UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): March 11, 2020

 

ASSERTIO THERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-13111 94-3229046
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

100 S. Saunders Road, Suite 300, Lake Forest, IL 60045

(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)

 

(224) 419-7106

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class:

Trading Symbol(s):

Name of each exchange on which registered:

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value ASRT The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

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:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth Company       ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure

 

On March 11, 2020, Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing that it has commenced cash tender offers (the “Offers”) to purchase any and all of the outstanding $42,465,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 2.50% Senior Convertible Notes due 2021 and $34,522,000 of its 5.00% Senior Convertible Notes due 2024 (together, the “Notes”). The Offers are being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an Offer to Purchase dated March 11, 2020 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on April 7, 2020 unless extended by the Company (the “Expiration Time”). Holders of the Notes who have tendered (and not validly withdrawn) their Notes at or prior to the Expiration Time will be entitled to receive in cash $995 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn), plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes up to, but not including, the date the Offers are settled, which is expected to be promptly following the expiration of the Offers.

 

A copy of the Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Item 7.01 (including the exhibit) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act.

 

Neither this Current Report on Form 8-K nor the Press Release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve material risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many possible events or factors could affect our future results and performance, such that our actual results and performance may differ materially from those that may be described or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. The factors that could cause actual results to differ from what is described herein, include any failure of the purchase transactions to close due to failure of conditions to closing, financial market conditions or otherwise. The Company is subject to additional risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis and expectations only as of the date of this Form 8-K. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision or update of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. Press Release issued on March 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

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.

 

  ASSERTIO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
   
Date: March 11, 2020 By: /s/ Dan A. Peisert
    Name: Dan A. Peisert
    Title:  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

Assertio Therapeutics Announces Offer to Purchase

All of Its Issued and Outstanding

2.50% Senior Convertible Notes due 2021

and

5.00% Senior Convertible Notes due 2024

 

LAKE FOREST, Ill., (March 11, 2020) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. (“Assertio” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ASRT), today announces that it has commenced cash tender offers (the “Offers”) to purchase any and all of the outstanding $42,465,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 2.50% Senior Convertible Notes due 2021 (CUSIP: 249908AA2) and $34,522,000 of its 5.00% Senior Convertible Notes due 2024 (CUSIP: 04545LAA5) (together, the “Notes”). The Offers are being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in an Offer to Purchase dated March 11, 2020 (the “Offer to Purchase”) and are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on April 7, 2020 unless extended by the Company (the “Expiration Time”). Holders of the Notes who have tendered (and not validly withdrawn) their Notes at or prior to the Expiration Time will be entitled to receive in cash $995 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn), plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes up to, but not including, the date the Offers are settled which is expected to be promptly following the expiration of the Offers.

 

The Company will fund any purchases of Notes pursuant to the Offers from available cash on hand.  The Offers are not conditional upon any minimum number of Notes being deposited, but are subject to various other conditions as detailed in the Offer to Purchase.  Holders of Notes may validly withdraw their deposited Notes prior to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on April 7, 2020.

 

To help facilitate the Offers, Assertio has retained SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. to act as dealer manager and Global Bondholder Services Corporation to act as information and tender agent. Holders of Notes who have questions with respect to the Offers, or require any assistance with respect to the Offers, including how to deposit Notes pursuant to the Offers, may contact Global Bondholder Services Corporation by telephone at (866)-807-2200 (toll-free in North America) or by email at contact@gbsc-usa.com or SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. at (404)-926-5675.

 

The Company is making the Offers only by, and pursuant to, the terms of the Offer to Purchase. None of Assertio, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Global Bondholder Services Corporation, or any of their respective affiliates makes any recommendation to any holder of Notes as to whether to deposit or refrain from depositing all or any portion of their Notes under the Offers. Noteholders must make their own decisions as to whether to deposit or refrain from depositing their Notes, and, if deposited, the amount of their Notes to deposit thereunder. Noteholders are strongly urged to review and evaluate carefully all information in the Offer to Purchase, to consult their own financial, tax and legal advisors, and to make their own decisions as to whether to deposit Notes pursuant to the Offers and, if deposited, what principal amount of Notes to deposit. Noteholders should carefully consider the income tax consequences of accepting the Offers and depositing Notes pursuant to the Offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Offers will be deemed to be made on behalf of the Company by one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

 

About Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Assertio Therapeutics is committed to providing responsible solutions to advance patient care in the Company’s core areas of neurology, orphan and specialty medicines. Assertio currently markets two FDA-approved products and continues to identify, license and develop new products that offer enhanced options for patients that may be underserved by existing therapies. To learn more about Assertio, visit www.assertiotx.com.

 

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "will," "believes" and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs about future events and are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstance These statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks related to the proposed purchase transactions and other risks outlined in Assertio’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Assertio’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K. All information provided in this news release speaks as of the date hereof. Except as otherwise required by law, Assertio undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements.

 

Investor and Media Contact:

 

Dan Peisert
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

dpeisert@assertiotx.com

 

SOURCE Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.