UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)        May 11, 2020

THE ALKALINE WATER COMPANY INC.

Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada

 

000-55096

 

EIN 99-0367049

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 255
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (480) 656-2423

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

Title of Each Class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share

WTER

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).

Emerging growth company  [  ]

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.              [  ]                                                                     


Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

On May 11, 2020, we completed a private placement of 4,444,440 subscription receipts at a price of US$0.45 per subscription receipt for total gross proceeds of US$1,999,998.

In the event of the occurrence of the escrow release condition (as defined below), each subscription receipt will automatically convert into one unit consisting of one share of our common stock and one transferable share purchase warrant, for no additional consideration. Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one share of our common stock for a period of three years from the date of issuance thereof at a price of US$0.55 per share. In the event that our common stock has a closing price on the TSX Venture Exchange (or such other exchange on which our common stock may be traded at such time) of US$1.75 or greater per share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days at any time from the closing date of the private placement, we may accelerate the expiry date of the warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof (by disseminating a news release advising of the acceleration of the expiry date of the warrants) and, in such case, the warrants will expire on the thirtieth day after the date of such notice.

The subscription amounts will be held by an escrow agent until the escrow release condition occurs. The escrow release condition is the receipt by our company of an ordinary resolution of our stockholders approving the private placement and the issuance of the securities thereunder. In the event that the escrow release condition is satisfied prior to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on July 15, 2020, we will deliver a notice to the escrow agent confirming the escrow release condition has been satisfied. Upon receipt of the notice, the escrow agent will, as soon as practicable thereafter, release the subscription amounts to our company and each subscription receipt will automatically convert into one unit without payment of any additional consideration. If the escrow release condition is not satisfied by 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on July 15, 2020 or if we deliver a written default notice to the escrow agent that the escrow release condition will not be satisfied by that time, the subscription receipts will expire and be of no further force and effect, effective as of the earlier of (i) 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on July 15, 2020 and (ii) the date of the receipt of the default notice, and the subscribers will be entitled to receive from the escrow agent a refund of the subscription amounts held in escrow, without interest and less applicable expenses.

The proceeds of the private placement are expected to be used to fund our company's general working capital and expansion of production capacity.

Of the 4,444,440 units we issued: (i) 444,443 units were issued pursuant to the exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended provided by Section 4(a)(2) and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended to three investors, each of who is an "accredited investor" within the meaning ascribed to that term in Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and (ii) 3,999,997 units were issued to three non-U.S. persons (as that term is defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) in an offshore transaction relying on Regulation S and/or Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended

In connection with the private placement, we agreed with each subscriber who purchased these subscription receipts to prepare and file a registration statement with respect to (i) the shares of our common stock comprising these subscription receipts and (ii) the shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of the share purchase warrants comprising these subscription receipts with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 30 days following the satisfaction of the Release Condition and agreed to use commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as possible.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

10.1

Form of Subscription Agreement



SIGNATURES

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.

THE ALKALINE WATER COMPANY INC.

/s/ Richard A. Wright                                            

Richard A. Wright

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

May 13, 2020