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Beacon Power 8-K 2008

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):  December 19, 2008
 
BEACON POWER CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
000-31973
(Commission File Number)
04-3372365
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
     
65 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 01879
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)
 
(978) 694-9121
(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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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement>.
 
On December 19, 2008, Beacon Power Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Placement Agency Agreement whereby Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. will receive a placement fee equal to 6.5% of the proceeds received by the Company to act as placement agent in connection with the offering, issuance and sale to investors (the “Investors”) of 8,966,00 units, each of which consists of one share of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), and a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.74 per share.  The Warrant has a term of five years from the date of exercisability and is first exercisable six months and one day after their issuance.  The Warrant is immediately separable from the units.  A copy of the Placement Agency Agreement is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
On December 19, 2008, the Company entered into Subscription Agreements with the Investors pursuant to which the Investors agreed to purchase an aggregate of 8,966,000 units at a purchase price of $0.50 per unit.  A copy of the form of Subscription Agreement and form of Warrant entered into between the Company and the Investors are attached hereto as Exhibits 1.2 and 1.3 and are incorporated herein by reference.
 
On December 22, 2008, the Company issued a press release announcing the offering.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
 
 
(c)
Exhibits.
 
Exhibit Description
 
Exhibit
Number
     
Placement Agency Agreement dated as of December 19, 2008 by and between Beacon Power Corporation and Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
 
1.1
     
Form of Subscription Agreement dated December 19, 2008
 
1.2
     
Form of Warrant to be issued to the Investors
 
1.3
     
Opinion of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
 
5.1
     
Consent of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (included in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto)
 
23.1
     
Press Release dated December 22, 2008
 
99.1

 
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SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
   
BEACON POWER CORPORATION
       
       
Dated:
December 22, 2008
By:
 /s/ James M. Spiezio
     
  James M. Spiezio
     
  Chief Financial Officer
 
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit
   
No.
 
Description
     
1.1
 
Placement Agency Agreement dated December 19, 2008 by and between Beacon Power Corporation and Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
     
1.2
 
Form of Subscription Agreement dated December 19, 2008
     
1.3
 
Form of Warrant to be issued to the Investors
     
5.1
 
Opinion of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
     
23.1
 
Consent of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (included in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto)
     
99.1
 
Press release dated December 22, 2008.
 
 
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