As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 26, 2021

 

Registration No. 333-______ 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

ADMA BIOLOGICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   56-2590442
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
incorporation or organization)    
     
465 State Route 17    
Ramsey, New Jersey   07446
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED ADMA BIOLOGICS, INC. 2014 OMNIBUS INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN 

(Full title of the plan)

 

Adam S. Grossman     
President and Chief Executive Officer   David C. Schwartz, Esq.
ADMA Biologics, Inc.   Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
465 State Route 17   502 Carnegie Center
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446   Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(201) 478-5552    (609) 919 6600
(Name, address, telephone number,   (With copies to)
including area code, of agent for service)    

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer o Accelerated filer o

Non-accelerated filer ý

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company ý Emerging growth company o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  o

 

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, $0.0001 par value per share 3,491,134 $2.09 $7,296,471 $797
(1)3,491,134 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), of ADMA Biologics, Inc. (the “Registrant”) were automatically added to the shares authorized for issuance under the Amended and Restated ADMA Biologics, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2014 Plan”), on January 1, 2020 pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2014 Plan. Pursuant to such provision, on January 1 of each year through 2022, the number of shares authorized for issuance under the 2014 Plan is automatically increased by a number equal to 4% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the end of Registrant’s immediately preceding fiscal year, or any lesser number of shares of Common Stock determined by the board of directors of the Registrant. In addition, pursuant to Rule 416(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement on Form S-8 also covers an indeterminate number of shares of Common Stock which may be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from adjustments as a result of stock dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, recapitalizations, reclassifications, mergers, split-ups, reorganizations, consolidations and other capital adjustments.

 

(2)Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and (h). The proposed maximum offering price per share, proposed maximum aggregate offering price and the amount of the registration fee are based on the average of the high and low prices of Registrant’s Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Global Market on March 23, 2021. Pursuant to General Instruction E of Form S-8, the registration fee is calculated with respect to the additional securities registered on this Form S-8 only.

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statement”) is being filed for the purpose of registering an additional 3,491,134 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of ADMA Biologics, Inc. (the “Registrant”) that were added to the shares authorized for issuance under the Amended and Restated ADMA Biologics, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2014 Plan”) pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2014 Plan, for which Registration Statements on Form S-8 relating to the same employee benefit plan are effective. Pursuant to the evergreen provision, on January 1 of each year through 2022, the number of shares authorized for issuance under the 2014 Plan is automatically increased by a number equal to 4% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the end of Registrant’s immediately preceding fiscal year, or any lesser number of shares of Common Stock determined by the board of directors of the Registrant.

 

The Registrant previously filed the Registration Statements on Form S-8 (File Nos. 333-237658, 333-229921, 333-224492, 333-220058 and 333-204590) on April 13, 2020, February 27, 2019, April 27, 2018, August 18, 2017 and May 29, 2015, respectively, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to register an aggregate of 9,639,522 shares of Common Stock that were authorized for issuance under the 2014 Plan (collectively, the “Prior Registration Statements”). Upon the effectiveness of this Registration Statement, an aggregate of 13,130,656 shares of Common Stock will be registered for issuance from time to time under the 2014 Plan. Pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Prior Registration Statements are incorporated herein by reference except to the extent supplemented, amended or superseded by the information set forth herein. Only those items of Form S-8 containing new information not contained in the Prior Registration Statements are presented herein.

 

INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

 

In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Prior Registration Statements, with respect to securities offered pursuant to the 2014 Plan, are hereby incorporated by reference.

 

The following documents previously filed by the Registrant with the Commission are incorporated herein by reference and shall be deemed to be a part hereof:

 

(1)       The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Commission on March 25, 2021;

 

(2)       The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on January 4, 2021, January 26, 2021, February 1, 2021, February 3, 2021 and March 2, 2021 (provided that any portions of such reports that are deemed furnished and not filed pursuant to instructions to Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement); and

 

(3)       The description of Common Stock set forth in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A12B filed with the Commission on November 5, 2014 pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

 

In addition, all documents that the Registrant files pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the effective date of this Registration Statement (except for any portions of the Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 thereof and any corresponding exhibits thereto not filed with the Commission), but prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement indicating that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents.

 

For purposes of this Registration Statement, any document or statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such document or statement in such document. 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.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT    
NUMBER   DESCRIPTION
     
4.1  

Rights Agreement, dated as of December 16, 2020, by and between ADMA Biologics, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company, as rights agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 16, 2020).

 

5.1  

Opinion of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, counsel for the Registrant, regarding the legal validity of the shares of Common Stock being registered on this Registration Statement (filed herewith).

 

10.1   Amended and Restated ADMA Biologics, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed on August 18, 2017).
     
23.1   Consent of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1).
     
23.2  

Consent of CohnReznick LLP, the Registrant’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (filed herewith).

 

24.1  

Power of Attorney (included on signature page).

 

 

 

 

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 Ramsey, State of New Jersey, on this 26th day of March, 2021.

 

 

ADMA Biologics, Inc.

(Registrant)

   
  By: /s/ Brian Lenz
    Name: Brian Lenz
    Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

KNOW BY ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Adam S. Grossman and Brian Lenz, and each of them, the undersigned’s true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and revocation, for and in the undersigned’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statement”) and any registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the 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, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratify and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or their or his substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities indicated on the date listed below.

 

Signature   Capacity   Date
         
/s/ Adam S. Grossman   President and Chief Executive Officer, Director           March 26, 2021
  Adam S. Grossman   (Principal Executive Officer)            
         
/s/ Brian Lenz   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer           March 26, 2021
  Brian Lenz   (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)            
         
/s/ Steven A. Elms   Chairman of the Board of Directors            March 26, 2021
  Steven A. Elms        
         
/s/ Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman   Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors           March 26, 2021
  Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman        
         
/s/ Martha J. Demski   Director           March 26, 2021
  Martha J. Demski        
         
/s/ Bryant E. Fong   Director           March 26, 2021
  Bryant E. Fong        
         
/s/ Lawrence P. Guiheen   Director           March 26, 2021
  Lawrence P. Guiheen