SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 13, 2018
INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(state or other jurisdiction
10 Hudson Yards, Floor 37
New York, New York
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 747-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 13, 2018, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. (“Sumitomo Dainippon”) entered into Amendment No. 3 (the “Amendment”) to that certain License Agreement dated as of March 29, 2011 between the Company and Sumitomo Dainippon (as amended by amendment No. 1 dated as of June 8, 2011 and amendment No. 2 dated as of September 16, 2011, collectively (the “Agreement”)).
Under the Agreement the Company granted Sumitomo Dainippon an exclusive license to research, develop and commercialize obeticholic acid (“OCA”) as a therapeutic for the treatment of PBC and NASH in Korea, Japan and China (excluding Taiwan) (collectively, the “Licensed Territories”). In addition, the Company granted Sumitomo Dainippon an option to research, develop and commercialize OCA in certain countries outside of the Licensed Territories (the “Country Option”).
Under the Amendment, Sumitomo Dainippon agreed to return the rights to develop and commercialize OCA in Japan and Korea and the Company agreed to forego any further milestone or royalty payments relating to the development and commercialization of OCA in such countries. In addition, Sumitomo Dainippon waived its rights to the Country Option and the parties adjusted certain milestone payment obligations with respect to the development and commercialization of OCA. The parties also agreed that if certain clinical development milestones in China are not met by December 31, 2020, Sumitomo Dainippon may choose either to pay the Company a milestone payment or terminate the Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the document to be filed as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending March 31, 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.
|INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Dated: February 16, 2018||/s/ Ryan T. Sullivan|
Ryan T. Sullivan