SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 1, 2021
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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263 Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||OCGN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
(The Nasdaq Capital Market)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
On March 1, 2021, Ocugen, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which it agreed to issue and sell 54,745 shares of the Company’s newly designated Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series B Preferred Stock”), at a price per share equal to $109.60, to its co-development partner, Bharat Biotech International Limited (“Bharat Biotech”). The Company is issuing the shares of Series B Preferred Stock as an advance payment for the supply of COVAXIN to be provided by Bharat Biotech pursuant to a supply agreement (the “Supply Agreement”) expected to be entered into with respect to the parties’ Co-Development, Supply and Commercialization Agreement dated as of January 31, 2021 (the “Co-Development Agreement”), which was previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 2021. The closing of the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock will take place on a date to be agreed upon by the parties.
Each share of Series B Preferred Stock is convertible, at the option of the holder, into 10 shares of the Company’s common stock only after (i) the Company’s receipt of stockholder approval to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock under its Sixth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and (ii) the Company’s receipt of shipments by Bharat Biotech of the first 10 million doses of COVAXIN manufactured by Bharat Biotech pursuant to the Supply Agreement, and further on the terms and subject to the conditions to be set forth in the Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designation”). The conversion rate of the Series B Preferred Stock is subject to adjustment in the event of a stock dividend, stock split, reclassification or similar event with respect to the Company’s common stock.
Holders of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled to receive dividends on Series B Preferred Stock equal (on an as-converted to common stock basis) to and in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of common stock, when and if such dividends are paid. Except as provided by law and certain protective provisions to be set forth in the Certificate of Designation, the Series B Preferred Stock has no voting rights. Upon the Company’s liquidation or dissolution, holders of Series B Preferred Stock will be entitled to receive the same amount that a holder of common stock would receive if the preferred stock were fully converted to common stock.
The Series B Preferred Stock is being issued in a private placement exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) thereof and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The transaction does not involve a public offering and Bharat Biotech is an accredited investor as defined under Regulation D.
The information set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the actual terms of the Certificate of Designation, the form of which has been filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and furnished for purposes of Regulation FD is a presentation that the Company will post on its website on March 5, 2021 and may use from time to time in presentations or discussions with investors, analysts, and other parties.
The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are being furnished or filed herewith:
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: March 5, 2021
|By:||/s/ Shankar Musunuri|
|Name: Shankar Musunuri|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman|
CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION OF PREFERENCES,
RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS
SERIES B CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK
PURSUANT TO SECTION 151 OF THE
DELAWARE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW
The undersigned, Shankar Musunuri, does hereby certify that:
1. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocugen, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”).
2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, 30,000 of which are designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.
3. The following resolutions were duly adopted by the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”):
WHEREAS, the certificate of incorporation of the Corporation provides for a class of its authorized stock known as preferred stock, consisting of 10,000,000 shares, $0.01 par value per share, issuable from time to time in one or more series;
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is authorized, without further stockholder approval, to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series, and to fix the designation, powers, preferences, and rights of the shares of each such series and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Directors, pursuant to such authority, to fix the rights, preferences, restrictions and other matters relating to a series of the preferred stock, which shall consist of up to 54,745 shares of the preferred stock which the Corporation has the authority to issue, as follows:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors does hereby provide for the issuance of a series of preferred stock for cash or exchange of other securities, rights or property and does hereby fix and determine the rights, preferences, restrictions and other matters relating to such series of preferred stock as follows:
TERMS OF PREFERRED STOCK
Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Affiliate” means any Person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with a Person, as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
“Alternate Consideration” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(d).
“Bharat” shall mean Bharat Biotech International Limited.
“Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day which is a federal legal holiday in the United States or any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.
“Certificate of Incorporation” means the Sixth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Ocugen, Inc., as amended from time to time.
“Closing” means the closing of the purchase and sale of the Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 1 of the Purchase Agreement.
“Closing Date” means the Trading Day on which this Certificate of Designation has been filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, the Purchase Agreement has been executed and delivered by the applicable parties thereto and all conditions precedent to the Corporation’s obligations to deliver the Preferred Stock have been satisfied or waived.
“Commission” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Common Stock” means the Corporation’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and stock of any other class of securities into which such securities may hereafter be reclassified or changed.
“Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Corporation or the Subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, rights, options, warrants or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock.
“Conversion Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Conversion Events” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Conversion Ratio” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Conversion Shares” means, collectively, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the shares of Preferred Stock in accordance with the terms hereof.
“Conversion Shares Registration Statement” means a registration statement that registers the resale of all Conversion Shares of the Holders, who shall be named as “selling stockholders” therein and meets the requirements of the Purchase Agreement.
“Co-Development Agreement” means the Co-Development, Supply and Commercialization Agreement, dated February 2, 2021, among the Corporation and Bharat.
“Distribution” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(b).
“Effective Date” means the date that the Conversion Shares Registration Statement filed by the Corporation pursuant to the Purchase Agreement is first declared effective by the Commission.
“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Fundamental Transaction” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(d).
“Holder(s)” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 2.
“Liquidation” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.
“New York Courts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 11(d).
“Notice of Conversion” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Original Issue Date” means the date of the first issuance of any shares of the Preferred Stock regardless of the number of transfers of any particular shares of Preferred Stock and regardless of the number of certificates which may be issued to evidence such Preferred Stock.
“Person” means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.
“Preferred Stock” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.
“Purchase Agreement” means the Series B Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement, dated March 1, 2021, among the Corporation and the original Holder, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with its terms.
“Purchase Rights” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(b).
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Share Delivery Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(b)(i).
“Shares” means the shares of Preferred Stock issued to the original Holder pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.
“Standard Settlement Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(b)(i).
“Subscription Amount” shall mean, as to each Holder, the aggregate amount to be paid for the Shares purchased pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, in United States dollars and in immediately available funds.
“Successor Entity” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(e).
“Trading Day” means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for business.
“Trading Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE MKT, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange (or any successors to any of the foregoing).
“Transaction Documents” means this Certificate of Designation, the Purchase Agreement, all exhibits and schedules thereto and hereto and any other documents or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.
“Transfer Agent” means Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc., the current transfer agent of the Corporation, with a mailing address of 1717 Arch St., Ste. 1300, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and an email address relating to issuances of firstname.lastname@example.org, and any successor transfer agent of the Corporation.
Section 2. Designation, Amount and Par Value. The series of preferred stock shall be designated as its Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) and the number of shares so designated shall be up to 54,745 (which shall not be subject to increase without the written consent of holders of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (each, a “Holder” and collectively, the “Holders”)). Each share of Preferred Stock shall have a par value of $0.01 per share. The Preferred Stock will initially be issued in book-entry form.
Section 3. Dividends. Except for stock dividends or distributions for which adjustments are to be made pursuant to Section 7, Holders shall be entitled to receive, and the Corporation shall pay, dividends on shares of Preferred Stock equal (on an as-if-converted-to-Common-Stock basis) to and in the same form as dividends actually paid on shares of the Common Stock when, as and if such dividends are paid on shares of the Common Stock. No other dividends shall be paid on shares of Preferred Stock.
Section 4. Voting Rights. Except as otherwise provided herein or as otherwise required by law, the Preferred Stock shall have no voting rights. However, as long as any shares of Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Corporation shall not, without the affirmative vote of the Holders of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of the Preferred Stock, (a) alter or change adversely the powers, preferences or rights given to the Preferred Stock or alter or amend this Certificate of Designation, (b) amend the Certificate of Incorporation or other charter documents in any manner that adversely affects any rights of the Holders, (c) increase the number of authorized shares of Preferred Stock, or (d) enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.
Section 5. Liquidation. Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary (a “Liquidation”), the Holders shall be entitled to receive out of the assets, whether capital or surplus, of the Corporation the same amount that a holder of Common Stock would receive if the Preferred Stock were fully converted (disregarding for such purposes any conversion limitations hereunder) to Common Stock which amounts shall be paid pari passu with all holders of Common Stock. The Corporation shall mail written notice of any such Liquidation, not less than 45 days prior to the payment date stated therein, to each Holder.
Section 6. Conversion.
a) Conversions at Option of Holder. Each share of Preferred Stock shall be convertible, at any time and from time to time from but only after the occurrence of (i) the Corporation’s receipt of stockholder approval to increase the authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock under the Certificate of Incorporation to such number of shares of Common Stock as shall be sufficient to convert the total outstanding shares of Preferred Stock into shares of Common Stock pursuant to this Section 6(a) and the filing of an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to effect such increase and (ii) the Corporation’s receipt of shipments by Bharat of the first 10 million doses of COVAXIN manufactured by Bharat pursuant to a supply agreement to be entered into in connection with the Co-Development Agreement (collectively, the “Conversion Events”), at the option of the Holder thereof, into shares of Common Stock on a one-for-ten basis (the “Conversion Ratio”). Holders shall effect conversions by providing the Corporation with the form of conversion notice attached hereto as Annex A (a “Notice of Conversion”). Each Notice of Conversion shall specify the number of shares of Preferred Stock to be converted, the number of shares of Preferred Stock owned prior to the conversion at issue, the number of shares of Preferred Stock owned subsequent to the conversion at issue and the date on which such conversion is to be effected, which date may not be prior to the date the applicable Holder delivers by facsimile such Notice of Conversion to the Corporation (such date, the “Conversion Date”). If no Conversion Date is specified in a Notice of Conversion, the Conversion Date shall be the date that such Notice of Conversion to the Corporation is deemed delivered hereunder. No ink-original Notice of Conversion shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Conversion form be required. The calculations and entries set forth in the Notice of Conversion shall control in the absence of manifest or mathematical error. To effect conversions of shares of Preferred Stock, a Holder shall not be required to surrender any certificate(s) representing the shares of Preferred Stock to the Corporation unless all of the shares of Preferred Stock represented thereby are so converted, in which case such Holder shall deliver the certificate representing such shares of Preferred Stock promptly following the Conversion Date at issue. Shares of Preferred Stock converted into Common Stock or redeemed in accordance with the terms hereof shall be canceled and shall not be reissued.
b) Mechanics of Conversion
i. Delivery of Conversion Shares Upon Conversion. Not later than the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period (as defined below) after each Conversion Date (the “Share Delivery Date”), the Corporation shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the converting Holder (A) Conversion Shares which, on or after the earlier of (i) the six month anniversary of the Original Issue Date or (ii) the Effective Date, shall be free of restrictive legends and trading restrictions (other than those which may then be required by the Purchase Agreement) representing the number of Conversion Shares being acquired upon the conversion of the Preferred Stock, and (B) a bank check in the amount of declared but unpaid dividends, if any. On or after the earlier of (i) the six month anniversary of the Original Issue Date or (ii) the Effective Date, the Corporation shall deliver the Conversion Shares required to be delivered by the Corporation under this Section 6 electronically through the Depository Trust Company or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions. As used herein, “Standard Settlement Period” means the standard settlement period, expressed in a number of Trading Days, on the Corporation’s primary Trading Market with respect to the Common Stock as in effect on the Conversion Date.
ii. Obligation Absolute; Partial Liquidated Damages. The Corporation’s obligation to issue and deliver the Conversion Shares upon conversion of Preferred Stock in accordance with the terms hereof are absolute and unconditional, irrespective of any action or inaction by a Holder to enforce the same, any waiver or consent with respect to any provision hereof, the recovery of any judgment against any Person or any action to enforce the same, or any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, limitation or termination, or any breach or alleged breach by such Holder or any other Person of any obligation to the Corporation or any violation or alleged violation of law by such Holder or any other person, and irrespective of any other circumstance which might otherwise limit such obligation of the Corporation to such Holder in connection with the issuance of such Conversion Shares; provided, however, that such delivery shall not operate as a waiver by the Corporation of any such action that the Corporation may have against such Holder. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages for the Corporation’s failure to deliver Conversion Shares within the period specified herein and such Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance
and/or injunctive relief. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit a Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.
iii. Reservation of Shares Issuable Upon Conversion. The Corporation covenants that it will make reasonable efforts, including, without limitation, engaging in best efforts to obtain the requisite stockholder approval of any necessary amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, to reserve and keep available out of its authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock for the sole purpose of issuance upon conversion of the Preferred Stock as herein provided, free from preemptive rights or any other actual contingent purchase rights of Persons other than the Holder (and the other holders of the Preferred Stock), not less than such aggregate number of shares of the Common Stock as shall (subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement) be issuable (taking into account the adjustments and restrictions of Section 7) upon the conversion of the then outstanding shares of Preferred Stock. The Corporation covenants that all shares of Common Stock that shall be so issuable shall, upon issue, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and, if the Conversion Shares Registration Statement is then effective under the Securities Act, shall be registered for public resale in accordance with such Conversion Shares Registration Statement (subject to such Holder’s compliance with its obligations under the Purchase Agreement and applicable securities laws).
iv. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the conversion of the Preferred Stock. As to any fraction of a share which the Holder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such conversion, the Corporation shall at its election, either (a) pay cash equal to such fraction multiplied by the closing price of the Common Stock on the Trading Market on the Trading Day immediately preceding the Share Delivery Date or (b) round up to the next whole share
v. Transfer Taxes and Expenses. The issuance of Conversion Shares on conversion of this Preferred Stock shall be made without charge to any Holder for any documentary stamp or similar taxes that may be payable in respect of the issue or delivery of such Conversion Shares, provided that the Corporation shall not be required to pay any tax that may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the issuance and delivery of any such Conversion Shares upon conversion in a name other than that of the Holders of such shares of Preferred Stock and the Corporation shall not be required to issue or deliver such Conversion Shares unless or until the Person or Persons requesting the issuance thereof shall have paid to the Corporation the amount of such tax or shall have established to the satisfaction of the Corporation that such tax has been paid. The Corporation shall pay all Transfer Agent fees required for same-day processing of any Notice of Conversion and all fees to the Depository Trust Company (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions) required doe same-day electronic delivery of the Conversion Shares.
Section 7. Certain Adjustments.
a) Stock Dividends and Stock Splits. If the Corporation, at any time while this Preferred Stock is outstanding: (i) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions payable in shares of Common Stock on shares of Common Stock or any other Common Stock Equivalents (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Corporation upon conversion of, or payment of a dividend on, this Preferred Stock), (ii) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, (iii) combines (including by way of a reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (iv) issues, in the event of a reclassification of shares of the Common Stock, any shares of capital stock of the Corporation, then the Conversion Ratio shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding any treasury shares of the Corporation) outstanding immediately before such event, and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section 7(a) shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification.
b) Subsequent Rights Offerings. In addition to any adjustments pursuant to Section 7(a) above, if at any time the Corporation grants, issues or sells any Common Stock Equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Holder of will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the
aggregate Purchase Rights which the Holder could have acquired if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of such Holder’s Preferred Stock (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights.
c) Pro Rata Distributions. During such time as this Preferred Stock is outstanding, if the Corporation declares or makes any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Preferred Stock, then, in each such case, the Holder shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the Holder would have participated therein if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete Conversion of this Preferred Stock (without regard to any limitations on Conversion hereof) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the participation in such Distribution.
d) Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Preferred Stock is outstanding, (i) the Corporation, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Corporation with or into another Person, (ii) the Corporation, directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Corporation or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding Common Stock, (iv) the Corporation, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, or (v) the Corporation, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with another Person whereby such other Person acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other Person or other Persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other Persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent conversion of this Preferred Stock, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Conversion Share that would have been issuable upon such conversion immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction, the number of shares of Common Stock of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Corporation, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Preferred Stock is convertible immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction. For purposes of any such conversion, the determination of the Conversion Ratio shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Corporation shall apportion the Conversion Ratio among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holders shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration they receive upon any conversion of this Preferred Stock following such Fundamental Transaction. To the extent necessary to effectuate the foregoing provisions, any successor to the Corporation or surviving entity in such Fundamental Transaction shall file a new Certificate of Designation with the same terms and conditions and issue to the Holders new preferred stock consistent with the foregoing provisions and evidencing the Holders’ right to convert such preferred stock into Alternate Consideration. The Corporation shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Corporation is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Corporation under this Certificate of Designation and the other Transaction Documents (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) in accordance with the provisions of this Section 7(d) pursuant to written
agreements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and approved by the Holder (without unreasonable delay) prior to such Fundamental Transaction and shall, at the option of the holder of this Preferred Stock, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Preferred Stock a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Preferred Stock which is convertible for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity) equivalent to the shares of Common Stock acquirable and receivable upon conversion of this Preferred Stock (without regard to any limitations on the conversion of this Preferred Stock) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with a conversion price which applies the conversion price hereunder to such shares of capital stock (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such conversion price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Preferred Stock immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction), and which is reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Holder. Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction, the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Certificate of Designation and the other Transaction Documents referring to the “Corporation” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Corporation and shall assume all of the obligations of the Corporation under this Certificate of Designation and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Corporation herein.
f) Calculations. All calculations under this Section 7 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 7, the number of shares of Common Stock deemed to be issued and outstanding as of a given date shall be the sum of the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding any treasury shares of the Corporation) issued and outstanding.
g) Notice to the Holders.
i. Adjustment to Conversion Ratio. Whenever the Conversion Ratio is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 7, the Corporation shall promptly deliver to each Holder a notice setting forth the Conversion Ratio after such adjustment and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.
ii. Notice to Allow Conversion by Holder. If (A) the Corporation shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Corporation shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Corporation shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock of rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Corporation shall be required in connection with any reclassification of the Common Stock, any consolidation or merger to which the Corporation is a party, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property or (E) the Corporation shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Corporation, then, in each case, the Corporation shall cause to be filed at each office or agency maintained for the purpose of conversion of this Preferred Stock, and shall cause to be delivered to each Holder at its last address as it shall appear upon the stock books of the Corporation, at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange, provided that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein or in the delivery thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided hereunder constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Corporation or any of the Subsidiaries, the Corporation shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Holder shall remain entitled to convert the Preferred Stock (or any part hereof) during the 20-day period commencing on the date of such notice through the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.
Section 8. Miscellaneous.
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Our Mission is to Develop Gene Therapies to Cure Blindness Diseases and Develop a Vaccine to Save Lives from COVID-19 NASDAQ: OCGN Corporate Deck: March 2021
1©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Forward Looking Statement This presentation contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this presentation, including statements regarding our business strategy, future results of operations and financial position, prospective products, product approvals, research and development costs, timing and likelihood of success, estimated market size or growth, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this presentation, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “would,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those risks set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov, that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information available to management as of the date of this presentation. Our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. This presentation includes estimates by us of statistical data relating to market size and growth and other estimated data about our industry. This data involves a number of assumptions and limitations, and you are cautioned not to give undue weight to such estimates. This presentation also includes statistical and other industry and market data that we obtained from industry publications and research, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. Industry publications and third-party research, surveys and studies generally indicate that their information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, although they do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. While we believe these industry publications and third-party research, surveys and studies are reliable, we have not independently verified such data. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
2©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. OCUGEN’S BREAKTHROUGH MODIFIER GENE THERAPY PLATFORM NOVEL BIOLOGIC Potential for one product to treat many diseases & multi-factor approach (POC study results published in Nature) OCU400 (AAV-NR2E3): Orphan medicinal product designation for the treatment of both retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and Leber Congenital amaurosis (LCA) covering diseases caused by mutations in over 175 genes. Initiation of Phase 1/2a this year OCU410 (AAV-RORA): Potential to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (Dry AMD) through multi-factor treatment approach – initiation of Phase 1/2 in 2022 Strategic manufacturing partnership with CanSinoBio (~$7B market cap) – sets clear path for critical manufacturing OCU200: Targeting major retinal diseases: Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), and Wet Age- Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) (estimated global market size over $10B) – initiation of Phase 1/2 in 2022 Novel MoA: Potential to initially treat non-responders to anti-VEGF/ therapies (~50% of patients) Ocugen Overview COVID-19 VACCINE COVAXIN™: Whole-virion inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate (with adjuvant). Licensed rights from Bharat Biotech for the US market (currently received EUA in India). Standard vaccine storage condition (2-8°C) 81% efficacy in Phase 3 Interim Analysis. Promising safety & immunogenicity demonstrated by the Phase 1/2 trials in India. Phase 3 clinical trial enrolled 25,800 participants between 18-91 years of age, including 2,433 over the age of 60 and 4,500 with comorbidities. Phase 1/2 enrolled 755 participants 12+ years of age. Potential coverage against multiple protein antigens of the virus and potentially applicable to broader population Effectively neutralizes UK variant of SARS-Cov-2 reducing the possibility of mutant virus escape
3©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Shankar Musunuri, PhD, MBA Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Sanjay Subramanian, MBA CFO and Head of Corporate Development Vijay Tammara, PhD SVP, Regulatory & Quality Jessica Crespo, CPA Corporate Controller Arun Upadhyay, PhD Head of Research & Development Mohamed Genead, MD Acting CMO and Chair of SAB Leadership Team Leadership Team
4©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Mohamed Genead, MD Chair Retina Scientific Advisory Board David Boyer, MD Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD Geeta Lalwani, MD Scientific Advisory Boards Vaccine Scientific Advisory Board Satish Chandran PhD David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, FCPP Bruce Forrest, MD, MBA, MB, BS Catharine Pachuk, PhD Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD Susan Weiss, PhD
5©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. • 81% efficacy Phase-3 interim analysis Active Immunization to Prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 • EUA in India for development partner • US EUA pathway in development Program Indication Prevalence (US) Discovery Preclinical IND-Enabling Phase 1/2 NR2E3 Mutation - Associated Retinal Degeneration ** 500 - 600 RHO Mutation - Associated Retinal Degeneration ** 10,400 - 12,700 CEP290 Mutation - Associated Retinal Degeneration ** 2,500 - 3,000 PDE6B Mutation - Associated Retinal Degeneration ** 1800 - 2800 OCU410 AAV-hRORA Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration ** (Dry AMD) 9M - 10M Diabetic Macular Edema 0.75M Diabetic Retinopathy 7.7M Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) 1.1M Novel Biologic OCU200 Transferrin- Tumstatin R&D Pipeline Pre Commercial Vaccine COVAXIN™ Whole-Virion Inactivated Vaccine Modifier Gene Therapy Platform OCU400 AAV-hNR2E3 Orphan US & EU* Orphan US & EU* Orphan US & EU* Orphan US & EU* Pipeline Overview ** No approved therapies exist https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/retinitis-pigmentosa-treatment https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/amd-treatment *Orphan medicinal product designation for the treatment of both retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and Leber Congenital amaurosis (LCA)
6 COVAXIN™ Whole-Virion Inactivated COVID-19 Vaccine Licensed from Bharat Biotech (BBIL) for the US Market
7©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. COVAXIN™ - Product Profile DOSE LEVEL and REGIMEN PRESENTATION STORAGE 0.5mL per dose suspension 2 Doses: Day 0 & Day 28 2°- 8°C (Expected shelf-life ~2 Yrs.) Room temp (25ºC): 3 Months 10 doses per vial PROPOSED INDICATION TARGET POPULATION 12 Years of age and older Active Immunization to Prevent COVID- 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 Whole virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 (NIV-2020-770) Antigen concentration & Adjuvant: 6μg + Algel–IMDG(TLR7/8)
8©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Why COVAXIN™ Designed to fill a significant unmet need in our national arsenal of vaccines against COVID-19 COVAXIN™ elicits broad spectrum immune response 98.3% Seroconversion • Both humoral & cellular responses generated against multiple viral proteins • Effectively neutralizes UK variant of SARS-Cov-2 reducing the possibility of mutant virus escape COVAXIN™ is easy to stockpile, store, and distribute • Standard vaccine storage conditions (2-8oC). 3-month stability at room temperature COVAXIN™ is based on a proven technology platform (inactivated virus) • Proven technology platform and supply chain currently used for several licensed vaccines (Influenza, Polio, Rabies, JEV etc.) • Technology platform historically demonstrated acceptable safety and efficacy in children and adults • Phase 2 clinical studies covered pediatric population (12+) COVAXIN™ formulation induces a Th1 response (cell-mediated immunity) 81% Efficacy Demonstrated in the Interim Analysis of the Phase 3 Study
9©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Spike (S) Nucleocapsid (N) Membrane (M) Small membrane Protein (E) COVAXIN™ Presents Multiple Protein Targets to the Immune System Resulting in Broad Spectrum Response Spike (S) COVAXIN™ mRNA and Adenovirus-Based Vaccines COVAXIN™, an adjuvanted inactivated virus vaccine candidate, elicited strong IgG responses against spike (S1) protein, receptor-binding domain (RBD), and the nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-CoV-2 along with strong cellular responses
10©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. COVAXIN™ is Distinct Amongst Leading COVID-19 Vaccines and Select Vaccine Candidates in the United States Company Technology Antigen Stage COVAXIN™ Inactivated SARS CoV-2 Virus, Aluminum hydroxide, TLR agonist Whole virus (Including S & N Proteins) EUA in India; pre-EUA discussions with FDA Pfizer/ BioNTech Lipoplex of SARS CoV-2 S protein mRNA S protein EUA Moderna Lipoplex of SARS CoV-2 S protein mRNA S protein EUA AstraZeneca Non-replicating infectious Adenovirus S protein EUA in India & UK Johnson & Johnson Non-replicating infectious Adenovirus S protein EUA
11©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Technology Comparisons: Target Product Profile Characteristic mRNA Adeno- Based COVAXIN™ Acceptable Safety ✓ ✓ ✓ Neutralizing antibody response ✓ ✓ ✓+ Cellular responses against multiple viral antigens ✓ ✓ ✓+ Efficacy ✓ ✓ ✓+ Stability at 2-8oC X ✓ ✓ Multiple Viral Antigens X X ✓ “+” : B and T cell immune responses to multiple proteins, Safety and Efficacy in Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies
12©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. COVAXIN™: Safety, Efficacy, and Immunogenicity *: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.21.20248643v1 **: https://www.fda.gov/media/144325/download Safety* No vaccine-related severe or life-threatening adverse events reported to date Mild to moderate events significantly lower than those observed in mRNA vaccines** 81% Efficacy Phase 3 Interim Analysis in India Phase 3 clinical trial enrolled 25,800 participants including 2,433 over the age of 60 4,500 with comorbidities Phase 1/2 enrolled 755 participants 12+ years of age No reported vaccine-related SAEs Immunogenicity* High Seroconversion rates in both MNT50 and PRNT50 measured up to day 56 Induction of Th1 cell mediated immunity as measured by IFN-ƴ, IL-2, TNF-α Events Rate (%) CI Local 4.2% (1.8, 8.1) 95% Systemic 7.4% (4.1, 12.1) 95% Serious 0% Combined 10.3% (7.4, 13.8) 95%
13©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. COVAXIN™ Progress and Planned Milestones for U.S. Dev. 1H 2020 2H 2020 Start of Phase 3 by BBIL Completion of Animal Studies by BBIL Ocugen signs Definitive Agreement for COVAXIN™ in US 1H 2021 2H 2021 EUA in India Start of mass immunization Planned EUA Filing with FDA Phase 3 Interim Analysis Results COVAXIN™ Vaccination Available in US Establish COVAXIN™ Manufacturing in US 81% Efficacy in Phase-3 Interim Analysis in India Initial US Supply from Partner, BBIL, upon receiving EUA Execute Tech Transfer to US Sites Target 100M Doses/Year Starting 2021 Start of Phase 2 by BBIL Start of Phase 1 by BBIL Some publications currently under peer review. Click icon for pre-prints Published Online January 21, 2021 Planned Roll-Out Ocugen signs LOI with BBIL to License COVAXIN™ in US
14 Ocugen’s Modifier Gene Therapy Platform Breakthrough Technology Designed to Address Multiple Diseases with One Product Approach Complex Diseases Through Multiple Factors
15©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Novel approach that targets nuclear hormone genes (NHRs), which regulate multiple functions within the retina Smoother regulatory pathway due to ability to target multiple diseases with one product Ability to recoup development costs over multiple therapeutic indications Gene Augmentation: Transfer functional version of a non-functional gene into the target cells. Modifier Gene Therapy: Introduce a functional gene to modify the expression of many genes, gene-networks and regulate basic biological processes in retina Traditional approach that targets one individual gene mutation at a time Regulatory pathway focused on specific product for one disease Longer time to recoup development costs Cell with mutated/ nonfunctioning gene X Cell with mutated/nonfunctioning gene(s) other than modifier gene Cell with normal function GENE X GENE X GENE X GENE X GENE X GENE X Normal gene X GENE X GENE M Modifier gene M Cell Cell Cell Cell GENE M GENE X Cell Cell We can address a number of diseases using the same Modifier Gene product. Traditional Gene Therapy ONE Disease Traditional Approach vs. Ocugen’s Novel Platform Rhodopsin Mutation-Associated Retinal Disease OCU400 Broad Spectrum Therapy for RPCEP290 Mutation-Associated Retinal Disease PDE6B Mutation-Associated Retinal Disease NR2E3 Mutation-Associated Retinal Disease
16©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Why Target Nuclear Hormone Receptor Genes (NHRs)? Modulators of retinal development & function Act as “master genes” in the retina Molecular reset of key transcription factors and associated gene networks – retinal homeostasis Gene modifier concept including impact on clinical phenotypes is well known in other disease areas, CF and SMA * Inflammation & Cell Survival Phototransduction Metabolism Photoreceptor Development Cone Cell Development NR2E3 NR1D1 RORA Key Mutations: RGR, RHO, PDE6 Key Mutations: PRP16, OTX Key Mutations: GNB3, RP78, GNAT Key Mutations: PEX7 Key Mutations: NR2E3, RP68 * References: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28556246/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5409218/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4339951/ https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0183526
17©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Efficacy results shown in 5 unique mouse models of RP Technology developed at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Neena Haider’s Lab Study demonstrates potency of modifier gene therapy to elicit broad-spectrum therapeutic benefits in early and advanced stages of RP Results show evidence of vision rescue in Early & Advanced Stages of disease https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-020-0134-z Preclinical POC Data for Nr2e3 Published in Nature Gene Therapy Important milestone for development of therapy; demonstrated proof of principle Protection elicited in multiple animal models of degeneration caused by different mutations Potential to represent first broad-spectrum therapy and to provide rescue even after disease onset Nature Gene Therapy Publication
18©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Human Diseases: Control PDE6β associated RP Rhodopsin associated adRP Leber Congenital Amaurosis Enhanced S-cone Syndrome • P0 single subretinal injection, evaluation 3-4 months post injection • rd1 evaluated one-month post injection ONL: Outer Nuclear Layer • P21 subretinal injection, evaluation 2–3 months post injection • Restored ONL photoreceptors morphology in rd7 • ONL cell layer change in rd7 model doesn’t progress until 4-5 mos. of age Fundus images and ONL count show how single product recuses vision in multiple mutations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-020-0134-z OCU400 – Rescue in Early & Advanced Stage of Disease Early Stage Rescue Advanced Stage Rescue
19©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. ERG response: P0 single subretinal injection, evaluation 3-4 months post injection Human vision is enabled by three primary modes: • Photopic vision: Vision under well-lit conditions, which provides for color perception and functions primarily due to cone cells in the eye • Mesopic vision: A combination of photopic vision and scotopic vision in low lighting, which functions due to a combination of rod and cone cells in the eye • Scotopic vision: Monochromatic vision in very low light, which functions primarily due to rod cells in the eye https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-020-0134-z OCU400 – Demonstrates Improved Vision Signals in Retina Electroretinogram (ERG) Response Reveals Rescue under Both Scotopic (dim-lit) as well as Photopic (well-lit) Conditions
20©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-020-0134-z Study Results Confirm Overexpression of Nr2e3 by subretinal AAV8-Nr2e3 Injection Is Not Detrimental to Retina – No Off-Target Effects OCU400 – Demonstrated Safety in Mouse Model
21©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Phase 2b/3Phase 1/2a NR2E3 RHO NR2E3 RHO CEP290 Potential Approval Proposed Broad RP Indication Phase 4 Commitments OCU400 NR2E3 Mutation-Enhanced S-cone Syndrome Rhodopsin Mutation-Associated Retinal Disease CEP290 Mutation-Leber Congenital Amaurosis Broad Spectrum Therapy for RP 2021 - 2022 2023 - 2025 2025/26 OCU400 – Clinical and Regulatory Strategy Planned Timeline
22©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Features OCU400 Traditional Gene Therapy Cell Therapy One product for many IRDs (including broad RP indication) Limited Technology established in the ocular disease space POC data in RP models with different genetic mutations Expected long-term outcome Potentially longer benefit due to promotion of homeostasis Potentially limited due to loss of retinal cells over time Not established Target Patient Population Large Small (specific to mutation) Variable Developmental cost Low (economies of scale) High (No economies of scale) High OCU400 – Competitive Overview Potential Competitors pursuing treatment of RP with Traditional Gene Therapy Potential Competitors pursuing treatment of RP with Cell Therapy
23©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Dry AMD Leads to irreversible blindness due to degeneration of the retina ~9-10M patients in the U.S. Currently no approved treatment for Dry AMD Contributing Factors Aging Genetics Environmental Factors Normal Retina Dry AMD Oxidative Stress RORA Inflammation Lipid Peroxidation References: https://www.brightfocus.org/macular/article/age-related-macular-facts-figures https://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P35398#function https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21998696/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19786043/ OCU410 (AAV-RORA) – Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration We Believe OCU410 Has the Potential to Address this Disease through its Multi-Factor Approach
24©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Ocugen Partnership with CanSino Biologics Inc. (CanSinoBIO) CanSinoBIO to perform CMC development & manufacturing of clinical supplies for OCU400 Publicly-listed (6185.HK) with market cap of ~$7B State-of-the-art facilities with world class team Provides scalable GMP cell lines (such as HEK293 suspension culture adopted) for commercial manufacturing Responsible for all associated costs (typical costs until BLA filing ~$25M-$35M) Manufacturing at commercial scale (200L) for Phase 1/2 for product consistency CanSinoBIO has rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize OCU400 for Greater China Market Ocugen to receive mid to high single-digit royalties on Greater China sales CanSinoBio to receive low to mid single-digit royalties on all other global sales Source: Manufacturing Cures: Infrastructure Challenges Facing Cell And Gene Therapy Developers In Vivo June 2019 invivo.pharmaintelligence.informa.com Bloomberg: How a Chinese Firm Jumped to the Front of the Virus Vaccine Race Gene Therapy Manufacturing Partnership Helps Advance OCU400 into the Clinic with Significantly Reduced Capital and Resources
25 OCU200: Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) Novel Biologic Offering Benefits Beyond Anti-VEGF
26©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. DME ~0.7M patients in the US* DR ~7.7M patients in the US* Wet AMD ~1.1M patients in the US* OCU200 is a Transferrin-Tumstatin Fusion Protein • Tumstatin: Multiple MOAs for treatment and prevention of macular degeneration and neovascularization • Transferrin: Targets the site of action and improves uptake (better target engagement) Integrin Targeting provides hope to these patients who are non-responders to current therapies Distinct MOA through targeting Integrin pathways can potentially also help reduce number of injections for patients who do respond to Anti-VEGF & corticosteroids therapies Significant global market potential ~50% of Patients DO NOT Respond to Anti-VEGF/Corticosteroids Therapies OCU200 – Potential to Treat DME, DR & Wet AMD OCU200 Provides Hope to All patients with DME, DR or Wet AMD https://www.gene.com/stories/retinal-diseases-fact-sheet https://www.brightfocus.org/macular/article/age-related-macular-facts-figures (*)
27©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Data expressed as percentage of CNV lesions on Day 10 after treatment. Laser induction & treatment start on Day 0 Wet AMD In-Vivo Laser-Induced Mouse CNV Model * indicates p<0.05 when compared to PBS and/or tumstatin treatment † indicates p<0.05 when compared to Avastin; CNV lesions measured on day 14 after treatment Wet AMD In-Vivo Laser-Induced Rat CNV Model AvastinOCU200TumstatinPBS V e h i c le E y le a O C U 2 0 0 O C U 2 0 0 + E y le a 4 0 6 0 8 0 L e a k y C N V l e s io n s (% ) DME/DR Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy (OIR) Mouse Model Effect of OCU200 intravitreal treatments on Neovascularization (NV). Data are presented as mean± SD. Filled circles represent data points from individual eyes * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01 (n = 9-10 eyes per group) • Inhibits new blood vessel formation • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-oxidative OCU200 –Transferrin-Tumstatin Fusion Protein OCU200 Demonstrated Superior Efficacy Compared to Existing Anti-VEGF Therapies -50 0 50 100 150 Neovascular area (normalized) N V ( % o f c on tro l r et in a N V ) * ** **
28©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Features OCU200 Anti-VEGF Anti-Integrin Reduces VEGF level/Fluid Selectively works on active endothelial cells (Neovascular) Activates native anti-angiogenic response Enhanced effective delivery through Transferrin Pro-apoptotic and anti-oxidative Dosing Frequency Expected once in 3 months 1-3 months 1-3 months (1) Approved (1) (1) (1) OCU200 – Distinct Mechanism of Action Potential Competitors pursuing treatment using Anti-VEGF approach Potential Competitors pursuing treatment using Anti-Integrin approach We believe OCU200 has the potential to become a disease modifying therapeutic for broader patient population
29©2021 Ocugen. All Rights Reserved. Key Inflection Points COVAXIN™ - Vaccine candidate for the US market with potential for significant revenues this year Ophthalmology • Modifier Gene Therapy Platform has the potential for one product to treat many diseases • Novel biologic has the potential to treat anti-VEGF /corticosteroids non-responders (~50% of the patients) • Multiple near and mid-term milestones with plan to initiate four Phase 1/2 trials over next 18 months
A Bold Vision to Cure Blindness Diseases and Offer a Differentiated Vaccine to Save Lives from COVID-19 For more information, contact: IR@ocugen.com