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): June 30, 2021
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in Charter)
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600 Technology Park Drive
Billerica, MA 01821
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Company’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 345-9001
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Settlement Regarding Wright Medical Litigation
On June 30, 2021, Conformis, Inc. (“Conformis”) reached a settlement with Stryker Corporation (“Stryker”), Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (“Wright Medical”), and Tornier, Inc. (“Tornier, and collectively with Stryker and Wright Medical, the “Stryker Parties”), in connection with a lawsuit that Conformis filed against Wright Medical and Tornier in April 2020 in which Conformis alleged that Wright Medical and Tornier infringed certain of Conformis’ patents related to patient-specific instrument and implant systems. Wright Medical and Tornier were acquired by Stryker in November 2020, subsequent to Conformis’ commencement of the lawsuit. Under the terms of the settlement, the Stryker Parties will make a one-time payment of $15 million to Conformis no later than October 15, 2021 and be granted a non-exclusive license with respect to certain Conformis patents.
Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program Loan
In April 2020, Conformis received a $4.7 million loan through East West Bank N.A., the Company’s existing lender, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). In February 2021, Conformis submitted a loan forgiveness application and loan necessity questionnaire to the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) through East West Bank N.A.
On June 30, 2021, Conformis received notification through East West Bank N.A. that the SBA has rendered a final decision regarding its review of the PPP loan forgiveness application, and that the SBA has fully approved the loan forgiveness application as of June 28, 2021. The forgiveness of the $4.7 million principal loan amount, plus accrued interest, will be recognized during the second quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
The information in this Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K also shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates it 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.
Date: July 7, 2021
/s/ Robert S. Howe
Robert S. Howe
Chief Financial Officer