SRNE Sorrento 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): March 9, 2021
SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
4955 Directors Place
San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 203-4100
(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On March 9, 2021, ImmunityBio, Inc. (“ImmunityBio”) and NantKwest, Inc. issued a press release announcing the completion of their previously announced 100% stock-for-stock merger (the “Press Release”). The combined company will operate under the name ImmunityBio, Inc. (“ImmunityBio”) and its shares of common stock commenced trading on Nasdaq on March 10, 2021 under the new ticker “IBRX.”
According to the Press Release, the former stockholders of ImmunityBio are entitled to receive 0.8190 of a share of common stock of the combined company for each outstanding share of ImmunityBio common stock that they held immediately prior to the merger.
As of immediately prior to the closing of the merger, Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. owned 10 million shares of common stock of ImmunityBio and is expected to receive approximately 8.19 million shares of the post-merger, combined company.
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.
SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Date: March 10, 2021
/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.
Name: Henry Ji, Ph.D.
Title: Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer