Payoff letter, dated as of February 8, 2021, by and among the Company and the lenders named therein

EX-10.1 2 ex_225425.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 ex_165063.htm

Exhibit 10.1



February 8, 2021


KemPharm, Inc.
1180 Celebration Blvd.

Suite 103

Celebration, FL 34747

Fax: [Intentionally Omitted]

E-mail: [Intentionally Omitted]

Attention: R. LaDuane Clifton, Chief Financial Officer



            Re:      Payoff Letter


Ladies and Gentlemen:


Reference is made to (i) the Facility Agreement, dated as of June 2, 2014 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified to date, the “Credit Agreement”), between KemPharm, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower” or a “Credit Party”), and Deerfield Private Design Fund III, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “DPDF Lender”), Deerfield Special Situations Fund, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“DSS”), Delaware Street Capital Master Fund, L.P., a Cayman Islands limited partnership (“DSCM”), and the other lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Other Lenders”; the Other Lenders together with the DPDF Lender, DSS and DSCM, collectively, the “Lenders”, individually each a “Lender”), and (ii) the other Transaction Documents (as defined in the Credit Agreement) and all other documents and instruments relating thereto (together with the Credit Agreement, collectively, the “Credit Documents”).  The Lenders understand that at the Payoff Effective Time (as hereinafter defined), the Borrower expects to repay in full all of the Obligations of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties to the Lenders under or in respect of the Credit Documents (other than Surviving Obligations (as hereinafter defined)).  All undefined capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement.


Upon written confirmation by the Lenders or their counsel (which may be by email) of each Lender’s receipt (or, in the case of clause (ii) below, receipt by the Deerfield Lenders’ outside counsel) on February 8, 2021 (the “Payoff Date”) before 3:00 p.m. New York City time of (i) a federal funds wire transfer to the accounts of each Lender specified on Schedule I hereto in the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on such Schedule I (collectively, the “Payoff Amount”; provided, in the event any Lender has not received payment of its Pro Rata Share of the Payoff Amount by 3:00 p.m. New York City time on the Payoff Date, the Payoff Amount shall be increased by an amount equal to $1,476.73 (representing per diem interest and fees) for each day the Payoff Amount remains unpaid (including the Payoff Date if such payment is not received by 3:00 p.m. New York City time on such date) and each Lender shall receive its Pro Rata Share of such increased amount), which amount represents all Obligations outstanding under or in respect of the Credit Documents, (ii) a federal funds wire transfer to the account of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, counsel to the Deerfield Lenders specified on Schedule I hereto in the amount of $13,432.50 (the “Legal Fees”), which amount represents the estimated legal fees and expenses of the Lenders’ outside counsel as of the date hereof, and (iii) a fully executed counterpart of this letter agreement (this “Agreement”) signed by the Borrower and each other Credit Party (the time at which all of the conditions in the foregoing clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) shall first be satisfied is herein referred to as the “Payoff Effective Time”), the Payoff Effective Time shall occur.  If the Payoff Effective Time has not occurred on or prior to 3:00 p.m. on February 12, 2021 (the “Expiration Time”), this Agreement shall be of no further force and effect.




The Borrower hereby represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees that it has previously publicly disclosed any material non-public information (if any) that had been provided or made available to any Lender (or any Lender’s agents or representatives) on or prior to the date hereof, including all material information regarding the payoff of the Obligations as contemplated hereby. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, and without implication that the contrary would otherwise be true, the Borrower expressly acknowledges and agrees that no Lender nor any affiliate of any Lender has or shall have (unless expressly agreed to by such particular Lender after the date hereof in a written definitive and binding agreement executed by the Borrower and such particular Lender or customary oral (confirmed by e-mail) “wall cross” agreement (it being understood and agreed that no Lender may bind any other Lender with respect thereto)), any duty of trust or confidence with respect to, or a duty not to trade in any securities while aware of, any information regarding the Borrower.    


As used herein, the term “Surviving Obligations” means (i) those obligations under the Credit Documents (including contingent reimbursement obligations and indemnity obligations) which, by their express terms, survive termination of the Credit Agreement or such other Credit Documents, as the case may be, (ii) to the extent not paid at or prior to the Payoff Effective Time, the reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees and expenses of outside counsel to the Lenders in connection with the termination of the Credit Documents and release of all liens thereunder and (iii) the obligations of the Borrower pursuant to the December 2020 Exchange Agreement (as defined in the Credit Agreement), the A&R Certificate of Designation (as defined the December 2020 Exchange Agreement), the Exchange Warrants (as defined in the December 2020 Exchange Agreement) and the Warrants (as defined in the Credit Agreement) together with together with any and all other obligations of the Borrower in respect of the Exchange Warrants, the Warrants, the Series B-2 Preferred Stock of the Borrower and any shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise or conversion thereof.


