Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-k







Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 14, 2020


Resonant INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 001-36467 45-4320930
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


  175 Cremona Drive, Suite 200   
  Goleta, California 93117 93117
  (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(805) 308-9803

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading
  Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   RESN   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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Item 1.01.Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On August 14, 2020, Resonant Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an At-The-Market Equity Offering Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel”), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell from time to time, through Stifel as sales agent and/or principal, shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), having an aggregate offering price of up to $25,000,000.


The Common Stock will be offered and sold pursuant to an existing shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which became effective on November 29, 2018 (File No. 333-228353) (the “Initial Registration Statement”), and a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-246336) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 462(b) in order to increase the number of shares of common stock available for sale under the Initial Registration Statement. A prospectus supplement relating to the offer and sale of the Common Stock pursuant to the Sales Agreement also has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, Stifel may sell the Common Stock by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at-the-market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Stifel will use commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Common Stock from time to time, based upon instructions from the Company (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions the Company may impose). The Company will pay Stifel a commission equal to three percent (3.0%) of the gross sales price of the Common Stock sold through Stifel under the Sales Agreement, and has also provided Stifel with certain indemnification rights.


The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sales Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the legal opinion and consent of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP relating to the legality of the shares of Common Stock that may be issued pursuant to the Sales Agreement is attached as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities discussed herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.




1.1At-The-Market Equity Offering Sales Agreement, dated as of August 14, 2020, by and between Resonant Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated.


5.1Opinion of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP regarding legality of the shares.


23.1Consent of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).







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.


Date: August 14, 2020 Resonant Inc.
  By:    /s/ Martin S. McDermut
    Martin S. McDermut
    Chief Financial Officer