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Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On February 14, 2022, Athenex, Inc. (the “Company”) completed the sale of its leasehold interest in a manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, New York and certain other related assets (the “Dunkirk Facility”), as previously described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 12, 2022. The Company sold its interest in the Dunkirk Facility to ImmunityBio, Inc. for approximately $40.0 million. As previously described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 21, 2022, the Company also paid approximately $27.4 million pursuant to an amendment dated January 19, 2022 to the Credit and Guaranty Agreement with Oaktree Fund Administration, LLC and the other lenders party thereto, consisting of a mandatory prepayment of $25.0 million, accrued and unpaid interest, and associated fees to the lenders.
The Company issued a press release announcing the closing of this transaction on February 15, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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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.
|Date: February 15, 2022||
/s/ Steve Adams
|Title:||Interim Chief Accounting Officer|
Athenex Announces Completion of Sale of Dunkirk Manufacturing Facility
Buffalo, N.Y., FEBRUARY 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Athenex, Inc., (NASDAQ: ATNX), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and related conditions, announced today the close of the sale of its leasehold interest in a manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, New York, to ImmunityBio, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBRX), for approximately $40 million.
We are pleased with the opportunity to partner with ImmunityBio on the sale of our leasehold at the Dunkirk facility, said Jeffrey Yordon, Chief Operating Officer, President Athenex Pharmaceutical Division, They are well positioned to build on the foundation that we established in this state-of-the-art facility, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Dunkirk team in the future as a contract manufacturing partner.
A portion of the proceeds from the deal announced on January 12, 2022 will be used to service the Companys debt obligations, and for other general corporate purposes. Further information about the agreement and use of proceeds of the sale can be found in a Form 8-K filed by Athenex with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 15, 2022.
About Athenex, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Athenex, Inc. is a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to becoming a leader in the discovery, development, and commercialization of next generation drugs for the treatment of cancer. Athenex is organized around three platforms, including an Oncology Innovation Platform, a Commercial Platform, and a Global Supply Chain Platform. The Companys current clinical pipeline is derived mainly from the following core technologies: (1) Orascovery, based on P-glycoprotein inhibitor, (2) Src kinase inhibition, and (3) Cell therapy. Athenexs employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients by creating more active and tolerable treatments. For more information, please visit www.athenex.com.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are typically identified by terms such as anticipate, believe, continue, could, estimate, expect, foresee, goal, guidance, intend, likely, may, plan, potential, predict, preliminary, probable, project, promising, seek, should, will, would, and similar expressions. Actual results might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: whether we enter into a preferred contract manufacturing agreement with ImmunityBio, the development stage of our primary clinical candidates, including NKT Cell Therapy and related risks involved in drug development, clinical trials, regulation, uncertainties around regulatory reviews and approvals; our ability to scale our manufacturing and commercial supply operations for current and future approved products, and ability to commercialize our products, once approved; ability to successfully demonstrate the safety and efficacy of its drug candidates and gain approval of its drug candidates on a timely basis, if at all; the preclinical and clinical results for Athenexs drug candidates, which may not support further development of such drug
candidates; risks related to our ability to successfully integrate the business of Kuur into our existing businesses, including uncertainties associated with maintaining relationships with customers, vendors and employees, as well as differences in operations, cultures, and management philosophies that may delay successful integration and our ability to support the added cost burden of Kuurs business; risks related to counterparty performance, including our reliance on third parties for success in certain areas of Athenexs business; our history of operating losses and our need and ability to raise additional capital to continue as a going concern; uncertainties around our ability to enter into new financing agreements as we are unable to meet funding conditions under our existing financing agreements and access to capital thereunder; risks and uncertainties inherent in litigation, including purported stockholder class actions; risks and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact on our operations, supply chain, cash flow and financial condition; competition; intellectual property risks; uncertainties around our ability to successfully integrate acquired and merged businesses in a timely and cost-effective manner and to achieve synergies; risks relating to doing business internationally and in China; the risk of development, operational delays, production slowdowns or stoppages or other interruptions at our manufacturing facilities as well as our ability to find alternative sources of supply to meet our obligations and requirements; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our SEC filings, copies of which are available for free in the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.athenex.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=254495&p=irol-sec or upon request from our Investor Relations Department. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
Daniel Lang, MD