UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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): February 2, 2017

 

 

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36500   94-3103561

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7999 Gateway Blvd., Suite 130

Newark, CA 94560

(Address of principal executive offices)

(510) 293-8800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 2, 2017, CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC and LifeSci Capital LLC (the “Underwriters”) relating to the offering, issuance and sale (the “Offering”) of 5,181,348 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriters have agreed to purchase the shares of common stock from the Company at a price of $1.93 per share, which will result in approximately $9.2 million of proceeds to the Company after deducting estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about February 7, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. The Underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 777,202 shares of common stock. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by the Company.

The Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-200006) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a final prospectus supplement thereunder, dated February 2, 2017.

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. 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 Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit. A copy of the opinion of Cooley LLP relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the shares in the Offering is attached as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 2, 2017
  5.1    Opinion of Cooley LLP
23.1    Consent of Cooley LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)


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.

 

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.
By:  

/s/ Sujal Shah

Name:   Sujal Shah
Title:   Chief Financial Officer

Dated: February 3, 2017


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 2, 2017
  5.1    Opinion of Cooley LLP
23.1    Consent of Cooley LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)