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8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

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8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company leases an office building and equipment from Areth, LLC (“Areth”) pursuant to an agreement for services effective as of January 1, 2016, as amended from time to time. Effective October 1, 2017, monthly rent on this facility was reduced to $10,000. On September 27, 2018, the agreement was amended to extend the term of the agreement through September 30, 2019. Rent expense for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 amounted to $30,000, and rent expense for the nine months September 30, 2019 and 2018 amounted to $90,000, and includes fees for the use of such office space and for other information technology, general warehousing and administrative services. Areth is a company controlled by Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman, the Vice Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, and Adam S. Grossman, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Company also reimburses Areth for office and building related (common area) expenses, equipment and certain other operational expenses, which were not material to the consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018. 

 

The Company is in discussions with Areth which would extend this agreement through September 30, 2020 with the same monthly rent and would contain automatic one-year renewals unless ADMA gives notice of termination in writing to Areth 60 days prior to the end of the lease term.

 

See Note 6 for a discussion of the Company’s credit facility and related transactions with Perceptive, a holder of more than 10% of the Company’s common stock.