Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2023


(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




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22722 29th Drive SE, Suite 100

Bothell, WA


1040 West Georgia, Suite 1030

Vancouver, BC, Canada


V6E 4H1

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Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (604) 210-2217


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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Registered Direct Offering

On May 25, 2023, Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain purchasers for the sale of 3,000,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock at a price of $5.50 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $16.5 million before deducting the placement fees and related offering expenses. The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions.


The offering of the Shares (the “Registered Offering”) is being made pursuant to the shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-261811), including the prospectus dated January 5, 2022 contained therein, and the prospectus supplement dated May 25, 2023.


The Company will pay to Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC, the exclusive placement agent for the Registered Offering, a cash fee equal to an aggregate of 6.0% of the gross proceeds generated from the sale of the Shares and will reimburse the placement agent for certain of its expenses in an amount not to exceed $75,000.


The Company estimates that the net proceeds from the Registered Offering will be approximately $15.2 million, after deducting placement agent fees and related offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Registered Offering to fund product development and regulatory activities, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.


The Purchase Agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The above description of the terms of the Purchase Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.


A copy of the opinion of Fenwick & West LLP, relating to the validity of the Shares, is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On May 25, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing that it had priced the Registered Offering. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


The information furnished in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.




Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP





Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 25, 2023, by and among Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. and the purchasers identified on the signature pages thereto







Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)






Press Release, dated May 25, 2023






Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Any statements contained herein that do not describe historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the expected net proceeds of the Registered Offering and the anticipated use of proceeds of the Registered Offering, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks identified in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2023, filed with the SEC on May 9, 2023, the prospectus supplement related to the Registered Offering, and subsequent filings with the SEC. Any of these risks and uncertainties could materially and adversely affect the Company’s results of operations, which would, in turn, have a significant and adverse impact on the Company’s stock price. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



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




Date: May 25, 2023


/s/ John Bencich


John Bencich

Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive and Financial Officer)