As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 28, 2014

Registration No. 333-     

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

RESONANT INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

45-4320930
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

110 Castilian Drive, Suite 100
Goleta, California
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

93117
(Zip Code)

 

Resonant Inc.

Amended and Restated 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

 

Terry Lingren

Chief Executive Officer

Resonant Inc.

110 Castilian Drive, Suite 100

Goleta, California 93117

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

(805) 308-9803

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

 

John McIlvery, Esq.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
15260 Ventura Boulevard, 20
th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller” reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer                        o

 

 

 

Accelerated filer o

Non-accelerated filer                               o

 

(Do not check if smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company x

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title of Securities
To Be Registered

 

Amount To Be
Registered (1)

 

Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share (2)

 

Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price (2)

 

Amount Of
Registration Fee

 

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

 

1,400,000

(3)

$

6.00

 

$

8,400,000

 

$

1,082

 

 

(1)         Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers such additional shares as may hereinafter be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions effected without the receipt of consideration.

(2)         Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(h) solely for purpose of calculating the registration fee on the basis of $6.00, the initial public offering price set forth on the cover page of the Registrant’s prospectus dated the date of this Registration Statement relating to its initial public offering.

(3)         Represents 1,400,000 shares reserved for issuance under the Amended and Restated 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

 

 

 



 

Part I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The information specified in Item 1 and Item 2 of Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be delivered to the participants in the equity benefit plans covered by this Registration Statement as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.

 

Part II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.                                 Incorporation of Documents by Reference

 

The following documents, which have previously been filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated by reference herein and shall be deemed to be a part hereof:

 

(1)                                 Amendment No. 5 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Commission on May 27, 2014 (File No. 333-193552), which contains the Registrant’s financial statements for the latest fiscal year for which such statements have been filed;

 

(2)                                 The Registrant’s prospectus to be filed with the Commission on or about May 29, 2014, pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act, relating to the Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-193552); and

 

(3)                                 The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-36467) filed with the Commission on May 27, 2014, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

 

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act on or after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement that indicates that all securities offered have been sold or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be part hereof from the date of filing of such documents; provided, however, that documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed in accordance with the rules of the Commission shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.  Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.  The Registrant’s file number with the Commission is No. 001-36467.

 

Item 4.                                 Description of Securities.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.                                 Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6.                                 Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law authorizes a corporation’s board of directors to grant, and authorizes a court to award, indemnity to officers, directors and other corporate agents.

 

As permitted by Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation includes provisions that eliminate the personal liability of its directors and officers for monetary damages for breach of their fiduciary duty as directors and officers.

 

In addition, as permitted by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws of the Registrant will provide that:

 

·                  The Registrant shall indemnify its directors and officers for serving the Registrant in those capacities or for serving other business enterprises at the Registrant’s request, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. Delaware law provides that a corporation may indemnify such person if such person acted in good faith and in a manner such person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Registrant and, with respect to any criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe such person’s conduct was unlawful.

 

·                  The Registrant may, in its discretion, indemnify employees and agents in those circumstances where indemnification is permitted by applicable law.

 

·                  The Registrant is required to advance expenses, as incurred, to its directors and officers in connection with defending a proceeding, except that such director or officer shall undertake to repay such advances if it is ultimately determined that such person is not entitled to indemnification.

 

·                  The Registrant will not be obligated pursuant to the amended and restated bylaws to indemnify a person with respect to proceedings initiated by that person, except with respect to proceedings authorized by the Registrant’s board of directors or brought to enforce a right to indemnification.

 

·                  The rights conferred in the amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws are not exclusive, and the Registrant is authorized to enter into indemnification agreements with its directors, officers, employees and agents and to obtain insurance to indemnify such persons.

 

·                  The Registrant may not retroactively amend the bylaw provisions to reduce its indemnification obligations to directors, officers, employees and agents.

 

The Registrant has entered into separate indemnification agreements with each of its directors and officers that provide the maximum indemnity allowed to directors and executive officers by Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and also to provide for certain additional procedural protections. The Registrant also maintains directors and officers insurance to insure such persons against certain liabilities.

 

These indemnification provisions and the indemnification agreements entered into between the Registrant and its officers and directors may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of the Registrant’s officers and directors for liabilities (including reimbursement of expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act.

 

Item 7.                                 Exemption from Registration.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.                                 Exhibits.

 

For a list of exhibits to this Registration Statement, see the “Exhibit Index”, which is incorporated into this item by reference.

 

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Item 9.                           Undertakings.

 

(a)                                 The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)         To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

(i)                   To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

(ii)                To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

(iii)             To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

 

(2)         That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)         To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b)                                 The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)                                  Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers or controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Goleta, State of California, on May 28, 2014.

 

 

RESONANT INC.

 

(Registrant)

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Terry Lingren

 

 

Terry Lingren

 

 

Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief

 

 

Financial Officer

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Christopher Terry Lingren and Daniel Christopher, and each of them, as his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and to file a new registration statement under Rule 461 or Instruction E of Form S-8 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or either of them, or their substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Terry Lingren

 

Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

(Principal Executive Officer and Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)

 

May 28, 2014

Terry Lingren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert Hammond

 

Chief Technology Officer and Director

 

May 28, 2014

Robert Hammond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Janet K. Cooper

 

Director

 

May 28, 2014

Janet K. Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Rick Kornfeld

 

Director

 

May 28, 2014

Rick Kornfeld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ John E. Major

 

Director

 

May 28, 2014

John E. Major

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Registration Statement:

 

Exhibit

 

 

 

Incorporated by Reference

 

Filed

Number

 

Exhibit Description

 

Form

 

File Number

 

Exhibit

 

Filing Date

 

Herewith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

Form of the Registrant’s common stock certificate

 

S-1/A

 

333-193552

 

4.1

 

April 11, 2014

 

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

23.1

 

Consent of Squar, Milner, Peterson, Miranda & Williamson, LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

23.2

 

Consent of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

24.1

 

Power of Attorney (included as part of the Signature Page of this Registration Statement)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

99.1

 

Resonant Inc. Amended and Restated 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan

 

S-1/A

 

333-193552

 

10.2

 

April 11, 2014

 

 

 

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