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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): June 2, 2020

 

IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware
(State of Incorporation)
 
001-36860   75-3254381
Commission File Number   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
999 Skyway Road, Suite 150    
San Carlos, California   94070
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)
     
(650) 260-7120
(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)).

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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. ¨

 

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 $0.000041666 per share IOVA The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

On June 2, 2020, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the closing of the sale of an aggregate of 19,475,806 shares of its common stock, $0.000041666 par value per share, in its previously disclosed public offering, including 2,540,322 shares issued pursuant to the exercise of the option granted to the underwriters, at a public offering price of $31.00 per share before underwriting discounts and commissions. The total net proceeds to the Company from the offering, including the exercise of the option by the underwriters, are expected to be approximately $567.0 million after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.

 

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Neither the disclosure on this Current Report on Form 8-K nor the attached press release shall constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, all of which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects,” “plans,” “will,” “projects,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. Each forward-looking statement is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statement. Readers should carefully consider any such statement and should understand that many factors could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements. These factors may include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
99.1   Press Release dated June 2, 2020.
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline XBRL and included as Exhibit 101

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
     
     
Dated: June 2, 2020 By: /s/ Maria Fardis
  Name: Maria Fardis
  Title: Chief Executive Officer