SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 18, 2018
ASPEN GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 306, New York, New York 10001
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 19, 2018 (the Effective Date), Aspen Group, Inc. (the Company) in simultaneous transactions repurchased 1,000,000 shares of common stock (the Shares) at $7.40 per share and re-sold the shares to a large well-known institutional money manager (the Purchaser) at $7.40 per share. The Shares were purchased by the Company from Educaciόn Significatίva, LLC (“ESL”) pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 18, 2018.
The Shares were sold to the Purchaser through Craig-Hallum Capital Group, LLC (“Craig Hallum”). Craig Hallum is acting as a dealer in this transaction and will receive an ordinary brokerage commission from the Purchaser.
The Purchaser initiated the transaction by contacting the Company seeking to buy a large block of common stock. The Company approached ESL which had acquired the Shares on December 1, 2017 when it sold United States University to the Company. Ms. Oksana Malysheva, the sole manager of ESL, became a director of the Company as part of the purchase of United States University and remains a director today.
The Shares were sold by the Company pursuant to the Companys effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-224230) and the prospectus included therein, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on April 11, 2018 and declared effective by the SEC on April 18, 2018, and a prospectus supplement which will be filed with the SEC. A copy of the opinion of Nason, Yeager, Gerson White & Lioce, P.A. relating to the legality of the offer and sale of the Shares is attached as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
The foregoing description of the terms of the repurchase does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the Securities Purchase Agreement attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Contained in Exhibit 5.1
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.
ASPEN GROUP, INC.
Date: July 19, 2018
/s/ Michael Mathews
Name: Michael Mathews
Title: Chief Executive Officer