8-K 1 sava-20210621x8k.htm 8-K SAVA 8K 2021 Premier MSA




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 15, 2021


Cassava Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

7801 N Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 260

Austin, Texas 78731

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(512) 501-2444

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:






Title of each class





Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value




NASDAQ Capital Market


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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement 


On June 15, 2021,  Cassava Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Premier Research International LLC  (Premier)  for Premier to provide clinical research organization (CRO) services to support a Phase 3 program of simufilam in Alzheimer’s disease pursuant to work orders to be issued under the MSA by mutual agreement of the parties. In addition, on June 18, 2021, the Company entered into two work orders with Premier pursuant to the MSA for certain start-up services and sub-contract pass through costs for a total of up to approximately $14.0 million, to be billed over the term of the work orders.

The MSA has an initial term of two years with automatic renewal for one-year terms, unless earlier terminated by the parties. The Company may terminate the MSA or individual work orders at any time without cause by giving Premier 60 days’ prior written notice. Either party may terminate the MSA or individual work orders upon written notice as a result of a material event of default of the MSA that remains uncured for a period of sixty days. Either party may also terminate the MSA immediately upon written notice in the event that the other party (i) files a voluntary petition in bankruptcy or has an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, which is not dismissed within thirty (30) days after its institution; (ii) is adjudged as bankrupt; (iii) becomes insolvent; (iv) has a receiver, trustee, conservator or liquidator appointed for all or a substantial part of its assets; (v) ceases to do business; (vi) commences any dissolution, liquidation or winding up; or (vii) makes an assignment of its assets for the benefit of its creditors. The MSA also contains provisions regarding the rights and responsibilities of the parties with respect to CRO services, payment terms, ownership of intellectual property, confidentiality and indemnification, as well as other customary provisions.


The foregoing description of the MSA does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the MSA, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2021, with confidential portions redacted.



Item 8.01    Other Events.


On June 21, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the Master Services Agreement between the Company and Premier, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. 



(d)    Exhibit No.    Description





Press Release, dated June 21, 2021




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.






a Delaware corporation




Date:   June 21, 2021








Eric J. Schoen



Chief Financial Officer