SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 29, 2020
|Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc.|
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|132 E. Putnam Avenue, Floor 2W, Cos Cob, CT||06807|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Ticker symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||CSSE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|9.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||CSSEP||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|9.50% Notes due 2025||CSSEN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On December 29, 2020, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (the “Company”) completed the offering and sale of an additional $1,408,150 aggregate principal amount of 9.50% Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”), pursuant to the underwriters’ partial exercise of the overallotment option granted in that certain Underwriting Agreement, dated as of December 17, 2020 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), between the Company and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. as the sole underwriter. The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to a prospectus, dated December 17, 2020, which is part of the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-251202) declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 17, 2020. Ladenburg Thalmann acted as sole bookrunning manager of the offering. The Notes were issued under a base indenture and a supplemental indenture, each dated as of July 17, 2020 between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.
The sale of the Notes resulted in net proceeds of approximately $1,305,988 after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of approximately $102,162. The Company will have broad discretion with respect to the use of the net proceeds of the offering, which may include using of some or all of such proceeds to pay certain obligations to Sony Pictures Television Inc. or its affiliates that may otherwise be payable in shares of the Company’s 9.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”).
The press release announcing the closing of the over-allotment option is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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: December 30, 2020||CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL |
|By:||/s/ William J. Rouhana, Jr.|
|Name: William J. Rouhana, Jr.|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Notes Due 2025
COS COB, CT – December 29, 2020 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”), one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, today announced that the underwriters of its recent public offering of 9.50% Notes due 2025 (“Notes”) have partially exercised their over-allotment option by purchasing an additional $1,408,150 principal amount of Notes. Closing of the partial exercise of the over-allotment option was completed today, generating net proceeds to the Company of $1,305,988 after deducting the Underwriters’ discounts, commissions and certain expenses and will be used as described in the final prospectus.
Interest payments will be made quarterly in arrears on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 each year, beginning March 31, 2021. The Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time on or after July 31, 2022 or upon a change of control at the redemption price of par plus accrued interest.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as sole book-running manager of the offering.
A registration statement on form S-1 (SEC File No. 333-251202) (“Registration Statement”) relating to the Notes was filed with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and is effective and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained electronically from the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov or from any of the underwriters, including the offices of:
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.
Attn: Syndicate Department
277 Park Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10172
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand networks (VOD). The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks (including those set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020) and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Investors should realize that if our underlying assumptions for the projections contained herein prove inaccurate or that known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from our expectations and projections.