SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2021
URBAN ONE, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File No.)|
1010 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Exchange on which Registered|
|Class A Common Stock, $.001 Par Value||UONE||NASDAQ Capital Market|
|Class D Common Stock, $.001 Par Value||UONEK||NASDAQ Capital Market|
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ITEM 1.01. Entry into Material Agreement
On May 17, 2021, Urban One, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the “Sale Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) under which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time at its sole discretion, shares of its Class D common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Class D Shares”), through Jefferies as its sales agent. On May 17, 2021, the Company filed a prospectus supplement pursuant to the Sale Agreement for the offer and sale of its Class D Shares having an aggregate offering price of up to $25,000,000. As of the date of this filing the Company has not initiated any sales activity under the Sale Agreement but, as noted below, from time to time the Company may sell Class D Shares in an "at the market offering" under the Sale Agreement and the prospectus.
Pursuant to the Sale Agreement, sales of the Class D Shares, if any, will be made under the Company’s previously filed and effective Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-223695) and an applicable prospectus supplement, by any method that is deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Sale Agreement, Jefferies may sell the Class D Shares 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. Jefferies will use commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Class D Shares 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 Jefferies a commission equal to three percent (3.0%) of the gross sales proceeds of any Class D Shares sold through Jefferies under the Sale Agreement. In addition, the Company has agreed to reimburse certain legal expenses and fees by Jefferies in connection with the offering in an amount not to exceed $60,000, in addition to certain ongoing disbursements of Jefferies’ counsel.
The foregoing description of the Sale Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sale 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.
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 state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Ballard Spahr, LLP, counsel to the Company, has issued a legal opinion relating to the validity of the Class D Shares being offered pursuant to the Sale Agreement. A copy of such legal opinion, including the consent included therein, is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements in this press release regarding potential sales of Class D Shares pursuant to the Company’s ATM Program, intended use of net proceeds from sales of the Class D Shares under the ATM Program, timing of sales, and all other statements that are not historical facts, are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on assumptions believed by the Company to be reasonable and speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will” or “estimate,” or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after such date and cautions investors not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the statements based on a number of factors, including but not limited to the following: the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic or any other epidemic, disease outbreak, or public health emergency, including the duration, spread, severity, and any recurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration and scope of related government orders and restrictions, the impact on our employees, economic, public health, and political conditions that impact consumer confidence and spending, including the impact of COVID-19 and other health epidemics or pandemics on the global economy; the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures, including changes in unemployment rate; the impact of political protests and curfews imposed by state and local governments; the cost and availability of capital or credit facility borrowings; the ability to obtain equity financing; general market conditions; the adequacy of cash flows or available debt resources to fund operations; and other risk factors described from time to time in the Company’s Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports); and the base prospectus and the prospectus supplement used for the offering filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Open Market Sale Agreement dated May 17, 2021 between Jefferies LLC and Urban One, Inc.|
|Opinion of Ballard Spahr, LLP||��|
|23.1||Consent of Ballard Spahr, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
URBAN ONE, INC.
Date: May 26, 2021 /s/ Peter D. Thompson
Peter D. Thompson
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer