8-K 1 avid_8k-051520.htm FORM 8-K



Washington, DC 20549








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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2020





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-32839 95-3698422
(State of other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


2642 Michelle Drive, Suite 200, Tustin, California 92780

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 508-6100



(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 Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share CDMO The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share



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 8.01 Other Events.


As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed April 23, 2020, Avid Bioservices, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a promissory note dated April 17, 2020 (the “Note”) with City National Bank (the “Lender”) evidencing a loan pursuant to the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of approximately $4.4 million (the “PPP Loan”). At the time the Company applied for the PPP Loan, it qualified to receive funds pursuant to the then published PPP qualification and certification requirements.


On April 23, 2020, the SBA, in consultation with the Department of Treasury, issued new guidance that creates uncertainty regarding the qualification requirements for a PPP Loan (the “New Guidance”). Out of an abundance of caution and in light of the New Guidance, the Company determined it appropriate to pay off the entire amount of the PPP Loan, none of which had been utilized by the Company. Accordingly, the PPP Loan was paid in full to the Lender on May 12, 2020, resulting in the termination of the Note.







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:  May 15, 2020 By:   /s/ Daniel R. Hart
           Daniel R. Hart
           Chief Financial Officer