UNITED STATES

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 5)*

 

SEASPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

81255T 108

(CUSIP Number)

December 31, 2019

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

o

Rule 13d-1(b)

x

Rule 13d-1(c)

o

Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 


 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Persons
Richard E. Caruso, Ph.D.

 

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

4

Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5

Sole Voting Power
20,378*

 

6

Shared Voting Power
2,029,229*

 

7

Sole Dispositive Power
20,378*

 

8

Shared Dispositive Power
2,029,229*

 

 

9

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,049,607

 

 

10

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o

 

 

11

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9
10.75%*

 

 

12

Type of Reporting Person
IN

 


*              Includes 4,921 shares of common stock that may be acquired upon exercise of options as of or within 60 days of February 1, 2020.  Dr. Caruso disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares owned by Tru St Partnership LP, Provco Leasing Corporation and The Uncommon Individual Foundation as described in this Schedule 13G.

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Persons
Tru St Partnership LP

 

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

4

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6

Shared Voting Power
1,997,068

 

7

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8

Shared Dispositive Power
1,997,068

 

 

9

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
1,997,068

 

 

10

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o
Not Applicable

 

 

11

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9
10.47%

 

 

12

Type of Reporting Person
PN

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Persons
Provco Leasing Corporation

 

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

4

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5

Sole Voting Power
7,779

 

6

Shared Voting Power
1,997,068

 

7

Sole Dispositive Power
7,779

 

8

Shared Dispositive Power
1,997,068

 

 

9

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,004,847

 

 

10

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o
Not Applicable

 

 

11

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9
10.51%

 

 

12

Type of Reporting Person
CO

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

 

1

Names of Reporting Persons
The Uncommon Individual Foundation

 

 

2

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

 

 

(a)

x

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3

SEC Use Only

 

 

4

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5

Sole Voting Power
0

 

6

Shared Voting Power
24,382

 

7

Sole Dispositive Power
0

 

8

Shared Dispositive Power
24,382

 

 

9

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
24,382

 

 

10

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares   o
Not Applicable

 

 

11

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9
0.13%

 

 

12

Type of Reporting Person
CO

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

Item 1.

(a)

Name of Issuer:
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (the “Issuer”).

 

(b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
5770 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA  92008.

 

 

Item 2.

(a)

Name of Person Filing:
See (c) below.

 

(b)

Address or Principal Business Office:
See (c) below.

 

(c)

Citizenship of each Reporting Person is:
Richard E. Caruso Ph.D.

795 East Lancaster Ave., Suite 200

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
United States citizen.

 

Tru St Partnership LP

795 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
Pennsylvania limited partnership.

 

Provco Leasing Corporation
1105 N. Market Street, Suite 602

Wilmington, Delaware 19810
Delaware corporation.

 

The Uncommon Individual Foundation
795 East Lancaster Ave, Suite 204

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
Pennsylvania corporation.

 

(d)

Title of Class of Securities:
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Common Stock”).

 

(e)

CUSIP Number:
81255T 108.

 

Item 3.

 

 

Not applicable.

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

Item 4.

Ownership

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

As of December 31, 2019, Dr. Caruso may be deemed the beneficial owner of 2,049,607 shares of common stock. He individually holds 15,457 shares and holds options to purchase 4,921 shares of common stock that are exercisable within 60 days of February 1, 2020. Tru St Partnership LP (“Tru St”) may be deemed the beneficial owner of 1,997,068 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso is the Chairman Emeritus of Provco Leasing Corporation (‘Provco Leasing”) Provco Leasing is the corporate general partner of Tru St. Provco Leasing is also the beneficial owner of 2,004,847 shares of common stock. The Uncommon Individual Foundation is the beneficial owner of 24,382 shares of common stock as of December 31, 2019. Dr. Caruso is the founder and chief executive officer of The Uncommon Individual Foundation. At the quarterly board meeting of The Uncommon Individual Foundation held on February 12, 2019, Dr. Caruso stepped down from his positions of The Uncommon Individual Foundation and was given the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus.  Dr. Caruso disclaims beneficial ownership of shares held by Tru St, Provco Leasing and The Uncommon Individual Foundation.

