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Note 18 - Related Party Transactions

Note 18 - Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Notes to Financial Statements  
Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block]

Note 18. Related Party Transactions


On February 1, 2023, the Company entered into a Management Services Agreement with Progressive Care Inc. (“Progressive Care”) to provide certain management and administrative services to Progressive Care for a $25,000 per month fee. During May 2023 the management fee was reduced to $20,000 per month. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company received $175,000 from Progressive Care as management fees.


On July 12, 2022, the Company hired Lauren Sturges Fernandez, the spouse of Mr. Fernandez, as Manager of Digital Assets. Mrs. Fernandez is an at-will employee with an annual salary of $95,000. On September 22, 2022, Mrs. Fernandez’s title was changed to Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, with no change to her salary. Previously Mrs. Fernandez was a consultant and earned compensation for her services of $10,995 for the year ended December 31, 2022. In April 2023, Mrs. Fernandez’s annual salary increased to $125,000, which was approved by the Board of Directors.


On August 30, 2022, NextPlat, Charles M. Fernandez, Rodney Barreto, and certain other purchasers purchased from Iliad Research a Secured Convertible Promissory Note, dated March 6, 2019, made by Progressive Care to Iliad (the “Note”). The accrued and unpaid principal and interest under the note at the time of the purchase was approximately $2.8 million. In connection with the Note Purchase, NextPlat, Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto and the other purchasers of the Note entered into a Debt Modification Agreement with Progressive Care. In consideration of the concessions in the Debt Modification Agreement, Progressive Care issued 105,000 shares of its common stock to the purchasers of the Note, of which NextPlat, Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto, received 45,653, 18,261, and 18,261 shares, respectively.


On May 5, 2023, the Company entered into an SPA with Progressive Care Inc., pursuant to which the Company agreed to purchase 455,000 newly issued Units of securities from Progressive Care at a price per Unit of $2.20 for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 million (the “Unit Purchase”). Each Unit consists of one share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, Common Stock and one common stock purchase warrant to purchase a share of Common Stock (the “PIPE Warrants”).


On May 9, 2023, pursuant to the DCA, the Company received 570,599 shares, Charles M. Fernandez received 228,240 shares, and Rodney Barreto received 228,240 shares. To induce the approval of the debt conversion pursuant to the DCA, Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto received Inducement Warrants to purchase 190,000 and 30,000 shares of Common Stock, respectively. In addition, the Company and Messrs. Fernandez and Barreto also received a common stock purchase warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock for each share of Common Stock they received upon conversion of the Note.


On  July 1, 2023, the Company, Charles M. Fernandez, and Rodney Barreto exercised common stock purchase warrants and were issued common stock shares by Progressive Care. The Company exercised common stock purchase warrants on a cashless basis and was issued 402,269 common stock shares. The Company also exercised common stock purchase warrants on a cash basis and paid consideration in the amount of $506,000 and was issued 230,000 common stock shares. Mr. Fernandez exercised common stock purchase warrants on a cashless basis and was issued 211,470 common stock shares. Mr. Barreto exercised common stock purchase warrants on a cashless basis and was issued 130,571 common stock shares.