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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) October 19, 2021

Net Element, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
3363 NE 163rd Street, Suite 605, North Miami Beach, FL
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(305) 507-8808
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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, $0.0001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (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).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 7.01          Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 19, 2021, Mullen Technologies, Inc., a California corporation (“Mullen Technologies”), and Mullen Automotive, Inc. (“Mullen”), a California corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mullen Technologies, submitted to Listing Qualifications at Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”), as part of Mullen’s Nasdaq listing application process and at the request of Nasdaq, the following unaudited pro forma condensed balance sheet of Mullen for the purpose of evidencing adequate stockholder’s equity to meet Nasdaq listing standards upon closing of the merger (the “Merger”) contemplated by the Second Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger among Mullen, Mullen Technologies, Net Element, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Mullen Acquisition, Inc., a California corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger Agreement”).
JUNE 30, 2021
(in thousands)
Net Element
Mullen - EV
Pro Forma
Pro Forma
Pro Forma
Pro Forma,
As Adjusted*
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 3,926     $ 664     $ (3,926 )
  $ 40,304     $ 15,000     $ 55,304  
                      20,000   [d]                        
                      10,000   [d]                        
                      (1,560 )
Accounts receivable, net
    10,760       -       (10,760 )
Due from Mullen Technologies, Inc.
    2,040       -       (2,040 )
Materials and supplies
    -       56       -         56               56  
Note receivable, current
    -       -       15,000  
    15,000               15,000  
Other current assets
    1,710       765       (1,710 )
    765               765  
Total current assets, net
    18,436       1,485       36,204         56,125       15,000       71,125  
Non-current assets:
Property and equipment, net
    -       1,300       -         1,300               1,300  
    7,681       -       (7,681 )
Intangibles, net
    2,802       2,668       (2,802 )
    2,668               2,668  
Right-of-use assets
    732       2,467       (732 )
    2,467               2,467  
Other assets
    1,122       776       (1,122 )
    776               776  
Total non-current assets
    12,337       7,211       (12,337 )       7,211               7,211  
    30,773       8,696       23,867         63,336       15,000       78,336  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
    10,043       4,607       (10,043 )
    3,397               3,397  
                      (1,560 ) [h]                        
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    3,083       15,498       (3,083 )
    15,498               15,498  
Deferred revenue
    1,461       -       (1,461 )
Lease liabilities, current portion
    73       569       (73 )
    569               569  
Notes payable, current portion
    520       35,740       (520 )
    24,977               24,977  
                      (10,763 ) [c]                        
Due to related party
    346       -       (346 )
Total current liabilities
    15,526       56,414       (27,499 )       44,441               44,441  
Non-current liabilities:
Notes payable, net of current portion
    8,428       257       (8,428 )
    257               257  
Lease liabilities, net of current portion
    661       2,003       (661 )
    2,003               2,003  
Other liabilities
    -       4,500       -         4,500               4,500  
Total non-current liabilities
    9,089       6,760       (9,089 )
    6,760               6,760  
    24,615       63,174       (36,588 )       51,201               51,201  
Preferred stock
    -       -       11  
    42               42  
                      20   [d]                        
Common stock
    1       -       (1 )
    10       15     * 25  
                      10   [e]                        
    191,722       -       (191,722 )
    12,433       14,985     * 27,418  
                      (54,478 ) [b]                        
                      10,752   [c]                        
Accumulated OCI
    (2,147 )     -       2,147  
Non-controlling interest
    (294 )     -       294  
Accumulated deficit
    (183,124 )             183,124  
                      (350 ) [f]     (350 )             (350 )
              (54,478 )     54,478   [b]     -                  
    6,158       (54,478 )     60,455         12,135       15,000       27,135  
  $ 30,773     $ 8,696     $ 23,867       $ 63,336     $ 15,000     $ 78,336  

Adjustments to the pro forma condensed combined balance sheet:
[a] Reflects deconsolidation of Net Element, Inc.’s business.
[b] Reclassifies Mullen deficit.
[c] Reflects the exchange agreement of $10.8 million in convertible debt to equity transaction that was executed on May 7, 2021.
[d] Reflects equity purchase; $20M issuance of Series C Preferred Stock to Acuitas.
Note: Mullen has entered into an agreement with Esousa to provide a $30.0 million equity line of credit immediately after the Effective Date. This equity line is not included within the Pro Forma Combined Financial Statements.                                             
[e] Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Net Element, Inc. is committed to fund $10.0 million, less the amounts set forth in Section 6.05(a) of the Merger Agreement (see footnotes (f), (h) and (k) below).
[f] Reflects the costs associated with the Merger of $350,000.
[g] Reflect the amendments to the exchange agreement of $11.2 million in convertible debt to equity transactions that was executed on various dates, beginning July 22, 2021 to September 3, 2021.
[h] Reflects the payment of $1.56 million to Net Element, Inc. related to late fees associated with the initial Form S-4 filing on May 14, 2021.
[i] Reflects the issuance of pre-funded warrants to purchase $15.0 million in shares of common stock for $15.0 million promissory note receivable pursuant to agreement with CEO cast, Inc.
[j] Does not give effect to the amended and restated employment agreement for the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
[k] Within Current Notes Payable and Accrued Expenses is the $500K unsecured promissory note that Mullen borrowed from Net Element, Inc. The principal amount of the loan carries an interest rate of 14% per annum compounded monthly and payable upon demand.
* Pro Forma Adjusted Financial Statements include 6 months of $2.5M payments from the $30M Esousa equity line through December 31, 2021.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 is furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and such information shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act. Many of the equity transactions described in this pro forma balance sheet have not yet occurred. They are expected to occur at the time of or after consummation of the Merger. However, they are subject to a variety of conditions and there is no guaranty that the equity issuances will be made or that the Merger will be effected.

The Company is furnishing the information contained in this Item 7.01 on behalf of Mullen solely at the request of and as an accommodation to Mullen to assist Mullen in complying with Nasdaq’s specific request for Mullen to file this information on a current report on Form 8-K (despite Mullen being not a reporting company and unable to file its own current report on Form 8-K) as a precondition to Nasdaq’s providing a conditional approval of Mullen’s listing application with the Nasdaq.
The Company has had no involvement in the negotiation, preparation, drafting or otherwise of the condensed balance sheet of Mullen or any of the documents and agreements referenced in the footnotes thereto and cannot opine upon the accuracy, completeness or otherwise of the condensed balance sheet of Mullen or the documents and agreements referenced in the footnotes thereto furnished in this Item 7.01 and disclaims any responsibility with respect to all such information.
The Company and Mullen have agreed that, subject to and after the Merger closing, the Company will hold a special meeting of its stockholders within 6 months of such closing to procure approval of an amendment of the Company’s certificate of incorporation to reflect a 3-year sunset provision pertaining to the voting rights associated with the Series A preferred shares (the “Amendment”). Nasdaq’s approval of the post-Merger Company’s listing application will be conditioned on the Amendment becoming effective within 6 months of closing the Merger. If the Amendment fails to become effective within 6 months of closing the Merger, the post-Merger Company’s common stock would become subject to Nasdaq delisting procedures.

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: October 19, 2021
By: _/s/ Jeffrey Ginsberg________
Name: Jeffrey Ginsberg
Title: Chief Financial Office