UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-A

 

FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

STEREOTAXIS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   94-3120386

(State of incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

4320 Forest Park Avenue Suite 100

St. Louis, Missouri

  63108
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

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

 

Title of Each Class to be so Registered  

Name of Each Exchange on Which Each

Class is to be so Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   NYSE American LLC

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c) or (e), check the following box. [X]

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d) or (e), check the following box. [  ]

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities concurrently with a Regulation A offering, check the following box. [  ]

 

Securities Act registration statement file number to which this form relates: Not applicable

 

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

 

None

 

 

 

   
 

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

This Registration Statement on Form 8-A is being filed by Stereotaxis, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Registrant”), in connection with the transfer of the listing of its Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), from the OTCQX® Best Market to The NYSE American LLC.

 

Item 1. Description of Securities to be Registered.

 

Common Stock

 

The securities to be registered hereby are the shares of Common Stock of the Registrant. As of the date hereof, the Registrant is authorized to issue up to 300,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.

 

As of August 23, 2019, there were approximately 66 million shares of common stock outstanding that were held of record by approximately 492 stockholders, although we believe that there is a significantly larger number of beneficial owners of our common stock. In addition, as of such date, we had 2,062,514 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options and stock appreciation rights at a weighted average exercise price of $2.10 per share, 1,023,074 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants at a weighted average exercise price of $0.70 per share, 43,082,782 shares of common stock issuable upon the conversion of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, 5,610,121 shares of common stock issuable upon the conversion of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, and 857,687 shares of unvested restricted share units.

 

The holders of common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders. Our stockholders do not have cumulative voting rights in the election of directors. Accordingly, holders of a majority of the shares voting are able to elect all of the directors. Subject to preferences that may be granted to any then outstanding preferred stock, holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably only those dividends as may be declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor, as well as any distributions to the stockholders. In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of common stock are entitled to share ratably in all of our assets remaining after we pay our liabilities and distribute the liquidation preference of any then outstanding preferred stock. Holders of common stock have no preemptive or other subscription or conversion rights. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to the common stock.

 

Preferred Stock

 

Our board of directors is authorized to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series, to fix the number of shares in each series, and to determine the designations and preferences, limitations and relative rights of each series, including dividend rates, terms of redemption, liquidation preferences, sinking fund requirements, conversion rights, voting rights, and whether the preferred stock can be issued as a share dividend with respect to another class or series of shares, all without any vote or other action on the part of stockholders. This power is limited by applicable laws or regulations and may be delegated to a committee of our board of directors. The preferred stock is not secured, is not guaranteed by us or any of our affiliates and is not subject to any other arrangement that legally or economically enhances the ranking of the preferred stock.

 

   
 

 

As described below, as of the date hereof, we had authorized the issuance of up to 5,634,121 shares in the aggregate of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, leaving an aggregate of 4,365,879 shares of preferred stock authorized but undesignated. In the case of the Series B Preferred Stock, any shares converted to common stock shall resume the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock and shall no longer be designated as Series B Preferred Stock.

 

Series A Convertible Preferred Stock

 

On September 29, 2016, we filed a Certificate of Designations, Preferences and Rights of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series A Certificate of Designations”) to authorize the issuance of up to 24,000 shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 23,855 shares remain issued and outstanding as of the date hereof.

 

Pursuant to the Series A Certificate of Designations, holders of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to vote on an as-converted basis with holders of common stock, subject to specified beneficial ownership issuance limitations. The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock bears dividends at a rate of six percent (6.0%) per annum, which are cumulative and accrue daily from the date of issuance on the $1,000 stated value. Such dividends will not be paid in cash, except in connection with any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company or any redemption of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. Instead, the value of the accrued dividends is added to the liquidation preference of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and will increase the number of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion.

 

Each share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible at the option of the holder from and after the original date of issuance, at an initial conversion price of $0.65 per share, subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits, dividends, mergers, sales of all or substantially all of our assets or similar transactions, subject to specified beneficial ownership issuance limitations. If we fail to timely issue shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock or common stock issuable on conversion or remove legends from any such shares, in each case as and when required to do so under the Series A Certificate of Designations, we will be required to pay liquidated damages to the affected holder in an amount equal to 0.25% of the product of (i) the number of shares of common stock to be issued or issuable on conversion of the relevant shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and (ii) the weighted average price of the common stock on the last date before such failure, and may be required to pay additional or alternative damages in specified circumstances at the option of the holder. Each holder of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock has the right to require us to redeem such holder’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock upon the occurrence of specified events, including mergers, sales of substantially all assets of the Company, and certain defaults under the Series A Certificate of Designations and under the Registration Rights Agreement entered into in connection with that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated September 26, 2016, by and among the Company and the investors identified on the Schedule of Buyers thereto (the “2016 SPA”). We also have the right to redeem the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in the event of a Change of Control Transaction (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations).

 

   
 

 

The Series A Convertible Preferred Stock ranks senior to our common stock as to distributions and payments upon the liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company. No such distributions or payments upon the liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company may be made to the holders of common stock unless and until the holders of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock have received the stated value of $1,000 per share plus any accrued and unpaid dividends. Until all shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock have been converted or redeemed, no dividends may be paid on the common stock without the prior express written consent of the holders of a majority of the outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. In the event that dividends or other distributions of assets are made or paid by us to the holders of the common stock, the holders of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to participate in such dividend or distribution on an as-converted basis (without giving effect to any limitations on conversion).

 

Under the 2016 SPA, we have agreed that for a period of 61 months following the closing date, so long as at least 8,000 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock issued on the closing date are outstanding, the Buyers will have a right to participate on a pro rata basis in equity financings or issuances of securities convertible, exercisable or exchangeable into equity securities of the Company or any subsidiaries (including debt securities with an equity component), subject to certain exceptions.

 

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock

 

On August 7, 2019, we filed a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series B Certificate of Designations”) to authorize the issuance of up to 5,610,121 shares of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, all of which are issued and outstanding as of the date hereof.

 

Pursuant to the Series B Certificate of Designations, holders of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock have no voting rights. The Series B Convertible Preferred Stock bears dividends equal to and in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of common stock when, as and if such dividends are paid on shares of common stock. No other dividends will be paid on shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock.

 

Each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible at the option of the holder from and after the original date of issuance, into a number of shares of common stock equal to the Conversion Ratio. The “Conversion Ratio” for each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is equal to the stated value of $2.05 divided by the conversion price of $2.05, subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits, stock dividends, mergers, sales of all or substantially all of our assets or similar transactions, subject to specified beneficial ownership issuance limitations. If we fail to timely issue shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock or common stock issuable on conversion, in each case as and when required to do so under the Series B Certificate of Designations unless the affected holder has rescinded the applicable notice of conversion, we will be required to pay liquidated damages to the affected holder in an amount equal to the product of (i) the number of shares of common stock to be issued or issuable on conversion of the relevant shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, (ii) 0.005 multiplied by the last closing trade price of the common stock on the date such shares of common stock were required to be delivered, and (iii) the number of trading days actually lapsed after the fifth trading day after the date such shares of common stock were required to be delivered, and may be required to pay additional or alternative damages in specified circumstances at the option of the holder.

 

   
 

 

The Series B Convertible Preferred Stock ranks on parity with our common stock as to distributions and payments upon the liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company. Subject to the prior and superior rights of the holders of any securities of the Company that rank senior to the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, each holder of shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive distributions of any of the assets or surplus funds of the Company pari passu with any distribution to the holders of common stock in an amount equal to $0.001 per share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock.

 

Anti-Takeover Provisions of Delaware Law and Charter Provisions

 

Interested Stockholder Transactions. We are subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any “business combination” with any “interested stockholder” for a period of three years after the date that such stockholder became an interested stockholder, with the following exceptions:

 

  before such date, the board of directors of the corporation approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;
     
  upon consummation of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction began, excluding for purposes of determining the number of shares outstanding those shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers and by employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or
     
  on or after such date, the business combination is approved by the board of directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least 66-2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.

