As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 2022
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Creative Realities, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or jurisdiction of||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||Identification No.)|
13100 Magisterial Drive, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
of registrant’s principal executive offices and principal place of business)
Chief Financial Officer
13100 Magisterial Drive, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone
Bradley A. Pederson, Esq.
3300 Wells Fargo Center
90 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Telephone: (612) 672-8200
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time on or after the effective date of this Registration Statement.
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|Large accelerated filer ☐||Accelerated filer ☐|
|Non-accelerated filer ☒||Smaller reporting company ☒|
|Emerging growth company ☐|
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The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.
The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The selling shareholders may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
Subject to completion, dated February 4, 2022
Creative Realities, Inc.
14,333,010 Shares of Common Stock
This prospectus relates to the proposed resale or other disposition from time to time of up to 14,333,010 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of Creative Realities, Inc. (the “Company”) by the selling shareholders identified in this prospectus. We are not selling any shares of common stock under this prospectus and will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale or other disposition of common stock by the selling shareholders.
The selling shareholders or their pledgees, assignees or successors-in-interest may offer and sell or otherwise dispose of the shares of common stock described in this prospectus from time to time through public or private transactions at prevailing market prices, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at privately negotiated prices. The selling shareholders will bear all commissions and discounts, if any, attributable to the sales of such shares. We will bear all other costs, expenses and fees in connection with the registration of such shares. See “Plan of Distribution” beginning on page 5 for more information about how the selling shareholders may sell or dispose of its shares of common stock.
Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CREX.” The last reported per share price for our common stock was $1.42, as quoted on The NASDAQ Capital Market on February 3, 2022.
Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. Before deciding whether to invest in our common stock, you should consider carefully the risks that we have described on page 3 of this prospectus under the caption “Risk Factors” and in the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of this prospectus is , 2022.
Table of Contents
|About this Prospectus||ii|
|Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements||3|
|Use of Proceeds||4|
|Plan of Distribution||5|
|Where You Can Find More Information||6|
|Important Information Incorporated by Reference||7|
This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), pursuant to which the selling shareholders may, from time to time, offer and sell or otherwise dispose of the securities covered by this prospectus. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate on any date subsequent to the date set forth on the front cover of this prospectus or that any information we have incorporated by reference is correct on any date subsequent to the date of the document incorporated by reference, even though this prospectus is delivered or securities are sold or otherwise disposed of on a later date. It is important for you to read and consider all information contained in this prospectus, including the information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, in making your investment decision. You should also read and consider the information in the documents to which we have referred you under the captions “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Important Information Incorporated by Reference” in this prospectus.
Neither we nor the selling shareholders have authorized any dealer, salesman or other person to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus. You should not rely upon any information or representation not contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of our securities other than the securities covered hereby, nor does this prospectus constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. Persons who come into possession of this prospectus in jurisdictions outside the United States are required to inform themselves about, and to observe, any restrictions as to the offering and the distribution of this prospectus applicable to those jurisdictions.
We further note that the representations, warranties and covenants made in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to any document that is incorporated by reference in the prospectus were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreements, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.
Unless the context requires otherwise or unless otherwise indicated, all references to “Creative Realities,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” refer collectively to Creative Realities, Inc.
This prospectus does not constitute, and any prospectus supplement or other offering materials related to an offering of securities described in this prospectus will not constitute, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, the offered securities in any jurisdiction to or from any person to whom or from whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction.
An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Before purchasing the securities offered by this prospectus, you should carefully consider the risks, uncertainties and additional information (i) contained herein or in any applicable prospectus supplement, (ii) set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 10, 2021, which is incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and (iii) set forth in our future filings with the SEC that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus.
For a description of these reports and documents, and information about where you can find them, see “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Important Information Incorporated by Reference.” The risks and uncertainties in this prospectus and in the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus are those that we currently believe may materially impact the Company and could result in the loss of all or a portion of your investment in our common stock. Additional risks not presently known or are currently deemed immaterial could also materially and adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations, business and prospects.
