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): March 20, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)







(State or Other


of Incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


968 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, New York 12110
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(518) 782-7700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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 ( see General Instruction A.2. below):


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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).


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Securities Purchase Agreement


On March 20, 2019, the Company entered into Securities Purchase Agreements (collectively, the “Purchase Agreements”) with the purchasers party thereto (the “Purchaser”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreements, the Company agreed to issue and sell in a registered direct offering an aggregate of 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a purchase price of $2.35 per share (the “Offering”). The Offering was completed on March 20, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $23.5 million after deducting estimated expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes.


The Purchase Agreements contain customary representations, warranties, and agreements by the Company, and customary indemnification and other obligations of the Company and the Purchasers.


The foregoing summary of the Purchase Agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Purchase Agreements, a form of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The form of Purchase Agreement is attached hereto as an exhibit to provide investors and security holders with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Purchase Agreements were made only for purposes of the Purchase Agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Purchase Agreements, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.


A copy of the legal opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP, relating to the validity of the shares issued in the Offering, is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.


On March 20, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into the Purchase Agreements, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.




Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


d) Exhibits.







Opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP



Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of March 20, 2019 by and between Plug Power Inc., and the purchaser party thereto



Consent of Goodwin Procter LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)



Press release, dated March 20, 2019






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: March 20, 2019


/s/ Gerard L. Conway, Jr.



Gerard L. Conway, Jr.



General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President



Exhibit 5.1


March 20, 2019


Plug Power Inc.

968 Albany-Shaker Road

Latham, New York, 12110


Re:          Securities Registered under Registration Statement on Form S-3


Ladies and Gentlemen:


We have acted as counsel to you in connection with your filing of a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-214737) (as amended or supplemented, the “Registration Statement”) filed on November 21, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to the registration of the offer by Plug Power Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) of up to $200,000,000 of any combination of securities of the types specified therein.  The Registration Statement was declared effective by the Commission on December 9, 2016.  Reference is made to our opinion letter dated December 8, 2016 and included as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement.  We are delivering this supplemental opinion letter in connection with the prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) filed on March 20, 2019 by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act.  The Prospectus Supplement relates to the offering by the Company of up to 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”) covered by the Registration Statement.  The Shares are being sold to a purchaser pursuant to a securities purchase agreement between the Company and such purchaser (the “Purchase Agreement”).


We have reviewed such documents and made such examination of law as we have deemed appropriate to give the opinion set forth below.  We have relied, without independent verification, on certificates of public officials and, as to matters of fact material to the opinion set forth below, on certificates of officers of the Company.


The opinion set forth below is limited to the Delaware General Corporation Law.


Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, upon issuance and delivery against payment therefor in accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.


We hereby consent to the inclusion of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement and to the references to our firm under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Registration



Statement.  In giving our consent, we do not admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder.



Very truly yours,




/s/Goodwin Procter LLP





Exhibit 10.1




Plug Power, Inc.

986 Albany Shaker Road

Latham, NY 12110


Ladies and Gentlemen:


The undersigned (the “ Investor ”) hereby confirms and agrees with Plug Power, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”) as follows:


1.                                       As of the Closing (as defined below) and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Investor will acquire from the Company and the Company will issue to the Investor such number of shares of common stock (individually a “ Share ” and collectively, the “ Shares ”), par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the “ Common Stock ”) as is set forth on the signature page hereto (the “ Signature Page ”) for an issue price of $2.35 per Share.


2.                                       The closing is expected to occur on March 20, 2019 (the “ Closing ”) in accordance with Rule 15c6-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “ Exchange Act ”), subject to the Company’s satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in Section 5 hereof. The provisions set forth in Exhibit A hereto shall be incorporated herein by reference as if set forth fully herein.


3.                                       The offering and issue of the Shares (the “ Offering ”) are being made pursuant to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus (as such terms are defined below).


4.                                       The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ Commission ”) (i) a prospectus included in the registration statement (File No. 333-214737), which became effective on December 9, 2016 (the “ Base Prospectus ”), (ii) if applicable, a preliminary prospectus supplement related to the Offering (together with the Base Prospectus, the “ Statutory Prospectus ”) and (iii) if applicable, any issuer free writing prospectus as defined in Rule 433 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “ Securities Act ”), relating to the Shares and delivered to the Investor on or prior to the date hereof (the “ Issuer Free Writing Prospectus ”), and will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ Commission ”) a final prospectus supplement (together with the Base Prospectus, the “ Prospectus ”) with respect to the registration statement (File No. 333-214737) reflecting the Offering, including all amendments thereto, the exhibits and any schedules thereto, the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof or included therein by the rules and regulations of the Commission (the “ Rules and Regulations ”) and any registration statement relating to the Offering and filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Rules and Regulations (collectively, the “ Registration Statement ”), in conformity with the Securities Act, including Rule 424(b) thereunder. The Base Prospectus, any Statutory Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the pricing information contained in this agreement are collectively referred to as the “ Time of Sale Disclosure Package ”.


5.                                       The Company’s obligation to issue the Shares to the Investor shall be subject to the receipt by the Company of the issue price for the Shares being acquired hereunder as set forth on the Signature Page and the accuracy of the representations and warranties made by the Investor and the fulfillment of those undertakings of the Investor to be fulfilled prior to the date of the Closing. The obligation of the Investor to purchase the Shares at Closing as provided herein is subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Section 8 below, to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder, in each case in all material respects, and to the conditions set forth below, unless waived by the Investor in writing:


a)              As of the Closing, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, no order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes have been instituted or are pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, contemplated; and the Company has complied in all material respects with each request (if any) from the Commission for additional information;



b)              At the Closing, there shall not have been, since the date hereof or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or prospects of the Company, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business;


c)               The Company shall have filed a listing of additional shares notice with Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“ NASDAQ ”);


d)              The Company shall have delivered to the Investor a certificate of an authorized officer of the Company certifying that the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Section 8 are true and correct in all material respects as of the Closing, and that the Company has performed and complied in all material respects with all covenants, agreements, obligation and conditions contained in this agreement that are required to be performed or complied with by the Company on or before the Closing; and


e)               The Secretary of the Company shall have delivered to the Investor a certificate certifying (i) the Bylaws of the Company, and (ii) resolutions of the Board approving this agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.


6.                                       The Company shall, within the time period prescribed under the Exchange Act, file a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Commission, disclosing all material aspects of the transactions and the terms of the Offering contemplated hereby.


7.                                       The Investor represents that (i) it has had access to the Time of Sale Disclosure Package prior to or in connection with its receipt of this agreement, and (ii) it is acquiring the Shares for its own account, or an account over which it has investment discretion, and does not have any agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any person or entity to transfer any of the Shares.


8.                                       Each of the Investor and the Company represents to the other that it has the requisite power and authority to enter into this agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, that it has duly authorized, executed and delivered this agreement and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the other party, this agreement constitutes a valid and binding obligation of such party enforceable against it in accordance with the terms of the agreement, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ and contracting parties’ rights generally and except as enforceability may be subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and except as to the enforceability of any rights to indemnification or contribution that may be violative of the public policy underlying any law, rule or regulation (including any federal or state securities law, rule or regulation). Each of the Investor and the Company represents to the other that the execution, delivery and performance by it of this agreement and any other agreements related to the Offering to which it is a party (collectively, the “ Transaction Documents ”) and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby do not and will not (x) conflict with or violate any provision of its certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents, (y) conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which it is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations) or by which any property or asset of the Investor is bound or affected or (z) in respect of the Company only, any contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it may be bound or to which any of the properties or assets of the Company is subject, except in the case of clauses (y) and (z), such conflict or violation which would not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its ability to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents. The Shares have been duly authorized for issuance and sale pursuant to this agreement and, when issued and delivered by the Company pursuant to this agreement against payment of the consideration set forth herein, will be validly issued and fully paid; and the issuance of the Shares is not subject to the preemptive or other similar rights of any shareholder of the Company. No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any arbitrator, court, governmental body, regulatory body, administrative agency or other authority, body or agency having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its properties, assets or operations is necessary or required for the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this agreement, except such as have been already obtained or as may be required under the Securities Act, the Securities Act Regulations, the rules of NASDAQ, U.S. state securities laws or the rules of FINRA. The Time of Sale Disclosure Package, as of the time hereof and as of the Closing, does not contain, any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated



therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.


9.                                       The Investor understands that nothing in this agreement, the Prospectus or any other materials presented or made available to the Investor in connection with the acquisition of the Shares constitutes legal, tax or investment advice. The Investor has consulted such legal, tax and investment advisors as it, in its sole discretion, has deemed necessary or appropriate in connection with its acquisition of Shares.


10.                                The Investor represents that neither the Investor nor any person acting on behalf of, or pursuant to any understanding with or based upon any material non-public information received from, the Investor has, directly or indirectly, as of the date of this agreement, engaged in any purchases or sales in the securities of the Company. The Investor covenants that neither it, nor any Person acting on behalf of, or pursuant to any understanding with or based upon any material non-public information received from, the Investor, will engage in any purchases or sales in the securities of the Company prior to the time that the transactions contemplated by this agreement are publicly disclosed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an Investor and/or its affiliates that is, individually or collectively, a multi-managed investment bank or vehicle whereby separate portfolio managers manage separate portions of such Investor’s or affiliates assets and the portfolio managers have no direct knowledge of the investment decisions made by the portfolio managers managing other portions of such Investor’s or affiliates assets, the representation set forth above shall only apply with respect to the portion of assets managed by the portfolio managers that have knowledge about the financing transaction contemplated by this agreement. The Investor acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to review the Transaction Documents (including all exhibits and schedules thereto) and all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by the Company under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) thereof (collectively, the “ SEC Reports ”) and has been afforded, (i) the opportunity to ask such questions as it has deemed necessary of, and to receive answers from, representatives of the Company concerning the terms and conditions of the offering of the Shares and the merits and risks of investing in the Shares; (ii) access to information about the Company and its financial condition, results of operations, business, properties, management and prospects sufficient to enable it to evaluate its investment; and (iii) the opportunity to obtain such additional information that the Company possesses or can acquire without unreasonable effort or expense that is necessary to make an informed investment decision with respect to the investment. The acquisition by the Investor of the Shares will not result in such Investor (individually or together with any other person with whom such Investor has identified, or will have identified, itself as part of a “group” in a public filing made with the Commission involving the Company’s securities) acquiring, or obtaining the right to acquire, in excess of 20% of the outstanding Common Stock or the voting power of the Company. The Investor does not presently intend to, alone or together with others, make a public filing with the Commission to disclose that it has (or that it together with such other persons have) acquired, or obtained the right to acquire, as a result of such Closing (when added to any other securities of the Company that it or they then own or have the right to acquire), in excess of 20% of the outstanding Common Stock or the voting power of the Company on a post transaction basis that assumes that such Closing shall have occurred.


