8-K 1 rkda-8k_20200626.htm 8-K rkda-8k_20200626.htm





Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: June 26, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)


Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


202 Cousteau Place, Suite 105

Davis, CA 95618

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(530) 756-7077

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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


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Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered





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 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On June 26, 2020, Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”), executed a promissory note (the "Note") in the amount of $2,000,000 payable to MidFirst Bank, a federally chartered savings association (the "Lender").  The Note is being issued in accordance with the terms of a Loan Agreement dated as of May 18, 2020 entered into by the Company and the Lender (the “Loan Agreement”) in which the Lender agreed to make advances to the Company from time to time, at any amount up to but not to exceed $2,000,000. Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, the Note accrues interest, adjusted monthly, at a rate equal to the greater of (i) 3.25% and (ii) the sum of (a) the quotient of the LIBOR Index divided by (one minus the reserve requirement set by the Federal Reserve), and (b) 2.50%.   The Company is required to make monthly interest payments on the Note to the Lender and pay the full principal amount plus any accrued but unpaid interest outstanding under the Note no later than May 18, 2023.  The Company and the Lender also entered into a Pledge and Security Agreement dated as May 18, 2020 whereby the Company agreed to secure the Note by granting a security interest to the Lender for the Company’s deposit account held with the Lender.  


The Loan Agreement contains customary events of default including, without limitation: a breach of the representations and warranties made in the loan documents; failure to make required payments; and certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency.  If such an event of default occurs, the Lender would be entitled to take various actions set forth in the Loan Agreement, including the acceleration of amounts due thereunder.


The foregoing descriptions of the Note, the Loan Agreement and the Pledge and Security Agreement are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the complete text of the Note, the Loan Agreement and the Pledge and Security Agreement, copies of which are attached as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03.  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information set forth above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.







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 2, 2020









Pamela Haley





Chief Financial Officer