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): June 17, 2020
Leap Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Street, Suite B1-1
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 714-0360
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001||LPTX||Nasdaq Global Market|
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Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously disclosed, on September 7, 2018, Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Distribution Agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (“Raymond James”) to offer and sell, at the Company’s option, shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), having aggregate gross sales proceeds of up to $30 million, from time to time, through an “at the market” equity offering program under which Raymond James acted as agent.
On June 17, 2020, the Company delivered written notice to Raymond James, effective as of such date, to terminate the Distribution Agreement pursuant to Section 8(a) thereof. During the term of the Distribution Agreement, the Company sold an aggregate of 1,033,147 shares of Common Stock pursuant to the Distribution Agreement, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $1,922,842.
A copy of the Distribution Agreement was filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 7, 2018. The description of the Distribution Agreement contained in such Current Report on Form 8-K does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy of the Distribution Agreement filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Form 8-K dated September 7, 2018.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 17, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing a proposed underwritten public offering of its Common Stock and pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock. The full text of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated June 17, 2020.|
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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.
|LEAP THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Dated: June 17, 2020||By:||/s/ Douglas E. Onsi|
|Name:||Douglas E. Onsi|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and President|
Leap Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Pre-Funded Warrants
Cambridge, MA – June 17, 2020 – Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTX), a biotechnology company focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock and, in lieu of common stock, Leap intends to offer and sell to certain investors pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of its common stock. All shares of common stock and pre-funded warrants to be sold in the offering will be offered by Leap. Leap intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 15% of the securities offered in the public offering. The offering is subject to market, regulatory, and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
Piper Sandler & Co. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. will act as book-running managers for the offering.
Leap intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund: (i) the continued development of DKN-01; (ii) manufacturing of clinical trial material; and (iii) general corporate purposes, including working capital and other general and administrative expenses.
The securities will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-223419) that was previously filed by Leap with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 2, 2018 and was declared effective by the SEC on March 16, 2018. A preliminary prospectus supplement and the related prospectus will be filed with the SEC and will be available for free on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from: Piper Sandler & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. These documents may also be obtained from: Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or e-mail at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Leap Therapeutics
Leap Therapeutics (Nasdaq:LPTX) is focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics. Leap's most advanced clinical candidate, DKN-01, is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) protein, a Wnt pathway modulator. DKN-01 is in clinical trials in patients with esophagogastric, hepatobiliary, gynecologic, and prostate cancers. Leap has formed a partnership with BeiGene, Ltd. for the rights to develop DKN-01 in Asia (excluding Japan), Australia, and New Zealand. For more information about Leap Therapeutics, visit http://www.leaptx.com or our public filings with the SEC that are available via EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov or via https://investors.leaptx.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements relating to the proposed offering, Leap’s intention to grant the underwriters an option to purchase additional shares, Leap’s intended use of proceeds from the offering, Leap’sexpectations with respect to the development and advancement of DKN-01, including the initiation, timing and design of future studies, enrollment in future studies, potential for the receipt of future option exercise, milestones or royalty payments from BeiGene, and other future expectations, plans and prospects. Although Leap believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: that the initiation, conduct, and completion of clinical trials, laboratory operations, manufacturing campaigns, and other studies may be delayed, adversely affected, or impacted by COVID-19 related issues, the accuracy of our estimates regarding expenses, future revenues, capital requirements and needs for financing; the outcome, cost, and timing of our product development activities and clinical trials; the uncertain clinical development process, including the risk that clinical trials may not have an effective design or generate positive results; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of our drug product candidates; the size and growth potential of the markets for our drug product candidates; our ability to continue obtaining and maintaining intellectual property protection for our drug product candidates; and other risks. Detailed information regarding factors that may cause actual results to differ materially will be included in Leap Therapeutics' periodic filings with the SEC, including Leap's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020 and as may be updated by Leap’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the other reports we file from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of its date. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after its date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Douglas E. Onsi
President & Chief Executive Officer
Leap Therapeutics, Inc.