Warrant To Purchase Stock

Contract

Exhibit 4.3

 

THIS WARRANT AND THE SHARES ISSUABLE HEREUNDER HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND, EXCEPT AND PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 5 BELOW, MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED UNLESS AND UNTIL REGISTERED UNDER SAID ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAW OR, IN THE OPINION OF LEGAL COUNSEL IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER OF THESE SECURITIES, SUCH OFFER, SALE OR TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR HYPOTHECATION IS EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION.

 

WARRANT TO PURCHASE STOCK

 

Company:

ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a Delaware corporation

Number of Shares:

53,685, Subject to adjustment (including pursuant to Article 1.7 hereof) (the “Term A Shares”)

Class of Stock:

Common Stock

Warrant Price:

(i) with respect to the Term A Shares, $6.83 per Share (as defined below) and (ii) with respect to the Term B Shares and Term C Shares (as defined below), if any, the lower of (i) the average closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market for the ten (10) trading days ending on the date immediately prior to the applicable Funding Date (as defined in the Loan Agreement); or (ii) the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on the date immediately prior to the applicable Funding Date

Issue Date:

March 18, 2011

Expiration Date:

The 7th anniversary after the Issue Date

Credit Facility:

This Warrant is issued in connection with the Loan and Security Agreement among Company, Oxford Finance Corporation, as Collateral Agent and Lender, and Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, as Lender, dated as of March 18, 2011, as amended from time to time (the “Loan Agreement”).

 

THIS WARRANT CERTIFIES THAT, for good and valuable consideration, including without limitation the mutual promises contained in the Loan Agreement OXFORD FINANCE CORPORATION (together with any registered holder from time to time of this Warrant or any holder of the shares issuable or issued upon exercise of this Warrant, “Holder”) is entitled to purchase the number of fully paid and nonassessable shares of the common stock (the “Shares”) of the Company at the Warrant Price, all as set forth above and as adjusted pursuant to Article 2 of this Warrant, subject to the provisions and upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Warrant.

 

ARTICLE 1.                              EXERCISE.

 

1.1                                 Method of Exercise.  Holder may exercise this Warrant by delivering a duly executed Notice of Exercise in substantially the form attached as Appendix 1 to the principal office of the Company.  Unless Holder is exercising the conversion right set forth in Article 1.2, Holder shall also deliver to the Company a check, wire transfer (to an account designated by the Company), or other form of payment acceptable to the Company for the aggregate Warrant Price for the Shares being purchased.

 



 

1.2                                 Conversion Right.  In lieu of exercising this Warrant as specified in Article 1.1, Holder may from time to time convert this Warrant, in whole or in part, into a number of Shares determined by dividing (a) the aggregate fair market value of the Shares or other securities otherwise issuable upon exercise of this Warrant minus the aggregate Warrant Price of such Shares by (b) the fair market value of one Share.  The fair market value of the Shares shall be determined pursuant to Article 1.3.

 

1.3                                 Fair Market Value.  The fair market value of each Share shall be the lower of (i) the average closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market for the ten (10) trading days ending on the date immediately before Holder delivers its Notice of Exercise to the Company or (ii) the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market ending on the date immediately prior to date Holder delivers its Notice of Exercise to the Company.

 

1.4                                 Delivery of Certificate and New Warrant.  Promptly after Holder exercises or converts this Warrant and, if applicable, the Company receives payment of the aggregate Warrant Price, the Company shall deliver to Holder certificates for the Shares acquired and, if this Warrant has not been fully exercised or converted and has not expired, a new Warrant representing the Shares not so acquired.

 

1.5                                 Replacement of Warrants.  On receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant and, in the case of loss, theft or destruction, on delivery of an indemnity agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and amount to the Company or, in the case of mutilation on surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, the Company shall execute and deliver, in lieu of this Warrant, a new warrant of like tenor.

 

1.6                                 Treatment of Warrant Upon Acquisition of Company.

 

1.6.1                        Acquisition”.  For the purpose of this Warrant, “Acquisition” means any sale, license, or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, or any reorganization, consolidation, or merger of the Company where the holders of the Company’s securities before the transaction beneficially own less than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of the surviving entity after the transaction.

 

1.6.2                        Treatment of Warrant at Acquisition.

 

A)                                  Upon the written request of the Company, Holder agrees that, in the event of an Acquisition that is not an asset sale and in which the consideration is cash, stock of a publicly traded acquirer, or a combination thereof, either (a) Holder shall exercise its conversion or purchase right under this Warrant and such exercise will be deemed effective immediately prior to the consummation of such Acquisition or (b) if Holder elects not to exercise the Warrant, this Warrant will expire upon the consummation of such Acquisition.  The Company shall provide the Holder with written notice of its request relating to the foregoing (together with such reasonable information as the Holder may request in connection with such contemplated Acquisition giving rise to such notice), which is to be delivered to Holder not less than ten (10) days prior to the closing of the proposed Acquisition.

