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): November 30, 2018
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
300 George Street
New Haven, CT
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 624-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On November 30, 2018, Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) entered into a lease amendment (the Lease Amendment) by and between the Company and Sentry KPG III, L.P. (the Landlord), pursuant to which the Company agreed to lease premises located at 1777 Sentry Parkway West, Suite 200, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, covering 12,298 rentable square feet (the Relocation Space). The Lease Amendment amends the lease agreement, dated as of July 20, 2018, by and between the Company and the Landlord (the Lease Agreement), pursuant to which the Company currently leases 2,901 rentable square feet at 1777 Sentry Parkway West, Suite 404, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (the Existing Premises). Pursuant to the Lease Amendment, on the Relocation Space Commencement Date (as defined in the Lease Amendment) which is estimated to be on or about January 1, 2019, the Company will vacate the Existing Premises and its prior obligations to make lease payments on account of the Existing Premises shall terminate, and the Company will take possession of the Relocation Space. The Lease Agreement, as amended by the Lease Amendment, will expire November 30, 2022 (the Expiration Date), subject to the right of the Company, at its sole option, to extend the term of the Lease Amendment for an additional twenty-four months at then-market rates. The annual base rent for the Relocation Space is $295,152 for the first twelve months following the Relocation Space Commencement Date, $301,301 for the thirteenth month through the twenty-fourth month following the Relocation Space Commencement Date, $307,450 for the twenty-fifth month through thirty-sixth month following the Relocation Space Commencement Date, and $313,599 for the thirty-seventh month following the Relocation Space Commencement Date through the Expiration Date for an aggregate of $1,217,502 that may become due under the Lease Amendment, assuming it continues for the stated term. Under the Lease Amendment, the Company is also obligated to pay certain operating expenses and property taxes on account of the Relocation Space in excess of an estimated amount.
The descriptions of the terms and conditions of the Lease Agreement, as amended by the Lease Amendment, set forth herein are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Lease Agreement and the Lease Amendment attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2, respectively, and incorporated herein by this reference.
|Item 2.03.|| |
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: December 4, 2018||By:||/s/ Mary Kay Fenton|
|Mary Kay Fenton|
|Chief Financial Officer|