Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 7, 2021, Leisure Acquisition Corp (the 'LACQ') entered into exchange agreements with each of the holders of (i) LACQ's warrants issued by LACQ to its sponsors, which are affiliates of A. Lorne Weil, the Executive Chairman of LACQ and Daniel B. Silvers, the Chief Executive Officer of LACQ, and its strategic investor, which is an affiliate of HG Vora Capital Management LLC, in a private placement simultaneously with the closing of LACQ's initial public offering (the 'Private Placement Warrants') and (ii) other private warrants held by LACQ's sponsors, the strategic investor, certain members of management and unaffiliated parties. Pursuant to the exchange agreements, each of these holders exchanged their warrants for new private warrants. The Private Placement Warrants were issued pursuant to the warrant agreement under which LACQ's public warrants were also issued (the 'Warrant Agreement') and the other private placement warrants were on the same terms as the Private Placement Warrants. The new private warrants are on the same terms as the Private Placement Warrants, except that they are not issued under the Warrant Agreement and are non-transferable except to permitted transferees. In addition, the exchange agreement with the sponsor and the strategic investor provide that any warrants issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement dated December 1, 2017 among LACQ, the sponsors and the strategic investor, as amended, will be on the same terms as the new private warrants. LACQ believes that this exchange will enable LACQ to treat the private warrants as equity and not liabilities in its financial statements following completion of the proposed transaction with Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. ('Ensysce').
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
See Item 1.01. An aggregate of 8,391,289 Private Placement Warrants and other private warrants were exchanged for new private warrants in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Act') pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) of the Act. The terms of the Private Placement Warrants are described under Exhibit 4.5 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 15, 2021Description of Registrant's Securities.
Important Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the transaction with Ensysce, LACQ has filed or intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a proxy statement/ prospectus. Promptly after the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, LACQ will mail the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the special meeting relating to the transaction. Investors and security holders of LACQ are urged to read these materials (including any amendments or supplements thereto) and any other relevant documents in connection with the transaction that LACQ will file with the SEC when they become available because they will contain important information about LACQ, Ensysce and the transaction. The preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials in connection with the transaction (when they become available), and any other documents filed by LACQ with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). The documents filed by LACQ with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at LACQ's website at www.leisureacq.com or upon written request to LACQ at 250 West 57th Street, Suite 415, New York, New York 10107, or by calling LACQ at (212) 565-6940.
Participants in the Solicitation
LACQ, Ensysce and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Leisure's shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about LACQ's and Ensysce's directors and executive officers and their ownership of Leisure's securities is set forth in Leisure's Amendment No. 5 to the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on June [ ], 2021. Additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the final proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of LACQ, the combined company or Ensysce, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are sometimes accompanied by words such as 'believe,' 'may,' 'will,' 'estimate,' 'continue,' 'anticipate,' 'intend,' 'expect,' 'should,' 'would,' 'plan,' 'predict,' 'potential,' 'seem,' 'seek,' 'future,' 'outlook' and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Current Report on Form 8-K, and on the current expectations of the respective management teams of Ensysce and LACQ and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as and must not be relied on by an investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Ensysce and LACQ. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the potential inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the proposed business combination, including the risk that any regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed business combination or that the approval of the stockholders of LACQ is not obtained; the risk that LACQ is unable to maintain the listing of its securities on the Nasdaq stock market; the amount of redemption requests made by LACQ's stockholders, and those factors discussed in LACQ's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, under the heading 'Risk Factors,' and other documents LACQ has filed, or will file, with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement/prospectus. If any of these risks materialize or LACQ's and Ensysce's assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither LACQ nor Ensysce presently know, or that neither LACQ nor Ensysce currently believe are material, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements do not reflect LACQ's or Ensysce's expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Neither LACQ nor Ensysce anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause LACQ's and Ensysce's assessments to change. However, LACQ and Ensysce specifically disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing LACQ's or Ensysce's assessments of any date subsequent to the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
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