Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934





Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 4, 2019


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 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


As previously reported, Amyris, Inc. (the “Company”) is party to a Loan and Security Agreement, dated June 29, 2018, as subsequently amended on August 24, 2018, November 14, 2018 and December 14, 2018 (as amended, the “LSA”), by and among the Company, certain of its subsidiaries and GACP Finance Co., LLC (“GACP”), as administrative agent and lender. The provisions of the LSA were previously reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 2, 2018 (the “Prior 8-K”), in Note 4, “Debt” in Part I, Item 1 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018, filed with the SEC on November 15, 2018 (the “10-Q”), in Part II, Item 5 of the 10-Q, and in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on December 19, 2018, and all of such disclosure is incorporated herein by reference.


On April 4, 2019, in connection with GACP granting certain consents and waivers under the LSA, the Company and GACP entered into a fourth amendment to the LSA, pursuant to which (i) effective December 31, 2018, the conditions relating to a potential Maturity Date (as defined in the Prior 8-K) of January 12, 2019 were eliminated, such that the loans under the LSA would have a maturity date of July 1, 2021, (ii) certain Company intellectual property was removed from the lien granted by the Company to GACP under the LSA, (iii) the Company’s ability to obtain the Incremental Term Loan Facility (as defined in the Prior 8-K) was eliminated, (iv) the Company’s reinvestment rights with respect to mandatory prepayments upon asset sales were eliminated, (v) the Company’s ability to pay interest and principal on other indebtedness without the consent of GACP was restricted and (vi) the Company agreed to maintain at all times at least $15 million of unrestricted, unencumbered cash subject to a control agreement in favor of GACP.














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: April 10, 2019 By:  /s/ Kathleen Valiasek  
    Kathleen Valiasek  
    Chief Financial Officer