Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


August 29, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



Sophiris Bio Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







British Columbia





(State or other jurisdiction


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)

of incorporation)






1258 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 777-1760


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares, no par value


The Nasdaq Capital Market


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Item 3.02     Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


As previously disclosed, on August 26, 2019, Sophiris Bio Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with an institutional investor (the “Purchaser”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell and issue, in a private placement, warrants to purchase up to 5,333,334 of the Company’s common shares (the “Purchase Warrants”). On August 29, 2019, the Company closed the private placement, and, in connection therewith, issued the Purchase Warrants to the Purchaser.


The Purchase Warrants and the Company’s common shares issuable upon exercise of the Purchase Warrants (the “Purchase Warrant Shares”) have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and are instead being offered pursuant to the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) promulgated thereunder. In connection with the Purchaser’s execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser represented to the Company that it is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501(a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(7) or (a)(8) under the Securities Act. The Purchaser, either alone or together with its representatives, has sufficient knowledge and experience to be considered a sophisticated investor, has access to the type of information normally provided in a prospectus for a registered securities offering, and has agreed not to resell or distribute the Purchase Warrants or the Purchase Warrant Shares to the public except pursuant to sales registered or exempted under the Securities Act.







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 thereunto duly authorized.





Sophiris Bio Inc.










Dated: August 29, 2019






/s/ Peter Slover





Peter Slover




Chief Financial Officer