This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain, and any prospectus supplement may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain, and any prospectus supplement, are forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about:
|●||our ability to satisfy the conditions to consummate our pending merger with Reflect, and upon such consummation, to realize the benefits of such merger;|
|●||the adequacy of funds for future operations;|
|●||future expenses, revenue and profitability;|
|●||trends affecting financial condition and results of operations;|
|●||ability to convert proposals into customer orders under mutually agreed upon terms and conditions;|
|●||general economic conditions and outlook, including those as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;|
|●||the ability of customers to pay for products and services received;|
|●||the impact of changing customer requirements upon revenue recognition;|
|●||the availability and terms of additional capital;|
|●||industry trends and the competitive environment;|
|●||the impact of the company’s financial condition upon customer and prospective customer relationships;|
|●||potential litigation and regulatory actions directed toward our industry in general;|
|●||the ultimate control of our management and our Board of Directors by our controlling shareholder, Slipstream Communications, LLC;|
|●||our reliance on certain key personnel in the management of our businesses;|
|●||employee and management turnover;|
|●||the existence of material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting;|
|●||the inability to successfully integrate the operations of acquired companies; and|
|●||the fact that our common stock is presently thinly traded in an illiquid market.|
In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “would”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “projects”, “predicts”, “potential” “propose,” and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) intended to identify forward-looking statements.
These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail in our reports filed from time to time under the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act. We encourage you to read these filings as they are made. Also, these forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of the document containing the applicable statement.
You should read this prospectus, the documents incorporated by reference herein, and any prospectus supplement that we have authorized for use in connection with this offering completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We qualify all of the forward-looking statements in the foregoing documents by these cautionary statements.
Unless required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or future events or developments. Thus, you should not assume that our silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.
We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of our common stock in this offering. The selling shareholder will receive all of the proceeds from this offering.
The shares of common stock being offered by the selling shareholders are those previously issued to the selling shareholders, and those issuable to the selling shareholders, upon exercise of the warrants. For additional information regarding the issuances of those shares of common stock and warrants, see “Prospectus Summary-- Private Placement of Shares of Common Stock and Warrants” above. We are registering the shares of common stock in order to permit the selling shareholders to offer the shares for resale from time to time. Except for the ownership of the shares of common stock and the warrants, the selling shareholders have not had any material relationship with us within the past three years.
The table below lists the selling shareholders and other information regarding the beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock by each of the selling shareholders. The second column lists the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by each selling shareholder, based on its ownership of the shares of common stock and warrants, as of February 3, 2022, assuming exercise of the warrants held by the selling shareholders on that date, without regard to any limitations on exercises.
The third column lists the shares of common stock being offered by this prospectus by the selling shareholders.
In accordance with the terms of a registration rights agreement with the selling shareholders, this prospectus generally covers the resale of the sum of (i) the number of shares of common stock issued to the selling shareholders in the “Prospectus Summary--Private Placement of Shares of Common Stock and Warrants” described above and (ii) the maximum number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the related warrants, determined as if the outstanding warrants were exercised in full as of the trading day immediately preceding the date this registration statement was initially filed with the SEC, each as of the trading day immediately preceding the applicable date of determination and all subject to adjustment as provided in the registration right agreement, without regard to any limitations on the exercise of the warrants. The fourth column assumes the sale of all of the shares offered by the selling shareholders pursuant to this prospectus.
Under the terms of the warrants, a selling shareholder may not exercise any such warrants to the extent such exercise would cause such selling shareholder, together with its affiliates and attribution parties, to beneficially own a number of shares of common stock which would exceed 4.99% or 9.99%, as applicable, of our then outstanding shares of common stock following such exercise, excluding for purposes of such determination shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants which have not been exercised. The number of shares in the second and fourth columns do not reflect this limitation. The selling shareholders may sell all, some or none of their shares in this offering. See “Plan of Distribution.”
