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BioPharmX And Timber Pharmaceuticals Announce Entry Into Merger Agreement

SAN JOSE, Calif. and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE:BPMX)("BioPharmX") and Timber Pharmaceuticals LLC ("Timber"), a

Benzinga · 01/28/2020 21:32

SAN JOSE, Calif. and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE:BPMX)("BioPharmX") and Timber Pharmaceuticals LLC ("Timber"), a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for orphan dermatologic diseases, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the merger agreement, subject to the approval of BioPharmX's stockholders and Timber's members, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioPharmX will be merged with and into Timber, with Timber surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioPharmX. As a condition to the closing of the Merger, Timber has agreed to secure not less than $20 million of financing for the combined company. The Merger is currently expected to be completed in the second calendar quarter of 2020.Upon completion of the Merger, BioPharmX will change its name to Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the officers and directors of Timber will become the officers and directors of BioPharmX.

Under the merger agreement, following the merger, (i) the Timber members, including the investors funding the $20 million investment, will own approximately 88.5% of the outstanding common stock of BioPharmX, and (ii) the BioPharmX stockholders will own approximately 11.5% of the outstanding common stock of BioPharmX, subject to certain adjustments as more particularly set forth in the merger agreement. The merger agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants made by BioPharmX and Timber, including covenants relating to both parties using their best efforts to cause the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement to be satisfied, covenants regarding obtaining the requisite approvals of the BioPharmX stockholders and the Timber members, covenants regarding indemnification of directors and officers, and covenants regarding BioPharmX's and Timber's conduct of their respective businesses between the date of signing of the merger agreement and the closing of the merger. The merger agreement also contains certain termination rights for both BioPharmX and Timber, and, in connection with the termination of the merger agreement under specified circumstances, BioPharmX and Timber may be required to pay the other party a termination fee.