Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Subsequent Events  
Subsequent Events

14. Subsequent Events


On November 4, 2022, the Company issued an 9% redeemable promissory note (the “Note”) to Streeterville Capital, LLC, a Utah limited liability company, for an aggregate principal amount of $11,020,000. The Company intends to use the proceeds from such issuance for general corporate purposes. The Note matures 18 months from the date of issuance. The Note carries an original issue discount of $1,000,000 which was deducted from the principal balance of the Note. The net proceeds from the issuance of the Note was $10,000,000 after transaction costs including the original issue discount, legal and other fees are included.

The Company has the option to prepay the Note during the term by paying an amount equal to 110% of the principal, interest, and fees owed as of the prepayment date. The noteholder has the right to redeem up to $1,000,000 of the outstanding balance of the Note per month starting on the six-month anniversary of the issue date. Payments may be made by the Company at its option in: (i) in cash, (ii) by paying the redemption amount in the form of shares of Common Stock with the number of redemption shares being equal to the portion of the applicable redemption amount divided by the Redemption Conversion Price, or (iii) a combination of cash and shares of common stock. Beginning May 1, 2023, in the event (a) the daily dollar trading volume of the common stock of the Company on any given trading day is at least fifty percent (50%) greater than the lower of (i) the median daily dollar trading volume over the previous ten (10) trading days or (ii) the daily dollar trading volume on the trading day immediately preceding the date of measurement or (b) if the closing trade price on any given trading day is at least thirty percent (30%) greater than the Nasdaq Minimum Price, then lender will be entitled to redeem over the following ten (10) trading days an amount of indebtedness then outstanding under the Note equal to twice (2x) the monthly redemption amount of $1,000,000 solely by payment by stock, if permitted under the agreement, subject to maximum percentage and other ownership limitations.

Settlement of Litigation

On November 12, 2022, NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“NRx” or the “Company”) entered into a Settlement Agreement and Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with Relief Therapeutics Holding AG and Relief Therapeutics International (the “Relief Parties”) to settle the outstanding lawsuit with respect to the Collaboration Agreement dated September 18, 2020 between the Company and the Relief Parties (the “Collaboration Agreement”).  

Under the APA, the Company has agreed to transfer to the Relief Parties all of the Company’s interest in ZYESAMI (or the “Product” as such term is defined in the Collaboration Agreement), including intellectual property, FDA applications, clinical trial data, drug and API inventory and certain contractual rights.  The Company has agreed to refrain from developing any product for any indication that uses or otherwise exploits the Product without the Relief Parties’ consent.

The Relief Parties have agreed to use commercially reasonable efforts to develop, market, and commercialize the Product, but has sole discretion to select the indications for which it will seek to develop the Product. Although the Company intends to monitor the progress of the Relief Parties under the APA and enforce the Company’s rights thereunder, there can be no assurances that the Relief Parties will be successful at commercializing the Product.

Upon commercial launch of the Product by the Relief Parties or any of their affiliates, licensees or sublicensees (or upon authorization of use for any indication of the Product other than COVID-19), the Company is entitled to receive milestone payments in stages up to an aggregate amount of $13.0 million.  The Relief Parties have also agreed to pay royalties to NRx on aggregate net sales of all Products, subject to a cap on royalty payments of $30.0 million in the aggregate.  In addition, Relief is obligated to use commercially reasonable efforts to continue NRx’s existing Right to Try Program for at least two (2) years after the closing of the APA.

Mutual indemnity provisions in the APA will protect each party from any breaches of the settlement arrangements by the other party, provided, that the Company’s indemnity obligations will not start until the Relief Parties have begun making royalty or milestone payments to NRx, subject to certain exceptions. With respect to the Company, there is an indemnity threshold such that the Company will not be liable for any indemnity claims until such claims are in excess of $0.5 million (and then only for the amount above $0.5 million).  The Company’s indemnity obligation is capped at $2.0 million with respect to breaches of representations and warranties and $3.0 million with respects to breaches of covenants or other agreements.  Additionally, subject to certain exceptions, the Company’s indemnity obligations cannot exceed the amount

that the Relief Parties actually pay to the Company for milestone and royalty payments. The parties have 30 days to implement the agreed actions and achieve closing under the APA, at which time all claims and counterclaims between the Company and the Relief Parties will be dismissed with prejudice.