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Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 4, 2023, BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a registration statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-271650, the “Registration Statement”) under Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition, on May 4, 2023, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SVB Securities LLC (the “Sales Agents”) with respect to an “at-the-market” offering program under which the Company may issue and sell, from time to time at its sole discretion and pursuant to a prospectus supplement, shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), having an aggregate offering price of up to $450,000,000 (the “Placement Shares”), through the Sales Agents. The issuance and sale, if any, of the Placement Shares may be by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act, including, without limitation, sales made directly on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”), or on any other existing trading market for the Common Stock.
The Company is not obligated to make any sales of Common Stock, and the Sales Agents are not required to sell any specific number or dollar amount of shares of the Common Stock, under the Agreement. The Company or the Sales Agents may suspend or terminate the offering of Placement Shares upon notice to the other party and subject to other conditions.
Subject to the Company’s request to sell Placement Shares, the Sales Agents will act on a best efforts basis and use commercially reasonable efforts to sell on the Company’s behalf, from time to time consistent with its normal sales practices and applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations and Nasdaq rules, such Placement Shares based upon instructions from the Company (including any price, time or size limits or other customary parameters or conditions the Company may impose). The Company will pay the Sales Agents a commission of up to 3.0 percent (3.0%) of the gross proceeds of any Placement Shares sold through the Sales Agents under the Agreement, and also has provided the Sales Agents with customary indemnification and contribution rights.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities discussed herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of the securities 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.
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Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement
On May 3, 2023, Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) and SVB Securities LLC (formerly known as SVB Leerink LLC, “SVB Securities”), acknowledged and accepted the Company’s prior written notice to terminate the Open Market Sales Agreement SM, dated July 7, 2020, by and among the Company, Jefferies and SVB Securities, for convenience, effective as of May 3, 2023.
To the extent that statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are not strictly historical, all such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The terms “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “should” and “intend,” and other words or phrases of similar import are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ materially from the statements made. These statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations as to such future outcomes. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements as the statements in this current report on Form 8-K are valid only as of the date hereof and disclaims any obligation to update this information, except as may be required by law. No representations or warranties (expressed or implied) are made about the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Equity Distribution Agreement dated May 4, 2023 by and among BridgeBio Pharma, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SVB Securities LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-271650).|
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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.
|BRIDGEBIO PHARMA, INC.|
|Date: May 4, 2023||By:|
|Brian C. Stephenson|
|Chief Financial Officer|