ARQT Arcutis Biotherapeutics





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 22, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-39186 81-2974255

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 110

Westlake Village, CA 91361

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805)418-5006



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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 22, 2020, Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Arcutis”) entered into the First Amendment to Office Lease Agreement (the “Amended Lease Agreement”) with Westlake Park Place, Inc. (the “Landlord”) amending the terms of the certain Office Lease Agreement, dated January 31, 2019 (the “Lease Agreement”).

Pursuant to the terms of the Amended Lease Agreement, the Company has leased approximately 22,643 square feet in the facility located at 3027 Townsgate Road, Thousand Oaks, California. The term of the lease commences on the earlier of the date that is fifteen days following the Landlord’s notification to the Company that the tenant improvements are complete and the date in which the Company takes possession of the premise and lasts for a period of 91 months. For year 1 of the Amended Lease Agreement, the annual base rent is approximately $900,000 and escalates on a yearly basis to approximately $1.12 million annually for the last 6 months of the lease term. The Company has the right to terminate the lease after 67 months upon written notice no more than 15 months and not less than 12 months prior to such date. Pursuant to the Amended Lease Agreement, the Company will deliver a letter of credit to the Landlord in the amount of approximately $1.54 million on or prior to the lease commencement date. The Amended Lease Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, covenants, obligations and indemnities in favor of either party.

The foregoing summary of the material terms of the Amended Lease Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Amended Lease Agreement which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report for the six months ended June 30, 2020.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 29, 2020  By: /s/ John W. Smither
   John W. Smither
   Chief Financial Officer