ZIOPHARM ONCOLOGY 8-K 2014
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 11, 2014
ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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From July 1, 2014 through September 15, 2014, ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., or the Company, issued 1,969,432 shares of its common stock upon the exercise of outstanding warrants (the 2009 Warrants), resulting in aggregate proceeds to the Company of $3.7 million. The 2009 Warrants were part of a series of warrants issued to certain investors and placement agents as part of a private placement transaction that closed on September 15, 2009 (the September 2009 Private Placement Transaction). The 2009 Warrants expired in accordance with their terms on September 15, 2014. The 2009 Warrants had an exercise price of $2.04 per share, and included a cashless exercise feature exercisable by the holders thereof in certain circumstances.
For the issuances of common stock upon exercise of the 2009 Warrants, the Company is relying on the exemption from federal registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and/or Rule 506 promulgated thereunder, based on the Companys belief that the offer and sale of the shares of common stock upon exercise of the 2009 Warrants did not involve a public offering as each investor was accredited and no general solicitation has been involved in the offer and sale of the shares.
The September 2009 Private Placement Transaction, the issuance of the 2009 Warrants by the Company and the terms thereof were previously disclosed on the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the securities and exchange commission on September 15, 2009, and the exhibits filed therewith. The foregoing description of the September 2009 Private Placement Transaction and the 2009 Warrants does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by the securities purchase agreement entered into in connection with the September 2009 Private Placement Transaction, the registration rights agreement entered into in connection with the September 2009 Private Placement Transaction and the forms of 2009 Warrants for the investors and the placement agents, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 4.1 and 4.2 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the securities and exchange commission on September 15, 2009, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
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.