SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 5, 2018
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2130 W. Holcombe Blvd., Ste. 800
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 832-384-1100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 5, 2018, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the Sales Agreement) with Jefferies LLC, as sales agent (Jefferies), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell, from time to time, through Jefferies, shares of the Companys common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $60.0 million. The shares will be offered and sold pursuant to the Companys shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-226652).
The Company is not obligated to sell any shares under the Sales Agreement. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, Jefferies will use commercially reasonable efforts, consistent with its normal sales and trading practices, applicable state and federal law, rules and regulations and the rules of The Nasdaq Global Market, to sell shares from time to time based upon the Companys instructions, including any price, time or size limits specified by the Company. Under the Sales Agreement, Jefferies may sell shares in privately negotiated transactions, as block transactions or by any other method or payment permitted by law deemed to be an at-the-market offering as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company will pay Jefferies a commission of up to 3.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of shares, reimburse certain legal fees and disbursements and provide Jefferies with customary indemnification and contribution rights. The Sales Agreement may be terminated by Jefferies or the Company at any time upon notice to the other party.
The foregoing description of the Sales Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Sales Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The legal opinion of Cooley LLP relating to the shares of common stock being offered pursuant to the Sales Agreement is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any shares under the Sales Agreement, nor shall there be any sale of such shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|5.1||Opinion of Cooley LLP.|
|10.1||Open Market Sale AgreementSM, dated October 5, 2018, by and between Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Jefferies LLC.|
|23.1||Consent of Cooley LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
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.
|Date: October 5, 2018||Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Richard A. Fair|
|Name:||Richard A. Fair|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|