11.                                The Investor represents that, except as set forth below, (i) it has had no position, office or other material relationship within the past three years with the Company or persons known to it to be affiliates of the Company, (ii) it is not a FINRA member or an Associated Person (as such term is defined under FINRA Membership and Registration Rules) as of the date hereof, and (iii) neither it nor any group of investors of which it is a member, will beneficially own or have the right to acquire (including by virtue of beneficially owning securities convertible or exercisable for Common Stock), in the aggregate, 20% or more of the Common Stock outstanding or 20% of the voting power of the Company immediately after the consummation of the Offering.





(If no exceptions, write “none.” If left blank, response will be deemed to be “none.”)


1 2.                                This agreement will involve no obligation or commitment of any kind until this agreement is accepted and countersigned by or on behalf of the Company. All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties herein will survive the execution of this agreement, the delivery of the Shares being acquired and the payment therefor. This agreement may not be modified or amended except pursuant to an instrument in writing signed by the Company and the Investor. This agreement will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York. This agreement may be



executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will constitute an original, but all of which, when taken together, will constitute but one instrument. The Investor acknowledges and agrees that the Investor’s receipt of the Company’s counterpart to this agreement shall constitute written confirmation of the Company’s commitment to issue Shares to such Investor.


[ Signature Page Follows ]





Number of Shares: [     ]


Issue Price Per Share: $2.35


Aggregate Issue Price: $[     ]


Please confirm that the foregoing correctly sets forth the agreement between us by signing in the space provided below for that purpose.


Dated as of March 20, 2019








Print Name:




Name that Shares are to be registered under:


Mailing Address:


Taxpayer Identification Number:

Manner of Settlement: DWAC (see Exhibit A attached hereto)


Name of DTC Participant (broker-dealer at which the account or accounts to be credited with the Shares are maintained)


DTC Participant Number


Name of Account at DTC Participant being credited with the Shares


Account Number at DTC Participant being credited with the Shares


[Signature Page to Purchase Agreement]



Agreed and Accepted this day of March 20, 2019:











Acquisitions of the Shares hereunder were made pursuant to a registration statement or in a transaction in which a final prospectus would have been required to have been delivered in the absence of Rule 172 promulgated under the Securities Act.


[Signature Page to Purchase Agreement]







Unless otherwise agreed to by the Company and the Investor, the following instructions shall govern the delivery of funds and the transfer of the Shares:


1.                Delivery of Funds


By NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. New York City time on March 20, 2019, wire the issue price for the Shares to the account of the Company using the wire transfer instructions below.


2.               Wire Transfer Instructions


ABA No.:  [     ]

Swift:  [     ]

Account No.:  [     ]

Account Name:  [     ].


Please also coordinate with your financial institution to ensure that transaction fees are not inadvertently deducted from the wired funds prior to their receipt by the Company.


3.               Initiation of DWAC and Transfer of Shares


The Shares will be sent from the Company’s transfer agent, Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc., by DWAC to your prime broker. You must contact your prime broker and ask them to initiate the DWAC or you will not receive the Shares . The Shares will only be released after the Company’s receipt of the funds.


Exhibit 99.1


News Release




Plug Power Inc. Announces $23.5 Million Registered Direct Offering With Odey Asset Management


Latham, NY, March 20, 2019 — Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, has today announced that it has agreed to sell 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $2.35 per share, for gross proceeds of $23,500,000. The shares were offered and are expected to be sold to an existing single shareholder, Odey Asset Management, in a registered direct offering conducted without an underwriter or placement agent. The net proceeds from the offering, after deducting estimated offering expenses, will be approximately $23.5 million. The offering is expected to close on or about March 20, 2019.


Plug Power plans to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.


The securities described above are being offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement (File No. 333-214737), which was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on December 9, 2016. A prospectus supplement relating to the registered direct offering will be filed by the Company with the SEC. When filed with the SEC, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from Plug Power Inc., 968 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, Attention: Investor Relations.


This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in the registered direct offering. There shall not be any offer, solicitation of an offer to buy, or sale of the 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. Any registered direct offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.


About Plug Power Inc.          
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology.





Media and Investor Relations Contact:

Teal Vivacqua Hoyos

Plug Power Inc.

Phone: 518.738.0269

Email: media@plugpower.com