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): July 26, 2019
ARCTURUS THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
10628 Science Center Drive, Suite 250
San Diego, California 92121
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 900-2660
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Common stock, par value $0.001 per share||ARCT||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 26, 2019 Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc. (Arcturus), a subsidiary of Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (the Company), entered into an amendment (the Amendment) to its Development and Option Agreement, as amended (the Development and Option Agreement), with CureVac AG (CureVac), pursuant to which Arcturus and CureVac agreed to (a) modify the time period during which CureVac may select potential targets to be licensed from the Company pursuant to the terms of the Development and Option Agreement, (b) reduce the overall number of maximum targets to be reserved and licensed from fifteen (15) to ten (10) targets, (c) simplify the process for selecting and reserving targets, (d) define conditions under which targets can be pre-restricted by Arcturus in connection with its own research and development activities and (e) restore CureVacs original obligations with respect to the funding of scientists at Arcturus.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a complete copy of which the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.
Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
In connection with the entry into the Amendment, on July 26, 2019, Arcturus and CureVac also entered into a Termination Agreement (the Termination Agreement) terminating the Co-Development and Co-Commercialization Agreement (the Co-Development Agreement) between the Company and CureVac dated as of January 1, 2018. The Termination Agreement is effective as of July 26, 2019.
Pursuant to the Termination Agreement, CureVac agreed to make a one-time payment to Arcturus in the amount of $4,000,000 in consideration such termination, including payments in connection with CureVacs termination of co-development of ARCT-810 as a therapy for ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. The payment is required to be paid to Arcturus by July 31, 2019. The Termination Agreement includes a customary mutual release and a mutual non-disparagement clause and provides for the survival of the confidentiality provisions in the Co-Development Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Termination Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Termination Agreement, a complete copy of which the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.
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.
|Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc.|
|Date: July 29, 2019|
|Name:||Joseph E. Payne|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|