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

 

January 3, 2020

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

Leap Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 001-37990 27-4412575
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

 

47 Thorndike Street, Suite B1-1

Cambridge, MA

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

02141

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (617) 714-0360

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2 below):

 

¨ 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(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 LPTX Nasdaq Global 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 x

 

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 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On January 3, 2020, Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an exclusive option and license agreement (the “License Agreement”) with BeiGene, Ltd. (“BeiGene”) for the clinical development and commercialization of DKN-01, the Company’s anti-Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) antibody, in Asia (excluding Japan), Australia, and New Zealand. The Company will retain exclusive rights for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of DKN-01 for the rest of the world.

 

Pursuant to the License Agreement, the Company will receive an upfront cash payment of $3 million from BeiGene in exchange for granting BeiGene an option to an exclusive license to develop and commercialize DKN-01 in Asia (excluding Japan), Australia, and New Zealand, and will be eligible to receive an additional payment upon BeiGene’s exercise of the option following initial proof-of-concept studies. Additionally, the Company is eligible to receive additional payments based upon the achievement of certain development, regulatory, and sales milestones as well as tiered royalties on any product sales of DKN-01 in the licensed territory.

 

The foregoing description of the terms of the License Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the License Agreement, a copy of which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

On January 3, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing its entry into the License Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number 

 

Description

   
99.1   Press Release of the Company, dated January 3, 2020.

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Leap Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Dated: January 3, 2020 By: /s/ Douglas Onsi
  Name: Douglas Onsi
  Title: Chief Financial Officer, General
    Counsel, Treasurer and Secretary

 

 

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