|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
7. CONVERTIBLE DEBT
On December 22, 2021, we entered into a $25.0 million contingent convertible debt agreement, or Original Debt Agreement, with SVB, and SVB Innovation Credit Fund VIII, L.P., or, together with SVB, the Lenders. As part of the Original Debt Agreement, the Lenders funded $15.0 million in the form of convertible indebtedness, or Convertible Debt, at closing. On April 26, 2022, we entered into (i) a loan and security agreement, or Loan Agreement, with SVB for the remaining $10.0 million remaining in the Original Debt
Agreement, pursuant to which SVB provided a commitment to extend term loans having an aggregate original principal amount of up to $10.0 million, or Term Loans, and (ii) a first amendment to the Original Debt Agreement, or the Amendment, and as amended by the Amendment, the Debt Agreement. The availability of Term Loans under the Loan Agreement expired on April 30, 2023, with no amounts drawn under the facility.
On May 15, 2023, we entered into a contingent convertible debt agreement, or Debt Agreement, with the Lenders, pursuant to which the Lenders provided term loans having an aggregate original principal amount of $16.6 million, or the Convertible Term Loan. The Convertible Debt under the Original Debt Agreement was refinanced as the Convertible Term Loan pursuant to the Debt Agreement. Our obligations under the Loan Agreement, Original Debt Agreement and Convertible Debt were satisfied in full and the Loan Agreement, Original Debt Agreement and Convertible Debt were terminated in connection with the entrance into the Debt Agreement and Convertible Term Loan.
The Convertible Term Loan matures on December 22, 2024; provided that (a) in the event we fail to receive written notice, or a Filing Communication, that the FDA has accepted for filing our NDA, with respect to cytisinicline for a smoking cessation indication, on or prior to July 31, 2024, the maturity date shall be August 1, 2024 or (b) in the event we receive a Filing Communication with respect to cytisinicline for a smoking cessation indication on or prior to August 14, 2024, but where such Filing Communication specifies any material deficiencies or material filing review issues with respect to such NDA, the maturity date shall be August 15, 2024; provided, further, that in the event we have submitted the NDA on or prior to June 30, 2024, the dates listed in (a) and (b) above shall be extended by one calendar month. Interest is calculated on the outstanding principal amount of the Convertible Term Loan at the aggregate of (a) a floating rate per annum equal to the greater of (i) 2.25% and (ii) the prime rate minus 1.0%, which interest shall be payable in cash monthly in arrears, and (b) 7.0% per annum, compounded monthly, which shall be payable on the earlier to occur of the maturity date and the date that the Convertible Term Loan is converted into our common stock.
Subject to certain terms and conditions, the Lenders may convert all or any part of the outstanding Convertible Term Loan principal and accrued and unpaid interest at any time prior to maturity into shares of our common stock at a conversion price equal to $9.34 per share, or the conversion price, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. Additionally, all outstanding Convertible Term Loan principal and accrued and unpaid interest will mandatorily convert into shares of our common stock, at the conversion price, on such date, if any, when the closing price per share of our common stock has been equal to or greater than $24.00 for thirty consecutive trading days prior to such date.
We have the right, or Call Right, at any time to repay and retire all (but not less than all) of the outstanding Convertible Term Loan and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, prior to its conversion by payment of a premium equal to 150% of the outstanding principal balance (including any compounded interest), plus accrued and unpaid interest; provided, however, that we may not exercise the Call Right at any time when the Liquidity Conditions (as defined in the Debt Agreement) are not satisfied.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if we (x) elect to repay the Lenders and (y) in the twelve month period following such repayment, (i) enter into an agreement or similar commitment, binding or nonbinding, with any third party respecting an acquisition, and such acquisition is subsequently consummated, if the aggregate gross proceeds that would have been payable to the Lenders or, pursuant to an assignment, any designee thereof, or collectively, the Conversion Rights Holders, in connection with such acquisition had we not repaid the Convertible Term Loan and the Conversion Right Holders had exercised, in connection with such acquisition, the right to convert the Convertible Term Loan into shares of our common stock, then (z) we shall pay to the Lenders as an additional call price, the difference between such proceeds as would have been payable to the Conversion Right Holders in connection with such acquisition and the payment actually paid to the Lenders.
The Debt Agreement contains customary affirmative and restrictive covenants, including covenants regarding the incurrence of additional indebtedness or liens, investments, transactions with affiliates, delivery of financial statements, payment of taxes, maintenance of insurance, dispositions of property, mergers or acquisitions, among other customary covenants. We are also restricted from paying dividends or making other distributions or payments on our capital stock, subject to limited exceptions. The Debt Agreement also includes customary representations and warranties, events of default and termination provisions. The Lenders may not engage in any short sales of, or other hedging transactions in, our common stock while any amounts are outstanding under the Debt Agreement. Our obligations under the Debt Agreement are secured by substantially all of our assets, other than intellectual property.
Under ASU 2020-06 for the Original Debt Agreement, the embedded conversion feature was not required to be bifurcated and recognized separately, as a result the convertible debt including the conversion feature has been recognized as a single unit of debt. The debt issuance costs related to Convertible Debt under the Original Debt Agreement have been recognized against the single unit of debt and will be amortized into interest expense over the term of the Convertible Term Loan.
The debt refinancing in May 2023 was recognized as a debt modification under ASU 470-50 and the associated third-party issuance costs were expensed.
As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Convertible Term Loan balance, including the Convertible Debt balance, was comprised of the following:
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef