Cascadian Therapeutics
Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 12/07/2017 06:03:41)





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 4, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33882   26-0868560

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(IRS Employer

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2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, Washington 98121

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(206) 801-2100

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

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Entry into New Lease

On December 4, 2017, Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a sublease agreement (the “New Lease”) with CTI BioPharma, Corp. (the “Landlord”), pursuant to which the Company will lease approximately 44,050 square feet located on the 6 th and 7 th floors of 3101 Western Avenue, Seattle, Washington, commencing on January 1, 2018, or such earlier date on which the business operations of the Company substantially commence in the premises (the “Commencement Date”). The term of the New Lease will expire on April 30, 2022, unless the master lease between Landlord and Selig Holdings Company dated January 27, 2012 (the “Master Lease”), pursuant to which Landlord holds the New Lease premises, is earlier terminated. In the event of such early termination, the New Lease will expire immediately, and Selig Holdings Company agrees to recognize the New Lease as a direct contract between the Company and Selig Holdings Company, on all terms of the New Lease except for the payment of rent, which shall be as set forth in the Master Lease.

The Company’s monthly base rent for the premises will be $110,125 per month in the first year of the New Lease (equivalent to $30 per rentable square foot per year), with rent payments beginning following a 5-month period of free rent. Base rent will be subject to annual increases thereafter by $1 per rentable square foot per year during the term of the New Lease. The Company will not be required to pay rent for the first five months of the term of the New Lease. The Company will have the right to assign or sublet its interest in the leased premises subject to consent of the Landlord, and such consent may not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and the consent of Selig Holdings Company. The Company will additionally have a right of first offer on any portion of the premises located on the 8 th floor of the building, from time to time when such premises become available.

Termination of Prior Lease

In connection with the execution of the New Lease, on December 4, 2017, the Company entered into a Lease Termination Agreement (the “Termination Agreement”) with Selig Holdings Company, pursuant to which the Company and Selig Holdings Company agreed to early terminate that certain Lease, dated May 9, 2008, as amended, for the premises located at 2601 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington (the “Prior Lease”), subject to the effectiveness of the New Lease and the satisfaction of any related contingencies. The Prior Lease will terminate as of the date the Company surrenders and delivers possession of the leased premises to Landlord (the “Termination Date”), which date will occur as soon as reasonably practicable after the Commencement Date of the New Lease. The Prior Lease was previously scheduled to expire on December 18, 2018. Under the Termination Agreement, the Company will not pay any early termination fee. The Company will continue to pay the monthly rent and other amounts due under the Prior Lease until the Termination Date. Under the Prior Lease, the Company currently pays $33.44 per rentable square foot per year for 20,785 rentable square feet.

The foregoing descriptions of the New Lease and Termination Agreement are summaries, are not complete, and are qualified in their entirety by the terms and conditions of the actual New Lease and Termination Agreement, which will be filed as exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information contained above under the heading “Termination of Prior Lease” in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated in its entirety by reference into this Item 1.02.




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/ Julia M. Eastland

  Julia M. Eastland
  Chief Financial Officer, Chief Business Officer and Secretary

Date: December 6, 2017