ACHAOGEN, INC. (NASDAQ:AKAO) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
As previously disclosed, on April 15, 2019, Achaogen, Inc. (the ‘Company’) filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The filing was made in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the ‘Court’) (Case No. 19-10844).
On May 31, 2019, the Company filed its monthly operating report (the ‘Monthly Operating Report’) with the Court for the reporting period of April 15 to April 30, 2019, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Cautionary Note Regarding the Monthly Operating Report
The Company cautions investors and potential investors not to place undue reliance upon the information contained in the Monthly Operating Report, which was not prepared for the purpose of providing the basis for an investment decision relating to any of the securities of the Company. The Monthly Operating Report is limited in scope and has been prepared solely for the purpose of complying with requirements of the Court. The Monthly Operating Report was not reviewed by independent accountants, is in a format prescribed by applicable bankruptcy laws, and is subject to future adjustment. The financial information in the Monthly Operating Report is not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (‘GAAP’) and, therefore, may exclude items required by GAAP, such as certain reclassifications, eliminations, accruals, valuations and disclosures. The Monthly Operating Report also relates to periods which are different from the historical periods required in the Company’s reports to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the ‘Exchange Act’).
Limitation on Incorporation by Reference
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished for informational purposes only and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing. The filing of this current report (including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto) will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Trading in the Company’s Securities
The Company’s securityholders are cautioned that trading in the Company’s securities is highly speculative and poses substantial risks during the pendency of the Chapter 11 case. Trading prices for the Company’s securities may bear little or no relationship to the actual recovery, if any, by holders thereof in the Company’s Chapter 11 case. Accordingly, the Company urges extreme caution with respect to existing and future investments in its securities.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Statements including words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current views, expectations and beliefs concerning future events. In addition, any statements related to the Company’s plans to sell all of its assets to Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; the Company’s intention to continue operations during the Chapter 11 case; the Company’s belief that the sale process will be in the best interest of the Company and its stakeholders; the continued uninterrupted access to the Company’s product during the Chapter 11 proceedings; and other statements regarding the Company’s strategy and future operations, performance and prospects are forward-looking statements. Such plans, expectations and statements are as to future events and are not to be viewed as facts, and reflect various assumptions of management of the Company and are subject to significant business, financial, economic, operating, competitive, litigation and other risks and uncertainties and contingencies (many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the control of the Company) that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements included herein, including, without limitation: the potential adverse impact of the Chapter 11 filings on the Company’s liquidity and results of operations; changes in the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations during the Chapter 11 process and to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations; the outcome and timing of the Chapter 11 process and the proposed auction and asset sale; the effect of the Chapter 11 filings and proposed asset sale on the Company’s relationships with vendors, regulatory authorities, employees and other third parties; possible proceedings that may be brought by third parties in connection with the Chapter 11 process or the proposed asset sale; uncertainty regarding obtaining bankruptcy court approval of a sale of the Company’s assets or other conditions to the proposed asset sale; and the timing or amount of any distributions, if any, to the Company’s stakeholders. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Achaogen that any of its plans will be achieved. Investors should note that many factors, including those more fully described in the Company’s filings with the Commission (including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed on April 1, 2019 and other filings with the Commission), could affect the Company’s future financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, such as those contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1. The forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 are qualified by risk factors identified by the Company. These risk factors, individually or in the aggregate, could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Additional Information Regarding the Chapter 11 Case
Additional information about the Chapter 11 case and structured sale process is available through the Company’s claims agent Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC at www.kccllc.net/achaogen. Information contained on, or that can be accessed through, such web site or the Court’s web site is not part of this Current Report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Achaogen, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 akao-ex991_7.htm EX-99.1 akao-ex991_7.htm Exhibit 99.1 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE Achaogen,…
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About ACHAOGEN, INC. (NASDAQ:AKAO)
Achaogen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections. The Company is developing plazomicin, its lead product candidate, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Plazomicin is an aminoglycoside designed to overcome clinically relevant aminoglycoside resistance mechanisms. In addition, its research and development pipeline includes two programs that specifically target Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Acinetobacter baumannii infections: a program to discover and develop small molecule inhibitors of LpxC, which is an enzyme essential for the synthesis of the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, and a therapeutic antibody program. Its development plan for plazomicin includes over two Phase III clinical trials.