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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 9, 2021
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 9, 2021, Altimmune, Inc. (the “Company”) and Lonza Houston Inc. (“Lonza”) entered into a Statement of Work (the “SOW”), effective March 8, 2021, pursuant to which the parties expanded their current manufacturing collaboration. The SOW provides that Lonza will engineer, construct and qualify a dedicated manufacturing suite for the clinical and commercial supply of the Company’s AdCOVID product candidate. Pursuant to the SOW, the Company will pay Lonza an aggregate of $19.0 million at set milestones during the build-out and qualification of the manufacturing suite.
If the Company terminates the services provided by Lonza pursuant to the SOW due to its discontinuation of the AdCOVID program, it will be required to reimburse Lonza a cancellation fee equal to the total fees set forth in the SOW and specified out-of-pocket expense of Lonza (the “Cancellation Fee”), subject to certain off-sets. Either party may terminate the SOW upon a material breach of the terms of the other party that remains uncured for thirty days after notice. If the SOW is terminated as a result of an uncured breach by the Company, the Company will be required to pay Lonza the Cancellation Fee.
The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the SOW and, therefore, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the SOW which the Company expects to file as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2021.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 12, 2021, the Company issued a joint press release announcing the SOW. The press release is attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release of Altimmune, Inc. dated March 12, 2021|
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.
|Date: March 12, 2021||ALTIMMUNE, INC.|
/s/ William Brown
|Chief Financial Officer|