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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 29, 2020

 

ADAPTIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS PLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

England and Wales   1-37368   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

60 Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park

Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RX

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(44) 1235 430000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

  

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: 

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of each exchange on which
registered
American Depositary Shares, each representing 6 Ordinary Shares, par value £0.001 per share   ADAP   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

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).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On May 29, 2020, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (the “Company” or “Adaptimmune”) issued a press release announcing a presentation of updated data from its ADP-A2M4 Phase 1 trial in an oral presentation by Dr. David Hong of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting held in virtual format. The data demonstrate durability and responses in synovial sarcoma, supporting SPEARHEAD-1 as a potential registrational trial. The ASCO presentation also describes a new response in a patient with lung cancer, and a response in a patient with head and neck cancer (reported in January 2020).

 

The Company also announced new responses in its SURPASS trial, confirming the potential for SPEAR T-cell therapies targeting MAGE-A4 to treat a broad range of cancers in addition to sarcoma. These data further support the rationale for two new Phase 2 trials – SPEARHEAD-2 in head and neck cancer, which will begin later this year, and a second trial in esophagogastric junction cancer planned for the first half of 2021.

 

The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
99.1   Press release dated May 29, 2020
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

ADAPTIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS PLC

     
Date: May 29, 2020 By: /s/ Margaret Henry
    Name:  Margaret Henry
    Title:    Corporate Secretary