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Short-Term and Long-Term Debt

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Short-Term and Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Short-Term and Long-Term Debt

Note 7 - Short-Term and Long-Term Debt

 Schedule of Long-term Debt

(in thousands)  

As of

March 31, 2023

   

As of

December 31, 2022

 
Senior Secured Convertible Debenture         $  
EIDL Loan     200     $ 200  
Debt Discount     (383 )     (383 )
Senior Secured Convertible Debenture, net     (183 )     (183 )
Paycheck Protection Program loan     1,000       1,000  
Paycheck Protection Program loan 2     742       742  
IPFS Insurance Premium Note Payable            
Total debt     1,559       1,559  
Less current portion of long-term debt     (1,001 )     (1,001 )
Total long-term debt, net of current portion     558     $ 558  

 

Short-term related party debt:

Schedule of Short-term Related Party Debt

(in thousands)  

As of

March 31, 2023

   

As of

December 31, 2022

 
Senior Secured Convertible Debenture - related party   $ 3,281     $ 2,413  
Debt Discount-related party     (21 )      
Senior Secured Convertible Debenture - related party, net   $ 3,260     $ 2,413  

 

The following is a summary of scheduled debt maturities by year (in thousands):

 

         
2023     4,619  
2024     12  
2025     12  
2026     12  
Thereafter     164  
Total debt   $ 4,819  

 

 

First Draw Paycheck Protection Program Note Agreement

 

On April 27, 2020, Elite Legacy Education, Inc. (“ELE”), a subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Promissory Note in favor of Pacific Premier Bank (“PPBI”), the lender, through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) established pursuant to the CARES Act. The unsecured loan (the “First Draw PPP Loan”) proceeds were in the amount of $1,899,832. The First Draw PPP Loan bears interest at a fixed rate of 1% per annum and is payable in 17 equal monthly payments of interest only and a final payment of the full principal plus interest for one month. Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP loan recipients can apply for and be granted forgiveness for all or a portion of loans granted under the PPP. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of loan proceeds for payroll costs and mortgage interest, rent or utility costs and the maintenance of employee and compensation levels.

 

In March 2021, ELE was notified that PPBI sold substantially all of its PPP loans, including the First Draw PPP Loan, to The Loan Source, Inc. (“TLS”), which, together with its servicing partner, ACAP SME, LLC, took over the forgiveness and ongoing servicing process for the First Draw PPP Loan. On August 4, 2021, ELE received notice from TLS that its First Draw PPP Loan had been partially forgiven in the amount of $900 thousand in principal and $11 thousand in interest. The remaining outstanding principal balance of $1.0 million was originally due on April 24, 2022. On March 29, 2022, the documents to extend the maturity date to April 24, 2025 was signed. The extension agreement was executed on April 1, 2022. The loan is a term of sixty (60) months at 1.0% interest rate with monthly payments in the amount of $29 thousand. Interest paid was $0 thousand and $2.5 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 

Senior Secured Convertible Debenture and Exercise of Conversion Rights.

 

