LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

EX-10.21 4 life-ex1021_1232.htm EX-10.21 life-ex1021_1232.htm

Exhibit 10.21

SECOND AMENDMENT TO
LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS SECOND AMENDMENT to Loan and Security Agreement (this “Amendment”) is entered into as of October 10, 2017, by and between SILICON VALLEY BANK, a California corporation with an office located at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (“Bank” or “SVB”), as collateral agent (in such capacity, “Collateral Agent”), the Lenders listed on Schedule 1.1 of the Loan Agreement (as defined below) or otherwise party thereto from time to time (each a “Lender” and collectively, the “Lenders”) including Bank in its capacity as a Lender and SOLAR CAPITAL LTD., a Maryland corporation with an office located at 500 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10022 ( “Solar”) and ATYR PHARMA, INC., a Delaware corporation with offices located at 3545 John Hopkins Court, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92121 (“Borrower”).

Recitals

A.Collateral Agent, Lenders and Borrower have entered into that certain Loan and Security Agreement dated as of November 18, 2016 (as amended from time to time, including but not limited to that certain First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement dated as of June 30, 2017, the “Loan Agreement”).

B.Lenders have extended credit to Borrower for the purposes permitted in the Loan Agreement.  

C.Borrower has requested that Collateral Agent and Lenders (i) modify the Change in Control Definition and (ii) make certain other revisions to the Loan Agreement as more fully set forth herein.

D.Collateral Agent and Lenders have agreed to modify such consent and to amend certain provisions of the Loan Agreement, but only to the extent, in accordance with the terms, subject to the conditions and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth below.

Agreement

Now, Therefore, in consideration of the foregoing recitals and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1.Definitions.  Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment shall have the meanings given to them in the Loan Agreement.

2.Amendment to Loan Agreement.

2.1Section 13.1 (Definitions).  The following term and its definition hereby are amended and restated in their entirety, to Section 13.1 of the Loan Agreement as follows:

“Change in Control” means any event, transaction, or occurrence as a result of which (a) any “person” (as such term is defined in Sections 3(a)(9) and 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), other than a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of Borrower, is or becomes a beneficial owner (within the meaning Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of Borrower, representing forty-nine percent (49%) or more of the combined voting power of Borrower’s then outstanding securities other than by the sale of Borrower’s equity securities in a public offering; or (b) during any period of twelve consecutive calendar months, individuals who at the beginning of such period constituted the Board of Directors of Borrower (together with any new directors whose election by the Board of Directors of Borrower was approved by a vote of not less than a majority of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of such period  or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) cease for any reason other than death or disability to constitute a majority of the directors then in office.

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3.Limitation of Amendment.

3.1The amendment set forth in Section 2 above is effective for the purposes set forth herein and shall be limited precisely as written and shall not be deemed to (a) be a consent to any amendment, waiver or modification of any other term or condition of any Loan Document, or (b) otherwise prejudice any right or remedy which Collateral Agent or any Lender may now have or may have in the future under or in connection with any Loan Document.

3.2This Amendment shall be construed in connection with and as part of the Loan Documents and all terms, conditions, representations, warranties, covenants and agreements set forth in the Loan Documents, except as herein amended, are hereby ratified and confirmed and shall remain in full force and effect.

4.Representations and Warranties.  To induce Collateral Agent and Lenders to enter into this Amendment, Borrower hereby represents and warrants to Collateral Agent and Lenders as follows:

4.1Immediately after giving effect to this Amendment (a) the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof (except to the extent such representations and warranties relate to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such date), and (b) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

4.2Borrower has the power and authority to execute and deliver this Amendment and to perform its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment;

4.3The organizational documents of Borrower delivered to Collateral Agent and Lenders on the date hereof are true, accurate and complete and have not been amended, supplemented or restated and are and continue to be in full force and effect;

4.4The execution and delivery by Borrower of this Amendment and the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, have been duly authorized;

4.5The execution and delivery by Borrower of this Amendment and the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, do not and will not contravene (a) any material requirement of Law binding on or affecting Borrower, (b) any material agreement with a Person binding on Borrower, (c) any order, judgment or decree of any court or other governmental or public body or authority, or subdivision thereof, binding on Borrower, or (d) the organizational documents of Borrower;

4.6The execution and delivery by Borrower of this Amendment and the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, do not require any order, consent, approval, license, authorization or validation of, or filing, recording or registration with, or exemption by any governmental or public body or authority, or subdivision thereof, binding on Borrower, (except as have been made and prior to the date hereof and are being obtained pursuant to Section 6.1(b) of the Loan Agreement or which the failure to obtain would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect); and

4.7This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by Borrower and is the binding obligation of Borrower, enforceable against Borrower in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation, moratorium or other similar laws of general application and equitable principles relating to or affecting creditors’ rights.

5.Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and all of such counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument.

6.Effectiveness.  This Amendment shall be deemed effective upon the due execution and delivery to Collateral Agent and Lenders of (i) this Amendment by each party hereto, and (ii) Borrower’s payment of all Lenders’ Expenses incurred through the date of this Amendment.

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In Witness Whereof, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first written above.

COLLATERAL AGENT AND LENDER:

 

SILICON VALLEY BANK

 

 

By: /s/ Anthony Flores

Name:Anthony Flores

Title:Director

 

 

 

LENDER:

 

SOLAR CAPITAL LTD.

 

By: /s/ Neil J. Bonanno

Name:Neil J. Bonanno

Title:Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

BORROWER:

 

ATYR PHARMA, INC.

 

By:/s/ John T. Blake

Name:John T. Blake

Title:SVP, Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement]

 

 

Basic Info X:

Name: LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT
Type: Security Agreement
Date: March 20, 2018
Company: aTYR PHARMA INC
State: Delaware

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