NBSE NeuBase Therapeutics
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): April 28, 2020
NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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|700 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA||15219|
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|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||NBSE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On April 28, 2020, NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and BTIG, LLC (the “Representatives”), as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), relating to an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) of 5,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”). The public offering price is $6.00 per share of Common Stock, and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase the Common Stock pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $5.64 per share. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company also granted to the Underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time for a period of 30 days from the date of the Underwriting Agreement, to purchase up to an additional 787,500 shares of Common Stock to cover over-allotments, if any.
The Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-220487), previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 15, 2017 and declared effective on September 27, 2017, a base prospectus dated September 27, 2017 and a prospectus supplement dated April 28, 2020.
The legal opinion, including the related consent, of Paul Hastings LLP relating to the issuance and sale of the shares of Common Stock to be issued in the Offering is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
Net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be approximately $28.9 million (excluding any sale of shares of Common Stock pursuant to the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters), after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated Offering expenses payable by the Company. The purchase and sale of the Common Stock, and the closing of the Offering, is expected to take place on or about April 30, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants made by the Company. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company and the Underwriters, severally and not jointly, for losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the Offering, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, each of the Company’s directors and executive officers have entered into “lock-up” agreements with the Underwriters that generally prohibit, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, the sale, transfer or other disposition of securities of the Company until July 27, 2020.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Underwriting Agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties. Accordingly, the Underwriting Agreement is incorporated herein by reference only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company or its business, and should be read in conjunction with the disclosures in the Company’s periodic reports and other filings with the SEC.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding the Company’s expectations on the timing, size and completion of the offering, the amount of proceeds expected from the offering and the anticipated use of proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements are distinguished by use of words such as “will,” “would,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “believe,” “designed,” “plan,” or “intend,” the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. These views involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events that we cannot predict, including those risk factors contained in our prospectus supplement and related prospectus for this proposed offering filed with the SEC and our other filings with the SEC, may cause our actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements. The Company may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on the Company’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance or achievements of the Company could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release, including: risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions; the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering; the Company’s plans to develop and commercialize its product candidates; the timing of initiation of the Company’s planned clinical trials; the timing of the availability of data from the Company’s clinical trials; the timing of any planned investigational new drug application or new drug application; the Company’s plans to research, develop and commercialize its current and future product candidates; the clinical utility, potential benefits and market acceptance of the Company’s product candidates; the Company’s commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy; global health conditions, including the impact of COVID-19; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property position; and the requirement for additional capital to continue to advance these product candidates, which may not be available on favorable terms or at all, as well as those risk factors contained in our filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On April 28, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|NEUBASE THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: April 28, 2020||By:||/s/ Sam Backenroth|
|Chief Financial Officer|