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S-1/A
STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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  •  beginning 180 days after the date of this prospectus, approximately                               additional shares will become eligible for sale under Rule 144 or 701, subject to volume restrictions as described below; and
 
  •  the remainder of the restricted securities will be eligible for sale from time to time thereafter, subject in some cases to compliance with Rule 144.

       We anticipate that all participants in the directed share program described under “Underwriting” will also agree to restrictions on their ability to sell their common stock, except with our prior written consent and other limited exceptions.

       In general, under Rule 144 as currently in effect, a person who has beneficially owned restricted shares for at least one year, including the holding period of any prior owner except an affiliate, would be entitled to sell within any three-month period a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of:

  •  1% of the number of shares of common stock then outstanding, which will equal approximately                               shares immediately after this offering; or
 
  •  the average weekly trading volume of our common stock during the four calendar weeks preceding the date on which notice of the sale is filed.

       Sales under Rule 144 are also subject to certain manner of sale provisions and notice requirements and to the availability of current public information about us. Under Rule 144(k), a person who is not deemed to have been an affiliate of us at any time during the three months preceding a sale, and who has beneficially owned the shares proposed to be sold for at least two years, including the holding period of any prior owner except an affiliate, is entitled to sell such shares without complying with the manner of sale, public information, volume limitation or notice provisions of Rule 144. Therefore, unless otherwise restricted pursuant to the lock-up agreements or otherwise, those shares may be sold immediately upon the completion of this offering.

       Any of our employees, officers, directors or consultants who purchased his or her shares before the date of completion of this offering or who holds vested options as of that date pursuant to a written compensatory plan or contract is entitled to rely on the resale provisions of Rule 701. Rule 701 permits non-affiliates to sell their Rule 701 shares without complying with the public-information, holding-period, volume-limitation or notice provisions of Rule 144 and permits affiliates to sell their Rule 701 shares without having to comply with Rule 144’s holding-period restrictions, in each case commencing 90 days after the date of completion of this offering, subject, however, to the lock-up agreements. See “Underwriting”.

       No precise prediction can be made as to the effect, if any, that market sales of shares or the availability of shares for sale will have on the market price of our common stock following this offering. We are unable to estimate the number of our shares that may be sold in the public market pursuant to Rule 144 or Rule 701 because this will depend on the market price of our common stock, the personal circumstances of the sellers and other factors. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related To Our Common Stock — Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market after this offering, or the perception that they may occur, may depress the market price of our common stock”.

       Within 90 days following the effectiveness of this offering, we intend to file registration statements on Form S-8 under the Securities Act to register shares of common stock subject to outstanding options or reserved for issuance under our 1994 Stock Option Plan, our 2002 Stock Incentive Plan, our 2002 Non-Employee Directors’ Stock Plan and our 2004 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, thus permitting the resale of such shares by non-affiliates in the public market without restriction under the Securities Act, subject to any applicable lock-up agreements. Such registration statements will become effective immediately upon filing.

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