Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019


Equity Offerings

In January 2019, the Company closed an equity offering with two new investors (the “New Investors”) that resulted in cash proceeds of $25.0 million and the issuance of an aggregate of approximately 113.6 million shares of the Company’s Common Stock in April 2019.

The Company granted each of the New Investors a call option whereby upon the earlier of (i) December 31, 2020 and (ii) such date that the Company requests the New Investors to provide additional financing, each New Investor was entitled to purchase up to $10.0 million of Common Stock at a purchase price equal to the greater of (i) $0.29 per share or (ii) 75% of the volume weighted average closing price (“VWAP”) of the Company’s Common Stock during the thirty consecutive trading days prior to the date of the notice.

In June 2019, the Company entered into a financial advisory agreement to undertake a private placement of (i) the shares of Common Stock issuable under the call option issued to the New Investors for a total of $20.0 million, plus (ii) between approximately $20 million and $30 million of equity or equity equivalent securities to be issued to other investors. On July 23, 2019, the Company entered into a purchase agreement whereby the New Investors exercised their call option to purchase an aggregate of approximately 69.0 million shares of Common Stock for gross cash proceeds of $20.0 million. Since VWAP for the previous thirty consecutive trading days was $0.20 per share, the New Investors exercised the call option at a purchase price of $0.29 per share. In addition, during July and August 2019 other investors purchased an aggregate of approximately 14.0 million shares of Common Stock at a purchase price of $0.29 per share for gross cash proceeds of $4.1 million. Pursuant to the financial advisory agreement, the Company agreed to pay a fee of 6.0% of the gross proceeds received from these private placements. The total advisory fees and other offering costs related to these issuances in July and August 2019 amounted to approximately $1.5 million, resulting in net proceeds of $22.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019. As discussed in Note 4, the completion of these financings resulted in the obligation to make Early Payments of approximately $3.4 million under the License Agreement with Xoma.

Restricted Cash

In connection with the private placement discussed above, one of the investors purchased approximately 13.1 million shares of Common Stock for gross proceeds of $3.8 million. The Company agreed to spend the proceeds for research and development of RZ358 or for the Company’s planned uplisting of its Common Stock to a national stock exchange. For the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Company made qualified expenditures of $0.7 million leaving a restricted cash balance of $3.1 million.

Reverse Stock Split

In August 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) that was subject to stockholder approval at a special meeting that was concluded on October 28, 2019. As discussed in Note 13, stockholders approved the proposal whereby the Board of Directors have the ability at any time on or before October 23, 2020 to execute the Reverse Stock Split and set the exchange ratio between 20 and 100 shares of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock, without any change in the par value per share or the number of shares of common stock authorized. If the Reverse Stock Split is subsequently implemented, the number of shares subject to outstanding stock options and warrants will also be adjusted with a corresponding increase in the related exercise prices.