SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 26, 2019
ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|60 Leveroni Court, Novato, California||94949|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (415) 483-8800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 26, 2019, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (we, Ultragenyx or the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Cowen and Company, LLC (the Underwriters), providing for the offer and sale in an underwritten public offering (the Offering) of 5,072,464 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Common Stock), at a public offering price of $60.00 per share, to be purchased by the Underwriters from us at a price of $56.70 per share. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option (the Option) to purchase up to an additional 760,869 shares of Common Stock on the same terms. On February 27, 2019, the Underwriters exercised the Option in full.
The Offering closed on March 1, 2019. In the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to indemnify the Underwriters against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or to contribute to payments that the Underwriters may be required to make because of such liabilities.
We estimate that the net proceeds we will receive from the Offering will be approximately $330.4 million, after deducting the Underwriters discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us.
The Offering was made under a prospectus supplement and related prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Companys automatically effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-223123). The Offering was not registered under any state blue sky laws.
A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP relating to the validity of the securities issued in the Offering is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated as of February 26, 2019, among Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Cowen and Company, LLC|
|5.1||Opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP|
|23.1||Consent of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)|
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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.
|Date: March 1, 2019||Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer|
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