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): April 15, 2021
AVID BIOSERVICES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State of other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
2642 Michelle Drive, Suite 200, Tustin, California 92780
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 508-6100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each Class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||CDMO||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On April 15, 2021, Avid Bioservices, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the completion of the redemption of all of the Company’s outstanding 10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock as of April 12, 2021. A copy of the press release is filed hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
(d) Exhibits. The following material is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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.
|AVID BIOSERVICES, INC.|
|Date: April 15, 2021||By:/s/ Daniel R. Hart|
|Daniel R. Hart|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|99.1||Press Release issued April 15, 2021.|
|Stephanie Diaz (Investors)||Tim Brons (Media)|
|Vida Strategic Partners||Vida Strategic Partners|
AVID BIOSERVICES ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF REDEMPTION OF SERIES E CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK
TUSTIN, California, April 15, 2021 -- Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) (the “company”), a dedicated biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) working to improve patient lives by providing high quality development and manufacturing services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced that it has completed the redemption of all of the company’s outstanding 10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series E Preferred Stock”) as of April 12, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”).
In a press release dated March 10, 2021, the company announced its intention to utilize a portion of the proceeds from its recent offering of exchangeable senior notes to redeem all of the company’s outstanding Series E Preferred Stock. Each share of Series E Preferred Stock was redeemed at a redemption price equal to the liquidation amount of $25.00 per share plus accrued and unpaid dividends per share up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date. As a result of the completed redemption, the Series E Preferred Stock is no longer outstanding nor listed as CDMOP on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
About Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Avid Bioservices is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on development and CGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceutical drug substances derived from mammalian cell culture. The company provides a comprehensive range of process development, CGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. With 28 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins, Avid's services include CGMP clinical and commercial drug substance manufacturing, bulk packaging, release and stability testing and regulatory submissions support. For early-stage programs the company provides a variety of process development activities, including upstream and downstream development and optimization, analytical methods development, testing and characterization. The scope of our services ranges from standalone process development projects to full development and manufacturing programs through commercialization. www.avidbio.com