Upon the Payoff Effective Time, the Lenders (i) agree and acknowledge that (A) all outstanding indebtedness (including, without limitation, principal, interest and fees) and other obligations (including the Obligations) of the Borrower or the other Credit Parties under or relating to the Credit Documents (other than the Surviving Obligations), including, for the avoidance of doubt, all Notes, shall be paid and satisfied in full and irrevocably discharged in full, terminated and released, (B) all security interests and other Liens granted to or held by the Lenders in any Property as security for such indebtedness shall be forever and irrevocably satisfied, released and discharged, (C) the Credit Documents shall terminate and be of no further force or effect other than those provisions therein that specifically survive termination and (D) the Borrower and the other Credit Parties (or their respective designees) shall be automatically authorized to file the UCC termination statements attached hereto as Exhibit A and subject to the Collateral Agent’s review and comment, prepare and file intellectual property releases and other instruments, releases and documents evidencing the release of the Lenders’ security interests and other Liens in all of the assets and property of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties that secure the Obligations under the Credit Documents (the “Property”).  Further, upon and after the Payoff Effective Time, the Lenders agree to take all reasonable additional steps requested by the Borrower as may be necessary to release its security interests in the Property and execute and deliver any additional instruments, releases  or documents reasonably requested by the Borrower to evidence such release and discharge.  The Borrower agrees to pay the Collateral Agent and the Lenders for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by the Lenders in connection with the matters referred to in the previous sentence, and acknowledges that the Collateral Agent’s and the Lenders’ execution of and/or delivery of any documents releasing any security interest or claim in any Property of the Borrower or the other Credit Parties as set forth herein is made without recourse, representation, warranty or other assurance of any kind by the Collateral Agent or such Lender as to the Lenders’ rights in any collateral security for amounts owing under the Credit Documents, the condition or value of any Collateral, or any other matter. 




The Borrower hereby agrees not to request additional Loans under the Credit Agreement on or after the date hereof through the Expiration Time.  Furthermore, the Borrower hereby confirms that the commitments of the Lenders to make Loans under the Credit Documents are terminated as of the Payoff Effective Time, and, as of the Payoff Effective Time, none of the Lenders shall have any further obligation under the Credit Documents to make Loans to the Borrower or any other Credit Party.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any of such releases or other documents, the obligations and liabilities of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties to the Lenders and the Collateral Agent under or in respect of the Credit Documents insofar as such obligations and liabilities, by their express terms, survive termination of the Credit Documents shall continue in full force and effect in accordance with their terms.


Notwithstanding any terms of this Agreement or the Credit Documents to the contrary, if any of the Lenders determines after the Payoff Effective Time that an amount that was due and payable under the Credit Documents was mistakenly excluded from the Payoff Amount, the Borrower agrees to promptly pay such amount after such Lender provides evidence that such amount is due and payable.


If at any time on or after the Payoff Effective Time, all or any portion of the Payoff Amount paid to any of the Lenders is voided or rescinded or must otherwise be returned by any of the Lender upon the Borrower’s or any other Credit Party’s insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization or otherwise, all as though such payment had not been made, the obligation to pay such amount so voided, rescinded or returned shall be reinstated.




In addition, the Borrower and the other Credit Parties agree that, upon the Payoff Effective Time, such Credit Parties release the Collateral Agent and each of the Lenders and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, attorneys and representatives as well as their respective successors and assigns from any and all claims, obligations, rights, causes of action, and liabilities, of whatever kind or nature, whether known or unknown, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising on or before the date hereof, which such Credit Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, which are based upon, arise under or are related to the Credit Documents (other than obligations of the Lenders expressly set forth in this Agreement) (collectively, the “Released Matters”).  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Borrower hereby waives the provisions of any statute or doctrine to the effect that a general release does not extend to claims which a releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in its favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by such releasing party would have materially affected the releasing party’s settlement with the party being released. The Borrower acknowledges that the agreements in this paragraph are intended to be in full satisfaction of all or any alleged injuries or damages arising in connection with the Released Matters.  The Borrower acknowledges that the release contained herein constitutes a material inducement to the Lenders to enter into this Agreement and that the Lenders would not have done so but for the Lenders’ expectation that such release is valid and enforceable in all events.


This Agreement shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York.  No party may assign its rights, duties or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other parties.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of separate counterparts (including by electronic means, such as a “.pdf” or “.tif” attachment), each of which shall, collectively and separately, constitute one agreement.  The undersigned parties have signed below to indicate their consent to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.






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Very truly yours,





By: Deerfield Mgmt III, L.P., its General Partner

By: J.E. Flynn Capital III, LLC, its General Partner


/s/ David J. Clark_______________
David J. Clark
Its: Authorized Signatory



By: Deerfield Mgmt, L.P., its General Partner

By: J.E. Flynn Capital, LLC, its General Partner


By: /s/ David J. Clark______________
David J. Clark
Its: Authorized Signatory




By: /s/ Andrew Bluhm     

Name: Andrew Bluhm

Title:   Principal




By: KINGDON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, as an agent and investment advisor


By: /s/ William Walsh     

Name: William Walsh

Title:   Chief Financial Officer







By:       /s/ R. LaDuane Clifton             

Name: R. LaDuane Clifton

Title: Chief Financial Officer



Schedule I


Payoff Amount as of the Payoff Date











Amount as

of the

Payoff Date

Wire Instructions

Deerfield Private

Design Fund III,







[Intentionally Omitted]



Situations Fund,







[Intentionally Omitted]

Delaware Street

Capital Master

Fund, L.P.






[Intentionally Omitted]

M. Kingdon

Offshore Master

Fund, LP






[Intentionally Omitted]



The Legal Fees referred to in the Payoff Letter should be sent by federal funds wire transfer to [Intentionally Omitted].




Exhibit A


UCC Terminations


See attached