Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2019



Recro Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Pennsylvania   001-36329   26-1523233

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

490 Lapp Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania   19355
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (484) 395-2470

Not Applicable

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



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01   REPH   Nasdaq Capital Market

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:




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Item 1.01

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 22, 2019, Recro Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Third Amendment to Credit Agreement and Release Agreement by and among the Company, the Company’s subsidiaries named as guarantors therein (the “Guarantors”), the lenders named therein (the “Lenders”), and Athyrium Opportunities III Acquisition LP (“Athyrium”), in its capacity as the administrative agent (the “Third Amendment”). The Company entered into such Third Amendment subsequent to the filing of a registration statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on October 22, 2019 regarding the potential distribution by the Company of all of the outstanding shares of common stock in Baudax Bio, Inc. (formerly known as Recro Enterprises, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Baudax”), to the Company’s shareholders (the “Distribution”).

The Third Amendment authorizes the release of two of the Company’s subsidiaries, Baudax and Baudax Bio N.A. LLC (formerly known as Recro N.A. LLC) (“Baudax N.A.”), from their respective obligations as guarantors and the release of any liens granted to or held by Athyrium on collateral provided by or equity interests in Baudax and Baudax N.A., including the security interest in Baudax Ireland Limited (formerly Recro Ireland Limited) (the “Release”) under the Credit Agreement dated November 17, 2017 by and among the Company, the Guarantors, the Lenders and Athyrium, as previously amended by that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement and Investment Documents, dated as of December 28, 2018 and that Second Amendment to Credit Agreement and Investment Documents, dated as of February 28, 2019 (collectively, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

The Release is subject to certain conditions, including consummation of the Distribution. The Release is applicable only to Baudax and Baudax N.A. and will not affect or modify any obligations of the Company or the Guarantors (other than Baudax and Baudax N.A.) under the Existing Credit Agreement.

The foregoing description of the Third Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Third Amendment, which will be filed with the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.


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.


Recro Pharma, Inc.

/s/ Gerri A. Henwood


  Gerri A. Henwood
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

Date: October 28, 2019