On March 8, 2021, the Company issued a $375 thousand Senior Secured Convertible Debenture (“LTP Debenture”) to Legacy Tech Partners, LLC (“LTP”), a related party. The LTP Debenture accrues interest at a rate of 10% and is due on the earlier of the occurrence of certain liquidity events with respect to the Company and March 8, 2022. The LTP Debenture may be converted at any time after the issue date into shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the “LTP Conversion Shares”) at a price equal to $0.05 per share. Together with each LTP Conversion Share, a warrant will be issued with a strike price of $0.05 per share and an expiration date of March 8, 2026 (the “LTP Warrants”). Under the term of the original LTP Debenture, LTP had an obligation to lend the Company an additional $625 thousand under the same terms prior to June 30, 2022, and an option to fund an additional $4 million under the same terms prior to March 8, 2024. LTP also has the option to extend the maturity date of each loan it makes to the Company, including the initial loan of $375 thousand for a term not to exceed four years from the original maturity date of that loan. Net proceeds were $314 thousand after legal fees of $61 thousand, which are included in our consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2021. The LTP Debenture is secured by a lien on all the Company’s assets. The Company’s U.S. subsidiaries entered into guaranties on March 9, 2021 in favor of LTP under which such subsidiaries guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the LTP Debenture and granted LTP a lien on all assets of such subsidiaries. The proceeds from the LTP Debenture were used to extinguish liabilities of the Company and to fund the development of the Education Technology (“EdTech”) business. The aggregate number of shares issuable upon conversion of the LTP Debenture and upon the exercise of the LTP Warrants may not exceed 19.9% of the number of shares of the common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares upon conversion of the LTP Debenture and the exercise of the LTP Warrants. At the annual meeting of stockholders of the Company held on July 2, 2021, the stockholders approved the future issuance of shares to LTP upon conversion under the LTP Debenture in excess of the 19.9% limitation, but no such shares have been issued. On May 4, 2021, LTP exercised its conversion rights with respect to $330 thousand of the outstanding principal at the conversion price resulting in the issuance of 6.6 million shares of common stock to LTP. In addition, an equal number of warrants were issued on June 11, 2021 (see Note 8 – Stock Warrants). The cash receipt date, March 10, 2021, was used for the market value of stock on measurement date, at $0.155 per common share, resulting in the recognition of debt discount and additional paid-in capital of $375 thousand, respectively, within the consolidated balance sheet for the year ended December 31, 2021, which represents the intrinsic value of the conversion option. The Company evaluated the convertible debenture under ASC 470-20 and recognized a debt discount of $375 thousand related to the beneficial conversion feature during the year ended December 31, 2021, with a corresponding credit to additional paid-in capital. The related amortization of the debt discount to interest expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 were $14 thousand and $0.0 thousand, respectively.

 

 

On August 27, 2021, the Company amended the terms of the LTP Debenture to reduce LTP’s maximum funding obligation from $1 million to $675 thousand and to require LTP to fund the remaining principal balance of $300 thousand no later than October 15, 2021. On October 15, 2021, the Company received $100 thousand of the remaining $300 thousand funding obligation of LTP. On October 27, 2021, LTP funded the remaining funding obligation of $200 thousand. The Company evaluated the convertible debenture under ASC 470-20 and recognized a debt discount of $228 thousand related to the beneficial conversion feature during the year ended December 31, 2021, with a corresponding credit to additional paid-in capital. The related amortization of the debt discount to interest expense for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 amounted to $194 thousand and $0.0 thousand, respectively.

 

On March 8, 2022, the Company defaulted on the LTP Debenture in the remaining amount left unconverted of $46 thousand and $9 thousand accrued interest. There was no acceleration of interest rate and no triggering of guarantees under the note agreement to increase any debt obligations.

 

Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Note Agreement.

 

On April 20, 2021, ELE closed on an unsecured Paycheck Protection Program Note agreement (the “Promissory Note”) to borrow $1,899,832 from Cross River Bank, the lender, pursuant to the PPP, and extended to “Second Draw” PPP loans as described below (the “Second Draw PPP Loan”). The PPP is intended to provide loans to qualified businesses to cover payroll and certain other identified costs. Funds from the loan may only be used for certain purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent, utilities, and certain covered operating expenses. All or a portion of the loan may be forgivable, as provided by the terms of the PPP. The Second Draw PPP Loan has an interest rate of 1.0% per annum and a term of 60 months. Payments will be deferred in accordance with the CARES Act, as modified by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020; however, interest will accrue during the deferral period. If all or any portion of the loan is not forgiven in accordance with the terms of the program, ELE will be obligated to make monthly payments of principal and interest in amounts to be calculated after the amount of loan forgiveness, if any, is determined to repay the balance of the loan in full prior to maturity. The Promissory Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults and breaches of representations. ELE may prepay the loan at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. ELE got forgiveness for this loan as of December 31, 2022 for an amount of $1.14 million.

 

Debenture, Warrant and Guaranty Agreements, and Exercise of Conversion Rights.

 

On May 4, 2021, the Company issued a 10% Subordinated Secured Convertible Debenture (“Subordinated Debenture”) in the principal amount of $25 thousand to Michel Botbol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the time. The Subordinated Debenture called for interest at a rate of 10% and would have been due on the earlier of the occurrence of certain liquidity events with respect to the Company and May 4, 2022. The Subordinated Debenture was convertible at any time after the issuance date into shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Botbol Conversion Shares”) at a price equal to $0.05 per share (“Conversion Price”). Together with each Botbol Conversion Share, a warrant would be issued with a strike price of $0.05 per share and an expiration date of May 4, 2026 (the “Botbol Warrants”). Mr. Botbol also had the option to extend the maturity date of the loan for a term not to exceed four years from the original maturity date of that loan. The Subordinated Debenture is secured by a lien on all the Company’s assets subordinated to the lien granted to LTP. The Company’s U.S. subsidiaries are required to enter into guaranties in favor of Botbol under which such subsidiaries guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the Subordinated Debenture and granted Botbol a lien on all assets of such subsidiaries subject to the lien held by LTP. The use of proceeds from the Subordinated Debenture was to extinguish liabilities of the Company and to fund working capital, general corporate purposes and the development of administrative functions. The aggregate number of shares issuable upon conversion of the Subordinated Debenture and upon the exercise of the Botbol Warrants may not exceed 19.9% of the number of shares of the common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares upon conversion of the Subordinated Debenture and the exercise of the Botbol Warrants. On May 4, 2021, Mr. Botbol exercised his conversion rights with respect to the entire $25 thousand of outstanding principal at the Conversion Price resulting in the issuance of 500 thousand shares of common stock to him. In addition, an equal number of warrants were issued on May 4, 2021 (see Note 8 – Stock Warrants). The Botbol Warrants will not be listed for trading on any national securities exchange. The Botbol Warrants and the shares issuable upon conversion of the Subordinated Debenture are not being registered under the Securities Act.

 

 

Senior Secured Convertible Debenture, Advisory Agreement, and Intercreditor Agreement.

 

On August 27, 2021, the Company issued a $500 thousand Senior Secured Convertible Debenture (the “GLD Debenture”) to GLD Legacy Holdings, LLC (“GLD”). The GLD Debenture accrues interest at a rate of 10% and is due on the earlier of the occurrence of certain liquidity events with respect to the Company or August 27, 2026. The GLD Debenture may be converted at any time after the issue date into shares of the Company’s common stock (the “GLD Conversion Shares”) at a price equal to $0.05 per share. Together with each GLD Conversion Share, a warrant will be issued with a strike price of $0.05 per share and an expiration date of August 27, 2026 (the “GLD Warrants”). The cash receipt date, August 27, 2021, was used for the market value of stock on measurement date, at $0.10 per common share, resulting in the recognition of debt discount and additional paid-in capital of $500 thousand, respectively, within the consolidated balance sheet for the year ended December 31, 2021, which represents the intrinsic value of the conversion option. The Company evaluated the convertible debenture under ASC 470-20 and recognized a debt discount of $500 thousand related to the beneficial conversion feature during the year ended December 31, 2021, with a corresponding credit to additional paid-in capital. The related amortization of the debt discount to interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022 was $0 and $25 thousand, respectively. Net proceeds were $485.2 thousand after legal fees and transaction expenses of $14.8 thousand, which are included in our consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2021. GLD has an option to lend the Company an additional $500 thousand under the same terms prior to December 31, 2023. The GLD Debenture is secured by a lien on all the Company’s assets. The Company’s U.S. subsidiaries entered into guaranties on August 27, 2021, in favor of GLD under which such subsidiaries guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the GLD Debenture and granted GLD a lien on all assets of such subsidiaries. The proceeds from the GLD Debenture were used for working capital for the development of the Company’s Legacy EdTech business and for working capital for the operation of the Company’s seminar business. The GLD Warrants will not be listed for trading on any national securities exchange. The GLD Warrants and the shares issuable upon conversion of the GLD Debenture are not being registered under the Securities Act. The aggregate number of shares issuable upon conversion of the GLD Debenture and upon the exercise of the GLD Warrants may not exceed 19.9% of the number of shares of the common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares upon conversion of the GLD Debenture and the exercise of the GLD Warrants. Under the terms of the GLD Debenture, and until all of the obligations of the Company under the GLD Debenture have been paid in full, GLD may appoint one member to the board of directors of the Company, subject to the review and approval of the GLD appointed candidate by the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Company. In lieu of cash compensation, the GLD appointed director will receive a grant of 150,000 restricted shares of common stock of the Company upon appointment to the board.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the GLD Debenture, on August 27, 2021, the Company entered into an Advisory Services Agreement with GLD Advisory Services, LLC (“GLDAS”), an affiliate of GLD. GLDAS will provide the Company and its subsidiaries with business, finance and organizational strategy, advisory, consulting and other services related to the business of the Company. In lieu of cash compensation, on the effective date of the agreement, August 27, 2021, GLDAS received fully vested 315,000 shares of common stock of the Company and will receive 315,000 shares of common stock thereafter on each anniversary until the GLD Debenture has been repaid in full.

