NWBO Northwest Biotherapeutics
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 2, 2020 (October 31, 2020)
Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On May 20, 2020, Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) reported in a Form 8-K that 233 million warrants and options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock had expired, would expire, or had been suspended through November 1, 2020. The Company has recently received questions concerning the status of those 233 million warrants and options and so provides the following updates:
Of the 233 million total, 62 million were warrants that had expired in May 2020 or were due to expire in June 2020. Approximately all 62 million such warrants have expired as of November 2020.
The remaining 171 million were warrants and options held by a group of significant long-term shareholders and the Company’s CEO, Linda Powers. The exercise of these 171 million warrants and options was previously suspended through November 1, 2020 as reported by the Company in May 2020. Approximately 157 million of those 171 million warrants and options have now been suspended through December 15, 2020.
Furthermore, the holders have agreed to suspend the exercise of approximately 21 million additional warrants through December 15, 2020 for a total of approximately 178 million new suspensions.
Consequently, approximately 274 million warrants and options are now suspended through December 15, 2020: the 178 million warrants and options as reported here plus approximately 96 million warrants suspended earlier in connection with new share purchases.
In consideration for the forgoing suspensions, the Company has agreed to extend the term of each suspended warrant by 45 days and issue approximately 5 million warrants to the holders of the 178 million suspended warrants and options.
No material number of warrants has expired since June 2020.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: November 2, 2020||By:||/s/ Linda Powers|
|Name: Linda Powers|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman|