SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 3, 2019
SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
4955 Directors Place
San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 203-4100
(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On April 3, 2019, Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the "Form 8-K") reporting that the Company has filed two legal actions against, among others, Patrick Soon-Shiong and entities controlled by him, asserting claims for, among other things, fraud and breach of contract, arising out of Soon-Shiong’s purchase of the drug Cynviloq™ from the Company in May of 2015. These include an action in the Los Angeles Superior Court derivatively on behalf of Immunotherapy NANTibody LLC (“NANTibody”) against NantCell, Inc., NANTibody Board Member and NantCell, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Patrick Soon-Shiong, and NANTibody officer Charles Kim, related to several breaches of the June 11, 2015 Limited Liability Company Agreement for NANTibody entered into between the Company and NantCell, Inc. (the “Complaint”).
The sole purpose of this Amendment No. 1 to the Form 8-K is to attach a copy of the Complaint as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporate the Complaint herein by reference.
The information in this Item 8.01 and Item 9.01(d) is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such exhibits be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Complaint filed on behalf of Immunotherapy NANTibody LLC on April 3, 2019 in the Los Angeles Superior Court.|
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.
|SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: April 3, 2019||By:||/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Name: Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|