Current Report


 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) June 27, 2017

 

 

 

Net Element, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-34887

 

90-1025599

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File
Number)
 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

3363 NE 163rd Street, Suite 705, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

 
             (Address of Principal Executive Offices)              (Zip Code)  
     
 

(305) 507-8808

 
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  
     
 

Not Applicable

 
  (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)  
 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company o
     
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.        o    
       

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On June 27, 2017, TOT Payments, LLC, TOT New Edge, LLC, Process Pink, LLC and TOT FBS, LLC, as co-borrowers (collectively, the “Borrower”), each an indirect subsidiary of Net Element, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Loan Agreement dated as of May 18, 2017 (the “Loan Agreement”) with Priority Payment Systems LLC d/b/a Cynergy Data (the “Lender”).

 

Pursuant to the Amendment, (i) the Borrower and the Lender modified the original term loan into a revolving loan and increased the revolving borrowing amount from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000; (ii) the loan maturity was changed from May 20, 2019 to May 20, 2021; (iii) the Lender can fund subsequent draws once every calendar month upon written request from the Borrower, not to exceed $1,000,000.00 in any such calendar month; and (iv) principal advances on the multi-draw loan to be funded only during the first 24 months following the Effective Date of the Loan Agreement.

 

The above description of the Amendment is intended as a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions set forth therein. Copy of the Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by this reference. All readers are encouraged to read the entire text of such document.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement or a Registrant.

 

The disclosures contained under Item 1.01 are incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

 

On June 27, 2017, the Company received a letter (the “Letter”) from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff (the "Staff") advising that the Staff had determined that: (i) the Company had not regained compliance with the $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) as of June 26, 2017 (following the expiration of the 180-day period in which to regain compliance previously provided by Nasdaq) and the Company is not eligible for an extension of such period due to the Company’s stockholders’ equity, as reported by the Company in its quarterly report filed with the with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on May 15, 2017, being less than the minimum $5 million stockholders’ equity initial listing requirement for The Nasdaq Capital Market; and (ii) trading in the Company’s common stock will be suspended at the opening of business on July 7, 2017 and the Company’s common stock will be removed from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, unless the Company requests on appeal of the Staff’s determination to the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”).

 

According to the Letter and under Nasdaq rules, the suspension of trading and delisting of the Company’s securities will be automatically stayed following a timely request for a hearing pending the issuance of a Panel decision. The Company intends to commence such an appeal within the required appeal period under Nasdaq rules. The Company is considering several paths to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, including, among other things, a reverse stock split. Although there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company’s request for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, the delisting proceedings will be stayed and the Company’s common stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq pending resolution of the appeal.

 

 

 

 

Except for the factual statements made herein, information contained in this report consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects or future events, as well as words such as “believes,” “intends,” “considers,” “expects,” “plans,” and similar expressions, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and actual actions or events could differ materially from those contained in such statements. For example, there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company any relief from the delisting or that the Company can agree to or ultimately meet the specific requirements of any such relief, or remain listed on Nasdaq or otherwise be publicly traded. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this report speak only as of the date of this report and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this report, unless required by law.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     

10.1

 

Amendment to Loan Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2017, among Priority Payment Systems LLC, as lender, and TOT Payments, LLC, TOT New Edge, LLC, Process Pink, LLC and TOT FBS, LLC, as co-borrowers

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Dated: July 3, 2017

 

  NET ELEMENT, INC.
   
   
  By:     /s/ Jonathan New                               
  Name:  Jonathan New
  Title:    Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     

10.1

 

Amendment to Loan Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2017, among Priority Payment Systems LLC, as lender, and TOT Payments, LLC, TOT New Edge, LLC, Process Pink, LLC and TOT FBS, LLC, as co-borrowers

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

AMENDMENT TO THE LOAN AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDMENT (the "Amendment") to the Loan Agreement between TOT Payments, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (doing business as Unified Payments), TOT New Edge, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Process Pink, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and TOT FBS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (collectively, the "Borrower'') and Priority Payment Systems LLC ("Lender"), is entered into and effective as of June 27, 2017 ("Effective Date").

 

WHEREAS, Lender and Borrower are party to a Loan Agreement dated as May 18, 2017 (the "Agreement"); and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises recited herein and for other good and valuable consideration; the receipt and the adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Agreement is amended as follows:

 

1. The Agreement is amended by inserting a new Recital as follows:

 

Borrower has requested the Lender make a revolving loan of up to $2,500,000.00 to

Borrower. Lender is willing to make such loan to Borrower on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

2. Section 1 of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended by adding or replacing, as appropriate, the following defined term:

 

" Loan Termination Date " means May 20, 2021, or earlier as set forth in the Note, as may be amended or restated from time to time .

 

" Draw Period " has the meaning set forth in section 2.1 of this Loan Agreement

 

3. The Agreement is amended by inserting a new Section 2.1 as follows:

 

The Loan. Subject to the terms and conditions of and relying on the representations, warranties and covenants contained in this Agreement, Lender agrees to loan to Borrower an amount of up to $2,500,000.00 (the "Loan"), the proceeds of which Borrower will use to meet Borrower obligations pursuant to a certain acquisition agreement and ancillary agreements relating thereto and for working capital. As of the Effective Date of this Amendment, Borrower has Obligations under the Agreement of $1,925,967 .21 . Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Lender can fund subsequent draws once every calendar month upon written request from Borrower, to be submitted no later than five business days prior to the anticipated funding date, and not to exceed $1,000,000.00 in any such calendar month. Principal Advances will be funded net of reasonable fees of counsel to Lender, provided, however, that if any requested funding date is not a Business Day, then any funding hereunder shall be due on the immediately following Business Day. Principal Advances on the Multi-Draw Loan shall be funded only during the first 24 months following the Effective Date of the Loan Agreement (the "Draw Period"). In no event shall the Obligations exceed $2,500,000.00 at any time.

 

 

 

 

4. The Agreement is amended by insert i ng a new Section 8.1(l) as follows:

 

(1) Obligations at any time exceed the lesser of (i) the Borrowing Limit, or (ii) $2 , 500,000 . 00.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this instrument on behalf of Client and Priority on the date first set forth above .

 

 

  BORROWER :
   
   
  TOT Payments, LLC
   
  By:     /s/ Oleg Firer                    
  N ame :   Ole g Firer   
  Title: CEO
   
   
  TOT New Edge, LLC
   
  By:     /s/ Oleg Firer                    
  N ame :   Ole g Firer   
  Title: CEO
   
   
  Process Pink, LLC
   
  By:     /s/ Oleg Firer                    
  N ame :   Ole g Firer   
  Title: CEO
   
   
  TOT FBS, LLC
   
  By:     /s/ Oleg Firer                    
  N ame :   Ole g Firer   
  Title: CEO
   
   
  LENDER:
   
  Priority Payment Systems LLC
   
  By:     /s/ John Priore                    
  N ame :   John Priore   
  Title: President and CEO

 

 

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