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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 30, 2021, Krystal Biotech, Inc. (the “Company” or “Krystal”) entered into a Standard Form of Contract for Construction and the corresponding General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (collectively, the “Agreement”) with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (“Whiting-Turner”), pursuant to which Whiting-Turner is constructing and managing the construction of Krystal’s second commercial gene therapy facility (“ASTRA”) located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area (the “Project”). The 150,000 square foot ASTRA facility is under construction and expected to be completed and validated in 2022. The Agreement contains certain customary terms and conditions of the parties addressing the Project responsibilities. Subject to certain conditions in the Agreement, the Company will pay Whiting-Turner a contract price consisting of the cost of work plus a fee equal to 1.75% of the cost of work, subject to a guaranteed maximum price to be agreed upon in an amendment to the Agreement at a later date. To date, the Company has approved noncancelable bids under the Agreement of approximately $36 million. The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Agreement, a copy of which will be filed with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected completion of the Project. The Company’s ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the sufficiency of cash resources and need for additional financing and such other important factors as are set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Krystal’s annual and quarterly reports on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K represent Krystal’s views as of the date of this filing. Krystal anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. However, while Krystal may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Krystal’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this filing.
Pursuant to the requirements 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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 7, 2021||KRYSTAL BIOTECH, INC.|
|Name:||Krish S. Krishnan|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|