 

On August 27, 2021, in connection with the GLD Debenture, the Company entered into an Intercreditor Agreement with GLD, LTP, and Barry Kostiner, a related party. LTP and GLD agreed that LTP’s and GLD’s respective rights under the LTP Debenture and GLD Debenture would rank equally and ratably in all respects to one another including, without limitation, rights in collateral, right and priority of payment and repayment of principal, interest, and all fees and other amounts (the “Intercreditor Agreement”). The Intercreditor Agreement also appoints Barry Kostiner as Servicing Agent (as defined therein) to act on behalf of GLD and LTP, subject to the terms of the agreement, with respect to (a) enforcing GLD’s and LTP’s rights and remedies, and the Company’s obligations, under the Debentures (as defined below).

 

The Company received a “Notice of Breach and Obligation to Cure to Avoid Event of Default” from GLD dated May 11, 2022 (the “Notice”). Pursuant to the Notice, GLD informed the Company of certain alleged breaches of the terms of the GLD Debenture by the Company, and that the Company has 30 days to cure or GLD would consider an event of default under the GLD Debenture to have occurred.

 

 

On July 15, 2022, the Company entered into a Forbearance Agreement (the “Forbearance Agreement”) with GLD with respect to the GLD Debenture, and LTP with respect to the LTP Debenture (with the GLD Debenture, the “Debentures” and each sometimes, a “Debenture”).

 

Pursuant to the Forbearance Agreement, GLD and LTP each agreed to forbear from exercising its rights against the Company under the applicable Debenture until the earlier of (i) a default under the Forbearance Agreement or a new default under such Debenture or (ii) October 15, 2022 (the “Forbearance Period”).

 

Prior to the expiration of the Forbearance Period, the Company agreed to cause a sale of the GLD Debenture to ABCImpact I, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“ABCImpact”), or as directed by ABCImpact, at a purchase price equal to the outstanding balance due and payable on the GLD Debenture by no later than October 15, 2022, which shall be in full and complete satisfaction of the Company’s obligations to GLD under the GLD Debenture.

 

The Company also paid $25,000 in satisfaction of GLD’s legal fees, pursuant to the terms of the Forbearance Agreement.

 

Until the date that the GLD Debenture is sold to ABCImpact and the LTP Debenture has been repaid in full, the Company shall cause Mayer and Associates LLC, a shareholder of the Company, to be restricted from exercising its existing option for 18,400,000 shares of Company common stock at $.0001 per share.

 

As partial consideration for GLD entering into the Forbearance Agreement, the Company agreed to issue to GLD 2,100,000 shares of the common stock of the Company at a price per share of $.0001 (the “GLD Consideration Shares”), which GLD Consideration Shares (i) at the time of their issuance thereafter shall be subject to all applicable restrictions under relevant securities laws and (ii) shall be registered for resale on a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the “Form S-1”). In addition, as partial consideration for LTP entering into the Forbearance Agreement, the Company agreed to issue to LTP 1,600,000 shares of the common stock of the Company at a price per share of $.0001 (the “LTP Consideration Shares”). The issuance of the GLD Consideration Shares and the LTP Consideration Shares are subject to restrictions as described in the Forbearance Agreement and will not trigger any anti-dilution provisions of any convertible securities of the Company that may be held by GLD or LTP or their affiliates in whatever form, including the Debentures.

 

The Company also agreed to use its best efforts to effect a spin-off of an existing to-be-determined subsidiary of the Company, pursuant to the terms described in the Forbearance Agreement.

 

Following the occurrence of any of the Events of Default (as defined in the Forbearance Agreement), each of LTP and GLD may exercise any or all remedies as provided under the Forbearance Agreement, the applicable Debenture or applicable law.

 

On October 7, 2022, GLD provided the Company with formal, written notice that the Company is in default under the terms of the Forbearance Agreement and the GLD intends to exercise all available rights and remedies at law and/or at equity. Pursuant to the Forbearance Agreement, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, GLD may release a Confession of Judgment from escrow and enter judgment against the Company for the outstanding principal balance due under the GLD Note, and any accrued, but unpaid interest. GLD has the option to exercise any or all remedies provided under the Forbearance Agreement, the GLD Note or applicable law.

 

In addition, the Company continued to trigger Events of Default commencing as of October 15, 2022, when the next set of obligations came due under the Forbearance Agreement. The Company can give no assurance that it will cure any Events of Default or that GLD will not exercise any and all of its rights under the Forbearance Agreement.

 

 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

 

On April 25, 2022, the Company executed the standard loan documents required for securing a loan (the “EIDL Loan”) from the SBA under is Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) assistance program in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business operations. Pursuant to that certain Loan Authorization and Agreement (the “SBA Loan Agreement”), the principal amount of the EIDL Loan was $200,000, with proceeds to be used for working capital purposes disbursed on May 3, 2021. Interest accrues at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Installment payments, including principal and interest, are due monthly beginning 24 months from the date of the EIDL Loan in the amount of $1 thousand. The balance of principal and interest is payable 30 years from the date of the SBA note.

 

Convertible Promissory Note.

 

On May 17, 2022, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) and issued and sold to TLC Management & Consulting LLC (the “Investor”), a Convertible Promissory Note (the “May Note”) in the principal amount of $110,000 (the “May Loan”), less an original issue discount of $10,000. Also pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, in connection with the issuance of the May Note, the Company issued a common stock purchase warrant (the “May Warrant”) to the Investor, pursuant to which the Investor has the right to purchase Company common stock at 100% coverage as provided in the May Warrant.

 

The maturity date of the May Note is 12 months from the issue date with an option to extend for up to 6 months in the sole discretion of the Company and is the date upon which the principal sum as well as interest and other fees, shall be due and payable. The May Note bears interest commencing on May 17, 2022, at a fixed rate of 6% per annum. The Company exercised its option and extended the maturity date to November 17, 2023.

 

The Company used the net proceeds from the sale of the May Note for business development, including for acquisitions, general corporate and working capital.

 

The then outstanding and unpaid principal and interest shall be converted into fully paid and non-assessable shares of Company common stock on the 10th trading day after the effective date of a registration statement registering the shares (the “Mandatory Conversion Date”). The per share conversion price into which principal and interest under the May Note shall be convertible into shall be a 20% discount to the VWAP (as defined in the May Note) for the ten trading day period ending on the latest complete trading day prior to the Mandatory Conversion Date (the “May Note Conversion Price”). The May Note Conversion Price is subject to adjustment pursuant to customary terms described in the May Note.

