ARALEZ PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (NASDAQ:ARLZ) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 23, 2017, Aralez Pharmaceuticals US Inc. (“Aralez US”), a Delaware company and a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”), a company formed under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, entered into a Novation Agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (“AstraZeneca”) and the United States of America (the “Government”) to which all of the rights and responsibilities of AstraZeneca under that certain VA National Contract signed February 11, 2016 and effective April 29, 2016 between AstraZeneca and the Government (the “VA Contract”) were novated to Aralez US (the “Novation Agreement”). The Novation Agreement was entered into to the previously disclosed Asset Purchase Agreement, dated October 3, 2016, by and between the Company, Aralez Pharmaceuticals Trading DAC, an Irish designated activity company and a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of the Company and affiliate of Aralez US, and AstraZeneca AB.
Under the VA Contract, Aralez US provides all requirements of certain pharmaceutical products containing metroprolol succinate as the active pharmaceutical ingredient at fixed prices for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and certain other United States federal government agencies. The VA Contract has a one-year term, renewable at the option of the Government for four successive additional one year terms. The VA Contract is terminable at the convenience of the Government at any time.