Celsion Corporation
Celsion CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 10/27/2017 09:11:58)

 

  UNITED STATES

  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549  

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section  13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

Date of report  (Date of earliest event reported): October 27, 2017

 

 

CELSION CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-15911

52-1256615

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

997 Lenox Drive, Suite 100

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

 

Registrant ’s telephone number, including area code: (609) 896-9100

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§  230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

   

Emerging growth company  

   

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

   

 

 

 

Item 1 .01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement .

 

On October 27, 2017, Celsion Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (the “Underwriter”), relating to the issuance and sale (the “Offering”) of 2,640,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), and warrants to purchase an aggregate total of 1,320,000 shares of Common Stock. Each share of Common Stock is being sold together with 0.5 warrants, each whole warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock, at a public offering price of $2.50 per share and related warrants.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriter has agreed to purchase the Shares and related warrants from the Company at a price of $2.325 per share and related warrants. Each warrant is exercisable six months from the date of issuance. The warrants have an exercise price of $3.00 per whole share, and expire five years from the date first exercisable.

 

The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the Shares and warrants, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the Co mpany, are expected to be approximately $5.8 million. The Offering is expected to close on October 31, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

 

This Offering is being made pursuant to the Company ’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-206789) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 4, 2015, and declared effective on September 25, 2015, including the base prospectus dated September 25, 2017 included therein and the related prospectus supplement.

 

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, other obligations of the parties, and termination provisions.

 

Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, subject to certain exceptions, the Company has agreed for a period of 60 days after the date of the final prospectus supplement relating to the Offering and its directors and officers have agreed for a period of 90 days after the date of the final prospectus supplement relating to the Offering not to sell or otherwise dispose of any of the Company’s securities held by them without first obtaining the written consent of the Underwriter.

 

The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement, does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on October 31, 2017.

 

The legal opinion of Sidley Austin LLP, legal counsel to the Company, relating to the Common Stock and warrants being offered pursuant to the Offering will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on October 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01

  Regulation FD Disclosure .

 

On October 27, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing and terms of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the information in this Item 7.01 disclosure, including Exhibit 99.1 and information set forth therein, is deemed to have been furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 

 

Item 9.01

Financial statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)   Exhibits.

 

Exhibit   No.

 

Description

   

99.1  

 

Press Release issued by Celsion Corporation dated October 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

CELSION CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  October 27, 2017

By:

/s/   Jeffrey W. Church

 

 

 

Jeffrey W. Church

 

 

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial

Officer

 

 

 

 

 

  EXHIBIT INDEX

   

Exhibit   No.

 

Description

   

99.1  

 

Press Release issued by Celsion Corporation dated October 27, 2017

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

   

 

 

Celsion Corporation Announces Pricing of Underwritten Offering of Common Stock and Warrants to Purchase Common Stock

 

 

 

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – October 27, 2017 - Celsion Corporation (the “ Company” ) (NASDAQ: CLSN) today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 2,640,000 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 1,320,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $2.50 per share and related warrants. Each share of common stock is being sold together with 0.50 warrants, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one whole share of common stock. The warrants have an exercise price of $3.00 per share, are not exercisable until 6 months after issuance and will terminate 5 years from the time each warrant is first exercisable. The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $6.6 million, before deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses. The closing of this offering is expected to take place on or about October 31, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

 

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as the sole underwriter in connection with this offering.  

 

The estimated net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the shares of common stock or warrants in the registered direct offering are expected to be approximately $ 5.8 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

 

A shelf registration statement (File No. 333-206789) relating to the shares of common stock to be issued or shares of common stock underlying the warrants in this offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 4, 2015, and declared effective on September 25, 2015, including the base prospectus dated September 25, 2015 included therein. A prospectus supplement relating to the offering of shares of common stock or shares of common stock underlying the warrants to be issued will be filed by the Company with the SEC. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered may also be obtained, when available, from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or by telephone at (212) 667-8563, or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com . Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov .

 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. There shall not be any offer, solicitation of an offer to buy, or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offering, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

Additional Information:

 

Statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding, but not limited to, the amount and use of proceeds the Company expects to receive from the sale of the shares of common stock in the registered direct offering and the warrants and the closing of the transaction described in this press release, which is subject to customary conditions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "plan," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate, and involve factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated March 24, 2017, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, dated August 14, 2017. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.

 

Investor Contact

 

Jeffrey W. Church

Senior Vice President & CFO

609-482-2455

jchurch@celsion.com