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Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 17, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


British Columbia, Canada   001-37769   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


160 Second Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(617) 830-3031

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former Name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of exchange on which registered
Common Shares, no par value per share   VBIV   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On October 18, 2022, VBI Vaccines Inc. (the “Company”), Ferring International Center S.A., a company incorporated pursuant to the laws of Switzerland and SciVac Ltd (“SciVac”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, amended and restated that certain license agreement, dated as of June 3, 2004 and amended by the parties on each of January 24, 2005, March 15, 2005, June 15, 2005 and February 14, 2012 (as amended and restated, the “Ferring License Agreement”). HBsAg products, including the Company’s 3-antigen hepatitis B vaccine, are the subject of the Ferring License Agreement. The Ferring License Agreement amends and restates certain of the terms relating to the manufacture and marketing of HBsAg products, which includes, amongst others, updates to the definition of net sales, and a reduction in the fixed royalty rate on net sales of HBsAg products from seven percent (7%) to three and a half percent (3.5%) in consideration for the grant of the license to utilize genetically engineered CHO cells encoding the hepatitis B antigen and certain information related to the manufacture of hepatitis B vaccines (collectively, the “Technology”). In connection with the Ferring License Agreement, the Company has also agreed to act as the guarantor for SciVac’s obligations under the Ferring License Agreement, or if the Ferring License Agreement is assigned to a third party, guarantor for SciVac’s obligations that have accrued up until the date of such assignment.







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.


  VBI Vaccines Inc.
Date: October 20, 2022 By: /s/ Jeffrey R. Baxter
    Jeffrey R. Baxter
    President and Chief Executive Officer



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