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): November 21, 2022 (November 18, 2022)
WAITR HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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214 Jefferson Street, Suite 200
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Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (337) 534-6881
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, Par Value $0.0001 Per Share||WTRH||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
As previously disclosed, on October 20, 2022, Waitr Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) reconvened a special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”). At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the following proposal: to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of Company common stock at a ratio between one-for-five (1:5) and one-for-twenty (1:20), without reducing the authorized number of shares of Company common stock, if and when determined by the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) in its sole discretion.
On November 2, 2022, the Board adopted resolutions approving the reverse stock split at a reverse stock split ratio of 1:20 (the “Reverse Stock Split”) and authorized the Company to file a Certificate of Amendment (the “Certificate of Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to amend the Company’s Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect the Reverse Stock Split on or prior to the time of effectiveness. The Certificate of Amendment was filed by the Company on November 18, 2022 and the Reverse Stock Split will become effective as of 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 21, 2022.
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every twenty (20) shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Reverse Stock Split will be reduced to a smaller number of shares, such that every 20 shares of common stock held by a stockholder immediately prior to the Reverse Stock Split will be combined and reclassified into one share of common stock.
No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. In lieu thereof, the transfer agent, as agent for the stockholders, will aggregate all fractional shares otherwise issuable to the holders of record of common stock and arrange for the sale of all fractional interests as soon as practicable after the Effective Time on the basis of the prevailing market prices of the common stock at the time of the sale. After such sale, the transfer agent will pay to such holders of record their pro rata share of the total net proceeds derived from the sale of the fractional interests.
Trading of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market is expected to continue on a split-adjusted basis as of the opening of trading hours on November 22, 2022. The new CUSIP number following the Reverse Stock Split is 930752 209. The foregoing description of the Certificate of Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Certificate of Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
In connection with the Company’s previously announced rebranding, the Company’s common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the new trading symbol “ASAP” effective as of the opening of trading hours of November 22, 2022 (the “Trading Symbol Change”).
The Trading Symbol Change does not affect the rights of the Company’s security holders. The common stock will continue to be traded on Nasdaq Capital Market under the new trading symbol “ASAP”.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|WAITR HOLDINGS INC.|
|Date: November 21, 2022||By:||/s/ Thomas C. Pritchard|
|Name: Thomas C. Pritchard|
|Title: General Counsel|
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
WAITR HOLDINGS INC.
Waitr Holdings Inc. (the “Corporation”), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”), hereby certifies as follows:
1.This Certificate of Amendment amends the provisions of the Corporation’s Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Amended and Restated Certificate”).
2.Article IV of the Amended and Restated Certificate is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
Section 4.1 Authorized Capital Stock. The total number of shares of all classes of capital stock which the Corporation is authorized to issue is 250,000,000 shares, of which 249,000,000 shares shall be common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and 1,000,000 shares shall be preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”).
Section 4.2 Preferred Stock. The Board is hereby expressly authorized to provide for one or more series of Preferred Stock and to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series and to fix the voting rights, if any, designations, powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional, special and other rights, if any, of each such series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, as shall be stated in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board providing for the issuance of such series and included in a certificate of designation (a “Preferred Stock Designation”) filed pursuant to the DGCL, and the Board is hereby expressly vested with the authority to the full extent provided by law, now or hereafter, to adopt any such resolution or resolutions.
Section 4.3 Common Stock.
(a) Except as otherwise required by law or this Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each such share on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders on which the stockholders generally are entitled to vote. Except as otherwise required by law or this Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), at any annual or special meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation, the holders of the Common Stock shall have the exclusive right to vote for the election of directors and on all other matters properly submitted to a vote of the stockholders, and no holder of any series of Preferred Stock, as such, shall be entitled to any voting powers in respect thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except as otherwise required by law or this Amended and Restated Certificate (including a Preferred Stock Designation), the holders of the Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Amended and Restated Certificate (including any amendment to any Preferred Stock Designation) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of the Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon pursuant to this Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation) or the DGCL.
(b) Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of the Preferred Stock, the holders of the Common Stock shall be entitled to receive such dividends and other distributions (payable in cash, property or capital stock of the Corporation) when, as and if declared thereon by the Board from time to time out of any assets or funds of the Corporation legally available therefor and shall share equally on a per share basis in such dividends and distributions.
(c) Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of the Preferred Stock, in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Corporation, after payment or provision for payment of the debts and other liabilities of the Corporation, the holders of the Common Stock shall be entitled to receive all the remaining assets of the Corporation available for distribution to its stockholders, ratably in proportion to the number of shares of Common Stock held by them. A merger or consolidation of the Corporation with or into any other corporation or other entity, or a sale or conveyance of all or any part of the assets of the Corporation (which shall not in fact result in the liquidation of the Corporation and the distribution of assets to its stockholders) shall not be deemed to be a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation within the meaning of this Section 4.3(c).
Section 4.4 Rights and Options. The Corporation has the authority to create and issue rights, warrants, and options entitling the holders thereof to acquire from the Corporation any shares of its capital stock of any class or series, with such rights, warrants and options to be evidenced by or in instrument(s) approved by the Board. The Board is empowered to set the exercise price, duration, times for exercise and other terms and conditions of such rights, warrants or options; provided, however, that the consideration to be received for any shares of capital stock issuable upon exercise thereof may not be less than the par value thereof.
Upon the filing and effectiveness (the “Effective Time”) pursuant to the DGCL of this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate, each twenty (20) shares of common stock either issued and outstanding or held by the Corporation in treasury stock immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, automatically and without any action on the part of the respective holders thereof, be combined and converted into one (1) share of common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”).
No fractional shares shall be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. In lieu thereof, the transfer agent, as agent for the stockholders, will aggregate all fractional shares otherwise issuable to the holders of record of common stock and arrange for the sale of all fractional interests as soon as practicable after the Effective Time on the basis of the prevailing market prices of the common stock at the time of the sale. After such sale, the transfer agent will pay to such holders of record their pro rata share of the total net proceeds derived from the sale of the fractional interests.
3.The foregoing amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the DGCL.
4.All other provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate shall remain in full force and effect.
5.The foregoing amendment shall be effective as of 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on November 21, 2022.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be signed by Carl A. Grimstad, its Chief Executive Officer, this 14th day of November, 2022.
|By:||/s/ Carl A. Grimstad|
|Carl A. Grimstad, CEO|