Description of Securities
DESCRIPTION OF THE REGISTRANT’S SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
The following description of our common stock and preferred stock summarizes the material terms and provisions of our common stock and preferred stock. The following description of our capital stock does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) and our Amended and Restated By-Laws, as amended, (the “Bylaws”) which are exhibits to the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, of which this Exhibit forms a part, and by applicable law. The terms of our common stock and preferred stock may also be affected by Delaware law.
Our authorized capital stock consists of:
40,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share;
10,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share.
As of March 31, 2021, we had (a) 3,994,107 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants, including (i) 11 common stock warrants, (ii) 1,769,696 Series E and Series E-1 Warrants, (iii) 1,853,400 Series F Warrants, and (iv) 371,000 Series F Pre-funded Warrants at a weighted average exercise price of $9.13 per share and (b) 1,078,499 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options with a weighted average exercise price of $12.68 per share.
Description of Common Stock
Holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote per share on matters to be voted on by stockholders and also are entitled to receive such dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors in its discretion out of funds legally available therefor. Holders of our common stock have exclusive voting rights for the election of our directors and all other matters requiring stockholder action, except with respect to amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation that alter or change the powers, preferences, rights or other terms of any outstanding preferred stock if the holders of such affected series of preferred stock are entitled to vote on such an amendment or filling vacancies on the board of directors.
Holders of common stock are entitled to share ratably in any dividends declared by our board of directors, subject to any preferential dividend rights of any outstanding preferred stock. Dividends consisting of shares of common stock may be paid to holders of shares of common stock. We do not intend to pay cash dividends in the foreseeable future.
Liquidation and Dissolution
Upon our liquidation or dissolution, the holders of our common stock will be entitled to receive pro rata all assets remaining available for distribution to stockholders after payment of all liabilities and provision for the liquidation of any shares of preferred stock at the time outstanding.
Other Rights and Restrictions
Our common stock has no preemptive or other subscription rights, and there are no conversion rights or redemption or sinking fund provisions with respect to such stock. Our common stock is not subject to redemption by us. Our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws do not restrict the ability of a holder of common stock to transfer the stockholder’s shares of common stock. If we issue shares of common stock under this prospectus, the shares will be fully paid and non-assessable and will not have, or be subject to, any preemptive or similar rights.
Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Markets under the symbol “DCTH”.
Transfer Agent and Registrar
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC.
Anti-Takeover Effects of Delaware Law and Our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws
Certain provisions of our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws could have the effect of making it more difficult for our stockholders to replace management at a time when a substantial number of stockholders might favor a change in management. These provisions include:
providing for a staggered board; and
authorizing the board of directors to fill vacant directorships or increase the size of its board of directors.
Furthermore, our board of directors has the authority to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and to determine the rights and preferences of the shares of any such series without stockholder approval. Any series of preferred stock is likely to be senior to the common stock with respect to dividends, liquidation rights and, possibly, voting rights. The board’s ability to issue preferred stock may have the effect of discouraging unsolicited acquisition proposals, thus adversely affecting the market price of our common stock.
We are not subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which prohibits Delaware corporations from engaging in a wide range of specified transactions with any interested stockholder, defined to include, among others, any person other than such corporation and any of its majority owned subsidiaries who own 15% or more of any class or series of stock entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, unless, among other exceptions, the transaction is approved by (i) our board of directors prior to the date the interested stockholder obtained such status or (ii) the holders of two-thirds of the outstanding shares of each class or series of stock entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, not including those shares owned by the interested stockholder.
Staggered Board of Directors
Our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws provide that our board of directors be classified into three classes of directors of approximately equal size. As a result, in most circumstances, a person can gain control of our board only by successfully engaging in a proxy contest at two or more annual meetings.
Authorized but Unissued Shares
Our authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock are available for future issuances without stockholder approval and could be utilized for a variety of corporate purposes, including future offerings to raise additional capital, corporate acquisitions, employee benefit plans and stockholder rights plans. The existence of authorized but unissued and unreserved preferred stock could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of us by means of a proxy contest, tender offer, merger or otherwise.
Description of Preferred Stock
Our board of directors has the authority to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series and to determine the rights and preferences of the shares of any such series without stockholder approval, of which Series E Preferred Stock and Series E-1 Preferred Stock, or, collectively, the Preferred stock, is outstanding. Our board of directors may issue preferred stock in one or more series and has the authority to fix the designation and powers, rights and preferences and the qualifications, limitations, or restrictions with respect to each class or series of such class without further vote or action by the stockholders. The ability of our board of directors to issue preferred stock without stockholder approval could have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change of control of us or the removal of existing management.
Each share of the Series E Preferred Stock and Series E-1 Preferred Stock has a par value of $0.01 per share and a stated value equal to $1,000, or the Stated Value, and is convertible at any time at the option of the holder into the number of shares of common stock determined by dividing the stated value by the conversion price of $10.00, subject to certain limitations and adjustments, or the Conversion Price. Except for certain adjustments, the holders of Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive dividends on shares of Preferred Stock equal (on an as if converted basis) to and in the same form as dividends paid on shares of the common stock. Any such dividends that are not paid to the holders of Preferred Stock will increase the Stated Value. No other dividends will be paid on shares of Preferred Stock. The Preferred Stock will vote on an as converted basis on all matters submitted to the holders of common stock for approval, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the then outstanding shares of Preferred Stock is required to increase the number of authorized shares of Preferred Stock or to alter or change adversely the powers, preferences or rights given to the Preferred Stock, or to amend the Company’s organizational documents in any manner that adversely affects the rights of the holders of the Preferred Stock. Upon any liquidation of the Company, the holders of Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive out of the assets of the Company an amount equal to the Stated Value plus any accrued and unpaid dividends thereon for each share of Preferred Stock before any distribution or payment will be made to the holders of the common stock.
Pursuant to the terms of the Preferred Stock, the Conversion Price of the Preferred Stock was initially subject to adjustment in each of the following circumstances: (i) on the third trading day following the date that the Company effects a reverse stock split, or the Reverse Split Reset Date, (ii) the date that the initial registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon the conversion of the Preferred Stock is declared effective by the SEC, or the Registration Reset Date, and (iii) in the event that all of the shares of common stock which we were required to register with the SEC were not then registered on an effective registration statement, the date that all of the shares underlying the respective Preferred Stock may be sold pursuant to Rule 144, or the Rule 144 Reset Date, each of such reset dates, a Reset Date and, collectively, the Reset Dates. On each Reset Date, the Conversion Price was to be reduced, and only reduced, to equal the lesser of (x) the then effective Conversion Price, and (y) 90% of the average of the five daily volume weighted average prices of the common stock immediately prior to each Reset Date, or the Reset Formula. From the date of issuance of the Preferred Stock until such time that the Company’s common stock is listed or quoted on a national exchange, the Conversion Price is subject to price-based anti-dilution protections.