|Name of Selling Shareholder||Number of Shares of|
Owned Prior to
|Maximum Number of|
Shares of Common
Stock to be Sold
Pursuant to this
|Number of Shares of|
|Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd.(1)||14,333,010||14,333,010||0|
|(1)||Armistice Capital Master Fund Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company, or the Master Fund, holds (i) 1,315,000 shares of common stock, (ii) Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase 5,851,505 shares of common stock, and (iii) Common Warrants to purchase up to 7,166,505 shares of common stock. The Pre-Funded Warrants and Common Warrants are each subject to certain beneficial ownership limitations that prohibit the Master Fund from exercising any portion of either of them if, following the exercise, the Master Fund’s ownership of our common stock would exceed the relevant warrant’s ownership limitations. The shares held by the Master Fund may be deemed to be indirectly beneficially owned by: (i) Armistice Capital, LLC, or Armistice Capital, as the investment manager of the Master Fund, and (ii) Steven Boyd, as the Managing Member of Armistice Capital. Armistice Capital and Mr. Boyd disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities except to the extent of their respective pecuniary interests therein.|
Each selling shareholder (the “Selling Shareholder”) of the securities and any of their pledgees, assignees and successors-in-interest may, from time to time, sell any or all of their securities covered hereby on the principal trading market or any other stock exchange, market or trading facility on which the securities are traded or in private transactions. These sales may be at fixed or negotiated prices. A Selling Shareholder may use any one or more of the following methods when selling securities:
|●||ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits purchasers;|
|●||block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the securities as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;|
|●||purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;|
|●||an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;|
|●||privately negotiated transactions;|
|●||settlement of short sales;|
|●||in transactions through broker-dealers that agree with the Selling Shareholders to sell a specified number of such securities at a stipulated price per security;|
|●||through the writing or settlement of options or other hedging transactions, whether through an options exchange or otherwise;|
|●||a combination of any such methods of sale; or|
|●||any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.|
The Selling Shareholders may also sell securities under Rule 144 or any other exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), if available, rather than under this prospectus.
Broker-dealers engaged by the Selling Shareholders may arrange for other brokers-dealers to participate in sales. Broker-dealers may receive commissions or discounts from the Selling Shareholders (or, if any broker-dealer acts as agent for the purchaser of securities, from the purchaser) in amounts to be negotiated, but, except as set forth in a supplement to this Prospectus, in the case of an agency transaction not in excess of a customary brokerage commission in compliance with FINRA Rule 2121; and in the case of a principal transaction a markup or markdown in compliance with FINRA Rule 2121.
In connection with the sale of the securities or interests therein, the Selling Shareholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions, which may in turn engage in short sales of the securities in the course of hedging the positions they assume. The Selling Shareholders may also sell securities short and deliver these securities to close out their short positions, or loan or pledge the securities to broker-dealers that in turn may sell these securities. The Selling Shareholders may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions or create one or more derivative securities which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of securities offered by this prospectus, which securities such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction).
The Selling Shareholders and any broker-dealers or agents that are involved in selling the securities may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act in connection with such sales. In such event, any commissions received by such broker-dealers or agents and any profit on the resale of the securities purchased by them may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act. Each Selling Shareholders has informed the Company that it does not have any written or oral agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any person to distribute the securities.
The Company is required to pay certain fees and expenses incurred by the Company incident to the registration of the securities. The Company has agreed to indemnify the Selling Shareholders against certain losses, claims, damages and liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
We agreed to keep this prospectus effective until the earlier of (i) the date on which the securities may be resold by the Selling Shareholders without registration and without regard to any volume or manner-of-sale limitations by reason of Rule 144, without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information under Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect or (ii) all of the securities have been sold pursuant to this prospectus or Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect. The resale securities will be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers if required under applicable state securities laws. In addition, in certain states, the resale securities covered hereby may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and is complied with.
Under applicable rules and regulations under the Exchange Act, any person engaged in the distribution of the resale securities may not simultaneously engage in market making activities with respect to the shares of common stock for the applicable restricted period, as defined in Regulation M, prior to the commencement of the distribution. In addition, the Selling Shareholders will be subject to applicable provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder, including Regulation M, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of the shares of common stock by the Selling Shareholders or any other person. We will make copies of this prospectus available to the Selling Shareholders and have informed them of the need to deliver a copy of this prospectus to each purchaser at or prior to the time of the sale (including by compliance with Rule 172 under the Securities Act).
