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Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously disclosed, Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) is party to a license agreement, dated October 20, 2020 (as amended, the “License Agreement”) with F. Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd. and Genentech, Inc. (collectively, “Roche”). On November 12, 2021, Roche sent the Company a termination notice under Section 19.2.3 of the License Agreement, pursuant to which the License Agreement will terminate on February 10, 2022. As further described in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the License Agreement licensed to Roche the ex-U.S. rights to develop and commercialize certain of the Company’s compounds, including AT-527. There are no early termination penalties that will be incurred by the Company in connection with the termination.
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.
|ATEA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
Date: November 16, 2021
/s/ Andrea Corcoran
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President,
Legal and Secretary