|6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2021
Note 5: Stockholders’ Equity
As previously disclosed, in September 2016, the founding shareholders of the Company were granted options to acquire ShiftPixy preferred stock (the “Preferred Options”). The number of Preferred Options granted was based upon the number of shares held at that time. These Preferred Options are nontransferable and forfeited upon the sale of the related founding shares of common stock. Upon the occurrence of certain specified events, such founding shareholders may exercise each Preferred Option to purchase one share of preferred stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.0001 per share. The preferred stock underlying the Preferred Options does not include any rights to dividends or preference upon liquidation of the Company and is convertible into shares of common stock on a one-for-one basis pursuant to the Amended Restated Articles of Incorporation. The Preferred Options became exercisable to purchase shares of preferred stock in January 2020 and in March 2020 became exchangeable into an equal number of shares of common stock.
On June 4, 2020, Scott Absher, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, exercised 12,500,000 Preferred Options to purchase an equal number of shares of preferred stock. Immediately thereafter, Mr. Absher converted all 12,500,000 shares of preferred stock into 12,500,000 shares of common stock. These shares of common stock are subject to a two-year lockup from the date of the conversion. Between June 4, 2020 and August 31, 2020, an additional 294,490 Preferred Options were exercised and exchanged for a like number of common stock shares. During the fiscal quarter and six months ended February 28, 2021 an additional 12,500 Preferred Options were exercised and exchanged for a like number shares of common stock. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, 11,827,570 Preferred Options remain outstanding and exercisable. The right to exercise the options terminates on December 31, 2023. As stated above, the amount of the Preferred Options, and the number of shares of preferred stock issuable upon exercise of such options, is based upon the number of shares of common stock held by such founding shareholders at the time such options were issued. Accordingly, in order to confirm the original intent of the granting options to purchase up to 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock to two of our founding shareholders, Mr. Absher and J. Stephen Holmes, at some point in the future the Company intends to adopt a second grant of options, exercisable upon the occurrence of certain specified events, granting an additional 12,500,000 options to each of Messrs. Absher and Holmes, whereby each option permits the holder to acquire one share of preferred stock of the Company for $0.0001 per share. Each share of preferred stock will be convertible into common stock on a one-for-one basis.
October 2020 Public Offering
On October 8, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the "October Underwriting Agreement") with A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (“AGP”) in connection with a public offering (the "October 2020 Offering") of an aggregate of (i) 4,000,000 shares of our common stock and (ii) warrants to purchase 2,300,000 shares of common stock (the "October 2020 Common Warrants"), which included the partial exercise of AGP’s over-allotment option to purchase 300,000 additional October 2020 Common Warrants.
Each share of common stock was sold together with an October 2020 Common Warrant as a fixed combination, with each share of common stock sold being accompanied by an October 2020 Common Warrant to purchase 0.5 shares of common stock. Each share of common stock and accompanying October 2020 Common Warrant was sold at a price to the public of $3.00. The October 2020 Common Warrants were immediately exercisable, will expire on October 13, 2025, and have an exercise price of $3.30 per share, subject to anti-dilution and other adjustments for certain stock splits, stock dividends, or recapitalizations.
The October 2020 Offering closed on October 14, 2020, for gross proceeds of approximately $12.0 million, prior to deducting $1.3 million of costs consisting of underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company, which includes a partial exercise of the underwriter's over-allotment option to purchase additional October 2020 Common Warrants. Pursuant to the October Underwriting Agreement, the Company, upon closing of the October 2020 Offering, issued to AGP warrants to purchase up to 200,000 shares of common stock (the "October Underwriter Warrants"), which is equivalent to 5.0% of the aggregate number of shares of common stock sold in the October 2020 Offering. The October Underwriter Warrants are exercisable at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, commencing six months after the closing date and ending five years from the closing date, at a price per share equal to $3.30, which is equivalent to 110% of the public offering price per share.
Common Stock and Warrants
During the six months ended February 28, 2021, the Company issued 4,000,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the October 2020 Offering at $3.00 per share, as described above.
The following table summarizes the changes in the Company's common stock warrants from August 31, 2020 to February 28, 2021:
The following table summarizes the Company's warrants outstanding as of February 28, 2021: