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): April 18, 2018
AEGLEA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
901 S. MoPac Expressway
Barton Oaks Plaza One
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On April 18, 2018, Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (Aeglea) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Evercore Group L.L.C. and BMO Capital Markets Corp., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the Underwriters), pursuant to which Aeglea agreed to issue and sell an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock (the Shares) to the Underwriters (the Offering). The Shares will be sold to the Underwriters at the public offering price of $8.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, Aeglea has granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of its common stock. The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, conditions to closing, market standoff provisions, termination provisions and indemnification obligations, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Offering is being made pursuant to the shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-217573) that was filed by Aeglea with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 1, 2017 and declared effective by the SEC on May 30, 2017 and a related prospectus supplement.
Aeglea estimates that net proceeds from the Offering will be approximately $33.6 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated Offering expenses, and assuming no exercise of the Underwriters option to purchase additional shares. Aeglea intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering primarily for general corporate purposes, which may include funding new and ongoing research and development, capital expenditures, accelerating manufacturing and regulatory activities, initializing commercialization infrastructure and increasing working capital. Aeglea expects the Offering to close on April 23, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement. A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 1.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the opinion of Fenwick & West LLP, relating to the validity of the Shares in connection with the Offering, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On April 18, 2018, Aeglea issued a press release, announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement dated April 18, 2018|
|5.1||Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP|
|23.1||Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)|
|99.1||Press Release dated April 18, 2018|
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Any statements contained herein that do not describe historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the expected net proceeds of the Offering and the anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks identified in Aegleas filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on March 13, 2018, the prospectus supplement related to the Offering, and subsequent filings with the SEC. Any of these risks and uncertainties could materially and adversely affect Aegleas results of operations, which would, in turn, have a significant and adverse impact on Aegleas stock price. Aeglea cautions you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Aeglea undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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.
|AEGLEA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: April 19, 2018||By:||/s/ Charles N. York II|
|Charles N. York II|
|Chief Financial Officer|