8-K 1 cbli20201021_8k.htm FORM 8-K cbli20201021_8k.htm

















Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 21, 2020





Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


73 High Street

Buffalo, NY 14203


(Address of Principal Executive Offices and zip code)




(716) 849-6810


(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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


 Title of each class

 Trading Symbol(s)

 Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.005


NASDAQ Capital Market


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).                                    


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.






Item 8.01.     Other Events.


As previously disclosed, on October 16, 2020, Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cytocom, Inc. (“Cytocom”) and High Street Acquisition Corp., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. On October 21, 2020, Cytocom released a letter to the stockholders of each of the Company and Cytocom regarding the Merger Agreement. A copy of the letter is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.


Additional Information and Where to Find It


The Company plans to file a Registration Statement on Form S-4 containing a proxy statement/prospectus of the Company and other documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, the Company’s stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus in its entirety when it becomes available and any other documents filed by the company with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger or incorporated by reference therein because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction and the parties to the proposed transaction. Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus (when it becomes available) and other documents containing important information about the Company and Cytocom, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. The Company also makes available free of charge at www.cbiolabs.com (in the “Investors” section), copies of materials that the Company files with, or furnishes to, the SEC.


Participants in the Solicitation


This document does not constitute a solicitation of proxy, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Company and Cytocom, and each of their respective directors, executive officers and certain employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed merger. Security holders may obtain information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of the Company’s directors and officers in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2020, and Amendment No. 1 to its Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on April 29, 2020. To the extent the holdings of the Company’s securities by the Company’s directors and executive officers have changed from the amounts set forth in the Company’s amended Annual Report, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of such individuals in the proposed merger will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed merger when it is filed with the SEC. These documents (when available) may be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s website at www.cbiolabs.com.


Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this current report, including statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, new products, budgets, liquidity, cash flows, projected costs, regulatory approvals, the impact of any laws or regulations applicable to us, plans and objectives of management for future operations, the expected ownership in the combined company of the former Cytocom securityholders and securityholders of the Company as of immediately prior to the Merger, governance of the combined company and entry into the Support Agreements are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “will,” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations about future events. While we believe these expectations are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Our actual future results may differ materially from those discussed here for various reasons. We discuss many of these risks in Item 1A under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as updated by our other filings with the SEC. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the risk that the proposed merger may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the Company’s business and the price of Company’s common stock; the failure of either party to satisfy any of the conditions to the consummation of the proposed merger, including the approval of Company’s stockholders; uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the proposed merger; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed merger on the Company’s business relationships, operating results and business generally; risks that the proposed merger disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the proposed merger; risks related to diverting management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company related to the merger agreement or the proposed merger; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed merger; our need for additional financing to meet our business objectives; our history of operating losses; the substantial doubt expressed by our independent auditors about our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to successfully develop, obtain regulatory approval for, and commercialize our products in a timely manner; our plans to research, develop and commercialize our product candidates; our ability to attract collaborators with development, regulatory and commercialization expertise; our plans and expectations with respect to future clinical trials and commercial scale-up activities; our reliance on third-party manufacturers of our product candidates; the size and growth potential of the markets for our product candidates, and our ability to serve those markets; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our product candidates; regulatory requirements and developments in the United States, the European Union and foreign countries; the performance of our third-party suppliers and manufacturers; the success of competing therapies that are or may become available; our ability to attract and retain key scientific or management personnel; our reliance on government funding for a significant portion of our operating costs and expenses; government contracting processes and requirements; the exercise of control over our company by our majority stockholder; the geopolitical relationship between the United States and the Russian Federation as well as general business, legal, financial and other conditions within the Russian Federation; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our product candidates; our potential vulnerability to cybersecurity breaches; and other factors discussed below and in our other SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.




Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this current report are made only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future events or developments.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)     Exhibits







Letter from Cytocom, Inc. to Stockholders of Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. and Cytocom, Inc., dated October 21, 2020






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.










Date: October 21, 2020


/s/ Christopher Zosh



Name: Christopher Zosh



Title: Vice President of Finance