SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 8, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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River Oaks Tower
3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77098
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 8, 2021, Aravive, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Sublease (the “Sublease Agreement”) with Grail, Inc. (“Subtenant”), whereby the Company agreed to sublease to Subtenant all of the approximately 34,464 rentable square feet of office space in Menlo Park, California currently leased by the Company pursuant to the Company’s lease with Bohannon Associates, a California partnership, dated March 17, 2017 (the “Master Lease”). The sublease is subject to approval of the landlord. Assuming such approval is obtained, the term of the sublease will be from August 1, 2021 through October 31, 2024, unless the Master Lease is terminated earlier due to a breach by Subtenant. The aggregate base rent due to the Company under the Sublease is approximately $7.65 million. Subtenant will also pay to the Company, as additional rent, an amount equal to the Company’s share of operating expenses attributable to the subleased premises due under the Master Lease. Within 30 days of execution of the Sublease, Subtenant is obligated to provide to the Company a cash security deposit of $568,656. The Company is obligated to return the security deposit then on deposit to Subtenant within 30 days following the expiration or sooner termination of the Sublease Agreement, provided Subtenant is not then in default. Pursuant to the Sublease Agreement, the Company agreed to transfer certain furniture and equipment located in the subleased premises to Subtenant for $1.00. Pursuant to the terms of the Sublease, the Company assumes certain obligations of the landlord as set forth in the Master Lease.
The foregoing description of the Sublease is a summary, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the actual Sublease, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Sublease Agreement by and between Aravive, Inc. and Grail, Inc.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 14, 2021
/s/ Gail McIntyre
Name: Gail McIntyre
Title: Chief Executive Officer