Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 31, 2020




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Massachusetts   001-38185   04-2652826

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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14 Norfolk Avenue

South Easton, MA 02375

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(508) 230-1828

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On January 31, 2020, Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Amendment to the Standstill and Forbearance Agreements (the “Amendment”) with twelve (12) lenders (the “Lenders”) who hold convertible promissory notes with a total principal of $2,625,066 (the “Notes”). Pursuant to the Amendment, the Lenders agreed to not convert any portion of the Notes into shares of the Company’s common stock until March 3, 2020, and to waive, through March 2, 2020, any Company defaults under the Notes, if any occur. The Company offered the Lenders a cash fee or shares of the Company’s common stock with a Securities Act restrictive legend in connection with the Lenders’ entrance into the Amendment. The Lenders have until March 2, 2020 to choose the cash fee, the stock fee, or a combination of both after which date the shares will be issued and the cash will be paid.


The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by its full text, the form of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K covering the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2019.


Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


The applicable information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference in this Item 3.02. The shares of common stock to be issued on or about March 2, 2020 will not be registered under the Securities Act, but will qualify for exemption under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The securities will be exempt from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act because the issuance of such securities by the Company will not involve a “public offering,” as defined in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act, due to the insubstantial number of persons involved in the transaction and manner of the offering. The Company did not undertake an offering in which it sold securities to a high number of investors. In addition, the Lenders had the necessary investment intent as required by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act since the Lenders agreed to, and will receive, the securities bearing a legend stating that such securities are restricted pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act. This restriction ensures that these securities will not be immediately redistributed into the market and therefore not be part of a “public offering.” Based on an analysis of the above factors, the Company has met the requirements to qualify for exemption under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.






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: February 5, 2020 By: /s/ Richard T. Schumacher
    Richard T. Schumacher
    President and Chief Executive Officer