Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Investors and security holders can obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Tetraphase and/orAcelRx through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders can obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus from Tetraphase by written request to Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 480 Arsenal Way, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, Attn: Secretary or by calling (617) 715-3600.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor a solicitation of any vote or approval, with respect to the proposed transaction or otherwise. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

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Participants in the Solicitation

Each of Tetraphase and AcelRx and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Tetraphase stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Tetraphase’s directors and executive officers is included in Tetraphase’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2020. Information about AcelRx’s directors and executive officers is included in its definitive proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on April 24, 2020. Other information regarding the participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, was contained in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on April 24, 2020. Investors may obtain free copies of these documents from Tetraphase or AcelRx as indicated above.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this Form 8-K contain various forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding the transactions contemplated by the AcelRx Merger Agreement and any proposed transaction contemplated by the Revised AcelRx Proposal or the Melinta proposal, the expected timetable for completing any such transactions, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transactions, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about future expectations, plans and prospects for Tetraphase. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the risk that the proposed Merger may not be completed in a timely manner, or at all, which may adversely affect Tetraphase’s business and the price of its common stock; the failure to satisfy all of the closing conditions of the proposed Merger, including the approval of the Amended Merger Agreement by Tetraphase’s stockholders; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Amended Merger Agreement; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed Merger on Tetraphase’s business, operating results, and relationships with customers, suppliers, competitors and others; risks that the proposed Merger may disrupt Tetraphase’s current plans and business operations; risks related to the diverting of management’s attention from Tetraphase’s ongoing business operations; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Tetraphase related to the Amended Merger Agreement or the proposed Merger; risks relating to Tetraphase’s ability to successfully commercialize Xerava; concerns with or threats of, or the consequences of, pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including COVID-19; general economic and market conditions and the risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Tetraphase’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on May 7, 2020 and in any other subsequent filings made by Tetraphase with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this Form 8-K speak only as of the date hereof, and Tetraphase specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

EX-2.1 2 d894031dex21.htm EX-2.1 EX-2.1 Exhibit 2.1 EXECUTION VERSION AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER THIS AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into as of May 27,…
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About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH)

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Tetraphase) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. It is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections. It has developed eravacycline using its chemistry technology. The Company’s TP-271 is a fully synthetic spectrum preclinical compound that the Company developed for respiratory diseases caused by bacterial biothreat pathogens. The Company created TP-271 using its chemistry technology. In its development program for TP-271, the Company has conducted a number of in vitro, toxicology and animal studies to evaluate the efficacy of TP-271 against biothreat pathogens. It also develops TP-6076 for multidrug-resistant Gram- negative infections.

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