The validity of any securities offered from time to time by this prospectus and any related prospectus supplement will be passed upon by Maslon LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The financial statements of Creative Realities, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2020, and for the year then ended, incorporated by reference in this Prospectus by reference to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report. Such financial statements are incorporated by reference in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
The consolidated balance sheet of Creative Realities, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2019, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended, have been audited by EisnerAmper LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report which is incorporated herein by reference, which report includes an explanatory paragraph that refers to Creative Realities, Inc.’s change in accounting for leases. Such financial statements have been incorporated herein in reliance on the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
Baker Tilly US, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, has audited Reflect Systems, Inc.’s financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 incorporated by reference in this Prospectus by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 4, 2022. Such financial statements have been incorporated in this prospectus in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including us. The address of the SEC website is www.sec.gov.
The representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreements, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were made as of an earlier date. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.
We maintain an Internet site at http://www.cri.com. Information found on, or accessible through, our website is not a part of, and is not incorporated into, this prospectus, and you should not consider it part of this prospectus or part of any prospectus supplement.
The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information into this prospectus, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. You should read the information incorporated by reference because it is an important part of this prospectus. Information in this prospectus supersedes information incorporated by reference that we filed with the SEC prior to the date of this prospectus, while information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede the information in this prospectus. We incorporate by reference into this prospectus and the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part the information or documents listed below that we have filed with the SEC:
|●||Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on March 10, 2021;|
|●||Our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, which were filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021, August 16, 2021 and November 15, 2021, respectively; and|
|●||Current Reports on Form 8-K (or amendment(s) thereto) filed with the SEC on January 7, 2021, January 15, 2021, February 3, 2021, February 19, 2021, March 4, 2021, May 19, 2021, November 15, 2021, February 1, 2022 and February 4, 2022; and|
|●||The description of the Company’s common stock set forth in into the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on November 14, 2018 by reference to the description under the caption “Description of Securities – Common Stock” in the prospectus forming a part of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (Registration No. 333-225876), which was filed with the SEC on October 31, 2018.|
We also incorporate by reference any future filings (other than current reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits filed on such form that are related to such items unless such Form 8-K expressly provides to the contrary) made with the SEC pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, including those made after the date of the initial filing of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part and prior to effectiveness of such registration statement, until we file a post-effective amendment that indicates the termination of the offering of the common stock made by this prospectus and will become a part of this prospectus from the date that such documents are filed with the SEC. Information in such future filings updates and supplements the information provided in this prospectus. Any statements in any such future filings will automatically be deemed to modify and supersede any information in any document we previously filed with the SEC that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference to the extent that statements in the later filed document modify or replace such earlier statements.
We will provide at no cost to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom a prospectus is delivered, a copy of any or all of the documents that are incorporated by reference in this prospectus but not delivered with this prospectus, including exhibits that are specifically incorporated by reference in such documents. You may request a copy of such documents by writing or telephoning us at the following address or telephone number:
Creative Realities, Inc.
Attention: Corporate Secretary
13100 Magisterial Drive, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
Item 14. Other Expenses Of Issuance And Distribution.
The following table sets forth the estimated costs and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, payable by us in connection with the offering of securities being registered. The selling shareholders will not bear any portion of such expenses. All the amounts shown are estimates, except for the SEC registration fee.
|SEC registration fee||$||1,793.70|
|Legal fees and expenses||$||10,000|
|Accounting fees and expenses||$||30,000|
Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
The registrant is subject to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 302A, the Minnesota Business Corporation Act (the “Corporation Act”). Section 302A.521 of the Corporation Act provides in substance that, unless prohibited by its articles of incorporation or bylaws, a Minnesota corporation must indemnify an officer or director who is made or threatened to be made a party to a proceeding by reason of the former or present official capacity of the person against judgments, penalties, fines, including, without limitation, excise taxes assessed against the person with respect to an employee benefit plan, settlements, and reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred by such person in connection with the proceeding, if certain criteria are met. These criteria, all of which must be met by the person seeking indemnification, are as follows: (a) such person has not been indemnified by another organization or employee benefit plan for the same judgments, penalties, fines, including, without limitation, excise taxes assessed against the person with respect to an employee benefit plan, settlements, and reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred by the person in connection with the proceeding with respect to the same acts or omissions; (b) such person must have acted in good faith; (c) no improper personal benefit was obtained by such person and such person satisfied certain statutory conflicts of interest provisions, if applicable; (d) in the case of a criminal proceeding, such person had no reasonable cause to believe that the conduct was unlawful; and (e) in the case of acts or omissions occurring in such person’s performance in an official capacity, such person must have acted in a manner such person reasonably believed was in the best interests of the corporation or, in certain limited circumstances, not opposed to the best interests of the corporation. In addition, Section 302A.521, subd. 3, requires payment by the registrant, upon written request, of reasonable expenses in advance of final disposition in certain instances. A decision as to required indemnification is made by a majority of the disinterested directors present at a meeting at which a disinterested quorum is present, or by a designated committee of disinterested directors, by special legal counsel, by the disinterested shareholders, or by a court.
The registrant also maintains a director and officer insurance policy to cover the registrant, its directors and its officers against certain liabilities. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted for our directors, officers, and controlling persons pursuant to the foregoing provisions or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.
Item 16. Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed as part of this registration statement:
|3.1||Articles of Incorporation, as amended (incorporated by reference to registrant’s Amendment No. 1 to Form SB-2 filed on October 12, 2006).|
|3.2||Articles of Incorporation, as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 17, 2014)|
|3.3||Articles of Amendment Filed on October 17, 2018 (incorporate by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the registrant’s registration statement on Form S-1 filed October 17, 2018)|
|3.4||Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations filed October 30, 3015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on February 11, 2016)|
|3.5||Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 17, 2014)|
|3.6||Articles of Amendment (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 16, 2014)|
|3.7||Articles of Amendment Filed on October 17, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the registrant’s registration statement on Form S-1 filed October 17, 2018)|
|3.8||Statement of Cancellation of Certificate of Designation of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 18, 2019)|
|3.9||Statement of Cancellation of Certificate of Designation of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 18, 2019)|
|3.10||Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 2, 2011)|
|4.1||Specimen certificate evidencing shares of Common Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the registrant’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2 (File No. 333-136972), filed with the SEC on August 29, 2006).|
|4.2||Description of Registrant’s Securities (incorporated by reference to the registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 13, 2020)|
|4.3||Form of Pre-Funded Warrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 4, 2022)|
|4.4||Form of Common Stock Warrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 4, 2022)|
|5.1||Opinion of Maslon LLP*|
|10.1||Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated February 3, 2022 by and between Creative Realities, Inc. and the selling shareholders (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 4, 2022)|
|10.2||Form of Registration Rights Agreement dated February 3, 2022 by and between Creative Realities, Inc. and the selling shareholders (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 4, 2022)|
|23.1||Consent of Baker Tilly US, LLP*|
|23.2||Consent of EisnerAmper LLP*|
|23.3||Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP*|
|23.4||Consent of Maslon LLP (included as part of Exhibit 5.1)*|
|24.1||Power of Attorney (included on signature page)|
|107||Filing Fee Table*|
Item 17. Undertakings.
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
|(a)||(1)||To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:|
|(i)||to include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;|
|(ii)||to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;|
|(iii)||to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;|
provided, however, that the undertakings set forth in paragraphs (1)(i), (1)(ii) and (1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) of this chapter that is part of the registration statement.
|(2)||That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.|
|(3)||To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.|
|(5)||That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:|
|(i)||Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and|
|(ii)||Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), 424(b)(5), or 424(b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), 415(a)(1)(vii), or 415(a)(1)(x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.|
|(6)||That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:|
|(i)||Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;|
|(ii)||Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;|
|(iii)||The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and|
|(iv)||Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.|
|(b)||The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for the purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.|
|(h)||Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question of whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of Louisville, state of Kentucky, on February 4, 2022.
|CREATIVE REALITIES, INC.|
|/s/ Richard Mills|
|Chief Executive Officer|
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Richard Mills and Will Logan, and each of them, as his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent or his substitutes or substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated below.
|/s/ Richard Mills||Director, Chief Executive Officer||February 4, 2022|
|Richard Mills||(principal executive officer)|
|/s/ Dennis McGill||Chairman of the Board||February 4, 2022|
|/s/ Will Logan||Chief Financial Officer||February 4, 2022|
|Will Logan||(principal accounting and financial officer)|
|/s/ Donald A. Harris||Director||February 4, 2022|
|Donald A. Harris|
|/s/ Stephen Nesbit||Director||February 4, 2022|
|/s/ David Bell||Director||February 4, 2022|
Office Dial: 612.672.8200
February 4, 2022
Creative Realties, Inc.
