Novelion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLN) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Item 8.01 Other Events
On October 2, 2019, the Board of Directors (the Novelion Board) of Novelion Therapeutics Inc. (Novelion) elected Michael D. Price to serve as a director on the Novelion Board, with a term that expires at Novelions upcoming annual general meeting (the Annual Meeting). The Novelion Board will be recommending that Mr. Price be elected by the Novelion shareholders for another term at the upcoming Annual Meeting. Mr. Price was not, and is not expected to be, appointed to any committees of the Novelion Board.
Cautionary Information Regarding Trading in Novelions Securities
Novelion cautions that trading in Novelions securities is highly speculative and poses substantial risks. Trading prices for Novelions securities may bear little or no relationship to the actual value realized, if any, by holders of Novelions securities. Accordingly, Novelion urges extreme caution with respect to existing and future investments in its securities.
Additional Information About the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It
Novelion has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) a preliminary proxy statement and plans to file and mail to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement in connection with the Annual Meeting and Novelions plans to liquidate and matters incidental thereto (the Liquidation Matters). Security holders of Novelion are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials as and when they become available because such materials contain important information about the Annual Meeting and the proposed Liquidation Matters. The proxy statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any and all other documents filed by Novelion with the Commission, may be obtained free of charge at the Commissions website at www.sec.gov.
INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS AS AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE ANNUAL MEETING AND LIQUIDATION MATTERS.
Participants in the Solicitation
Novelion and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the security holders of Novelion in connection with the Annual Meeting and the Liquidation Matters once the definitive proxy statement is made available. Information about those directors and executive officers of Novelion, including their ownership of Novelion securities, is set forth in the preliminary proxy statement filed with the Commission on September 20, 2019. Investors and security holders may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of Novelion and its directors and executive officers in the Liquidation by reading the proxy statement and other public filings referred to in this Form 8-K.
Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this Form 8-K constitute forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. and Canadian securities laws. There can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Therefore, the forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K should be considered in light of the risks and uncertainties that attend such statements, including, but not limited to, whether the Novelion shareholders will approve the Liquidation Matters or other matters submitted to the Novelion shareholders at the Annual Meeting, Novelions ability to successfully and timely hold, and the outcome of, the Annual Meeting, the state of Novelions operations and remaining assets following the closing of the transaction between, inter alia, Amryt Pharma plc and Novelions former operating subsidiary, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Aegerion), Novelions ability to effect the deconsolidation of Aegerion from its financial statements and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q within the anticipated timeframe or at all, the delisting of Novelions securities from The Nasdaq Stock Market and the success of any appeal and ongoing stay associated therewith, the possibility that there will be no market for trading Novelions securities or that trading will be suspended, as well as those risks identified in Novelions filings with the Commission, including the preliminary proxy