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STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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Risks Related To Our Common Stock

Our principal stockholders will continue to own a large percentage of our voting stock after this offering, which will allow them to control substantially all matters requiring stockholder approval.

       Our executive officers, directors and individuals or entities affiliated with them will beneficially own or control approximately           percent of the outstanding shares of our common stock (after giving effect to the conversion of all outstanding convertible preferred stock and the exercise of all outstanding vested and unvested options and conversion of all outstanding common stock warrants), following the completion of this offering. Accordingly, these executive officers, directors and their affiliates, acting as a group, will have substantial influence over the outcome of corporate actions requiring stockholder approval, including the election of directors, any merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of our assets or any other significant corporate transaction. These stockholders may also delay or prevent a change of control, even if such a change of control would benefit our other stockholders. This significant concentration of stock ownership may adversely affect the trading price of our common stock due to investors’ perception that conflicts of interest may exist or arise.

We have never paid dividends on our capital stock, and we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

       We have paid no cash dividends on any of our classes of capital stock to date and we currently intend to return our future earnings to fund the development and growth of our business. In addition, the terms of our loan agreement prohibit us from declaring dividends without the prior consent of our lender. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be your sole source of gain for the foreseeable future.

Our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, Delaware law and one of our alliance agreements contain provisions that could discourage a takeover.

       Our certificate of incorporation and bylaws and Delaware law contain provisions that might enable our management to resist a takeover. As described in “Description of Capital Stock — Anti-Takeover Provisions of Delaware Law and Charter Provisions”, these provisions may:

  •  discourage, delay or prevent a change in the control of our company or a change in our management;
  •  adversely affect the voting power of holders of common stock; and
  •  limit the price that investors might be willing to pay in the future for shares of our common stock.

       In addition, under our alliance with J&J, either party may terminate the alliance under certain circumstances involving a “change of control” of Stereotaxis. Any termination must be effected within 90 days of the change of control, but would be effective one year after the change of control. If we terminate under this provision, we must pay a termination fee to J&J equal to 5% of the total equity value of Stereotaxis in the change of control transaction, up to a maximum of $10 million. We also agreed to notify J&J if we reasonably consider that we are engaged in substantive discussions in respect of the sale of the company or substantially all of our assets. These provisions may similarly discourage a takeover and negatively affect our share price as described above.


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