Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block]
Related Party Transactions
Novici Biotech, LLC 
In January 2012, the Company entered into an agreement with Novici in which iBio’s President is a minority stockholder. See Note 7.
Agreements with Eastern Capital Limited and its Affiliates.
As more fully discussed in Note 9, the Company entered into two share purchase agreements with Eastern and sold 10 million shares of common stock at a price of $0.622 per share. The Company received proceeds of $6,220,000. In addition, Eastern agreed to exercise warrants it had previously acquired to purchase 1,784,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.53 per share. The Company received proceeds of approximately $945,520 from the exercise of the warrants.
Concurrently with the execution of the Purchase Agreements, iBio entered into a contract manufacturing joint venture with an affiliate of Eastern to develop and manufacture plant-made pharmaceuticals through iBio’s recently formed subsidiary, iBio CMO. The Eastern Affiliate contributed $15.0 million in cash to iBio CMO, for a 30% interest in iBio CMO. iBio retained a 70% equity interest in iBio CMO. As the majority equity holder, iBio has the right to appoint a majority of the members of the Board of Managers that manages iBio CMO. Specified material actions require the consent of iBio and the Eastern Affiliate. iBio contributed to the capital of iBio CMO a royalty bearing license, which grants iBio CMO a non-exclusive license to use the iBio’s proprietary technologies, including the iBioLaunch technology and additional iBio technologies, for research purposes and an exclusive U.S. license for manufacturing purposes. iBio retains all other rights in its intellectual property, including the right for itself to commercialize products based on its proprietary technologies or to grant licenses to others to do so.
In connection with the joint venture, the Second Eastern Affiliate, which controls the subject property as sublandlord, granted iBio CMO a 34-year sublease of a Class A life sciences building in Bryan, Texas, on the campus of Texas A&M University, designed and equipped for plant-made manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. Accrued expenses at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016 due to the Second Eastern Affiliate amounted to $784,000 and $623,000, respectively. General and administrative expenses related to Second Eastern Affiliate were approximately $179,000 and $296,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and approximately $526,000 and $374,000 for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The terms of the sublease are described in Note 8.
A three-year standstill agreement (the “Standstill Agreement”) that took effect upon issuance of the Eastern Shares pursuant to the 6,500,000 Purchase Agreement restricts additional acquisitions of iBio equity by Eastern and its controlled affiliates to limit its beneficial ownership of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock to a maximum of 38%, absent approval by a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors.
iBio CMO Preferred Tracking Stock
On February 23, 2017, the Company entered into an exchange agreement with the minority owner of the Company’s subsidiary iBio CMO and affiliate (the “Eastern Affiliate”) of Eastern Capital Limited (“Eastern”), a stockholder of the Company, pursuant to which the Company acquired substantially all of the interest in iBio CMO held by the Eastern Affiliate and issued one share of a newly created iBio CMO Preferred Tracking Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Preferred Tracking Stock”) to the Eastern Affiliate at an original issue price of approximately $12.5 million.
On February 23, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company created the Preferred Tracking Stock out of the Company’s 1 million authorized shares of preferred stock. Terms of the Preferred Tracking Stock include the following:
The Preferred Tracking Stock accrues dividends at the rate of 2% per annum on the original issue price. Accrued dividends are cumulative and are payable if and when declared by the Board of Directors, upon an exchange of the shares of Preferred Tracking Stock and upon a liquidation, winding up or deemed liquidation (such as a merger) of the Company. As of March 31, 2017, no dividends have been declared. Accrued dividends total approximately $26,000 at March 31, 2017.
The holders of Preferred Tracking Stock, voting separately as a class, are entitled to approve by the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Preferred Tracking Stock outstanding any amendment, alteration or repeal of any of the provisions of, or any other change to, the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company or the Certificate of Designation that adversely affects the rights, powers or privileges of the Preferred Tracking Stock, any increase in the number of authorized shares of Preferred Tracking Stock, the issuance or sale of any additional shares of Preferred Tracking Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Preferred Tracking Stock, the creation or issuance of any shares of any additional class or series of capital stock unless the same ranks junior to the Preferred Tracking Stock, or the reclassification or alteration of any existing security of the Company that is junior to or pari passu with the Preferred Tracking Stock, if such reclassification or alteration would render such other security senior to the Preferred Tracking Stock.
Except as required by applicable law, the holders of Preferred Tracking Stock have no other voting rights.
No dividend may be declared or paid or set aside for payment or other distribution declared or made upon the Company’s common stock and no common stock may be redeemed, purchased or otherwise acquired for any consideration by the Company unless all accrued dividends on all outstanding shares of Preferred Tracking Stock are paid in full.
At the election of the Company or holders of a majority outstanding shares of Preferred Tracking Stock, each outstanding share of Preferred Tracking Stock may be exchanged for 29,990,000 units of limited liability company interests of iBio CMO. Such exchange may be effected only after March 31, 2018, or in connection with a winding up, liquidation or deemed liquidation (such as a merger) of the Company or iBio CMO. In addition, such exchange will take effect upon a change in control of iBio CMO.
Operating Lease with Minority Stockholder
Effective January 1, 2015, the Company is leasing office space on a month-to-month basis from an entity owned by a minority stockholder of the Company. Rent was $2,200 per month through November 2015, increased to $2,500 per month effective December 2015 and increased again to $7,400 per month effective March 2017. Rent expense totaled $12,500 and $7,500 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $27,500 and $21,300 for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.