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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 7, 2021, Otonomy, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Cowen and Company, LLC and Piper Sandler & Co., as representatives of the underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), relating to the public offering of 6,288,890 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Underwritten Shares”), and pre-funded warrants (the “Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase 7,111,110 shares of the Company’s common stock. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company also granted the Underwriters an option exercisable for 30 days from the date of the Underwriting Agreement to purchase up to an additional 2,010,000 shares of common stock (together with the Underwritten Shares, the “Shares”). All of the Shares and Pre-Funded Warrants are being sold by the Company. The offering price of the Shares to the public is $2.25 per share, and the offering price of the Pre-Funded Warrants to the public is $2.249 per share underlying each Pre-Funded Warrant. The Underwriters will purchase the Shares from the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $2.115 per share and the Pre-Funded Warrants from the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $2.114 per share underlying each Pre-Funded Warrant.
The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering are expected to be approximately $30.1 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The offering is expected to close on April 12, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by such parties.
The public offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227269) (the “Registration Statement”) and the related prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, in each case filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Each Pre-Funded Warrant will have an exercise price per share of common stock equal to $0.001 per share. The exercise price and the number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of each Pre-Funded Warrant is subject to appropriate adjustments in the event of certain stock dividends and distributions, stock splits, stock combinations, reclassifications or similar events affecting the common stock. Each Pre-Funded Warrant will be exercisable from the date of issuance until the date the Pre-Funded Warrant is exercised in full. Each Pre-Funded Warrant will be exercisable, in the holder’s discretion, by (i) payment in full in immediately available funds for the number of shares of common stock purchased upon such exercise or (ii) a cashless exercise, in which case the holder would receive upon such exercise the net number of shares of common stock determined according to the formula set forth in the Pre-Funded Warrant. Under the Pre-Funded Warrants, the Company may not effect the exercise of any Pre-Funded Warrant, and a holder will not be entitled to exercise any portion of any Pre-Funded Warrant that, upon giving effect to such exercise, would cause: (i) the aggregate number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by such holder (together with its affiliates) to exceed 9.99% of the total number of shares of common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the exercise; or (ii) the combined voting power of the Company’s securities beneficially owned by such holder (together with its affiliates) to exceed 9.99% of the combined voting power of all of the Company’s securities immediately outstanding after giving effect to the exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Pre-Funded Warrant, which percentage may be changed at the holder’s election to a higher or lower percentage not in excess of 19.99% upon at least 61 days’ notice to the Company.
In the event of certain fundamental transactions, a holder of Pre-Funded Warrants will be entitled to receive, upon exercise of the Pre-Funded Warrants, the kind and amount of securities, cash or other property that such holder would have received had they exercised the Pre-Funded Warrants immediately prior to the fundamental transaction without regard to any limitations on exercise contained in the Pre-Funded Warrants.
The foregoing descriptions of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement and the Pre-Funded Warrants do not purport to be complete and are each qualified in their entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement and the Form of Pre-Funded Warrant, respectively, which are filed as Exhibit 1.1 and Exhibit 4.1 hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the opinion of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. relating to the validity of the Shares, the Pre-Funded Warrants and the shares underlying the Pre-Funded Warrants is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Announcement of Public Offering
On April 7, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of an underwritten public offering of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and in lieu of common stock to certain investors that so choose, pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of our common stock, pursuant to the Registration Statement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits hereto, shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, which is being made only by means of a written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, nor shall there by any sale of the Company’s securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of such jurisdiction.
Announcement of Pricing of Public Offering
On April 7, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the public offering. The press release announcing the pricing of the public offering is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Certain of the statements made in this report are forward looking, such as those, among others, relating to the Company’s expectations regarding the timing and completion of the public offering. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to completion of the public offering on the anticipated terms or at all, market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by the Company is contained under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Current Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 11, 2021. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated as of April 7, 2021, among Otonomy, Inc. and the representatives|
|4.1||Form of Pre-Funded Warrant|
|5.1||Opinion of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati|
|23.1||Consent of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|99.1||Press Release dated April 7, 2021|
|99.2||Press Release dated April 7, 2021|
|104||Cover page interactive data file (embedded within the inline XBRL document)|
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.
|Paul E. Cayer|
|Chief Financial and Business Officer|
Date: April 8, 2021