regular Purchase may not exceed $600,000. The purchase price per share for each such Regular Purchase will be based off of an agreed upon fixed discount to the prevailing market prices of the Company’s Common Stock immediately preceding the time of sale. In addition to Regular Purchases, the Company may also direct Lincoln Park to purchase other amounts as accelerated purchases or as additional accelerated purchases if the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not less than $0.50 per share (subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement) at such times as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.
Under applicable rules of The Nasdaq Capital Market, in no event may the Company issue or sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement any shares of its Common Stock to the extent the issuance of such shares of Common Stock, when aggregated with all other shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, would cause the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement to exceed 8,000,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Maximum Share Cap”) as approved by the Company’s stockholders at its Annual Meeting of
Stockholders held on April 28, 2020, unless (i) the Company obtains stockholder approval to issue shares of Common Stock in excess of the Maximum Share Cap or (ii) the average price of all applicable sales of Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds $1.838, such that issuances and sales of Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement would be exempt from the Maximum Share Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules. In any event, the Purchase Agreement specifically provides that the Company may not issue or sell any shares of its Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement if such issuance or sale would breach any applicable Nasdaq rules.
Lincoln Park has no right to require the Company to sell any shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park, but Lincoln Park is obligated to make purchases as the Company directs, subject to certain conditions. In all instances, the Company may not sell shares of its Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the purchase agreement if it would result in Lincoln Park beneficially owning more than 9.99% of its Common Stock. There are no upper limits on the price per share that Lincoln Park must pay for shares of Common Stock.
The Company has agreed with Lincoln Park that it will not enter into any “variable rate” transactions with any third party for a period defined in the Purchase Agreement. The Company issued to Lincoln Park 156,250 shares of Common Stock as consideration for its commitment to purchase shares of Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement.
The Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement contain customary representations, warranties, agreements and conditions to completing future sale transactions, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties. The Company has the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement at any time, at no cost or penalty. During any “event of default” under the Purchase Agreement, all of which are outside of Lincoln Park’s control, Lincoln Park does not have the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement; however, the Company may not initiate any regular or other purchase of shares by Lincoln Park until such event of default is cured. In addition, in the event of bankruptcy proceedings by or against the Company, the Purchase Agreement will automatically terminate.
Actual sales of shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by the Company from time to time, including, among others, market conditions, the trading price of the Common Stock and determinations by the Company as to the appropriate sources of funding for the Company and its operations. Lincoln Park has covenanted not to cause or engage in any manner whatsoever, any direct or indirect short selling or hedging of the Company’s shares.
The net proceeds under the purchase agreement to the Company will depend on the frequency and prices at which the Company sells shares of its stock to Lincoln Park. The Company expects that any proceeds received by the Company from such sales to Lincoln Park will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.
This current report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of Common Stock, nor shall there by any sale of shares of Common Stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and each of which is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in such agreements were made only for purposes of such agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreements and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.
Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The information contained above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report:
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.
Dated: May 22, 2020
WESTWATER RESOURCES, INC.
By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Vigil
Name:Jeffrey L. Vigil
Title:Vice President–Finance and Chief Financial Officer