UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-K/A
(Amendment No. 1)
 
x   ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2019 
or 
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Transition Period from            to
Commission File Number: 001-34949 
Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
British Columbia, Canada
 
 
 
98-0597776
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
 
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
701 Veterans Circle, Warminster, PA 18974
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
 
 
 
 
267-469-0914
 (Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code):
 
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 shares, without par value
 
ABUS
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 
 
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes o No x
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o No x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an “emerging growth company”. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer o
Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company x
Emerging growth company o
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark 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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No x




As of June 30, 2019, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, the approximate aggregate market value of voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $118,248,358 (based on the closing price of $2.08 per share as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as of that date).
As of March 2, 2020, the registrant had 68,941,406 common shares, without par value, outstanding. In addition, the registrant had outstanding 1,164,000 convertible preferred shares, which will be mandatorily converted into approximately 23 million common shares on October 18, 2021.  Assuming the convertible preferred shares were converted as of March 2, 2020, the registrant would have had approximately 92 million common shares outstanding at March 2, 2020.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which the registrant intends to file pursuant to Regulation 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days after the registrant’s fiscal year end of December 31, 2019, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K, as amended.





EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Amendment No.1 (the “Amendment No. 1”) to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2020 (the “Original Form 10-K”), is being filed for the sole purpose of correcting the Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm filed as Exhibit 23.1 to the Original Form 10-K (the “Consent”). The original Consent inadvertently omitted the date of the Consent. A corrected Consent is filed as Exhibit 23.1 attached hereto.

Except as otherwise expressly noted herein, this Amendment No. 1 does not modify or update in any way the financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or other disclosures in, or exhibits to, the Original Form 10-K, nor does it reflect events occurring after the filing of the Original Form 10-K. Accordingly, this Amendment No. 1 should be read in conjunction with the Original Form 10-K.

In addition, as required by Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), new certifications by the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer are filed herewith as exhibits to this Amendment No. 1 pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) or 15d-14(a) of the Exchange Act. As no financial statements have been included in this Amendment No. 1 and it does not contain or amend any disclosure with respect to Items 307 or 308 of Regulation S-K, paragraphs 3, 4, and 5 of the certifications have been omitted. The Company is not including certifications pursuant to Section 1350 of Chapter 63 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. 1350) as no financial statements are being filed with this Amendment No. 1.


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PART IV

Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
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Filed herewith


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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized on March 6, 2020.
 
 
ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ William Collier
 
 
William Collier
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 



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