 

The Company may prepay the May Note, provided that it shall pay an amount in cash equal to the sum of 110% multiplied by the principal then outstanding plus interest.

 

The May Note contains customary events of default for a transaction such as the May Loan which entitle the Investor, among other things, to accelerate the due date of the unpaid principal amount of, and all accrued and unpaid interest on, the May Note. Any principal and interest on the May Note which is not paid when due shall bear interest at the rate of the lesser of (i) 12% per annum; and (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law from the due date thereof until the same is paid.

 

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company granted to the Investor registration rights whereby the Company shall register for resale all of the common stock underlying the May Note and May Warrant, as set forth on Exhibit C to the Purchase Agreement.

 

The May Warrant has an exercise price of 125% of the offering price per share of Company common stock (or unit, if units are offered in the Uplist Offering (as defined in Exhibit C of the Purchase Agreement)) at which the Uplist Offering is made, subject to adjustment as provided in the May Warrant. The exercise period of the May Warrant commences on the consummation of the Uplist Offering and ending on the five year anniversary thereof.

 

The exercise of the May Warrant is subject to a beneficial ownership limitation of 4.99% of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise.

 

 

ABC Impact Loans.

 

Between June 9, 2022 and March 31, 2023, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $2.4 million from ABC Impact, evidenced by a series of 10% Convertible Debentures. Pursuant to the debentures, ABC Impact has the option to loan up to an additional $2.68 million to the Company.

 

ABC Impact is a recently-formed entity in which an affiliate of Barry Kostiner, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and sole director, has a non-controlling passive interest.

 

The maturity date of each debenture is the earlier of 12 months from the issue date and the date of a Liquidity Event (as defined in the debentures), and is the date upon which the principal and interest shall be due and payable. The debentures each bear interest at a fixed rate of 10% per annum. Any overdue accrued and unpaid interest shall entail a late fee at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, which shall accrue daily from the date such interest is due through and including the date of actual payment in full.

 

The Company uses the net proceeds from the loans from ABC Impact for general corporate purposes and working capital.

 

The then outstanding and unpaid principal and interest shall be converted into shares of Company common stock and an equal number of common stock purchase warrants at the option of ABC Impact, at a conversion price per share of $0.05, subject to adjustment (including pursuant to certain dilutive issuances) pursuant to the terms of the each debenture. The debentures are subject to a beneficial ownership limitation of 4.99% (or 9.99% in ABC Impact’s discretion).

 

The Company may not prepay the debentures without the prior written consent of ABCImpact.

 

The debentures each contain customary events of default for a transaction such as the transactions contemplated therein. If any event of default occurs, the outstanding principal amount under a debenture, plus accrued but unpaid interest, liquidated damages and other amounts owing through the date of acceleration, shall become, at ABCImpact’s election, immediately due and payable in cash at the Mandatory Default Amount. “Mandatory Default Amount” means the sum of (a) the greater of (i) the outstanding principal amount of the subject debenture, plus all accrued and unpaid interest, divided by the conversion price on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (A) demanded or otherwise due or (B) paid in full, whichever has a lower conversion price, multiplied by the VWAP (as defined in each debenture) on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (x) demanded or otherwise due or (y) paid in full, whichever has a higher VWAP, or (ii) 130% of the outstanding principal amount of the subject debenture, plus 100% of accrued and unpaid interest hereon, and (b) all other amounts, costs, expenses and liquidated damages due in respect of the subject debenture.

 

The warrants underlying each debenture has an exercise price per share of $0.05, subject to adjustment (including pursuant to certain dilutive issuances) pursuant to the terms of the warrant. The exercise period of each warrant is for five years from the issue date.

 

The exercise of the warrant is subject to a beneficial ownership limitation of 4.99% (or 9.99%) of the number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise.

 

The shares underlying the debentures and the warrants have “piggy-back” registration rights afforded to them.