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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

 

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                   TO                 

 

Commission File Number 001-37521

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

Israel   Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     

12 Hartom Street

Har Hotzvim, Jerusalem

  9777512
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +972-2 - 586-4657

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, no par value   NTEC   The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. YES ☒ NO ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files). YES ☒ NO ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company    

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). YES ☐ NO

 

The number of shares of Registrant’s ordinary shares outstanding as of May 13, 2021: 4,821,971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   Page
     
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) F-1
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets F-2
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss F-3
 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity F-4
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows F-5
 Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements F-6-F-13
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 3
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 8
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 8
  
PART II OTHER INFORMATION  
    
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 9
Item 1A. Risk Factors 9
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 9
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities 9
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 9
Item 5. Other Information 9
Item 6. Exhibits 10

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2021

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
   
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:  
Consolidated Balance Sheets F-2
Consolidated Statements of Operations F-3
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity F-4
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows F-5
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-6-F-13

 

F-1

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
  

U.S. dollars

in thousands

 
         
Assets          
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $10,135   $14,671 
Restricted cash (Note 6)   1,000    - 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   1,024    297 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   12,159    14,968 
           
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:          
Property and equipment, net   869    1,394 
Operating lease right-of-use assets   685    817 
Other assets (Note 3a)   3,717    3,717 
TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS   5,271    5,928 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $17,430   $20,896 
           
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity          
CURRENT LIABILITIES -          
Accounts payable and accruals:          
Trade  $183   $368 
Other (Note 5)   5,020    4,966 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   5,203    5,334 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES -          
Operating lease liabilities   178    338 
Other liabilities   705    691 
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   883    1,029 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   6,086    6,363 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (Note 3)   -       

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

          
Ordinary shares, with no par value - authorized: 17,500,000 Ordinary Shares as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; issued and outstanding: 4,502,578 and 4,321,296 Ordinary Shares as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively   727    727 
Additional paid-in capital   218,397    217,357 
Accumulated deficit   (207,780)   (203,551)
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   11,344    14,533 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $17,430   $20,896 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

       
   Three months ended March 31 
   2021   2020 
  

U.S. dollars

in thousands

 
OPERATING EXPENSES:          
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES  $(2,157)  $(2,024)
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES   (2,021)   (1,715)
OPERATING LOSS   (4,178)   (3,739)
FINANCIAL EXPENSES, net   (31)   (70)
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX   (4,209)   (3,809)
INCOME TAX   (20)   (61)
NET LOSS  $(4,229)  $(3,870)

 

   U.S. dollars 
LOSS PER ORDINARY SHARE - BASIC AND DILUTED  $(0.96)  $(1.65)
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING USED IN COMPUTATION OF BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER ORDINARY SHARE IN THOUSANDS   4,419    2,346 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-3

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

    Shares   Amounts   Amounts   Deficit   Total 
   Ordinary Shares   Additional paid-in capital   Accumulated Deficit   Total 
   Number of shares   Amounts   Amounts 
   U.S. dollars in thousands 
BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2020   1,811,431   $727   $200,231    (189,423)  $11,535 
CHANGES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2020:                         
Issuance of ordinary shares, net of issuance costs   41,569    -    421    -    421 
Issuance of ordinary shares and warrants, net of issuance costs   812,500    -    5,692    -    5,692 
Share-based compensation (Note 4b)   -    -    442    -    442 
Net loss   -    -    -    (3,870)   (3,870)
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2020   2,665,500   $727   $206,786   $(193,293)  $14,220 
                          
BALANCE AT JANUARY 1, 2021   4,321,296   $727   $217,357    (203,551)  $14,533 
CHANGES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2021:                         
Waiver of ordinary shares by a shareholder   (1,218)   -    -    -    - 
Exercise of warrants (Note 4a)   182,500    -    956    -    956 
Share-based compensation (Note 4b)   -    -    84    -    84 
Net loss   -    -    -    (4,229)   (4,229)
BALANCE AT MARCH 31, 2021   4,502,578   $727   $218,397   $(207,780)  $11,344 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-4

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   2021   2020 
   Three months ended March 31 
   2021   2020 
   U.S. dollars in thousands 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Net loss  $(4,229)  $(3,870)
Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   526    306 
Exchange differences on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash   180    135 
Change in operating right of use asset   132    126 
Change in operating lease liabilities   (175)   (152)
Gains on marketable securities   -    (2)
Share-based compensation   84    442 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other receivables   (727)   1,045 
Decrease in accounts payable and accruals   (116)   (3,225)
Increase in other liabilities   14    48 
Net cash used in operating activities   (4,311)   (5,147)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchase of property and equipment   (1)   (3)
Proceeds from disposal of marketable securities, net   -    772 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (1)   769 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares, net of issuance costs   -    421 
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares and warrants, net of issuance costs   -    5,692 
Exercise of warrants   956    - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   956    6,113 
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   (3,356)   1,735 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD   14,671    9,292 
EXCHANGE DIFFERENCES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH   (180)   (135)
TOTAL CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH SHOWN AT THE END OF THE PERIOD  $11,135   $10,892 
           
SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION -          
Taxes paid  $10    - 
Interest received   -   $9 
           
RECONCILIATION OF CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH REPORTED IN THE STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $10,135   $10,892 
Restricted cash   1,000    - 
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash shown in the statement of cash flows  $11,135   $10,892 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION:

 

  a. Intec Pharma Ltd. (“Intec Israel”) is engaged in the development of proprietary technology which enables the gastric retention of certain drugs. The technology is intended to significantly improve the efficiency of the drugs and substantially reduce their side-effects or the effective doses.
     
    Intec Israel is a limited liability public company incorporated in Israel.
     
    Intec Israel ordinary shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”).
     
    In September 2017, Intec Israel incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States of America in the State of Delaware - Intec Pharma Inc. (the “Subsidiary”, together with Intec Israel - “the Company”). The Subsidiary was incorporated mainly to provide Intec Israel executive and management services, including business development, medical affairs and investor relationship activities outside of Israel.
     
  b. On March 15, 2021, Intec Israel entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) with Intec Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Israel (“Intec Parent”) that was incorporated in March 2021, Dillon Merger Subsidiary, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent (“Merger Sub”) that was incorporated in March 2021, Domestication Merger Sub Ltd., an Israeli company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent (the “Domestication Merger Sub”) that was incorporated in March 2021 and Decoy Biosystems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Decoy”). Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, following the merger of the Domestication Merger Sub with and into Intec Israel, with Intec Israel being the surviving entity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent (the “Domestication Merger”), and subject to satisfaction of additional closing conditions, the Merger Sub will merge with and into Decoy, with Decoy being the surviving entity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent (the “Merger”). If the Merger is completed, then the business of Decoy will become the business of Intec Parent.
     
    For more details on the Merger Agreement, see note 6.
     
  c. The Company engages in research and development activities and has not yet generated revenues from operations. On July 22, 2019, the Company announced top-line results according to which its Phase III clinical trial for AP-CD/LD did not achieve its primary and secondary endpoints. Accordingly, there is no assurance that the Company’s operations will generate positive cash flows. As of March 31, 2021, the cumulative losses of the Company were approximately $207.8 million. Management expects that the Company will continue to incur losses from its operations, which will result in negative cash flows from operating activities.
     
