The Shared Facilities Agreement will remain in effect, unless either party gives the other party written notice stating that the Shared Facilities Agreement will terminate on December 31 of that year, or unless the agreement is otherwise terminated under another provision of the agreement.
As of June 30, 2017, BioTime has a $2.5 million receivable from OncoCyte included in receivable from affiliates, net, on account of Use Fees incurred by OncoCyte under the Shared Facilities Agreement. Since these amounts are due and payable within 30 days of being invoiced, the receivable is classified as a current asset. The remaining $0.2 million receivable from affiliate is due from Ascendance Biotechnology, Inc. (“Ascendance”), an equity method investee of BioTime, net of allowance for doubtful accounts, for similar shared services performed by BioTime for Ascendance. BioTime has a similar Shared Facilities Agreement with Asterias and as of June 30, 2017 there was no net receivable from Asterias. As of December 31, 2016, BioTime had a receivable from Asterias of approximately $0.3 million which was paid during the six months ended June 30, 2017.
BioTime accounts for receivables from affiliates, net of payables to affiliates, if any, for similar shared services and other transactions BioTime’s consolidated subsidiaries may enter into with nonconsolidated affiliates. BioTime and the affiliates record those receivables and payables on a net basis since BioTime and the affiliate have a legal right of offset of the receivable and the payable, intend to offset those receivables and payables, and settle the balances net by having the party that owes the other party pay the net balance owed.
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BioTime currently pays $5,050 per month for the use of approximately 900 square feet of office space in New York City, which is made available to BioTime on a month-by-month basis by one of its directors at an amount that approximates his cost.
BioTime is authorized to issue 2,000,000 preferred shares. The preferred shares may be issued in one or more series as the board of directors may determine by resolution. The board of directors is authorized to fix the number of shares of any series of preferred shares and to determine or alter the rights, preferences, privileges, and restrictions granted to or imposed on the preferred shares as a class, or upon any wholly unissued series of any preferred shares. The board of directors may, by resolution, increase or decrease (but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding) the number of shares of any series of preferred shares subsequent to the issuance of shares of that series. There are no preferred shares issued and outstanding.
BioTime is authorized to issue 150,000,000 common shares with no par value. An amendment of BioTime’s Articles of Incorporation increasing BioTime’s authorized common shares from 125,000,000 to 150,000,000 (the “Articles Amendment”) was approved by BioTime shareholders at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and a Certificate of Amendment to BioTime’s Articles of Incorporation was subsequently filed with the State of California to reflect the increase. While BioTime believes that shareholder approval of the Articles Amendment was properly obtained, there may be uncertainty with respect to the validity or effectiveness of that approval because certain common shares held by brokers or other nominees and with respect to which the beneficial owners had not provided voting instructions were voted by the brokers or nominees in favor of the Articles Amendment in accordance with the rules of the New York Stock Exchange. Certain statements made in BioTime’s definitive proxy statement for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders were inconsistent with the voting rights of the brokers and nominees who did not receive voting instructions from the beneficial owners of the shares. As a result, BioTime has re-submitted the Articles Amendment for shareholder approval at its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was held on August 9, 2017, and the shareholders reaffirmed and approved the Articles Amendment for 150,000,000 authorized shares on that date (see Note 14). BioTime will file a Certificate of Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation which will supersede the Certificate of Amendment filed during June 2016, which will confirm that the authorized number of common shares is 150,000,000.
As of June 30, 2017, BioTime had 110,875,610 issued and outstanding common shares and no outstanding treasury stock. As of December 31, 2016, BioTime had 103,396,245 issued and 102,776,539 outstanding common shares. This difference of 619,706 shares between issued and outstanding common shares, as of December 31, 2016, was attributed to the BioTime shares held by OncoCyte which were accounted for as treasury stock on the condensed consolidated balance sheet while OncoCyte was a consolidated subsidiary. Beginning on February 17, 2017, and in connection with the OncoCyte Deconsolidation, those treasury shares are considered to be issued and outstanding BioTime common shares.