An der Goldgrube 12
February 7, 2020
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549-3561
Attn: Paul Fischer
BioNTech SE (the Company)
Registration Statement on Form F-1
Filed February 3, 2020
File No. 333-236225
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The Company hereby respectfully requests that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) consent to the withdrawal, effective as of the date hereof or at the earliest practicable date hereafter, of the Companys Registration Statement (File No. 333-236225) on Form F-1 confidentially submitted to the Commission on January 27, 2020 and filed with the Commission on February 3, 2020 (the Registration Statement), together with all exhibits thereto. Pursuant to Rule 477 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Act), the Company is withdrawing the Registration Statement, which has been declared effective, because the proposed public offering under the Registration Statement was abandoned. No securities have been or will be sold pursuant to the Registration Statement.
The Company also respectfully requests, in accordance with Rule 457(p) under the Act, that all fees paid to the Commission in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement be credited for future use to the Companys account.
Please send copies of the written order granting withdrawal of the Registration Statement to myself at the above-mentioned address. If you have any questions regarding the foregoing application for withdrawal, please do not hesitate to contact Eric W. Blanchard of Covington & Burling LLP at (212) 841-1111.
|By:||/s/ Dr. Sierk Poetting|
|Name:||Dr. Sierk Poetting|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|
cc: Eric W. Blanchard, Covington & Burling LLP
[Signature Page to Withdrawal Request]