Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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On May31, 2018, Vericel Corporation (the “Company,” “Vericel” or “we”) entered into an underwriting agreement (“Underwriting Agreement”) with Leerink Partners LLC, as representative of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), relating to the issuance and sale of 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price to the public of $13.00 per share (the “Offering”). to the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriters have agreed to purchase the shares from us at a price of $12.22 per share. The gross proceeds to Vericel from this offering are expected to be approximately $65 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Vericel. The offering is expected to close on or about June5, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, we have granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of common stock on the same terms and conditions.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by us, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of Vericel and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties.

The Offering is being made to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on FormS-3 (Registration Statement No.333-205336), including the prospectus dated July15, 2015, contained therein, and the related prospectus supplement.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit1.1 to this report, and the foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. A copy of the opinion of Dykema Gossett PLLC relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the securities in these offerings is attached as Exhibit5.1 hereto.

The Company issued press releases on May30, 2018 and May31, 2018 announcing the commencement of the Offering and the pricing of the Offering, respectively, which press releases are attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, to this report.

Item 9.01. Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.

ExhibitNo.

Description

1.1

Underwriting Agreement by and between Vericel Corporation and Leerink Partners LLC, as representative of the underwriters named therein, dated May31, 2018

5.1

Opinion of Dykema Gossett PLLC

23.1

Consent of Dykema Gossett PLLC (included in Exhibit5.1)

99.1

Press Release dated May30, 2018

99.2

Press Release dated May31, 2018


Vericel Corp Exhibit
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About Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL)

Vericel Corporation, formerly Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the identification, development and commercialization of therapies that enable the body to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs to restore normal structure and function. The Company operates through the research, product development, manufacture and distribution of patient-specific, expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of specific diseases segment. Its autologous cell therapy products include Carticel (autologous cultured chondrocytes), which is an autologous chondrocyte implant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee, and Epicel (cultured epidermal autografts), which is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of patients with deep-dermal or full-thickness burns. The Company is developing MACI, which is a third-generation autologous chondrocyte implant and ixmyelocel-T, which is a patient-specific multicellular therapy.

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