Form 8-K NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES For: Dec 22

December 23, 2021 8:01 AM EST

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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): December 22, 2021
NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
0-22705
33-0525145
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of Incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
12780 El Camino Real,
San Diego,
California
92130
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (858) 617-7600
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
NBIX
Nasdaq Global Select Market
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 Instructions A.2. below):
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 22, 2021, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Heptares Therapeutics Limited (“Heptares”), which provides that the License Agreement becomes effective upon the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods and the receipt of any required approvals or clearances under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), as previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 22, 2021. The expiration of the applicable waiting periods under the HSR Act was on December 22, 2021, and the License Agreement became effective on December 22, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Company has agreed to pay Heptares an upfront payment of $100.0 million within ten days of the Effective Date.




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.
 NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
  
Dated: December 23, 2021/s/ Darin M. Lippoldt
 Darin M. Lippoldt
 Chief Legal Officer



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