 

B)                                    Upon the closing of any Acquisition other than that particularly described in subsection (A) above, the successor entity shall assume the obligations of this Warrant, and this Warrant shall be exercisable for the same securities, cash, and

 

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property as would be payable for the Shares issuable upon exercise of the unexercised portion of this Warrant as if such Shares were outstanding on the record date for the Acquisition and subsequent closing.  The Warrant Price and/or number of Shares shall be adjusted accordingly.

 

1.7                                 Adjustment to Number of Shares.  The Number of Shares for which this Warrant is exercisable shall automatically be increased, (x) concurrently with the making of the Term B Loan under and as defined in the Loan Agreement, and without further action by Holder or the Company, by an amount equal to the portion of the Term B Loan actually advanced by Holder to the Company on the Funding Date thereof multiplied by 5.5% and then divided by the Warrant Price, rounded down to the nearest whole Share (the “Term B Shares”); and (y) concurrently with the making of the Term C Loan under and as defined in the Loan Agreement, and without further action by Holder or the Company, by an additional amount equal to the portion of the Term C Loan actually advanced by Holder to the Company on the Funding Date thereof multiplied by 5.5% and then divided by the Warrant Price, rounded down to the nearest whole Share (the “Term C Shares”).  Any adjustment to the Number of Shares made as a result of this Article 1.7 shall be in addition to any adjustment(s) to be made in accordance with Article 2 hereof.

 

ARTICLE 2.                              ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SHARES.

 

2.1                                 Stock Dividends, Splits, Etc.  If the Company declares or pays a dividend on the Shares payable in common stock, or other securities of the Company, then upon exercise of this Warrant, for each Share acquired, Holder shall receive, without cost to Holder, the total number and kind of securities to which Holder would have been entitled had Holder owned the Shares of record as of the date the dividend occurred.  If the Company subdivides the Shares by reclassification or otherwise into a greater number of shares or takes any other action which increase the amount of its common stock, the number of Shares purchasable hereunder shall be proportionately increased and the Warrant Price shall be proportionately decreased.  If the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock are combined or consolidated, by reclassification or otherwise, into a lesser number of shares, the Warrant Price shall be proportionately increased and the number of Shares shall be proportionately decreased.

 

2.2                                 Reclassification, Exchange, Combinations or Substitution. Upon any reclassification, exchange, substitution, or other event that results in a change of the number and/or class of the securities issuable upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant, Holder shall be entitled to receive, upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant, the number and kind of securities and property that Holder would have received for the Shares if this Warrant had been exercised immediately before such reclassification, exchange, substitution, or other event.  The Company or its successor shall promptly issue to Holder an amendment to this Warrant setting forth the number and kind of such new securities or other property issuable upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant as a result of such reclassification, exchange, substitution or other event that results in a change of the number and/or class of securities issuable upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant.  The amendment to this Warrant shall provide for adjustments which shall be as nearly equivalent as may be practicable to the adjustments provided for in this Article 2 including, without limitation, adjustments to the Warrant Price and to the number of securities or property issuable upon exercise of the new Warrant.  The provisions of this Article 2.2 shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications, exchanges, substitutions, or other events.

 

2.3                                 No Impairment.  The Company shall not, by amendment of its Certificate of Incorporation or through a reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger,

 

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dissolution, issue, or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed under this Warrant by the Company, but shall at all times in good faith assist in carrying out of all the provisions of this Article 2 and in taking all such action as may be necessary or appropriate to protect Holder’s rights under this Article against impairment.

 

2.4                                 Fractional Shares.  No fractional Shares shall be issuable upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant and the number of Shares to be issued shall be rounded down to the nearest whole Share.  If a fractional share interest arises upon any exercise or conversion of the Warrant, the Company shall eliminate such fractional share interest by paying Holder the amount computed by multiplying the fractional interest by the fair market value of a full Share.

 

2.5                                 Certificate as to Adjustments.  Upon each adjustment of the Warrant Price, the Company shall promptly notify Holder in writing, and, at the Company’s expense, promptly compute such adjustment, and furnish Holder with a certificate of its Chief Financial Officer setting forth such adjustment and the facts upon which such adjustment is based.  The Company shall, upon written request, furnish Holder a certificate setting forth the Warrant Price in effect upon the date thereof and the series of adjustments leading to such Warrant Price.

 

ARTICLE 3.                              REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY.

 

3.1                                 Representations and Warranties.  The Company represents and warrants and covenants to the Holder as follows: all Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the purchase right represented by this Warrant, shall, upon issuance, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and free of any liens and encumbrances except for restrictions on transfer provided for herein or under applicable federal and state securities laws.

 

3.2                                 Notice of Certain Events. If the Company proposes at any time (a) to declare any dividend or distribution upon any of its stock, whether in cash, property, stock, or other securities and whether or not a regular cash dividend; (b) to offer for sale any shares of the Company’s capital stock (or other securities convertible into such capital stock), other than (i) pursuant to the Company’s stock option or other compensatory plans, (ii) in connection with commercial credit arrangements or equipment financings, or (iii) in connection with strategic transactions for purposes other than capital raising; (c) to effect any reclassification or recapitalization of any of its stock; (d) to merge or consolidate with or into any other corporation, or sell, lease, license, or convey all or substantially all of its assets, or to liquidate, dissolve or wind up, then, in connection with each such event, the Company shall give Holder: (1) at least 10 days prior written notice of the date on which a record will be taken for such dividend, distribution, or subscription rights (and specifying the date on which the holders of common stock will be entitled thereto) or for determining rights to vote, if any, in respect of the matters referred to in (a) and (b) above; and (2) in the case of the matters referred to in (c) and (d) above at least 10 days prior written notice of the date when the same will take place (and specifying the date on which the holders of common stock will be entitled to exchange their common stock for securities or other property deliverable upon the occurrence of such event).  Company will also provide information requested by Holder reasonably necessary to enable the Holder to comply with the Holder’s accounting or reporting requirements.

 

3.3                                 Registration Under Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The Company agrees that the Shares shall have certain incidental, or “Piggyback,” registration rights pursuant to and as set forth in Section 1.3 of the Company’s Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement dated as of December 24, 2008 (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1

 

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Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement and that certain Amendment No. 2 Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement (“Amendment No. 2”), the “Rights Agreement”), subject to Holder becoming a party to the Rights Agreement by execution of Amendment No. 2.  The provisions set forth in the Rights Agreement relating to the above in effect as of the Issue Date may not be amended, modified or waived without the prior written consent of Holder unless such amendment, modification or waiver affects the rights associated with the Shares in substantially the same manner as such amendment, modification, or waiver affects the rights associated with all other shares of the same series and class as the Shares granted to the Holder.

 

3.4                                 No Shareholder Rights.  Except as provided in this Warrant, the Holder will not have any rights as a shareholder of the Company until the exercise of this Warrant.

 

ARTICLE 4.                              REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OF THE HOLDER.  The Holder represents and warrants to the Company as follows:

 

4.1                                 Purchase for Own Account.  This Warrant and the securities to be acquired upon exercise of this Warrant by the Holder will be acquired for investment for the Holder’s account, not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the public resale or distribution within the meaning of the Act.  Holder also represents that the Holder has not been formed for the specific purpose of acquiring this Warrant or the Shares.

 

4.2                                 Disclosure of Information.  The Holder has received or has had full access to all the information it considers necessary or appropriate to make an informed investment decision with respect to the acquisition of this Warrant and its underlying securities.  The Holder further has had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company regarding the terms and conditions of the offering of this Warrant and its underlying securities and to obtain additional information (to the extent the Company possessed such information or could acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense) necessary to verify any information furnished to the Holder or to which the Holder has access.

 

4.3                                 Investment Experience.  The Holder understands that the purchase of this Warrant and its underlying securities involves substantial risk.  The Holder has experience as an investor in securities of companies in the development stage and acknowledges that the Holder can bear the economic risk of such Holder’s investment in this Warrant and its underlying securities and has such knowledge and experience in financial or business matters that the Holder is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in this Warrant and its underlying securities and/or has a preexisting personal or business relationship with the Company and certain of its officers, directors or controlling persons of a nature and duration that enables the Holder to be aware of the character, business acumen and financial circumstances of such persons.

 

4.4                                 Accredited Investor Status.  The Holder is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Regulation D promulgated under the Act.

 

4.5                                 The Act.  The Holder understands that this Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise or conversion hereof have not been registered under the Act in reliance upon a specific exemption therefrom, which exemption depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the Holder’s investment intent as expressed herein.  The Holder understands that this Warrant and the Shares issued upon any exercise or conversion hereof must be held indefinitely unless subsequently registered under the Act and qualified under

 

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applicable state securities laws, or unless exemption from such registration and qualification are otherwise available.

 

ARTICLE 5.                              MISCELLANEOUS.

 

5.1                                 Term.  This Warrant is exercisable in whole or in part at any time and from time to time on or before the Expiration Date.

 

5.2                                 Legends.                                               This Warrant and the Shares shall be imprinted with a legend in substantially the following form:

 

THIS WARRANT AND THE SHARES ISSUABLE HEREUNDER HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND, EXCEPT AND PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 5 BELOW, MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED UNLESS AND UNTIL REGISTERED UNDER SAID ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAW OR, IN THE OPINION OF LEGAL COUNSEL IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER OF THESE SECURITIES, SUCH OFFER, SALE OR TRANSFER, PLEDGE OR HYPOTHECATION IS EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION.

