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): March 30, 2021
9 Meters Biopharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-37797|| ||27-3948465|
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
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8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27615
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, include area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock $0.0001 Par Value||NMTR||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On March 30, 2021, 9 Meters Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and Truist Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), in connection with the public offering (the “Offering”) of 30,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, at a price of $1.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,500,000 shares of common stock at the same price, which the Underwriters exercised in full on March 31, 2021.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company and also provides for customary indemnification by the Company and the Underwriters against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities.
The closing of the Offering occurred on April 5, 2021. At closing, the Company received net proceeds of approximately $31.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.
The offering was made pursuant to the Company’s effective registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-249268), including the prospectus dated October 9, 2020, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated March 30, 2021.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The opinion of the Company’s counsel regarding the validity of the shares issued in the Offering is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
On March 30, March 30 and April 5, 2021, the Company issued press releases announcing the launch, pricing and closing, respectively, of the Offering described in Item 1.01. Copies of the press releases are filed as Exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1|Underwriting Agreement, dated March 30, 2021, by and between 9 Meters Biopharma, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., William Blair & Company, L.L.C., and Truist Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
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.
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| ||9 Meters Biopharma, Inc.|
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|Date: April 5, 2021||By:|| ||/s/ Edward J. Sitar|
| || || ||Edward J. Sitar|
| || || ||Chief Financial Officer|