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OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 07/31/2018
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 26, 2018





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-33415   65-1178822

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3344 N. Torrey Pines Ct., Suite 200, La Jolla, CA   92037
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 875-8600


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)



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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

As previously reported, on March 12, 2018, Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Bankruptcy Court”) (Case No. 18-10518).

As previously reported, on April 23, 2018, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Purchaser”), pursuant to which the Purchaser agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of the Company for an aggregate purchase price of $75,000,000 (the “Acquisition”). On June 23, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court approved an order authorizing the Acquisition with the Purchaser pursuant to the Acquisition Agreement.

On July 26, 2018, the Company and the Purchaser entered into an amendment to the Agreement (the “Amendment”). The Amendment reduces the aggregate purchase price to $73,500,000 and creates a $5,000,000 reserve to cover potential post-closing indemnification claims by the Purchaser. Other than as expressly modified pursuant the Amendment, the Agreement (previously filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2018) remains in full force and effect.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Amendment attached as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.01.

Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On July 27, 2018, the Company and the Purchaser completed the Acquisition (the “Closing”). With the Closing, the Company completed the disposition of substantially all of its assets.


Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective as of the Closing, Patrick J. Mahaffy, Michael A. Narachi, Louis C. Bock, Brian H. Dovey, David J. Endicott, Peter K. Honig and Deborah A. Jorn resigned as members of the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Company. Lota Zoth is the Company’s sole director and will serve as Chair of the Board. Ms. Zoth will continue to be compensated at $15,000 per quarter for her service (consistent with the Company’s current Board compensation) until completion of the wind-down and liquidation of the Company, with a $15,000 retention payment to be paid to her upon completion.

Effective as of the Closing, Michael A. Narachi, Thomas Cannell, Peter Flynn, Monica Forbes and Stephen Moglia resigned as officers of the Company. In addition, effective as of the Closing, Thomas Lynch was appointed Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, President, Secretary and Treasurer. In connection with his service as the sole continuing officer of the Company, Mr. Lynch will remain an employee of the Company through July 31, 2018 at his current salary and will thereafter become a consultant to the Company at a rate of $6,000 per week until completion of the wind-down and liquidation of the Company, with a $25,000 retention payment to be paid to him upon completion.


Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 30, 2018, the Company filed its monthly operating report with the Bankruptcy Court for the reporting period of June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 (the “Monthly Operating Report”), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1

Cautionary Statements Regarding Trading in the Company’s Securities

The Company’s securityholders are cautioned that trading in the Company’s securities during the pendency of the Chapter 11 process will be highly speculative and will pose substantial risks. Trading prices for the Company’s securities may bear little or no relationship to the actual recovery, if any, by holders thereof in the Company’s Chapter 11 process. Accordingly, the Company urges extreme caution with respect to existing and future investments in its securities.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 hereto may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those involving future events and future results that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections as well as the current beliefs and assumptions of the Company’s management. We often use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “may,” “predict,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “target” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this Current Report and exhibits hereto that are not statements of historical fact and other estimates, projections, future trends and the outcome of events that have not yet occurred referenced in this Current Report and exhibits hereto should be considered forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, the potential adverse impact of the Chapter 11 filings on our liquidity or results of operations, changes in our ability to meet financial obligations during the Chapter 11 process or to maintain contracts that are critical to our operations, the outcome or timing of the Chapter 11 process, the effect of the Chapter 11 filings or related asset sale on our relationships with third parties, regulatory authorities and employees, proceedings that may be brought by third parties in connection with the Chapter 11 process and the timing or amount of any distributions to the Company’s stakeholders. Many of such factors relate to events and circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this Current Report or exhibits hereto.

Additional Information regarding the Chapter 11 Case

Additional information about the Chapter 11 process and proposed asset sale, as well as other documents related to the restructuring and reorganization proceedings, is available through the Company’s claims agent Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC at Information contained on, or that can be accessed through, such web site or the Bankruptcy Court’s web site is not part of this Current Report.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:


  2.1    Amendment to the Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 26, 2018, by and between Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.  and Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
99.1    Monthly Operating Report, dated July 30, 2018


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: July 31, 2018     By:  

/s/ Thomas P. Lynch

    Name:   Thomas P. Lynch
    Title:   Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, President, Secretary and Treasurer