 

5.3                                 Compliance with Securities Laws on Transfer.  This Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant may not be transferred or assigned in whole or in part without compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws by the transferor and the transferee (including, without limitation, the delivery of investment representation letters and legal opinions reasonably satisfactory to the Company, as reasonably requested by the Company).  The Company shall not require Holder to provide an opinion of counsel if the transfer is to any affiliate of Holder.  Additionally, the Company shall also not require an opinion of counsel if there is no material question as to the availability of current information as referenced in Rule 144(c), Holder represents that it has complied with Rule 144(d) and (e) in reasonable detail, the selling broker represents that it has complied with Rule 144(f), and the Company is provided with a copy of Holder’s notice of proposed sale.

 

5.4                                 Transfer Procedure.  After receipt by Holder of the executed Warrant, Holder may transfer this Warrant to any affiliate of Holder, by execution of an Assignment substantially in the form of Appendix 2.  Subject to the provisions of Article 5.3 and upon providing Company with written notice, any subsequent Holder may transfer all or part of this Warrant or the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant (or the Shares issuable directly or indirectly, upon conversion of the Shares, if any) to any transferee, provided, however, in connection with any such transfer, any subsequent Holder will give the Company notice of the portion of the Warrant being transferred with the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the transferee and Holder will surrender this Warrant to the Company for reissuance to the transferee(s) (and Holder if applicable).

 

5.5                                 Notices.  All notices and other communications from the Company to the Holder, or vice versa, shall be deemed delivered and effective when given personally or mailed by first-class registered or certified mail, postage prepaid (or on the first business day after transmission by facsimile), at such address (or facsimile number) as may have been furnished to the Company or the Holder, as the case may be, in writing by the Company or such Holder from time to time.  Effective upon receipt of the fully executed Warrant and the initial transfer

 

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described in Article 5.4 above, all notices to the Holder shall be addressed as follows until the Company receives notice of a change of address in connection with a transfer or otherwise:

 

OXFORD FINANCE CORPORATION

133 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Attn: Tim A. Lex, Chief Operating Officer

Telephone: (703) 519-4900

Facsimile: (703) 519-5225

 

Notice to the Company shall be addressed as follows until the Holder receives notice of a change in address:

 

ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

1020 East Meadow Circle

Palo Alto, California  94303-4230

Attn: Chief Financial Officer

Telephone: (650) 543-7500

Facsimile:  (650) 543-7660

 

5.6                                 Waiver.  This Warrant and any term hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against which enforcement of such change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.

 

5.7                                 Attorneys’ Fees.  In the event of any dispute between the parties concerning the terms and provisions of this Warrant, the party prevailing in such dispute shall be entitled to collect from the other party all costs incurred in such dispute, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

 

5.8                                 Automatic Conversion upon Expiration.  In the event that, upon the Expiration Date, the fair market value of one Share as determined in accordance with Article 1.3 above is greater than the Warrant Price in effect on such date, then this Warrant shall automatically be deemed on and as of such date to be converted pursuant to Article 1.2 above as to all Shares (or such other securities) for which it shall not previously have been exercised or converted, and the Company shall promptly deliver a certificate representing the Shares (or such other securities) issued upon such conversion to the Holder.

 

5.9                                 Counterparts.  This Warrant may be executed in counterparts, all of which together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

 

5.10                           Governing Law.  This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its principles regarding conflicts of law.

 

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“COMPANY”

 

Dated as of the Issue Date indicated above

 

 

 

ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ David Perry

 

By:

/s/ Geoff Parker

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

David Perry

 

Name:

Geoff Parker

 

(Print)

 

 

(Print)

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“HOLDER”

 

 

 

OXFORD FINANCE CORPORATION

 

 

 

By:

/s/ John G. Henderson

 

 

 

 

Name:

John G. Henderson

 

 

(Print)

 

Title:

Vice President & General Counsel

 

 

Oxford Finance Corporation
Warrant to Purchase Stock

 



 

APPENDIX 1

 

NOTICE OF EXERCISE

 

1.                                       Holder elects to purchase                      shares of the Common Stock of ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant, and tenders payment of the purchase price of the shares in full.

 

[or]

 

1.                                       Holder elects to convert the attached Warrant into Shares/cash [strike one] in the manner specified in the Warrant.  This conversion is exercised for                                            of the Shares covered by the Warrant.

 

[Strike paragraph that does not apply.]

 

2.                                       Please issue a certificate or certificates representing the shares in the name specified below:

 

 

 

Holder’s Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Address)

 

 

3.                                       By its execution below and for the benefit of the Company, Holder hereby restates each of the representations and warranties in Article 4 of the Warrant as the date hereof.

 

 

HOLDER:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

(Date):