ODT Odonate Therapeutics

Filed: 25 Mar 21, 4:18pm





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): March 19, 2021


Odonate Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3 East 28th Street, 10th Floor

New York, New York 10016

(332) 206-0935

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


Title of Each Class

Trading Symbol

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share


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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

On March 19, 2021, Odonate Therapeutics, Inc. (“Odonate” or the “Company”) committed to a plan of termination involving the termination of certain employees previously supporting the development of tesetaxel (the “Restructuring”). As previously announced on March 22, 2021, following feedback from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in a pre-New Drug Application meeting, Odonate concluded that its clinical data package for tesetaxel is unlikely to support FDA approval. Therefore, Odonate is discontinuing the development of tesetaxel and will wind down the operations of the Company. Odonate estimates that the Restructuring will be substantially complete by June 30, 2021 and that costs incurred in connection with the Restructuring will be approximately $14 million.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits











Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)






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.



Odonate Therapeutics, Inc.





Date: March 25, 2021



/s/    Michael Hearne




Michael Hearne




Chief Financial Officer