    The Company believes that it has adequate cash to fund its ongoing activities through the completion of the Merger and into the first quarter of 2022. However, changes may occur that would cause the Company to consume its existing cash prior to that time, including the costs to consummate the Merger. Prior to closing of the Merger, the Company agreed, among other things, that it would use commercially reasonable efforts to enter into one or more agreements providing for the sale, transfer or assignment or that it would otherwise take steps related to the divestment or disposal and satisfaction of liabilities of the Company’s Accordion Pill business, to be effected immediately after the closing (the “Disposition”). It is anticipated that the Disposition will result in one of the following scenarios (i) a sale or disposition by Intec Israel of substantially all the assets of Intec Israel followed by the liquidation of Intec Israel (an “Asset Disposition”), (ii) a sale by Intec Parent of all of the outstanding shares of Intec Israel ordinary shares (a “Share Disposition”) or (iii) a termination of the Intec Israel business as promptly as possible through winding down its operations, satisfying liabilities, and disposing of its remaining assets followed by a liquidation of Intec Israel (a “Business Termination”).

 

F-6

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued):

 

    Although the Company has entered into the Merger Agreement and intends to consummate the Merger, there is no assurance that it will be able to successfully complete the Merger on a timely basis, or at all. If, for any reason, the Merger is not consummated and the Company is unable to continue to operate its ongoing activities or identify and complete an alternative strategic transaction like the Merger, the Company may be required to dissolve and liquidate its assets. In such case, the Company would be required to pay all of its debts and contractual obligations, and to set aside certain reserves for potential future claims, and there can be no assurances as to the amount or timing of available cash left to distribute to its shareholders after paying its debts and other obligations and setting aside funds for reserves.
     
    In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic, that has spread globally, has resulted in significant financial market volatility and uncertainty in the past year. Many countries around the world, including in Israel and the United States, have implemented significant governmental measures to control the spread of the virus, including temporary closure of businesses, severe restrictions on travel and the movement of people, and other material limitations on the conduct of business. The Company has implemented remote working and workplace protocols for its employees in accordance with government requirements. The implementation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in disruptions to the Company’s partnering efforts which depend, in part, on attendance at in-person meetings, industry conferences and other events. It is not possible at this time to estimate the full impact that COVID-19 could have on the Company’s operation, as the impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration and severity of the outbreak, and the actions that may be required to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact. As of the date of issuance of these consolidated financial statements, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may materially impact the Company’s financial condition, liquidity, or results of operations is uncertain.
     
    As a result of the above, there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the issuance date of these financial statements.
     
    These financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
     
  d. On October 30, 2020, the Company implemented a 1-for-20 reverse share split of its outstanding ordinary shares. All share and per share amounts in these unaudited financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse share split.
     
  e. The Company’s effective “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 is under General Instruction I.B.6 to Form S-3, or the Baby Shelf Rule. The amount of funds the Company can raise through primary public offerings of securities in any 12-month period using its registration statement on Form S-3 is limited to one-third of the aggregate market value of the ordinary shares held by non-affiliates of the Company.
     
  f. Basis of presentation
     
    The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and S-X Article 10 for interim financial statements. Accordingly, they do not contain all information and notes required by US GAAP for annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, these unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair statement of the Company’s consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2021, the consolidated results of operations, changes in equity and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

F-7

 

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1 - NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (continued):

 

These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed in the 10-K on March 16, 2021. The condensed balance sheet data as of December 31, 2020 included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements was derived from the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 but does not include all disclosures required by US GAAP for annual financial statements.

The results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the year ending December 31, 2021.

 

NOTE 2 - SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

 

a.    Principles of consolidation

 

    The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Intec Israel and its Subsidiaries. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.

 

b.    Fair value measurement

 

    Fair value is based on the price that would be received from the sale of an asset or that would be paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In order to increase consistency and comparability in fair value measurements, the guidance establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes observable and unobservable inputs used to measure fair value into three broad levels, which are described as follows:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for assets or liabilities. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to Level 1 inputs.
     
  Level 2: Observable prices that are based on inputs not quoted on active markets but corroborated by market data.
     
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs are used when little or no market data is available. The fair value hierarchy gives the lowest priority to Level 3 inputs.
     
  In determining fair value, the Company utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs to the extent possible and considers counterparty credit risk in its assessment of fair value.

 

c.    Loss per share

 

    Loss per share, basic and diluted, is computed on the basis of the net loss for the period divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. Diluted loss per share is based upon the weighted average number of ordinary shares and of ordinary shares equivalents outstanding when dilutive. Ordinary share equivalents include outstanding stock options and warrants which are included under the treasury stock method when dilutive.

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 2 - SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued):

 

The following share options and warrants were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per ordinary share because their effect would have been anti-dilutive for the periods presented (share data):

 

  

Three months ended

March 31

 
   2021   2020 
Outstanding stock options   251,992    212,798 
Warrants   992,674    514,583 

 

 

NOTE 3 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES:

 

  a. LTS Process Development Agreement
     
    In December 2018, the Company entered into a Process Development Agreement for Manufacturing Services with Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG (“LTS”) for the manufacture of AP-CD/LD (the “Agreement”). Under the Agreement, the Company will bear the costs incurred by LTS to acquire the production equipment for AP-CD/LD (“Equipment”) which amounted to approximately €6.8 million (approximately $7.8 million), and this amount will later be reimbursed to the Company by LTS in the form of a reduction in the purchase price of the AP-CD/LD product. The Company paid in full all the consideration and has recognized the Equipment as non-current other assets.
     
    Following an impairment assessment that was performed in 2019, the Company recorded an impairment charge of the Equipment in the amount of approximately $4.1 million and the Equipment has been impaired to approximately $3.7 million to reflect its fair value. As of December 31, 2020, the Company performed an impairment assessment on the Equipment which determined that there is no need to record an additional impairment charge of the Equipment.
     
    The Agreement also contains several termination rights, including, among others, in the cases of bankruptcy, breach by either party, change of control of either of the parties, or the sale or licensing by the Company of the Accordion Pill to a third party. As of March 31, 2021, the Company has a liability in the amount of €2.0 million (approximately $2.3 million) for LTS’s facility upgrading costs. This liability will be paid to LTS only if the Company decides not to continue with the project or commercialization of AP-CD/LD.
     
  b. Lawsuit
     
    In December 2019, two former directors and officers (the “plaintiffs”) filed a statement of claim with the Jerusalem District Labor Court alleging breach of contract related to a purported vesting of certain options issued to the plaintiffs pursuant to the execution of the LTS Agreement and further alleging payments due for unredeemed vacation days.
     
    The plaintiffs sought pecuniary damages of NIS 2.4 million (as of December 31, 2020 approximately $750 thousand) plus interest and linkage to the Israeli CPI.
     
    On February 17, 2021, the Company entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with each of the plaintiffs, pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay to each plaintiff NIS 400 thousand (approximately $125 thousand) in cash (the “Settlement Amount”) in return for the complete settlement of all past and future claims by each plaintiff. On February 18, 2021, the Jerusalem District Labor Court agreed to dismiss the case. The Settlement Amount was recorded in the statement of operation as general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 and was paid to each of the plaintiffs in March 2021.

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 3 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (continued):

 

c.Cooperation agreements

 

As part of its operations, the Company entered into feasibility agreements with multinational companies for the development of products that combine the Company’s proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology with certain drugs for the treatment of various indications. These agreements sometimes include a mutual possibility of entering into negotiations for the acquisition of a future license for the commercial use of the products that are being developed by the multinational companies under the feasibility agreements. In addition, the multinational companies agreed to reimburse the Company for its expenses, based on milestones that are detailed in the feasibility agreements.

 

This funding is recognized in the statements of operations as a deduction from research and development expenses, as they are incurred.

 

1)In March 2021, the Company entered into a feasibility agreement with a pharmaceutical company to develop a custom-designed Accordion Pill for a rare disease indication.

 

2)In December 2020, the Company entered into cannabinoid research collaboration agreement with GW Research Limited to explore using the Accordion Pill platform for an undisclosed research program.

 

3)In May 2019, the Company entered into a research collaboration agreement with Merck Sharp & Dohme (“Merck”) for the development of a custom-designed Accordion Pill for one of Merck’s proprietary compounds. Under the agreement, the Company’s activities will be funded by Merck subject to the achievement of agreed milestones. In October 2020, the Company entered into a new research collaboration agreement with Merck for another compound. In May 2021, based on decisions Merck made for its pipeline and resource allocation, Merck terminated the collaboration with the Company.

 

  d. AP-CD/LD non-binding term sheet
     
    In February 2021, the Company entered into a non-binding term sheet for the sale or license of the AP-CD/LD program to an undisclosed third party and are currently negotiating the terms of a definitive agreement. There is no assurance that this will result in a definitive agreement.

 

NOTE 4 - SHARE CAPITAL:

 

  a. Changes in share capital
     
    In February 2021, warrants to purchase 182,500 ordinary shares were exercised for consideration of approximately $956 thousand.
     
  b. Share-based compensation:

 

  1) In January 2016, the Company’s board of directors approved an option plan (the “Plan”). Originally, the maximum number of ordinary shares reserved for issuance under the Plan was 35,000 ordinary shares for grants to directors, employees and consultants. In July 2016, an increase of 35,000 ordinary shares was approved by the board of directors.
     
    In December 2017, June 2018 and December 2020, an increase of 105,000, 50,000 and 50,000 ordinary shares, respectively, was approved by the Company’s shareholders at a general meeting of shareholders. In July 2020, the Company’s shareholders approved a further increase of 175,000 ordinary shares.
     
    As of March 31, 2021, 200,145 shares remain available for grant under the Plan.

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 4 - SHARE CAPITAL (continued):

 

In the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company granted options as follows:

 

   Three months ended March 31, 2020
   Number of options granted   Exercise price range   Vesting period range  Expiration
Employees   32,250   $8.57   3 years  7 years

 

The fair value of options granted to employees during the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $127 thousand.

 

The fair value of options granted to employees on the date of grant was computed using the Black-Scholes model. The underlying data used for computing the fair value of the options are as follows:

 

   Three months ended March 31 
   2020 
Value of ordinary share  $5.6 
Dividend yield   0%
Expected volatility   102.58%
Risk-free interest rate   1.42%
Expected term   5 years  

 

  2) The following table illustrates the effect of share-based compensation on the statements of operations:

   Three months ended March 31 
   2021   2020 
   U.S. dollars in thousands 
Research and development expenses, net  $(37)  $184 
General and administrative expenses   121    258 
   $84   $442 

 

NOTE 5 - ACCOUNTS PAYBLE AND ACCRUALS - OTHER:

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2021   2020 
   U.S. dollars in thousands 
Expenses payable  $3,217   $2,859 
Salary and related expenses   876    1,057 
Current operating lease liabilities   581    596 
Accrual for vacation days and recreation pay for employees   193    180 
Other   153    274 
Accounts payable and accruals - other  $5,020   $4,966 

 

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 6 - MERGER AGREEMENT:

 

On March 15, 2021, Intec Israel entered into a Merger Agreement with Intec Parent, Merger Sub, Domestication Merger Sub, and Decoy, pursuant to which, following the Domestication Merger, and upon satisfaction of additional closing conditions, the Merger Sub will merge with and into Decoy, with Decoy being the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Parent. If the Merger is completed, then the business of Decoy will become the business of Intec Parent.

 

Under the exchange ratio formula in the Merger Agreement, without taking into consideration the effect of the respective levels of cash and liabilities of each of the Company and Decoy, which will result in an adjustment to such exchange ratio, following the closing of the Merger (the “Closing”), the former Decoy securityholders immediately before the Merger are expected to own approximately 75% of the aggregate number of the outstanding securities of Intec Parent (based on a valuation of $30 million), and the securityholders of the Company immediately before the Domestication Merger are expected to own approximately 25% of the aggregate number of the outstanding securities of Intec Parent (based on a valuation of $10 million), calculated on a fully-diluted basis. The actual allocation will be subject to adjustment based on, among other things, the respective net cash balances of Decoy and the consolidated Intec entities (including, in the case of Intec Israel, any proceeds from any disposition of Intec Israel’s Accordion Pill business), subject to certain exceptions. As further described below, the Closing is also conditioned on completion of the Domestication Merger and on a financing by Intec Israel or Intec Parent, which will dilute securityholders of both Intec Israel and Decoy on a pro-rata basis, subject to certain exceptions.

 

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants made by each of Intec Israel and Decoy, including covenants relating to (i) the conduct of their respective businesses prior to the Closing, (ii) the preparation and filing of a registration statement on Form S-4 registering the Merger Shares and the shares of Intec Parent Common Stock to be issued in connection with the Domestication Merger (the “Registration Statement”) and the preparation and/or filing, as applicable, of a proxy statement/information statement for the special meeting or approval by written consent, as applicable, of shareholders of each of Intec Israel and Decoy, (iii) holding a meeting or approval by written consent, as applicable, of shareholders of each of Intec Israel and Decoy to obtain their requisite approvals in connection with the Domestication Merger and Merger, as applicable, including, among other approvals, the approval by Intec Israel’s shareholders of the issuance of the Merger Shares, and (iv) subject to certain exceptions, the recommendation of the board of directors of each party to the Merger Agreement to its shareholders that such approvals be given.

 

Consummation of the Merger is subject to certain closing conditions, including, among other things, (i) consummation of the Domestication Merger, (ii) approval of certain matters related to the Merger by the shareholders of Intec Israel and approval of the Merger by the stockholders of Decoy, (iii) the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, (iv) the continued listing of Intec Israel’s ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market (and following the Domestication Merger, the shares of Intec Parent Common Stock) and the authorization for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market of the Merger Shares, (v) the receipt of a tax ruling from the Israel Tax Authority with respect to the Domestication Merger, (vi) disposition of Intec Israel’s Accordion Pill business, and (vii) a closing financing by Intec Israel or Intec Parent such that upon Closing of the Merger (taking account of the proceeds to be received with respect to such financing), the combined net cash of Intec Parent shall be not less than $30 million and not more than $50 million, and which represents an agreed minimum valuation derived from the Exchange Ratio for Intec Parent following the Closing. The Merger Agreement requires Intec Israel to convene a shareholders’ meeting for purposes of obtaining the necessary shareholder approvals required in connection with the Merger.

 

The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights for both Intec Israel and Decoy, including, but not limited to, the right of Intec Israel and Decoy to terminate the Merger Agreement by mutual written consent or if a court of competent jurisdiction or other Governmental Body (as defined in the Merger Agreement) has issued a final and nonpeelable order, decree or ruling, or has taken any other action, having the effect of permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the Merger.

 

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INTEC PHARMA LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 6 - MERGER AGREEMENT (continued):

 

As of March 31, 2021, Intec Israel has transferred $650 thousand to Decoy for transaction expenses, of which $350 thousand was recorded in the statement of operation as general and administrative expenses and $300 thousand was recorded as deposit under prepaid expenses and other receivables. Either Intec Israel or Decoy may terminate the Merger Agreement if the Merger is not consummated on or before the date that is 155 days after March 17, 2021. This date may be extended in certain circumstances. In connection with the termination of the Merger Agreement, under specified circumstances, Decoy may be required to pay to Intec Israel a break-up fee of $1.0 million, or Intec Israel may be required to pay to Decoy a reverse break-up fee of $1.0 million, which was deposited with an escrow agent and therefore recorded as restricted cash as of March 31, 2021, and forfeit an amount of $350 thousand that was transferred to Decoy to cover transaction expenses.

 

As set forth in the Merger Agreement and pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of April 27, 2021 between Intec Israel, Intec Parent and Domestication Merger Sub, prior to the date of the closing date (the “Closing Date”), Intec Israel shall domesticate as a wholly owned subsidiary of a Delaware corporation by merging with and into the Domestication Merger Sub, with Intec Israel surviving the merger and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent. In connection with the Domestication Merger, all Intec Israel’s ordinary shares, having no par value per share (the “Intec Israel Shares”), outstanding immediately prior to the Domestication Merger, will convert, on a one-for-one basis, into shares of Intec Parent Common Stock and all options and warrants to purchase Intec Israel Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Domestication Merger will be exchanged for equivalent securities of Intec Parent.

 

In accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company agreed that prior to the Closing Date it would use commercially reasonable efforts to enter into one or more agreements providing for the sale, transfer or assignment of the Company’s Accordion Pill business by way of Asset Disposition or Share Disposition or that it would otherwise take steps related to the divestment or disposal of its assets and satisfaction of liabilities of the Accordion Pill business by way of Business Termination, to be affected immediately after the Closing. Following the above, the depreciation of the property and equipment was accelerated in accordance with the Company’s expectation for the Closing Date. As a result, the loss per share for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, increased by five cents from $0.91 to $0.96. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, the Company recorded depreciation expenses of approximately $526 thousand.

 

NOTE 7 - EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO MARCH 31, 2021

 

  a. In April 2021, the Company sold to Aspire Capital Fund LLC (“Aspire Capital”) 319,393 ordinary shares for total consideration of approximately $1.2 million under the ordinary shares purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) entered into with Aspire Capital in December 2019.
     
  b. On May 16, 2021, the Company entered into a First Amendment to Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement (“the Amendment”), with Aspire Capital, amending the Purchase Agreement, which provides for among other things, (i) for an updated Exchange Cap, pursuant to which the Company may issue up to an additional 963,912 ordinary shares which constitutes 19.99% of its ordinary shares outstanding as of the date of entry into the Amendment, unless shareholder approval or an exception pursuant to the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market is obtained to issue more than 19.99%, and (ii) if shareholder approval is not obtained, such limitation will not apply after the Exchange Cap is reached if at all times thereafter the average purchase price paid for all shares issued under the Purchase Agreement is equal to or greater than $3.44 per share.
     
  c. In May 2021, four lawsuits were filed against the Company and its board of directors in federal court: Marc St-Hilarie v. Intec Pharma Ltd,, et al., 1:21-cv-04000-JSR (filed May 5, 2021, Southern District of New York); Minh Tran v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-04026-JSP (filed May 5, 2021, Southern District of New York); Craig Davidson v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-00673-LPS (filed May 7, 2021, District of Delaware); and Jordan Sanchez Figueroa v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-02621-WFK-RML (filed May 11, 2021, Eastern District of New York). The Davidson lawsuit also names Decoy and certain entities involved in the Merger as defendants.
     
   

All four complaints allege that the Company and its board violated federal securities laws by allegedly failing to disclose all material information in connection with the Merger. Since the filing of these lawsuits, Marc St-Hilarie and Minh Tran have filed notices of voluntary dismissal of their claims as moot. It is still too early to assess and predict the probable outcome of these complaints and the Company believes that these lawsuits are without merit and, if any are prosecuted, intends to defend vigorously against them. Any loss or range of loss, if any, cannot be estimated at this time.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis provides information that we believe to be relevant to an assessment and understanding of our results of operations and financial condition for the periods described. This discussion should be read together with our condensed consolidated interim financial statements and the notes to the financial statements, which are included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This information should also be read in conjunction with the information contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2021, including the consolidated annual financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and their accompanying notes included therein. We have prepared our condensed consolidated interim financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Intec Pharma Ltd. contains forward-looking statements about our expectations, beliefs and intentions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “may”, “should”, “could”, “might”, “seek”, “target”, “will”, “project”, “forecast”, “continue” or “anticipate” or their negatives or variations of these words or other comparable words or by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical matters. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and assessments made in light of management’s experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements in Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are made as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and we undertake no duty to update or revise any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: risks related to the proposed merger, our limited operating history and history of operating losses, our ability to continue as a going concern, our ability to obtain additional financing, the impact of the outbreak of coronavirus on our operations, our ability to successfully operate our business or execute our business plan, the timing and cost of our clinical trials, the completion and receiving favorable results in our clinical trials, our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of our product candidates, our ability to protect and maintain our intellectual property and licensing arrangements, our ability to develop, manufacture and commercialize our product candidates, the risk of product liability claims, the availability of reimbursement, and the influence of extensive and costly government regulation. More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting us is contained under the heading “Risk Factors” included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 16, 2021, and in other filings that we have made and may make with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future.

 

All references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “Intec”, “Intec Israel”, “the Company” and “our company”, in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, are to Intec Pharma Ltd. and its subsidiaries Intec Pharma Inc. and Intec Parent, Inc., Dillon Merger Sub, Inc. and Domestication Merger Sub Ltd., unless the context otherwise requires. All references to Intec Parent are to Intec Parent, Inc., a newly formed Delaware wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Israel that is intended to be the successor to Intec Israel following the domestication of Intec Israel to Delaware as further described in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.” All references to “ordinary shares” and “share capital” refer to ordinary shares and share capital of Intec Israel. All references to “Israel” are to the State of Israel. Our historical results do not necessarily indicate our expected results for any future periods.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q gives effect to a 1-for-20 reverse share split of our ordinary shares that became effective on October 30, 2020, and all references to ordinary shares outstanding and per share amounts give effect to the reverse share split.

 

Overview

 

We are a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on our proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology, which we refer to as the Accordion Pill, or AP. Our Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention, or, GR and specific release mechanism. Our product pipeline currently includes several product candidates in various stages. Our most advanced product candidate, Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or, AP-CD/LD, was being developed for the indication of treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients.

 

Proposed Merger with Decoy Biosystems

 

On March 15, 2021, Intec Israel, Intec Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Pharma, or Intec Parent, Dillon Merger Subsidiary Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Parent, or the Merger Sub, Domestication Merger Sub Ltd., an Israeli company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Parent, or the Domestication Merger Sub, and Decoy Biosystems, Inc., a Delaware corporation, or Decoy, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, or the Merger Agreement, pursuant to which, following the merger of the Domestication Merger Sub with and into us, with us being the surviving entity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent, or the Domestication Merger, and upon satisfaction of additional closing conditions, the Merger Sub will merge with and into Decoy, with Decoy being the surviving entity and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intec Parent, or the Merger. The Merger is expected to be completed in the third calendar quarter of 2021 and if it is completed then the business of Decoy will become the business of Intec Parent.

 

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Under the Merger Agreement, the following will occur:

 

The Domestication Merger

 

As set forth in the Merger Agreement, prior to the date of the closing, or the Closing Date”, Intec Israel will domesticate as a wholly owned subsidiary of a Delaware corporation by merging with and into the Domestication Merger Sub pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 27, 2021, among Intec Israel, Domestication Merger Sub and Intec Parent, or the Domestication Merger Agreement, with Intec Israel surviving the merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Parent. In connection with the Domestication Merger, all Intec Israel ordinary shares, having no par value per share, or the Intec Israel Shares, outstanding immediately prior to the Domestication Merger will convert, on a one-for-one basis, into shares of common stock of Intec Parent, par value $0.01 per share, or the Intec Parent Common Stock, and all options and warrants to purchase Intec Israel Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Domestication Merger will be exchanged for equivalent securities of Intec Parent.

 

The Merger

 

As set forth in the Merger Agreement, after completion of the Domestication Merger and subject to the satisfaction of the other closing conditions of the Merger, on the Closing Date, the Merger Sub will merge with and into Decoy, with Decoy being the surviving entity. As a result of the Merger, Decoy will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intec Parent.

 

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger, which will occur on the Closing Date, or the Effective Time:

 

  each outstanding share of Decoy common stock, par value $0.001 per share, or the Decoy Common Stock (other than any shares held as treasury stock (which will be cancelled) and any dissenting shares and after giving effect to the conversion of Decoy SAFEs (Simple Agreements for Future Equity) and Decoy preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, into Decoy Common Stock) will be converted into shares of Intec Parent Common Stock, based on the exchange ratio as described below, and
     
  each outstanding and unexercised Decoy stock option, whether vested or unvested, will be converted into a stock option exercisable for that whole number of shares of Intec Parent Common Stock equal to the product, rounded down, of (x) the aggregate number of shares of Decoy Common Stock for which such stock option was exercisable and (y) the exchange ratio.

 

The shares of Intec Parent Common Stock issuable in exchange for shares of Decoy Common Stock as described above are referred to as the “Merger Shares.”

 

Under the exchange ratio formula in the Merger Agreement, without taking into consideration the effect of the respective levels of cash and liabilities of each of Intec Israel, each Intec Israel subsidiary, Merger Sub, Domestication Merger Stub and Intec Parent, or the Intec entities, and Decoy, which will result in an adjustment to such exchange ratio, following the closing of the Merger, or the Closing, the former Decoy securityholders immediately before the Merger are expected to own approximately 75% of the aggregate number of the outstanding securities of Intec Parent, and the securityholders of Intec Israel immediately before the Domestication Merger are expected to own approximately 25% of the aggregate number of the outstanding securities of Intec Parent, calculated on a fully diluted basis. The actual allocation will be subject to adjustment based on, among other things, the respective net cash balances of Decoy and the consolidated Intec entities net cash balance (including, in the case of Intec Israel, any proceeds from the Disposition, described below), subject to certain exceptions. As further described below, the Closing is also conditioned on completion of the Domestication Merger, the Disposition, and on a Closing Financing, as described herein, by Intec Israel or Intec Parent, which will dilute securityholders of both Intec Israel and Decoy on a pro-rata basis, subject to certain exceptions.

 

Disposition of Accordion Pill Business

 

In accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, Intec Israel agreed that prior to the Closing Date it would use commercially reasonable efforts to enter into one or more agreements providing for the sale, transfer or assignment of Intec Israel’s Accordion Pill business by way of an asset sale or a sale of the entire issued share capital of Intec Israel or that it would otherwise take steps related to the divestment or disposal and satisfaction of liabilities related to the same, to be effected immediately after the Closing, or the Disposition.

 

The Closing Financing

 

The Closing is conditioned on one or more closing or pre-closing financing transactions by Intec Israel or Intec such that immediately following the Closing of the Merger (taking into account the proceeds to be received with respect to such financing(s)), the combined net cash of Decoy and the Intec entities will be not less than $30 million and not more than $50 million and which incorporates an agreed minimum valuation for Intec Parent following the Closing.

 

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Recent Developments

 

In December 2020, we initiated a clinical trial in Israel evaluating the safety, tolerability and PK of an optimized AP-THC. Initial results demonstrated that the optimized AP-THC was able to achieve better controlled release profile with prolonged exposure and shorter lag time compared with Marinol which is a prescription medicine in the United States. The active ingredient in Marinol is Dronabinol, which is synthetic THC.

 

Results of Operations

 

The table below provides our results of operations for the periods indicated.

 

   Three months ended
March 31
 
   2021   2020 
   (dollars in thousands) 
Research and development expenses  $(2,157)  $(2,024)
General and administrative expenses   (2,021)   (1,715)
Operating loss   (4,178)   (3,739)
Financial expenses, net   (31)   (70)
Loss before income tax   (4,209)   (3,809)
Income tax   (20)   (61)
Net loss  $(4,229)  $(3,870)

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

Our research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 amounted to approximately $2.1 million, an increase of $100,000, or approximately 5%, compared to approximately $2.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was primarily related to the accelerated depreciation for property and equipment following the proposed Merger.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

Our general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 amounted to approximately $2.0 million, an increase of $300,000, or approximately 18%, compared to approximately $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase was primarily related to professional services expenses related to the Merger Agreement that was recorded in the three-month ended March 31, 2021.

 

Operating Loss

 

Because of the foregoing, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 our operating loss was approximately $4.1 million, an increase of $400,000, or approximately 11%, compared to our operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of approximately $3.7 million. The increase was mainly due to an increase in general and administrative expenses, as detailed above.

 

Financial Expenses, Net

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had financial expenses from foreign currency exchange expenses in the amount of approximately $28,000 and bank fees.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, we had financial expenses from foreign currency exchange expenses in the amount of approximately $79,000 and bank fees, offset by financial income from interest on cash and cash equivalents in the amount of approximately $10,000 and financial income from change in fair value of marketable securities in the amount of approximately $2,000.

 

Income tax

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we have not generated taxable income in Israel. However, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 we incurred tax expenses in Intec Pharma Inc. in the amount of $20,000 and $61,000, respectively.

 

Net Loss

 

Because of the foregoing, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 our net loss was approximately $4.2 million, an increase of $300,000, or approximately 8%, compared to our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of approximately $3.9 million. The increase was mainly due to an increase in general and administrative expenses, as detailed above.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Since our inception, we have funded our operations primarily through public and private offerings (in Israel and in the U.S.) of our equity securities, grants from the IIA and other grants from organizations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and payments received under the feasibility and related agreements we have entered into with multinational pharmaceutical companies, pursuant to which we are entitled to full coverage of our development costs with regard to the projects specified in those agreements.

 

As of March 31, 2021, we had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of approximately $11.1 million. As of December 31, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $14.7 million.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was approximately $4.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared with net cash used in operating activities of approximately $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. This decrease resulted primarily from the changes in operating asset and liability items of approximately $1.3 million, offset by an increase in our general and administrative expenses in the amount of approximately $300,000.

 

We had negative cash flow from investing activities of approximately $1,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to positive cash flow from investing activities of approximately $769,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. This change resulted primarily from proceeds from disposal of marketable securities in the three-month ended March 31, 2020.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was approximately $956,000, which was provided by the proceeds from exercise of warrants in February 2021. Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was approximately $6.1 million, which was provided by the proceeds from our underwritten public offering in February 2020 that resulted in net proceeds of approximately $5.7 million and by the funds received from the sale of our ordinary shares under our “at-the-market” equity offering program that resulted in net proceeds of approximately $421,000.

 

Aspire Capital Financing Arrangement

 

On December 2, 2019, we entered into a purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund LLC, or Aspire Capital, which was subsequently amended on May 16, 2021, or the Purchase Agreement,which provides that, upon the terms and conditions set forth therein, Aspire Capital is committed to purchase up to an aggregate of $10.0 million of our ordinary shares over the 30-month term of the Purchase Agreement.

 

Concurrently with entering into the Purchase Agreement, we also entered into a registration rights agreement with Aspire Capital, or the Registration Rights Agreement, in which we agreed to file with the SEC one or more registration statements, as necessary, and to the extent permissible and subject to certain exceptions, to register for sale under the Securities Act for the sale of our ordinary shares that have been and may be issued to Aspire Capital under the Purchase Agreement.

 

We filed with the SEC a prospectus supplement to our effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-230016) registering all of the ordinary shares that may be offered to Aspire Capital from time to time. Under the Purchase Agreement, on any trading day selected by us, we have the right, in our sole discretion, to present Aspire Capital with a purchase notice, each, a Purchase Notice, directing Aspire Capital (as principal) to purchase up to 10,000 of our ordinary shares in an amount no greater than $500,000 per business day, up to $10.0 million of our ordinary shares in the aggregate at a per share price, or the Purchase Price, equal to the lesser of:

 

  the lowest sale price of our ordinary shares on the purchase date; or
     
  the arithmetic average of the three (3) lowest closing sale prices for our ordinary shares during the ten (10) consecutive trading days ending on the trading day immediately preceding the purchase date.

  

We and Aspire Capital also may mutually agree to increase the dollar amount to greater than $500,000 and the number of ordinary shares that may be sold to as much as an additional 2,000,000 ordinary shares per business day, respectively.

 

In addition, on any date on which we submit a Purchase Notice to Aspire Capital in an amount equal to at least 10,000 ordinary shares, we also have the right, in our sole discretion, to present Aspire Capital with a volume-weighted average price purchase notice, each, a VWAP Purchase Notice, directing Aspire Capital to purchase an amount of ordinary shares equal to up to 30% of the aggregate of our ordinary shares traded on our principal market on the next trading day, or the VWAP Purchase Date, subject to a maximum number of 12,500 ordinary shares, unless we and Aspire Capital mutually agree otherwise. The purchase price per share pursuant to such VWAP Purchase Notice is generally 97% of the volume-weighted average price for our ordinary shares traded on our principal market on the VWAP Purchase Date.

 

The Purchase Price will be adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, or other similar transaction occurring during the period(s) used to compute the Purchase Price. We may deliver multiple Purchase Notices and VWAP Purchase Notices to Aspire Capital from time to time during the term of the Purchase Agreement, so long as the most recent purchase has been completed.

 

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The Purchase Agreement provides that we and Aspire Capital shall not effect any sales under the Purchase Agreement on any purchase date where the closing sale price of our ordinary shares is less than $0.25. There are no trading volume requirements or restrictions under the Purchase Agreement, and we will control the timing and amount of sales of our ordinary shares to Aspire Capital. Aspire Capital has no right to require any sales by us, but is obligated to make purchases from us as directed by us in accordance with the Purchase Agreement. There are no limitations on use of proceeds, financial or business covenants, restrictions on future funding, rights of first refusal, participation rights, penalties or liquidated damages in the Purchase Agreement. In consideration for entering into the Purchase Agreement, concurrently with the execution of the Purchase Agreement, we issued to Aspire Capital the Commitment Shares. The Purchase Agreement may be terminated by us at any time, at its discretion, without any cost to us. Aspire Capital has agreed that neither we nor any of our agents, representatives and affiliates shall engage in any direct or indirect short-selling or hedging of our ordinary shares during any time prior to the termination of the Purchase Agreement. Any proceeds from us received under the Purchase Agreement are expected to be used to fund our research and development activities, for working capital and for general corporate purposes.

 

In April 2021, we sold 319,393 ordinary shares under the Purchase Agreement at a purchase price of $3.7767 per share, for a total consideration of approximately $1.2 million.

 

The Purchase Agreement currently provides that the number of ordinary shares that may be sold pursuant to the Purchase Agreement will be limited to 963,912 ordinary shares, or the Exchange Cap, which represents 19.99% of our outstanding ordinary shares on May 16, 2021, unless shareholder approval or an exception pursuant to the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market is obtained to issue more than 19.99%. This limitation will not apply if, at any time the Exchange Cap is reached and at all times thereafter, the average price paid for all ordinary shares issued under the Purchase Agreement is equal to or greater than $3.44, which is the price equal to the closing sale price of our ordinary shares immediately preceding the execution of the amendment to the Purchase Agreement. We are not required or permitted to issue any ordinary shares under the Purchase Agreement if such issuance would breach its obligations under the rules or regulations of the Nasdaq Capital Market or other applicable law (including, without limitation, the Israeli Companies Law – 1999, as amended, or the Israeli Companies Law). We may, in our sole discretion, determine whether to obtain shareholder approval to issue more than 19.99% of our outstanding ordinary shares hereunder if such issuance would require shareholder approval under the rules or regulations of the Nasdaq Capital Market or the Israeli Companies Law.

 

Current Outlook

 

We believe that we have adequate cash to fund our ongoing activities through the completion of the Merger and into the first quarter of 2022. However, changes may occur that would cause us to consume our existing cash prior to that time, including the costs to consummate the Merger. Prior to closing of the Merger we agreed, among other things, that we would use commercially reasonable efforts to enter into one or more agreements providing for the sale, transfer or assignment or that we would otherwise take steps related to the divestment or disposal and satisfaction of liabilities of our Accordion Pill business, to be effected immediately after Closing. Although we have entered into the Merger Agreement and intend to consummate the Merger, there is no assurance that it will be able to successfully complete the Merger on a timely basis, or at all. If, for any reason, the Merger is not consummated and we are unable to continue to operate the Accordion Pill business or identify and complete an alternative strategic transaction like the Merger, we may be required to dissolve and liquidate our assets. In such case, we would be required to pay all of our debts and contractual obligations, and to set aside certain reserves for potential future claims, and there can be no assurances as to the amount or timing of available cash left to distribute to our shareholders after paying our debts and other obligations and setting aside funds for reserves.

 

We are also closely monitoring ongoing developments in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in disruptions to our partnering efforts and may negatively impact our commercial prospects and our ability to raise capital. As of the date of issuance of these consolidated financial statements, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may materially impact our financial condition, liquidity, or results of operations is uncertain. As a result of these uncertainties, there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the issuance date of these financial statements. For more information, see note 1(c) in our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Developing drugs, conducting clinical trials, obtaining commercial manufacturing capabilities and commercializing products is expensive and we will need to raise substantial additional funds to achieve our strategic objectives. We will require significant additional financing in the future to fund our operations, including if and when we progress into additional clinical trials, obtain regulatory approval for one or more of our product candidates, obtain commercial manufacturing capabilities and commercialize one or more of our product candidates. Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including, but not limited to:

 

  the timing of and our ability to complete the Merger;

 

  the progress and costs of our clinical trials and other research and development activities;

 

  the scope, prioritization and number of our clinical trials and other research and development programs;

 

  the amount of revenues and contributions we receive under future licensing, collaboration, development and commercialization arrangements with respect to our product candidates;

 

  the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;

 

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  the costs of the development and expansion of our operational infrastructure;

 

  the costs and timing of obtaining regulatory approval for one or more of our product candidates;

 

  the ability of us, or our collaborators, to achieve development milestones, marketing approval and other events or developments under our potential future licensing agreements;

 

  the costs of filing, prosecuting, enforcing and defending patent claims and other intellectual property rights;

 

  the costs and timing of securing manufacturing arrangements for clinical or commercial production;

 

  the costs of contracting with third parties to provide sales and marketing capabilities for us or establishing such capabilities ourselves;

 

  the costs of acquiring or undertaking development and commercialization efforts for any future products, product candidates or technology;

 

  the magnitude of our general and administrative expenses;

 

  market conditions; and

 

  any cost that we may incur under future in- and out-licensing arrangements relating to one or more of our product candidates.

 

Until we can generate significant recurring revenues, we expect to satisfy our future cash needs through capital raising. We cannot be certain that additional funding will be available to us on acceptable terms, if at all. If funds are not available, we may be required to delay, reduce the scope of or eliminate research or development plans for, or commercialization efforts with respect to, one or more of our product candidates and make necessary change to our operations to reduce the level of our expenditures in line with available resources.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have had or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

This discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates that affect the reported amounts of our assets, liabilities and expenses. Significant accounting policies employed by us, including the use of estimates, are presented in the notes to the consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. We periodically evaluate our estimates, which are based on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Critical accounting policies are those that are most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations and require our subjective or complex judgments, resulting in the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain. If actual performance should differ from historical experience or if the underlying assumptions were to change, our financial condition and results of operations may be materially impacted.

 

Our critical accounting policies and estimates are disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no material changes to those policies during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

None.

 

Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 4.Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and in reaching a reasonable level of assurance, management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of March 31, 2021. Based on that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that as of March 31, 2021 these disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rules 13a-15(d) and 15d-15(d) under the Exchange Act that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. Except as set forth below, there are currently no pending material legal proceedings, and we are currently not aware of any legal proceedings or claims against us or our property that we believe will have any significant effect on our business, financial position or operating results. None of our officers or directors is a party against us in any legal proceeding.

 

In May 2021, four lawsuits were filed against us and the members of our board of directors in federal court: Marc St-Hilarie v. Intec Pharma Ltd, et al., 1:21-cv-04000-JSR (filed May 5, 2021, Southern District of New York); Minh Tran v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-04026-JSP (filed May 5, 2021, Southern District of New York); Craig Davidson v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-00673-LPS (filed May 7, 2021, District of Delaware); and Jordan Sanchez Figueroa v. Intec Pharma Ltd., et al., 1:21-cv-02621-WFK-RML (filed May 11, 2021, Eastern District of New York). The Davidson lawsuit also names Decoy and certain entities involved in the Merger as defendants. All four complaints allege that we and our board violated federal securities laws by allegedly failing to disclose all material information in connection with the Merger. Since the filing of these lawsuits, Marc St-Hilarie and Minh Tran have filed notices of voluntary dismissal of their claims as moot. It is still too early to assess and predict the probable outcome of these complaints and we believe that these lawsuits are without merit and, if any are prosecuted, intend to defend vigorously against them.

 

In addition, for a discussion of settlement agreement that was resolved during March 2021, see “COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES” included in note 3b to the consolidated financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

 

Item1A. Risk Factors

 

Not required for a smaller reporting company.

 

Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

The following disclosure would have otherwise been filed on Form 8-K under the heading “Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement”:

 

On May 16, 2021, we entered into a First Amendment to Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement, or the Amendment, with Aspire Capital, amending the Purchase Agreement, which provides for among other things, (i) for an updated Exchange Cap, pursuant to which we may issue up to an additional 963,912 ordinary shares which constitutes 19.99% of our ordinary shares outstanding as of the date of entry into the Amendment, unless shareholder approval or an exception pursuant to the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market is obtained to issue more than 19.99%, and (ii) if shareholder approval is not obtained, such limitation will not apply after the Exchange Cap is reached if at all times thereafter the average purchase price paid for all shares issued under the Purchase Agreement is equal to or greater than $3.44 per share.

 

For a detailed description of the terms of the Purchase Agreement, see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Aspire Capital Financing Arrangement.”

 

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Item 6.Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit Description
     
3.1   Articles of Association of Intec Pharma Ltd., as amended (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 29, 2020)
     
10.1*   First Amendment to Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 16, 2021, between Intec Pharma Ltd. And Aspire Capital Fund LLC
     
31.1*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
     
31.2*   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
     
32.1#   Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.2#   Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
     
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith
# Furnished herewith

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Intec Pharma Ltd.
     
Date: May 17, 2021 By: /s/ Jeffrey A. Meckler
    Jeffrey A. Meckler
  Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
Date: May 17, 2021 By: /s/ Nir Sassi
    Nir Sassi
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

First Amendment to

Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement

 

This First Amendment to the Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement (the “First Amendment”) is made and entered into as of the 16th day of May, 2021 (the “First Amendment Effective Date”) by and between INTEC PHARMA LTD., a company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Israel (the “Company”), and ASPIRE CAPITAL FUND, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (the “Buyer”).

 

WHEREAS:

 

The Company and the Buyer entered into that certain Ordinary Shares Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) dated as of December 2, 2019. The Company and the Buyer now desire to amend the Agreement, however, only as set forth in this First Amendment.

 

NOW THEREFORE, the Company and the Buyer hereby agree as follows:

 

1.Section 1(b) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:

 

The Company’s Right to Require Regular Purchases. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, on any given Business Day after the Commencement Date, the Company shall have the right but not the obligation to direct the Buyer by its delivery to the Buyer of a Purchase Notice from time to time, and the Buyer thereupon shall have the obligation, to buy the number of Purchase Shares specified in such notice, up to Fifty Thousand (50,000) Purchase Shares, on such Business Day (as long as such notice is delivered on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on such Business Day) (each such purchase, a “Regular Purchase”) at the Purchase Price on the Purchase Date; however, in no event shall the Purchase Amount of a Regular Purchase exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) per Business Day, unless the Buyer and the Company mutually agree otherwise. The Company and the Buyer may mutually agree to increase the number of Purchase Shares that may be sold per Regular Purchase to as much as an additional 2,000,000 Purchase Shares per Business Day. The Company may deliver additional Purchase Notices to the Buyer from time to time so long as the most recent purchase has been completed. The Fifty Thousand (50,000) share amount in this Section 1(b) shall be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, reverse share split or other similar transaction. The Two Million (2,000,000) share amount in this Section 1(b) shall not be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, reverse share split or other similar transaction.

 

2.Section 1(c) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:

 

VWAP Purchases. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, in addition to purchases of Purchase Shares as described in Section 1(b) above, the Company shall also have the right but not the obligation to direct the Buyer by the Company’s delivery to the Buyer of a VWAP Purchase Notice from time to time as follows:

 

(i) with one Business Day’s prior written notice (as long as such notice is delivered on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the Business Day immediately preceding the VWAP Purchase Date), and the Buyer thereupon shall have the obligation, to buy the VWAP Purchase Share Percentage of the trading volume of the Ordinary Shares on the VWAP Purchase Date up to the VWAP Purchase Share Volume Maximum on the VWAP Purchase Date (each such purchase, a “VWAP Purchase”) at the VWAP Purchase Price. The Company may only deliver a VWAP Purchase Notice to the Buyer on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on a date on which the Company also submits a Purchase Notice for a Regular Purchase of 10,000 Purchase Shares to the Buyer. Unless the Buyer and the Company mutually agree otherwise, any single VWAP Purchase Notice shall be limited to no more than 12,500 Purchase Shares in connection with such VWAP Purchase Notice. The VWAP Purchase Amount and the VWAP Purchase Price shall be determined at the end of the VWAP Purchase Date and confirmed by the Buyer and approved by the Company. However, the VWAP Purchase Amount and the VWAP Purchase Price shall be determined before the end of the VWAP Purchase Date at such time if during the VWAP Purchase Date either: (1) the Sale Price falls below the VWAP Minimum Price Threshold or (2) the trading volume of Ordinary Shares on the Principal Market exceeds the VWAP Purchase Share Volume Maximum during normal trading hours. In such circumstances if:

  

(A) the Sale Price falls below the VWAP Minimum Price Threshold during the VWAP Purchase Date, (1) the VWAP Purchase Amount shall be calculated using the VWAP Purchase Share Percentage of the aggregate Ordinary Shares traded on the Principal Market for such portion of the VWAP Purchase Date prior to the time that the Sale Price fell below the VWAP Minimum Price Threshold and (2) the VWAP Purchase Price shall be calculated using the volume weighted average price of all Ordinary Shares sold during such portion of the VWAP Purchase Date prior to the time that the Sale Price fell below the VWAP Minimum Price Threshold.

 

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(B) the trading volume of Ordinary Shares on the Principal Market exceeds the VWAP Purchase Share Volume Maximum on the VWAP Purchase Date before normal trading hours end (meaning that the VWAP Purchase Share Estimate has been reached at a time before the end of normal trading hours), the VWAP Purchase Amount and VWAP Purchase Price shall be calculated using the volume weighted average price of all Ordinary Shares sold during such portion of the VWAP Purchase Date prior to the time that the trading volume of Ordinary Shares on the Principal Market exceeds the VWAP Purchase Share Volume Maximum.

 

(ii) By no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on any VWAP Purchase Date, the Buyer shall submit to the Company a written confirmation of the VWAP Purchase in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Company setting forth the VWAP Purchase Amount and the VWAP Purchase Price, i.e., the exact amount of Ordinary Shares to be sold pursuant to such VWAP Purchase Notice and the exact price to be paid by the Buyer to the Company. Upon approval by the Company of the VWAP Purchase Amount and the VWAP Purchase Price and receipt by the Company of full payment of the Purchase Amount related to such VWAP Purchase, the Company shall promptly deliver notice to the transfer agent of the VWAP Purchase, including instructions to promptly issue an amount of Ordinary Shares equal to the Purchase Shares to be purchased by the Buyer in connection with such VWAP Purchase. The Company may deliver additional VWAP Purchase Notices to the Buyer from time to time so long as there is not more than one outstanding purchase (either a Regular Purchase or VWAP Purchase) that is not then fully completed, i.e. the Buyer has fully paid for and has received such Purchase Shares. The amounts in this Section 1(c) shall be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction.

 

3. Section 1(h) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:

 

Compliance with Principal Market Rules. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, and in addition to the limitations set forth in Section 1(e), the total number of Ordinary Shares that may be issued under this Agreement, including the Commitment Shares (as defined in Section 4(e) hereof), shall be limited to 963,914 Ordinary Shares (the “Exchange Cap”), which equals 19.99% of the Company’s outstanding Ordinary Shares as of the date hereof, unless shareholder approval is obtained to issue more than such 19.99%. The Exchange Cap shall be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, reverse share split or other similar transaction. The foregoing limitation shall not apply if shareholder approval has not been obtained and at any time the Exchange Cap is reached and at all times thereafter the average price paid for all Ordinary Shares issued under this Agreement is equal to or greater than $3.44 (the “Minimum Price”), a price equal to the lower of (1) the Closing Sale Price immediately preceding the execution of this Agreement or (2) the arithmetic average of the five (5) Closing Sale Prices for the Ordinary Shares immediately preceding the execution of this Agreement (in such circumstance, for purposes of the Principal Market, the transaction contemplated hereby would not be “below market” and the Exchange Cap would not apply). The Minimum Price shall be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, reverse share split or other similar transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required or permitted to issue, and the Buyer shall not be required to purchase, any Ordinary Shares under this Agreement if such issuance would breach the Company’s obligations under the rules or regulations of the Principal Market or other applicable law (including, without limitation the Israeli Companies Law – 1999, as amended – “Companies Law”). The Company may, in its sole discretion, determine whether to obtain shareholder approval to issue more than 19.99% of its outstanding Ordinary Shares hereunder if such issuance would require shareholder approval under the rules or regulations of the Principal Market or the Companies Law.

 

4. Section 10(x) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:

 

VWAP Purchase Share Estimate” means the number of Ordinary Shares that the Company elects to set forth in a VWAP Purchase Notice in connection with a VWAP Purchase pursuant to Section 1(c) hereof which is the maximum number of Ordinary Shares that the Buyer may be obligated to buy in such VWAP Purchase but which shall not exceed 12,500 Ordinary Shares for any one VWAP Purchase (to be appropriately adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, share split, reverse share split or other similar transaction).

 

5. Except as amended and modified by this First Amendment, the Agreement is hereby ratified and affirmed.

 

[Signature page follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Buyer and the Company have caused this First Amendment to Common Stock Purchase Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first written above.

 

THE COMPANY:

 

INTEC PHARMA LTD.

 

By: /s/ Nir Sassi  
Name: Nir Sassi  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

BUYER:

 

ASPIRE CAPITAL FUND, LLC

BY: ASPIRE CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC  
BY: SGM HOLDINGS CORP.  

 

By: /s/ Steven Martin  
Name: Steven G. Martin  
Title: President  

 

[Signature page to First Amendment to Common Stock Purchase Agreement]

 

   

 

Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

I, Jeffrey A. Meckler, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 of Intec Pharma Ltd. (the “registrant”);

 

  2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

  3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

  4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f)and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

  5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 17, 2021

 

  /s/ Jeffrey A. Meckler
 

Jeffrey A. Meckler

Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

I, Nir Sassi, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 of Intec Pharma Ltd. (the “registrant”);

 

  2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

  3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

  4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f)and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

  5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 17, 2021

 

  /s/ Nir Sassi
 

Nir Sassi

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

Intec Pharma Ltd.

 

Certification Pursuant to

18 U.S.C. Section 1350,

as Adopted Pursuant to

Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Intec Pharma Ltd. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Jeffrey A. Meckler, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(a) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(b) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

/s/ Jeffrey A. Meckler  
Jeffrey A. Meckler  
Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman  
   

Date: May 17, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

Intec Pharma Ltd.

 

Certification Pursuant to

18 U.S.C. Section 1350,

as Adopted Pursuant to

Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Intec Pharma Ltd. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Nir Sassi, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(a) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(b) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

/s/ Nir Sassi  
Nir Sassi  
Chief Financial Officer  
   
Date: May 17, 2021