13100 Magisterial Drive, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
Re: Registration Statement on Form S-3
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel for Creative Realities, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the “Company”), in connection with registration on the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-________) (the “Registration Statement”) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”), of the resale by the selling securityholders named therein (the “Selling Securityholders”) of an aggregate of 14,333,010 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value, including (i) 1,315,000 shares of Common Stock issued to the Selling Securityholders (the “Shares”), and (ii) up to 13,018,010 shares of Common Stock (the “Warrant Shares”) issuable upon the exercise of certain warrants (the “Warrants”) held by the Selling Securityholders.
In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the Registration Statement, including prospectus therein and the exhibits thereto, the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Company, each as amended to date, the Warrants, and such other documents, corporate records and instruments, and have examined such laws and regulations, as we have deemed necessary for purposes of rendering the opinions set forth herein. In rendering this opinion, we have assumed the genuineness and authenticity of all signatures on original documents; the genuineness and authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals; the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as copies; the accuracy, completeness and authenticity of certificates of public officials; and the due authorization, execution and delivery of all documents where due authorization, execution and delivery are prerequisites to the effectiveness of such documents. As to any facts material to the opinions expressed herein which we have not independently established or verified, we have relied upon statements and representations of officers and other representatives of the Company and others.
Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, we are of the opinion that, (i) the Shares are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, (ii) the Warrant Shares have been duly authorized, and (iii) the Warrant Shares, when issued upon exercise of the Warrants in accordance with the terms of the Warrants upon the satisfaction of conditions set forth therein, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, other than as expressly stated herein.
We express no opinion herein as to the laws of any state or jurisdiction other than the Minnesota Business Corporation Act (including the statutory provisions and all applicable judicial decisions interpreting those laws) and the federal laws of the United States of America.
The opinions and statements expressed herein are as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update or supplement this opinion letter to reflect any facts or circumstances that may hereafter come to our attention or any changes in applicable law which may hereafter occur.
This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon only by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement, and to the reference to our firm in the prospectus therein under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ MASLON LLP
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement of Creative Realities, Inc. on Form S-3 of our report dated July 16, 2021, except for the effects of the change in accounting principle as described in Note 2 and 11 to the financial statements as to which date is November 11, 2021, relating to the financial statements of Reflect Systems, Inc. as of December 31, 2020 and 2019.
We also consent to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in such Registration Statement.
/s/ Baker Tilly US, LLP
February 4, 2022
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement of Creative Realities, Inc. on Form S-3 to be filed on or about February 4, 2022 of our report dated March 12, 2020, on our audit of the consolidated financial statements of Creative Realities, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2019 and for the year then ended. Our report includes an explanatory paragraph that refers to a change in the method of accounting for leases. We also consent to the reference to our firm under the caption “Experts” in this Registration Statement.
/s/ EisnerAmper LLP
Iselin, New Jersey
February 4, 2022
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of our report dated March 9, 2021 relating to the financial statements of Creative Realities, Inc. appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Creative Realities, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2020. We also consent to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in such Registration Statement.
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
February 4, 2022
Calculation of Filing Fee Tables
Creative Realities, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1: Newly Registered and Carry Forward Securities
|Filing Fee |
|Newly Registered Securities|
|Fees to Be
|Equity||Common Stock||Rule 457(c)||14,333,010||$1.35||$19,349,563.50||$92.70 per $1,000,000||$1,793.70||-||-||-||-|
|Carry Forward Securities|
|Total Offering Amounts||$19,349,563.50||$1,793.70|
|Total Fees Previously Paid||-|
|Total Fee Offsets||-|
|Net Fee Due||$1,793.70|
|(1)||There is also being registered hereunder an indeterminate number of additional shares of common stock as shall be issuable pursuant to Rule 416 to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.|
|(2)||Includes 13,018,010 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants.|
|(3)||Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(c) solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee. The maximum price per shares of common stock and the maximum aggregate offering price are based on the average of the $1.39 (high) and $1.31 (low) sale price of the registrant’s common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on January 31, 2022, which date is within five business days prior to filing this Registration Statement.|