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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Nevada   001-37673   26-1394771
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification Number)


100 Commerce Drive, Loveland, Ohio 45140

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)



(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   WKHS   The Nasdaq Capital Market


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).


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Securities Purchase Agreement


On June 30, 2020, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), with HT Investments MA, LLC (the “Investor”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell, in a registered public offering by the Company directly to the Investor (the “Registered Direct Offering”), a senior secured convertible note for the principal amount of $70,000,000 (the “Note”) that will be convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”).


The closing of the Registered Direct Offering is expected to take place before July 15, 2020. The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company and customary conditions to closing. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Purchase Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.


The Company is not paying underwriting discounts or commissions, so the proceeds before expenses will be approximately $69,000,000. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital to finance the production of its trucks and for general corporate purposes.


The Note shall be a senior secured obligation of the Company and rank pari passu with the Company’s outstanding senior secured note and senior to all unsecured debt of the Company, and will be due on July 1, 2023. The Note will bear interest at 4.50% per annum, paid quarterly commencing October 1, 2020 in cash or, subject to certain conditions, shares of the Company’s common stock, at the Company’s option. Any shares issued for such interest payment will be valued at the Market Stock Payment Price (as defined in the Purchase Agreement). The conversion price will be $19.00, subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments and adjustments for certain corporate events. If the Company elects to repay principal on the Note for any reason, it will be required to pay 110% of the amount of principal repaid (the “Repayment Price”). On the first day of each month beginning after October 1, 2020 (an “Early Redemption Date”), the Investor may require us to redeem up to $3.5 million principal amount of the Note at the Repayment Price (each a “Redemption Payment”). Any unused Redemption Payment capacity may be used by the Investor on any future Early Redemption Date. The Company can elect to pay any Redemption Payment in cash or, subject to certain conditions, in freely saleable shares of the Company’s common stock, or a combination thereof. Any shares issued for such Redemption Payment will be valued at the Market Stock Payment Price. The Company may redeem all (or any portion in excess of $8,000,000) of the Note at any time at the greater of (a) 115% of the conversion value, calculated based on the highest VWAP during the period beginning 30 days prior to such redemption and ending the day prior to the redemption date, or (b) 105% of the Repayment Price, in each case plus accrued and unpaid interest. Any redemption amount above the Repayment Price can, subject to certain conditions, be paid in shares valued at the Market Stock Payment Price at the Company’s option.


The Registered Direct Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-237920), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 8, 2020, including the prospectus contained therein, as well as a prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Registered Direct Offering.


The description of the terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Purchase Agreement, which is filed as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the Note in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. 





Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the expected settlement of the sale and purchase of securities described herein and the Company’s receipt of net proceeds therefrom.  For such statements, the Company claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to satisfy applicable closing conditions under the Underwriting Agreement. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Prospectus Supplement and accompanying prospectus and the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On June 30 2020, the Company issued a press release about the Registered Direct offering. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01. Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Form of Purchase Agreement
99.1   Press Release, dated June 30, 2020







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.


Date: June 30, 2020 By:  /s/ Steve Schrader
  Name:  Steve Schrader
  Title: Chief Financial Officer