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

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 1, 2019

 

VUZIX CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

001-35955 04-3392453
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, New York 14586

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zipcode)

 

(585) 359-5900

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 VUZI 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).

 

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 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On July 1, 2019, Vuzix Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement with the purchasers set forth on the signature pages thereto for the purchase and sale of an aggregate of 5,479,454 shares of the Company’s common stock, and warrants to purchase an aggregate of up to 5,479,454 shares of common stock, in a registered direct offering at a combined purchase price of $3.65 per share and warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $20,000,007. The warrants will be exercisable for a period of two years commencing six months from issuance at an exercise price of $4.10 per share.

 

Pursuant to an engagement letter agreement dated July 1, 2019 by and between the Company and The Special Equities Group, LLC, a division of Bradley Woods & Co. LTD. (“Special Equities”), the Company engaged Special Equities to act as the Company’s placement agent in connection with the registered direct offering. Pursuant to the engagement agreement, the Company agreed to pay Special Equities a cash fee equal to the lower of (i) 5% of the gross proceeds received by the Company in the offering, and (ii) $1,000,000, and to reimburse Special Equities for its legal expenses in the amount of $30,000.

 

The net proceeds to the Company from the offering, after deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses, will be approximately $18.8 million. The registered direct offering is expected to close on or about July 2, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

 

The shares and warrants (and underlying shares) were offered, and will be issued, pursuant to the Prospectus Supplement, dated July 1, 2019, to the Prospectus included in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-231932) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2019.

 

Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP, counsel to the Company, has issued an opinion to the Company regarding the validity of the securities to be issued in the offering. A copy of the opinion is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

The foregoing summaries of the terms of the agreements described herein are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by, such documents, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01Other Events.

 

On July 1, 2019, the Company issued a press release regarding the registered direct offering. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No

 

Exhibit

     
5.1   Opinion of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP
     
10.1   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement
     
10.2   Form of Warrant
     
10.3   Engagement Agreement.
     
99.1   Press release

 

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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.

 

Date:  July 1, 2019 VUZIX CORPORATION
     
  By: /s/ Grant Russell
   

Grant Russell

Chief Financial Officer

 

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