8-K 1 a8-kx01142020.htm FORM 8-K Document

Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 13, 2020
Amyris, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
5885 Hollis Street, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
510 450-0761
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(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 per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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 3.02
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities. 

On January 13, 2020 Foris Ventures, LLC (“Foris”), an entity affiliated with director John Doerr and which beneficially owns greater than five percent of the Company’s outstanding common stock, delivered to the Company an irrevocable notice of cash exercise with respect to a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 4,877,386 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) issued by the Company on August 17, 2018 (the “Warrant Exercise”). On January 14, 2020, the Company received approximately $14.0 million from Foris in connection with the Warrant Exercise representing 4,877,386 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.87 per share. The issuance of the Warrant and related matters were reported in Current Reports on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 20, 2018 and on July 15, 2019, which are incorporated herein by reference.

The shares of Common Stock to be issued in connection with the Warrant Exercise will be issued in a private placement pursuant to the exemption from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act (“Regulation D”), without general solicitation, made only to and with “accredited investors” as defined in Regulation D.

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: January 14, 2020
/s/ Kathleen Valiasek
Kathleen Valiasek
Chief Business Officer