LIFE Atyr Pharma

Filed: 16 Sep 21, 5:13pm





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): September 15, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


3545 John Hopkins Court, Suite #250

San Diego, CA





(Address of Principal Executive Offices)




(Zip Code)

 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 731-8389

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share


The Nasdaq Capital Market


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Item 8.01.Other Events.


On September 15, 2021, aTyr Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Piper Sandler & Co. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule I thereto (the “Underwriters”), to issue and sell to the Underwriters 9,375,000 shares of common stock of the Company (the “Shares”) in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-258725) and a related prospectus and prospectus supplement, in each case filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering price to the public is $8.00 per share. In addition, the Company granted the Underwriters an option to purchase, for a period of 30 days, up to an additional 1,406,250 shares of common stock (the “Option”). The Company estimates that the gross proceeds from the Offering will be approximately $75.0 million, before deducting underwriting discount and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Offering is scheduled to close on September 20, 2021.


The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Purchase Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties. A copy of the Purchase Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. A copy of the legal opinion of Cooley LLP as to the legality of the Shares (including the Option) to be issued and sold in the Offering is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


On September 16, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.




Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.  

(d)  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.












/s/ Jill M. Broadfoot



Jill M. Broadfoot



Chief Financial Officer




Date: September 16, 2021