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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): July 25, 2020

 

 

MODERNA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-38753   81-3467528

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

200 Technology Square

Cambridge, MA

  02139
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 714-6500

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:

 

 

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 $0.0001 per share   MRNA   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 or (§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 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 25, 2020, Moderna, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its contract dated April 16, 2020 (the “BARDA Contract”) with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (“BARDA”), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The Amendment increases the maximum award from BARDA to the Company under the BARDA Contract from approximately $483 million to approximately $955 million. The award under the BARDA Contract, as amended by the Amendment, is to fund the advancement of the Company’s mRNA vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to potential licensure, including clinical studies of the candidate and the manufacture of the candidate for use in these studies. The Amendment also extends the current period of performance under the BARDA Contract to August 31, 2023.

The Amendment contains terms and conditions that are customary for government contracts of this nature, including provisions giving the government the right to terminate the contract at any time for its convenience.

The foregoing is a brief description of the material terms of the Amendment and does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2020.

 

Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 26, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing its entry into the Amendment, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Item 7.01 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and in Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith, shall not be deemed to be “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 such information 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 a filing.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

    No.    

   Description
99.1    Press release issued by Moderna, Inc. dated July 26, 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, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

      MODERNA, INC.
Date: July 27, 2020     By:  

/s/ Lori Henderson

      Lori Henderson
      General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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