SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2019
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Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 15, 2019, Achaogen, Inc. (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (H.C. Wainwright) related to the public offering by the Company of (i) 15,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Common Stock), (ii) Series A warrants (the Series A Warrants) to purchase up to 15,000,000 shares of Common Stock and (iii) Series B warrants (the Series B Warrants and, together with the Series A Warrants, the Warrants) to purchase up to 15,000,000 shares of Common Stock. The Company also granted H.C. Wainwright an option for a period of 30 days to purchase up to 2,250,000 additional shares of Common Stock and/or Series A and Series B warrants together to purchase an aggregate of up to 4,500,000 shares of Common Stock, in any combinations thereof.
The Series A Warrants are immediately exercisable and have an exercise price equal to $1.00. The Series A Warrants may be exercised until the first anniversary of the issuance date, at which time they will be automatically exercised on a cashless basis. The Series B Warrants are immediately exercisable and have an exercise price equal to $1.15. The Series B Warrants may be exercised until the fifth anniversary of the issuance date, at which time they will be automatically exercised on a cashless basis. The exercise price and number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise is subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. The shares of Common Stock and Warrants were offered together, but the Warrants are issued separately from the shares of Common Stock and may be transferred separately immediately after issuance.
The combined offering price per share of Common Stock and accompanying Warrants was $1.00, representing an offering price of $0.99 per share of Common Stock, with the accompanying Warrants offered at a purchase price of $0.01 per Warrant combination.
The Company estimates that the net proceeds from the sale of 15,000,000 shares of Common Stock, Series A Warrants to purchase 15,000,000 shares of Common Stock and Series B Warrants to purchase 15,000,000 shares of Common Stock in the offering will be approximately $13.6 million, assuming no exercise of the Warrants issued in the offering and after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company currently expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund commercialization of ZEMDRI in the United States, the regulatory approval process for plazomicin in Europe and the development of C-Scape, and any remaining proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes, including its review of strategic alternatives and search for additional non-dilutive funding opportunities
The closing of the offering was subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions set forth in the Underwriting Agreement. The Underwriting Agreement also contains representations, warranties, indemnification and other provisions customary for transactions of this nature. The shares of Common Stock and accompanying Warrants were delivered against payment therefor on February 20, 2019.
The foregoing descriptions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Series A Warrants and the Series B Warrants are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, the Series A Warrant and the Series B Warrant, copies of which are filed as Exhibit 1.1, Exhibit 4.1 and Exhibit 4.2, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein.
A copy of the opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP relating to the validity of the securities issued in the offering is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
This report contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, the Companys expectations regarding the use of proceeds from the offering. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that may cause the Companys actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties in the preclinical and clinical development process, the risks and uncertainties of the regulatory approval process, the risk and uncertainties of product sales and effectiveness, the risk of when bacteria will evolve resistance to ZEMDRI, the Companys reliance on third-party contract manufacturing organizations to manufacture and supply, including certain raw materials, the risk of third-party claims alleging infringement of patents and proprietary rights or seeking to invalidate the Companys patents or proprietary rights and the risk that the Companys proprietary rights may be insufficient to protect its technologies and product candidates. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the Companys business in general, see the Companys prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2019, including the documents incorporated by reference therein, which includes the Companys current and future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2018, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018. The Company does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this report, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|Date: February 20, 2019||By:||/s/ Gary Loeb|