Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 5, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Delaware   001-38105   81-3832378
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


830 Menlo Avenue, Suite 100

Menlo Park, CA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 650-854-4400



(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 $0.0001 per share   ATNF   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock   ATNFW   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


Settlement Agreement


On May 5, 2021, 180 Life Sciences Corp. (the “Company”) entered into a Settlement and Mutual Release Agreement (the “Settlement”) with EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EarlyBird”). The Settlement related to certain disputes related to amounts due which had arisen between the parties relating to finder fees which were alleged by EarlyBird in connection with the completion of the Company’s November 2020 business combination.


Pursuant to the Settlement, we agreed to pay EarlyBird $275,000 and to issue EarlyBird 225,000 shares of common stock (the “EarlyBird Shares”) in consideration of all amounts due to EarlyBird and each of the parties provided mutual releases to each other. We provided EarlyBird piggy-back registration rights in connection with the EarlyBird Shares, subject to certain exceptions.


The foregoing summary of the material terms of the Settlement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text thereof, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1, and incorporated by reference in this Item 1.01.


Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities


We claim an exemption from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for the offer, sale and issuance of the Settlement Shares, since the foregoing did not involve a public offering, the recipient was an “accredited investor”, and the recipient acquired the securities for investment only and not with a view towards, or for resale in connection with, the public sale or distribution thereof. The securities were offered without any general solicitation by us or our representatives. No underwriters or agents were involved in the foregoing and we paid no underwriting discounts or commissions. The securities are subject to transfer restrictions, and the certificates evidencing the securities contain/will contain an appropriate legend stating that such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold absent registration or pursuant to an exemption therefrom. The securities were not registered under the Securities Act and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1*#   Settlement and Mutual Release Agreement dated May 4, 2021, by and between 180 Life Sciences Corp. and EarlyBirdCapital, Inc.


* Filed herewith.
# Certain schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit will be furnished supplementally to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request; provided, however that 180 Life Sciences Corp. may request confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for any schedule or exhibit so furnished.







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.


Date: May 7, 2021


  By: /s/ James N. Woody, M.D., Ph.D..
    Name: James N. Woody, M.D., Ph.D.
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer