Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 12b-25




(Check one): x Form 10-K ¨ Form 20-F ¨ Form 11-K
¨ Form 10-Q ¨ Form 10-D ¨ Form N-CEN ¨ Form N-CSR
  For Period Ended: December 31, 2023 
  ¨ Transition Report on Form 10-K
  ¨ Transition Report on Form 20-F
  ¨ Transition Report on Form 11-K
  ¨ Transition Report on Form 10-Q
  For the Transition Period Ended: __________
Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.


If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:








Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Full Name of Registrant
Former Name if Applicable
4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)
Bethesda, MD 20814
City, State and Zip Code


PART II - RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)


If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)


x (a) The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
(b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-CEN or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
(c) The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.




State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-CEN, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.


The Company has determined that it is unable, without unreasonable effort or expense, to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the “2023 Annual Report”) within the time period prescribed.  This is solely because the Company has identified a potential valuation method error in valuing a convertible financial instrument sold in the third quarter by using the market price at which the instrument was sold, rather than a Monte Carlo valuation formula.  The Company expects to report one material weakness in its internal control over financial reporting due to this valuation method error. The Company's remediation plan for changing such valuation method is expected to be described in the 2023 Annual Report.


The Company is working to file the 2023 Annual Report as soon as is reasonably practicable.





Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This Form 12b-25 contains forward-looking statements, which are statements that relate to the future and are, by their nature, uncertain. Words such as “expect,” “will,” and variations of such words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the beliefs and expectations of the Company’s management relating to the timing of the filing of the 2023 Annual Report and the results of the Company’s ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of its internal controls. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or outcomes and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company’s control. Important factors that may cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the time and effort required to complete its assessment of the effectiveness of its internal controls; the timing and completion of the necessary interim review and audits by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. We disclaim and do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this report, except as required by applicable law or regulation.




(1)Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification.


Les Goldman   240   497-9024
(Name)   (Area Code)   (Telephone Number)


(2)Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).

Yes x No ¨


(3)Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?

Yes x No ¨


If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.





The Company currently expects to report a net loss of approximately $14.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2023, compared to a net loss of $28.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022; a net loss of approximately $62.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to a net loss of $105.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2022.


Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


      By: /s/ Les Goldman
Date: March 1, 2024     Senior Vice President, General Counsel




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