Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 16, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)






Delaware   000-26497   77-0121400
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


6400 North Belt Line Road, Irving, Texas   75063
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (469) 586-0080



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   SALM   The NASDAQ Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On April 16, 2021, Salem Media Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an At Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with B. Riley Securities, Inc. (the “Sales Agent”), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, through or to the Sales Agent, shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Placement Shares”), having an aggregate offering price of up to $15,000,000 (the “ATM Offering”). Sales pursuant to the Sales Agreement will be made only upon instructions by the Company to the Sales Agent, and the Company cannot provide any assurances that it will issue any Shares pursuant to the Sales Agreement.

The issuance and sale, if any, of up to $15,000,000 of the Placement Shares by the Company under the Sales Agreement will be made pursuant to the Company’s effective “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-233861) (the “Registration Statement”), the base prospectus contained therein, and a prospectus supplement relating to the ATM offering, dated April 16, 2021 (the “Prospectus Supplement”).

Under the terms of the Sales Agreement, the Company may sell the Placement Shares by any method permitted that is deemed an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Sales Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations to sell the Placement Shares from time to time, based upon the Company’s instructions (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions the Company may impose). Actual sales will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by the Company from time to time, including (among others) market conditions, the trading price of the Company’s Class A common stock, capital needs and determinations by the Company of the appropriate sources of funding for the Company. The Company is not obligated to make any sales of Class A common stock under the Sales Agreement and the Company cannot provide any assurances that it will issue any shares pursuant to the Sales Agreement. The Company will pay a commission rate of 3.0% of the gross proceeds from each sale of Placement Shares and agreed to reimburse the Sales Agent for certain specified expenses, including the fees and disbursements of its legal counsel in an amount not to exceed $50,000 in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Sales Agreement and have agreed to reimburse the Sale Agents an amount not to exceed $10,000 per year thereafter during the term of the Sales Agreement for legal fees to be incurred by the Sales Agent. The Company has also agreed pursuant to the Sales Agreement to provide the Sales Agent with customary indemnification and contribution rights.

This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sales Agreement, a copy of which is included herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The opinion of the Company’s counsel regarding the validity of the shares of Class A common stock that will be issued pursuant to the Sales Agreement and the Prospectus Supplement is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



  1.1    At Market Issuance Sales Agreement by and between Salem Media Group, Inc. and B. Riley Securities, Inc. date April 16, 2021
  5.1    Opinion of Rutan & Tucker, LLP
23.1    Consent of Rutan & Tucker, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 16, 2021     By:  

/s/ Christopher J. Henderson


Christopher J. Henderson


Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary