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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
May 6, 2020
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 001-39081
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On May 6, 2020, BioNTech SE (the Company) issued a press release announcing the completion of its previously announced merger (the Merger) with BioNTech US Inc. (f/k/a Neon Therapeutics, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (Neon), and Endor Lights, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (Merger Sub), pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 15, 2020, by and among the Company, Merger Sub and Neon (the Merger Agreement). Neon was the surviving corporation in the Merger and, as a result of the Merger, has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the Surviving Corporation). A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Dr. Sierk Poetting|
|Name: Dr. Sierk Poetting|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|
Date: May 6, 2020
|99.1||Press Release dated May 6, 2020 - BioNTech completes acquisition of Neon Therapeutics|
BioNTech completes acquisition of Neon Therapeutics
Mainz, Germany and Cambridge, USA May 6, 2020 BioNTech (Nasdaq: BNTX, BioNTech or the Company) announced today the closing of the Neon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGN, Neon) acquisition through an all-stock transaction. The merger agreement was first announced on 16 January 2020. The new subsidiary based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will operate under the name of BioNTech US Inc. and serve as BioNTechs U.S. headquarters. As of May 6, 2020, Neons common stock will no longer be available for trading.
Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) is a next generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. The Company exploits a wide array of computational discovery and therapeutic drug platforms for the rapid development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Its broad portfolio of oncology product candidates includes individualized and off-the-shelf mRNA-based therapies, innovative chimeric antigen receptor T cells, bi-specific checkpoint immuno-modulators, targeted cancer antibodies and small molecules. Based on its deep expertise in mRNA vaccine development and in-house manufacturing capabilities, BioNTech and its collaborators are developing multiple mRNA vaccine candidates for a range of infectious diseases alongside its diverse oncology pipeline. BioNTech has established a broad set of relationships with multiple global pharmaceutical collaborators, including Eli Lilly and Company, Genmab, Sanofi, Bayer Animal Health, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genevant, Fosun Pharma, and Pfizer.
For more information, please visit www.BioNTech.de.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended including, but not limited to, statements concerning the development of the Company. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as will, may, should, expects, intends, plans, aims, anticipates, believes, estimates, predicts, potential, continue, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. The forward-looking statements in this press release are neither promises nor guarantees, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond BioNTechs control and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should review the risks and uncertainties described under the heading Risk Factors and those described in BioNTechs Annual report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, 2020 and in subsequent filings made by BioNTech with the SEC, which are available on the SECs website at https://www.sec.gov/. Except as required by law, BioNTech disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the event of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are based on BioNTechs current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof.
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