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

Based on 19,066,831 shares of the Issuer’s common stock outstanding as publicly reported on October 30, 2019 on the Issuer’s Form 10-Q for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, Dr. Caruso may be deemed the beneficial owner of 10.75% of the Issuer’s common stock; Tru St, may be deemed the beneficial owner of 10.47% of the Issuer’s common stock; Provco Leasing may be deemed the beneficial owner of 10.51% of the Issuer’s common stock and The Uncommon Individual Foundation may be deemed the beneficial owner of 0.13% of the Issuer’s common stock as of December 31, 2019.

 

(c)

The Reporting Persons have the power to vote or dispose of the number of shares as follows:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or direct the vote.   

Dr. Caruso may be deemed to have sole power to vote or direct the vote of 20,378 shares of common stock based on his ownership of 15,457 shares and options to purchase 4,921 shares of common stock that are exercisable within 60 days of February 1, 2020.

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or direct the vote.    

As of December 31, 2019, Dr. Caruso, Tru St, Provco Leasing and The Uncommon Individual Foundation may be deemed to share the power to vote or direct the vote with respect to 2,029,229 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and Tru St may be deemed to share the power to vote or direct the vote with respect to 1,997,068 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and Provco Leasing may be deemed to share the power to vote or direct the vote with respect to 1,997,068 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and The Uncommon Individual Foundation may be deemed to share the power to vote or direct the vote with respect to 24,382 shares of common stock as of December 31, 2019.

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition.   

Dr. Caruso has sole power to dispose or control the disposition of 20,378 shares of common stock based on his ownership of 15,457 shares and options to purchase 4,921 shares of common stock that are exercisable within 60 days of February 1, 2020.

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition.

As of December 31, 2019, Dr. Caruso, Tru St Provco Leasing and The Uncommon Individual Foundation may be deemed to have shared power to dispose of or shared power to direct the disposition of 2,029,229 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and Tru St may be deemed to have shared power to dispose of or shared power to direct the disposition of 1,997,068 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and Provco Leasing may be deemed to have shared power to dispose of or shared power to direct the disposition of 1,997,068 shares of common stock. Dr. Caruso and The Uncommon Individual Foundation may be deemed to have shared power to dispose of or direct the disposition of 24,382 shares of common stock as of December 31, 2019.

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

Item 5.

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

See Exhibit 99.1 below.

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

Not applicable.

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

Item 10.

Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11.

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: February 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

Name: Richard E. Caruso, Ph.D., by Gary DiLella, Attorney-in-Fact

 

 

 

TRU ST PARTNERSHIP LP

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

Name: Gary DiLella

 

Its: Vice President

 

 

 

PROVCO LEASING CORPORATION

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

Name: Gary DiLella

 

Its: Vice President

 

 

 

THE UNCOMMON INDIVIDUAL FOUNDATION

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

Name: Gary DiLella

 

Its: Vice President

 

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SCHEDULE 13G

 

CUSIP No. 81255T 108

 

LIST OF EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

 

 

No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Group Members

 

 

 

99.2

 

Joint Filing Agreement

 

9


Exhibit 99.1

 

Group Members

 

Richard E. Caruso, Ph.D.
 Tru St Partnership LP
 Provco Leasing Corporation

The Uncommon Individual Foundation

 


Exhibit 99.2

 

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

 

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the persons named below agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a Statement on Schedule 13G (including amendments thereto) with respect to the common stock, par value $0.01 per share of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, and further agree that this Joint Filing Agreement be included as Exhibit to such joint filings. In evidence thereof, the undersigned, being duly authorized, have executed this Joint Filing Agreement this 11th day of February, 2020.

 

TRU ST PARTNERSHIP LP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 /s/ Gary DiLella

 

By:

 /s/ Gary DiLella

Name: Gary DiLella

 

Richard E. Caruso, Ph.D., by

Its: Vice President

 

Gary DiLella, Attorney-in-Fact

 

 

 

PROVCO LEASING CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

 

Name: Gary DiLella

 

 

Its: Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

THE UNCOMMON INDIVIDUAL FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary DiLella

 

 

Name: Gary DiLella

 

 

Its: Vice President