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LGND Ligand Pharmaceuticals

Filed: 2 Mar 16, 7:00pm



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8‑K/A
Amendment No. 1

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 19, 2015

LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


 
Delaware 77-0160744
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
 
11119 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 200 92037
La Jolla, CA (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)  
(858) 550-7500
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
oWritten communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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oPre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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Explanatory Note
On November 25, 2015, Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Original Form 8-K”) that included an exhibit for which confidential treatment was requested from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The purpose of this Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K (this “Amendment”) is to refile Exhibit 99.1 to include certain information that was previously redacted. Exhibit 99.1 to this document supersedes Exhibit 99.1 filed with the Original Form 8-K. The exhibit filed with this Amendment otherwise remains unchanged from Exhibit 99.1 filed with the Original Form 8-K and nothing else in the Original Form 8-K is being amended.

This Amendment should be read in conjunction with the Original Form 8-K and the Company’s other filings with the SEC. Except as stated herein, this Amendment does not reflect events occurring after the filing of the Original Form 8-K with the SEC on November 25, 2015, and no attempt has been made in this Amendment to modify or update other disclosures as presented in the Original Form 8-K.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)Exhibits.
 
   
Exhibit No. Description
  
99.1† License Agreement, dated November 19, 2015, between CyDex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Vireo Health, LLC.

Confidential treatment has been granted for portions of this exhibit. These portions have been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.





SIGNATURES
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.
 
 LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
    
Date: March 3, 2016By: /s/ Charles Berkman
 Name: Charles Berkman
 Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary