Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2018



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-15911   52-1256615
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
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997 Lenox Drive, Suite 100

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (609) 896-9100


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Please see the disclosure set forth under “Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant,” which is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.


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


On June 27, 2018, Celsion Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Celsion”), entered into a loan agreement with Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (“Horizon”) that provides $10 million in new capital (the “Horizon Credit Agreement”). Celsion drew down $10 million upon closing of the Horizon Credit Agreement on June 27, 2018. The Company anticipates that it will use the funding provided under the Horizon Credit Agreement for working capital and advancement of its product pipeline including ThermoDox® for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (“HCC”) and GEN-1 for the treatment of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer, as well as other strategic initiatives designed to broaden its development pipeline.


The obligations under the Horizon Credit Agreement are secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all assets of Celsion other than intellectual property assets. The obligations will bear interest at a rate calculated based on one-month LIBOR plus 7.625%. Payments under the loan agreement are interest only for the first twenty-four (24) months after loan closing, followed by a 24-month amortization period of principal and interest through the scheduled maturity date.


As a fee in connection with the Horizon Credit Agreement, Celsion issued Horizon warrants exercisable for a total of 190,114 shares of Celsion’s common stock (the “Warrants”) at a per share exercise price of $2.63. The Warrants are immediately exercisable for cash or by net exercise from the date of grant and will expire after ten years from the date of grant. Following the date of grant and within 90 days, Celsion is required to register the common stock underlying the Warrants.


The Horizon Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and affirmative and negative covenants including, among other things, covenants that limit or restrict Celsion’s ability to grant liens, incur indebtedness, make certain restricted payments, merge or consolidate and make dispositions of assets. Upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Horizon Credit Agreement, the lenders may cease making loans, terminate the Horizon Credit Agreement, declare all amounts outstanding to be immediately due and payable and foreclose on or liquidate Celsion’s assets that comprise the lenders’ collateral. The Horizon Credit Agreement specifies a number of events of default (some of which are subject to applicable grace or cure periods), including, among other things, non-payment defaults, covenant defaults, a material adverse effect on Celsion or its assets, cross-defaults to other material indebtedness, bankruptcy and insolvency defaults and material judgment defaults.


The foregoing description of the Horizon Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Horizon Credit Agreement, a copy of which the Company intends to file as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2018.


Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


Please see the disclosure set forth under “Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant” regarding the Warrant, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.


The purchase and issuance of the Warrant occurred concurrent with the closing of the Horizon Credit Facility and no separate consideration was paid for the Warrant.


The Warrants have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and was issued pursuant to the exemptions from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The shares issued or issuable thereunder are restricted in accordance with Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933. The issuances and the potential issuances did not involve any public offering; the Company made no solicitation in connection with the private placement other than communications with the purchasers; the Company obtained representations from the purchasers regarding their investment intent, knowledge and experience; the purchasers either received or had access to adequate information about the Company in order to make informed investment decisions; the Company reasonably believed that the purchasers are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of their investment; and the shares potentially issuable thereunder are issuable with restricted securities legends.


This current report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The Warrant and the shares issued upon exercise thereof have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or any state thereof absent registration under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.


Safe Harbor Statement


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, Horizon may not issue additional loan tranches and has no obligation to issue them; Celsion may be unable to find suitable assets or companies to acquire on attractive terms; any failure to satisfy the closing conditions of subsequent borrowings of the credit facility; any increase in Celsion’s cash needs; unforeseen changes in the course of Celsion’s research and development activities and clinical trials; possible actions by customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Celsion undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.






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.


June 28, 2018 By: /s/ Jeffrey W. Church
    Jeffrey W. Church
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer