Form 8-K for ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 27, 2015, Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") entered into Subscription Agreements (the "Subscription Agreements") with each of Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. ("Zenyaku") and Amgen Inc. ("Amgen"), with respect to a registered direct offering conducted without an underwriter or placement agent (the "Registered Direct Offering") of an aggregate of 3,216,646 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the "Common Stock"), at an aggregate purchase price of $8,000,000. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, Zenyaku will purchase 2,795,895 shares of Common Stock at a price per share equal to $2.50367, and Amgen will purchase 420,751 shares of Common Stock at a price per share equal to $2.3767, with the consideration to be paid by Amgen in the form of a waiver of a fee otherwise payable to Amgen pursuant to that certain License Agreement dated December 18, 2007 between Anthera and Amgen (as amended).
Net proceeds from the offering, after deducting estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $6,965,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or around January 28, 2015.
The sale of the Common Stock is to be made pursuant to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-187780) (the "Registration Statement"), including a prospectus supplement dated January 28, 2015 to the prospectus contained therein, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on April 5, 2013 and declared effective by the SEC on April 18, 2013.
A copy of the legal opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP, relating to the validity of the shares issued in the Registered Direct Offering, is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this report and is filed with reference to, and is hereby incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
5.1 Opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP