8-K 1 nt10021594x2_8k.htm FORM 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 11, 2021

Ocuphire Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

37000 Grand River Avenue, Suite 120
Farmington Hills, MI
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (248) 681-9815

(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
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 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).

Item 1.01 Entry into a Definitive Material Agreement

On March 11, 2021, Ocuphire Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Capital on DemandTM Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC (“JonesTrading”) pursuant to which the Company may sell from time to time, at its option, up to an aggregate of $40.0 million of shares of its common stock through or to JonesTrading, as sales agent or principal. Sales of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”) made pursuant to the Sales Agreement, if any, will be made on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-252715), in sales deemed to be “at the market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. JonesTrading will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Common Stock from time to time, based upon the Company’s instructions (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions the Company may impose).

The Company is not obligated to make any sales of Common Stock under the Sales Agreement, and the Company cannot provide any assurances that it will issue any shares pursuant to the Sales Agreement. The offering of Common Stock pursuant to the Sales Agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (i) the sale of all of the shares of Common Stock subject to the Sales Agreement or (ii) the termination of the Sales Agreement as permitted therein. The Sales Agreement may be terminated by the Company or JonesTrading at any time upon ten days written notice to the other party. The Company is obligated to pay JonesTrading an aggregate sales agent commission of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds of the sale price for Common Stock sold under the Sales Agreement. The Company has also provided JonesTrading with customary indemnification rights and expense reimbursements for up to $35,000 of expenses as well as ongoing diligence expenses.

As previously disclosed, the Company is prohibited from issuing any equity securities under the at-the-market offering until on or after April 15, 2021. The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The opinion of Honigman LLP relating to the shares of Common Stock being offered is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Capital on Demand Sales Agreement, dated March 11, 2021 between Ocuphire Pharma, Inc. and JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC
Opinion of Honigman LLP
Consent of Honigman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)


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.

/s/ Mina Sooch
Mina Sooch
Chief Executive Officer

Date: March 11, 2021