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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 23, 2019, Scilex Holding Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., issued a press release announcing that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated September 23, 2019.|
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: September 23, 2019||By:||/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Name: Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
Holding ANNOUNCEs Confidential Submission of Draft
Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
SAN DIEGO, September 23, 2019/GlobeNewswire/- Scilex Holding Company (Scilex), a majority-owned subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE), announced that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to its proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The size and price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The initial public offering is expected to commence after the completion of the SEC review process, subject to market and other conditions.
This press release is being made pursuant to, and in accordance with, Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
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