SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|State of Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation||IRS Employer Identification No.|
5210 E. Williams Circle, Suite 750
Tucson, Arizona 85711
(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 Common||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
Stock, par value $0.00001
|AEYE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 15, 2020, AudioEye, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a note agreement in the amount of $1.3 million with Liberty Capital Bank (“Loan”) pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which is being administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The Loan has been funded.
All or a portion of the Loan may be forgiven by the SBA upon application by the Company in accordance with the SBA requirements. Under the PPP, loan forgiveness is available for the sum of payroll costs, rent payments, mortgage interest and utilities during the eight-week period beginning on the date of loan approval. For purposes of the PPP, payroll costs exclude compensation of an individual employee in excess of $100,000, prorated annually. Not more than 25% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs. Forgiveness is reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages for employees with salaries of $100,000 or less annually are reduced by more than 25%.
The Company intends to use all proceeds from the Loan to retain employees, maintain payroll and make lease, mortgage interest and utility payments.
Loan payments are deferred for six months. The loan has a maturity of two years and an interest rate of 1%.
The loan is not collateralized and is not personally guaranteed.
No fees were charged in connection with the loan.
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.
|April 21, 2020||AudioEye, Inc.|
|By||/s/ Heath Thompson|
|Name: Heath Thompson|
|Tittle: Chief Executive Officer|