Pharma Focus Asia

Vaxart, Inc. Closes Merger with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Vaxart, Inc. announced the completion of its merger with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. In connection with the merger, Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. changed its name to Vaxart, Inc. and effected a 1-for-11 reverse split of its common stock. The combined company will commence trading on a post-reverse split basis effective at the opening of the market on February 14, 2018 on Nasdaq under the symbol “VXRT.”

“We are very pleased to complete this merger, which marks a significant milestone for Vaxart,” said Wouter Latour, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Vaxart. “The merger provides us with the necessary funding to support operations and enables us to advance the development of our pipeline of proprietary oral vaccines and direct-acting antivirals. We expect to have several value-creating events this year, including a data readout from the Phase 2 study of BTA074, which we acquired in the merger, and the start of a Phase 2 norovirus challenge study.”

Stifel Financial Corp. acted as financial advisor to Aviragen on the merger. Dechert LLP acted as legal counsel to Aviragen. Cooley LLP acted as legal counsel to Vaxart.

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