Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Merger [Abstract]  
On November 5, 2020, the Company completed its merger transaction with Rexahn in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. Immediately after the Merger, there were approximately 7,091,878 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) outstanding (not including 3,749,992 Additional Shares under the Securities Purchase Agreement that were held in escrow subject to final adjustment). The former stockholders and option holders of Private Ocuphire (including the Investors under the Securities Purchase Agreement) owned, or held rights to acquire, in the aggregate approximately 86.6% of the fully-diluted Common Stock, which for these purposes is defined as the outstanding Common Stock, plus outstanding options of the Company, and not including any Additional Shares (the “Fully-Diluted Common Stock”), with the former Rexahn stockholders immediately prior to the Merger owning approximately 13.4% of the Fully-Diluted Common Stock. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock issued to Private Ocuphire’s stockholders for each share of Ocuphire’s common stock outstanding immediately prior to the Merger was calculated using an Exchange Ratio of approximately 1.0565 shares of Common Stock for each share of Private Ocuphire common stock. Immediately following the Merger, the stockholders of Private Ocuphire owned approximately 86.6% of the outstanding common stock of the Company.
The transaction was accounted for as an asset acquisition in accordance with GAAP. Under this method of accounting, Private Ocuphire was deemed to be the accounting acquirer for financial reporting purposes. This determination was primarily based on the facts that, immediately following the Merger: (i) Private Ocuphire’s stockholders owned substantially all of the voting rights in the combined company, (ii) Private Ocuphire designated all, but one, of the members of the initial board of directors of the combined company, and (iii) Private Ocuphire’s senior management holds all key positions in the senior management of the combined company. As a result, as of the closing date of the Merger, the net assets of Rexahn were recorded at their acquisition-date relative fair values in the consolidated financial statements of the Company and the reported operating results prior to the Merger are those of Private Ocuphire.
The total purchase price paid in the Merger has been allocated to the net assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values as of the completion of the Merger. The following summarizes the purchase price paid in the Merger (in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

Number of shares of the combined organization owned by the Company’s Pre-Merger stockholders
Multiplied by the fair value per share of REXN’s common stock (1)
Fair value of common stock issued to affect the Merger
Fair value of warrants and options issued to affect the Merger
Transaction costs
Purchase price

Based on the last reported sale price of the Rexahn’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on November 5, 2020, the closing date of the Merger, and gives effect to the Reverse Stock Split.

The allocation of the purchase price is as follows:
Cash acquired
Net assets assumed
IPR&D (2)
Purchase price

Represents the pre-Merger research and development projects of Rexahn which were in-process, but not yet completed, and which the Company may advance post-Merger.  This includes the development of RX-3117, RX-0301 and RX-0047. Current accounting standards require that the fair value of IPR&D projects acquired in an asset acquisition with no alternative future use be allocated a portion of the consideration transferred and charged to expense on the acquisition date. The acquired assets did not have outputs or employees.

Contingent Value Rights Agreement
On November 5, 2020, in connection with the Merger, the Company, Shareholder Representatives Services LLC, as representative of the Rexahn stockholders prior to the Merger, and Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Co., Inc., as the rights agent, entered into a Contingent Value Rights Agreement (the “CVR Agreement”).
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement and the CVR Agreement, Rexahn stockholders of record as of immediately prior to the Effective Time received one contingent value right (“CVR”) for each share of Rexahn Common Stock held.
Each CVR entitles such holders to receive, for each calendar quarter (each, a “CVR Payment Period”) during the 15-year period after the Closing (the “CVR Term”), an amount equal to the following:

90% of all payments received by Rexahn or its affiliates during such CVR Payment Period from or on behalf of BioSense Global LLC (“BioSense”) pursuant to that certain License and Assignment Agreement, dated as of February 25, 2019, by and between BioSense and Rexahn, as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated August 24, 2019, and as further amended by Amendment No. 2, dated March 10, 2020, minus certain permitted deductions;

90% of all payments received by Rexahn or its affiliates during such CVR Payment Period from or on behalf of Zhejiang HaiChang Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (“HaiChang”) pursuant to that certain Exclusive License Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2020, by and between HaiChang and Rexahn, minus certain permitted deductions; and

75% of the sum of (i) all cash consideration paid by a third party to Rexahn or its affiliates during the applicable CVR Payment Period in connection with the grant, sale or transfer of rights to Rexahn’s pre-Closing intellectual property (other than a grant, sale or transfer of rights involving a sale or disposition of the post-Merger combined company) that is entered into during the 10-year period after the Closing (“Parent IP Deal”), plus (ii) with respect to any non-cash consideration received by Rexahn or its affiliates from a third party during the applicable CVR Payment Period in connection with any Parent IP Deal, all amounts received by Rexahn and its affiliates for such non-cash consideration at the time such non-cash consideration is monetized by Rexahn or its affiliates, minus (iii) certain permitted deductions.

The CVRs are not transferable, except in certain limited circumstances, will not be certificated or evidenced by any instrument, will not accrue interest and will not be registered with the SEC or listed for trading on any exchange. The CVR Agreement will continue in effect until the later of the end of the CVR Term and the payment of all amounts payable thereunder. As of December 31, 2021, $91,000 was paid under the CVR Agreement and was recorded in the other (expense) income, net line item in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss.

As of the November 5, 2020, the Merger closing date, and December 31, 2021, no additional milestones under the license agreements subject to the CVR Agreement had been accrued as there were no potential milestones yet considered probable.

Former Rexahn Warrants and Stock Options
Following the closing of the Merger, 231,433 outstanding, unexercised Rexahn warrants to purchase Common Stock remained outstanding, the majority of which were subsequently repurchased according to the terms of the original warrant agreements.  As of December 31, 2021, 66,538 of the Rexahn warrants remained outstanding with exercise prices ranging from $38.40 to $198.00 per share with an average remaining contractual life of 1.9 years.  In addition, there were 993 outstanding, unexercised Rexahn stock options to purchase Common Stock upon close of the Merger of which 82 options were outstanding as of December 31, 2021 (see Note 7 – Share-based Compensation).