Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):  December 11, 2018

vTv Therapeutics Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission File No.)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


4170 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy

High Point, NC 27265

(Address of principal executive offices)


(336) 841-0300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On December 11, 2018, vTv Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”), with MacAndrews & Forbes Group LLC (the “Investor”), for the Investor’s commitment to purchase, at the Company’s option, exercisable on demand during a one-year period after the date of the Letter Agreement (the “Investment Period”), the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”) at a per share price of $1.84, which is equal to the closing price of the Common Stock for the trading day prior to the date of the Letter Agreement. The Letter Agreement also permits the Investor to exercise an option to purchase Common Stock at the same price up to three times during the Investment Period. The aggregate amount of Common Stock that may be purchased by the Investor (whether at its or the Company’s option) pursuant to the Letter Agreement is limited to $10.0 million.

In consideration for the commitment of the Investor under the Letter Agreement, the Investor will receive warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase 340,534 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, exercisable at a price of $2.12, which is 115% of the option price under the Letter Agreement. The Warrants will be exercisable until December 11, 2025.

The obligation of the Investor to fund and the obligation of the Company to issue shares under the Letter Agreement is subject to the execution of mutually acceptable definitive documentation at the time of a request for funding.

As of December 11, 2018, subsidiaries and affiliates of the Investor held 23,084,267 shares of the Company’s Class B Common Stock and 12,417,568 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock. As a result, the Investor’s holdings represent approximately 83.3% of the combined voting power of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Two of the Company’s directors, Steven M. Cohen and Paul G. Savas are also employees of the Investor. The transactions described above were approved in accordance with the Company’s Related Person Transactions Policy.

The descriptions of the Letter Agreement and the Warrants contained herein do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Letter Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The information set forth above and referenced under Item 1.01 that relates to the creation of an off-balance sheet financial obligation of the Company is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 of this report.

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities


See Item 1.01 which is incorporated herein by reference. The Common Stock and Warrants to be issued to the Investor pursuant to the Letter Agreement will be issued in reliance upon an exemption provided by Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933.

Item 8.01 Other Events


On December 11, 2018, the Company initiated a corporate restructuring to align with a strategic decision to continue the development of its drug candidates using external resources rather than internal resources. The restructuring will allow the company to reduce costs while continuing to conduct clinical trials, including the on-going Simplici-T1 study in type 1 diabetes, to support existing partnerships that are advancing development of additional assets, and to pursue new licensing and partnership opportunities. This restructuring includes a reduction in its workforce affecting approximately 65% of its employees, as of December 11, 2018. The Company expects to complete the reductions in headcount, including the payment of employee severance and benefits, in the second quarter of 2019. The Company expects these actions to result in a restructuring charge of approximately $0.8 million for employee severance and related costs. In addition, the Company expects these actions to result in annualized


cost savings of approximately $3.7 million. Some of these reductions may be offset by higher costs for outsourced services which cannot be quantified at this time.




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.



/s/ Rudy C. Howard


Rudy C. Howard


Chief Financial Officer


Dated: December 11, 2018