SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2017
PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of other jurisdiction
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14282 Franklin Avenue, Tustin, California 92780
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 508-6000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On December 7, 2017, Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the declaration by the Company’s Board of Directors of a quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.65625 per share (the “Dividend”) on the Company’s 10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series E Preferred Stock”), accruing from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The Dividend equates to an annualized 10.50% per share of Series E Preferred Stock based on the $25.00 per share stated liquidation preference. The Dividend on the Series E Preferred Stock is payable on January 2, 2018 to holders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2017. A copy of the press release is filed hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following material is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
99.1 Press Release issued December 7, 2017.
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.
|PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: December 7, 2017||By:||/s/ Paul J. Lytle|
Paul J. Lytle
Chief Financial Officer
|99.1||Press Release issued December 7, 2017.|
|Stephanie Diaz (Investors)||Tim Brons (Media)|
|Vida Strategic Partners||Vida Strategic Partners|
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Declares Quarterly Dividend on its Series E Convertible Preferred Stock
TUSTIN, Calif., December 7, 2017 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PPHM) (Nasdaq:PPHMP) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend payment on the Company's 10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Series E Preferred Stock").
The quarterly dividend on the Series E Preferred Stock is payable on January 2, 2018 to holders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2017.
The quarterly dividend payment on the Series E Preferred Stock will be $0.65625 per share, which is equivalent to an annualized 10.50% per share, based on the $25.00 per share stated liquidation preference, accruing from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The Series E Preferred Stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market and trades under the ticker symbol "PPHMP".
About Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a company transitioning from an R&D focused business to a pure play contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Peregrine's in-house CDMO services, including cGMP manufacturing and development capabilities, are provided through its wholly-owned subsidiary Avid Bioservices, Inc. (www.avidbio.com).
Peregrine is pursuing licensing or selling its proprietary R&D assets, including its lead immunotherapy candidate, bavituximab, which is currently being evaluated in clinical trials in combination with immune stimulating therapies for the treatment of various cancers. For more information, please visit www.peregrineinc.com.
About Avid Bioservices, Inc.
Avid Bioservices, a wholly owned subsidiary of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, provides a comprehensive range of process development, high quality cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. With over 20 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch and perfusion modes, Avid's services include cGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, bulk packaging, stability testing and regulatory strategy, submission and support. The company also provides a variety of process development activities, including cell line development and optimization, cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development and product characterization. For more information about Avid, please visit www.avidbio.com .