 

Section 203 defines “business combination” to include the following:

 

  any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder;
     
  any sale, transfer, pledge or other disposition involving the interested stockholder of assets with a value of 10% or more of either the total assets or all outstanding stock of the corporation;
     
  subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder;
     
  any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock or any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or
     
  the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits by or through the corporation.

 

  
 

 

In general, Section 203 defines “interested stockholder” as an entity or person beneficially owning 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation or any entity or person affiliated with or controlling or controlled by such entity or person.

 

In addition, some provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws may be deemed to have an anti-takeover effect and may delay or prevent a tender offer or takeover attempt that a stockholder might consider in its best interest, including those attempts that might result in a premium over the market price for the shares held by stockholders.

 

Cumulative Voting. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation expressly denies stockholders the right to cumulative voting in the election of directors.

 

Classified Board of Directors. Our board of directors is divided into three classes of directors serving staggered three-year terms. As a result, one-third of the board of directors is elected each year, which has the effect of requiring at least two annual stockholder meetings, instead of one, to replace a majority of the members of the board. These provisions, when coupled with the provision of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation authorizing only the board of directors to fill vacant directorships or increase the size of the board of directors, may deter a stockholder from removing incumbent directors and simultaneously gaining control of the board of directors by filling the vacancies created by such removal with its own nominees. The certificate of incorporation also provides that directors may be removed by stockholders only for cause. Since the board of directors has the power to retain and discharge our officers, these provisions could also make it more difficult for existing stockholders or another party to effect a change in management.

 

Stockholder Action; Special Meeting of Stockholders. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and bylaws do not permit stockholders to act by written consent. They provide that special meetings of our stockholders may be called only by the chairman of our board of directors, our chief executive officer or a majority of our directors. Further, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that the stockholders may amend bylaws adopted by the board of directors or specified provisions of the certificate of incorporation by the affirmative vote of at least 66-2/3% of our capital stock.

 

Advance Notice Requirements for Stockholder Proposals and Directors Nominations. Our amended and restated bylaws provide that stockholders seeking to bring business before an annual meeting of stockholders, or to nominate candidates for election as directors at an annual meeting of stockholders, must provide timely notice in writing. To be timely, a stockholder’s notice must be delivered to or mailed and received at our principal executive offices not more than 120 days or less than 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting of stockholders. However, in the event that the annual meeting is called for a date that is not within 30 days before or after such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder in order to be timely must be received not later than the close of business on the 10th day following the date on which notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed to stockholders or made public, whichever first occurs. Our amended and restated bylaws also specify requirements as to the form and content of a stockholder’s notice. These provisions may preclude stockholders from bringing matters before an annual meeting of stockholders or from nominating directors at an annual meeting of stockholders.

 

  
 

 

Authorized But Unissued Shares. Our authorized but unissued shares of common stock and preferred stock are available for future issuance without stockholder approval. These additional shares may be utilized for a variety of corporate purposes, including future public offerings to raise additional capital, corporate acquisitions and employee benefit plans. The existence of authorized but unissued shares of common stock and preferred stock could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of Stereotaxis by means of a proxy contest, tender offer, merger or otherwise.

 

Amendments; Supermajority Vote Requirements. The Delaware General Corporation Law provides generally that the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares entitled to vote on any matter is required to amend a corporation’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws, unless either a corporation’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws require a greater percentage. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation imposes supermajority vote requirements of 66-2/3% of the voting power of our capital stock in connection with the amendment of certain provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, including those provisions relating to the classified board of directors, action by written consent and the ability of stockholders to call special meetings.

 

Item 2. Exhibits.

 

Pursuant to the Instructions as to Exhibits with respect to Form 8-A, no exhibits are required to be filed as part of this Registration Statement because no other securities of the Registrant are registered on the NYSE American LLC, and the securities registered hereby are not being registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

  
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Stereotaxis, Inc.
     
Date: September 4, 2019 By: /s/ Martin C. Stammer
  Name: Martin C. Stammer
  Title: Chief Financial Officer