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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): December 14, 2020


Calyxt, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)













(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2800 Mount Ridge Road

Roseville, MN 55113-1127

(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)


(651) 683-2807 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) 


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) 


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share




The NASDAQ Global 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 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





















































Item 8.01.  Other Events


On December 14, 2020, Calyxt, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company has contracted to sell all 2020 grain production of its high oleic soybean to Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (“ADM”).  The transaction is a key step in executing on the Company’s 2020 transition to an advanced go-to-market strategy focused on providing plant-based innovations.  


The total purchases by ADM represent approximately four million bushels of the Company’s high oleic soybean grain at prices determined on the basis of agricultural commodity market prices in effect at agreed upon times. ADM is responsible for crushing the grain and will market and sell the resulting oil and meal. 



















































Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Calyxt, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: December 14, 2020











/s/ James A. Blome




James A. Blome




Chief Executive Officer













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