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): June 21, 2021


Heat Biologics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-35994

26-2844103

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


627 Davis Drive, Suite 400

Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(919) 240-7133

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

 

N/A

(Former Name and Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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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, $0.0002 par value per share

HTBX

The Nasdaq Stock Market

(The Nasdaq Capital Market)


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 checkmark 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 1.01   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On June 21, 2021, Heat Biologics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a lease (the “Lease”) with Durham Keystone Tech 7, LLC (the “Landlord”), pursuant to which the Company will lease approximately 15,996 square feet of office and lab space located at Keystone Tech 7, 627 Davis Drive, Suite 300 Morrisville, North Carolina 27560 (the “New Premises”) for its new principal executive offices. The date on which the Company will become responsible for paying rent under the Lease (the “Rent Commencement Date”) will be the earlier of (i) the date the Company takes possession of any part of the premises for purposes of conducting business or (ii) the date the landlord substantially completes the landlord work and tenant improvements at the New Premises. The initial term of the Lease will commence on the Rent Commencement Date and expire ninety-six (96) months after the Rent Commencement Date, unless sooner terminated. The Lease also provides for an option for the Company to extend the Lease for one five-year period at fair market rent, as defined in the Lease. The Company’s monthly base rent for the New Premises will start at approximately $43,655.75 commencing on the Rent Commencement Date and will increase on an annual basis up to a maximum monthly base rent of approximately $53,693.24. The Company will be obligated to pay the landlord for certain costs, taxes and operating expenses as specified in the Lease.


The expansion will support the addition of enhanced research and development capabilities for the Company’s preclinical and clinical programs including equipment for in-house synthesis of antibodies and other drugs/reagents; as well as an expanded vivarium for onsite pre-clinical studies.


The foregoing description of the Lease does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Lease, a complete copy of which is incorporated herein by reference and is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 102   Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement


On the day immediately preceding the Rent Commencement Date, the Company will terminate its current lease which it entered into with Durham KTP Tech 7, LLC dated April 17, 2019


Item 2.03   Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The descriptions of the Lease in “Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” of this Current Report on Form 8-K are incorporated by reference in their entirety into this Item 2.03.


Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Exhibit Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Lease between Durham Keystone Tech 7, LLC and Heat Biologics, Inc. dated June 19, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 



  

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.


Dated:  June 23, 2021

HEAT BIOLOGICS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jeffrey Wolf

 

Name:

Jeffrey Wolf

 

Title:

Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer