UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 21, 2019
 
 BIG ROCK PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-38302
 
82-2844431
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
 
2645 N. Federal Highway
Suite 230
Delray Beach, Florida
 
33483
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (310) 734-2300
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Item 2.03  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
 
On February 21, 2019, Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) in favor of BRAC Lending Group LLC, a stockholder of the Company and an entity affiliated with certain officers and directors of EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., the representative of the underwriters in the Company’s initial public offering (the “Lender”), in the original principal amount of $690,000, to provide the Company the funds necessary to obtain the second three-month extension of time to consummate an initial business combination (the “Second Extension”). The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of a business combination by the Company. If the Company fails to consummate a business combination, the outstanding debt under the Note will be forgiven, except to the extent of any funds held outside of the Company's trust account after paying all other fees and expenses of the Company.
 
The summary of the Note is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Note, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 8.01  Other Events.
 
On February 22, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing that it had obtained the second three-month extension to complete a business combination from February 22, 2019 to May 22, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.
 
 
Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
Exhibits.
 
Promissory Note in favor of BRAC Lending Group LLC , dated February 21, 2019.
Press Release, dated February 22, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
 
BIG ROCK PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
 
 
 
Dated: February 22, 2019
By:
 /s/ Richard Ackerman
 
 
Name: Richard Ackerman
 
 
Title: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer