Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 24, 2016



Amyris, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-34885 55-0856151

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



  5885 Hollis Street, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA   94608      
  (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)  



  (510) 450-0761  
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  


  (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)  



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On June 24, 2016, Amyris, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Foris Ventures, LLC (the “Purchaser”) for the sale of $5.0 million in aggregate principal amount of secured promissory notes (the “Notes”) to the Purchaser in exchange for aggregate proceeds to the Company of $5.0 million (the “Private Placement”). The Purchaser is a current stockholder of the Company and is affiliated with director John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, also a current stockholder. The Notes were issued in a private placement pursuant to the exemption from registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements, including under Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act. The Private Placement closed on June 24, 2016.


The Notes are secured by a second priority lien on the assets securing the Company’s obligations under its senior secured credit facility, and are subordinate to the Company’s obligations under its senior secured credit facility pursuant to a Subordination Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2016, by and among the Company, the Purchaser and the administrative agent under the Company’s senior secured credit facility. Interest will accrue on the Notes from and including June 24, 2016 at a rate of 13.50% per annum and is payable in full on May 15, 2017, the maturity date of the Notes, unless the Notes are prepaid in accordance with their terms prior to such date. The Purchase Agreement and the Notes contain customary terms, provisions, representations and warranties, including certain events of default after which the Notes may be due and payable immediately, as set forth in the Notes.



Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of Registrant.


The information contained in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.











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.



    AMYRIS, INC.  
Date: June 29, 2016 By:    /s/ Raffi Asadorian  
    Raffi Asadorian  
    Chief Financial Officer