Current Report Filing (8-k)

Date : 01/05/2018 @ 5:13PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (QB) (NWBO)
Quote : 0.214  0.014 (7.00%) @ 4:00PM

Current Report Filing (8-k)

 

 

 

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): December 31, 2017

 

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-35737 94-3306718
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

 

4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(240) 497-9024

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(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)
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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 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) previously disclosed in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 that the Company and Cognate BioServices, Inc. (“Cognate”) had, subsequent to September 30, 2017, reached an agreement in principle for settlement of amounts still owed by the Company to Cognate for the years 2016 and 2017 (the “2016 Obligations” and “2017 Obligations”) under the Company’s existing DCVax®-L and DCVax®-Direct services agreements with Cognate (the “Services Contracts”), at a substantial reduction from the amounts that would otherwise have been due from the Company under the respective contract terms.

 

The Company has now entered into two Settlement and Amendment Agreement with Cognate, dated as of December 31, 2017, reflecting these arrangements (the “2016 Obligations Agreement” and “2017 Obligations Agreement”). These Agreements provide for temporary amendment of the Services Contracts relating to past periods.

 

Pursuant to the 2016 Obligations Agreement, approximately $11,961,990 of the 2016 Obligations is being satisfied through the issuance to Cognate of 5,200,865 shares of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock, on the same terms as the Company’s recently completed offering of Series B Preferred Stock to unrelated investors (the “Series B Offering”). The terms of the Series B Offering are disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 4, 2018 (the “Series B Terms”). In accordance with the Series B Terms, each share of Series B Preferred Stock that is issued to Cognate will be convertible into ten shares of Common Stock, and the Class D-2 Warrants will be exercisable for a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of Common Shares issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred. In addition to the 2016 Obligations satisfied by the issuance of stock, the temporary amendments of the Services Contracts reduced the amounts that would otherwise have been due by a further $5,000,000.

 

Pursuant to the 2017 Obligations Agreement, approximately $5,000,000 of the 2017 Obligations is being satisfied through the issuance to Cognate of 2,941,176 shares of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock and Class D-1 Warrants, on the same terms as the recent $12 million offering of Series A Preferred Stock to unrelated investors (the “Series A Offering”). The terms of the Series A Offering are disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 7, 2017 (the “Series A Terms”). In accordance with the Series A Terms, each share of Series A Preferred Stock that is issued to Cognate will be convertible into ten shares of Common Stock, and the Class D-1 Warrants will be exercisable for a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of Common Shares issuable upon conversion of the Series A Preferred. In addition to the 2017 Obligations satisfied by the issuance of stock, the temporary amendments of the Services Contracts reduced the amounts that would otherwise have been due by a further approximately $13.5 million. In addition, approximately $4.5 million remains to be paid in cash.

 

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

The discussion in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference in this Item 3.02. The Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Class D-1 Warrants and Class D-2 Warrants described in this Item 3.02 will be issued pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

  NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.
   
   
Date:  January 5, 2018 By:          /s/  Linda Powers
 

Name:    Linda Powers

Title:      Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

 

 

 

 

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