Cellectis announces the drawdown of the second tranche of €15 million under the credit facility agreement entered with the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Published on January 16, 2024

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New York, NY – January 16, 2024 - Cellectis (Euronext Growth: ALCLS – NASDAQ: CLLS) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company using its pioneering gene-editing platform to develop life-saving cell and gene therapies, today announced that it has drawn down the second tranche of €15 million (“Tranche B”) under the credit facility agreement for up to €40 million entered into with the European Investment Bank (the “EIB) on December 28, 2022 (the "Finance Contract"). Tranche B is expected to be disbursed by the EIB by January 25, 2024. The Company plans to use the proceeds of Tranche B towards the development of its pipeline of allogeneic CAR T-cell product candidates: UCART22, UCART20x22, and UCART123.

As a condition to the disbursement of Tranche B the Company issued 1,460,053 warrants to the benefit of the EIB, in accordance with the terms of the 14th resolution of the shareholders’ meeting held on June 27, 2023 and articles L. 228-91 and seq. of the French Commercial Code (the “Tranche B Warrants”).

Each Tranche B Warrant allows the EIB to subscribe for one ordinary share of the Company, at a price of €2.53, corresponding to 99% of the volume-weighted average price of the Company’s ordinary shares over the last 3 trading days preceding the decision of the board of directors of the Company to issue the Tranche B Warrants. The total number of shares issuable upon exercise of the Tranche B Warrants represents circa 2% of the Company’s outstanding share capital as at their issuance date.

Tranche B will mature six years from its disbursement date and will accrue interest at a rate of 7% per annum capitalized annually and payable at maturity.

The other terms of the Tranche B Warrants and prepayment events of Tranche B under the Finance Contract are as set forth in the Company’s press release of April 4, 2023 and Form 6-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on such date.

The Finance Agreement allows the Company to drawdown a third tranche, of a maximum amount of €5 million, subject to certain conditions, including issuance of a specified number of additional warrants to the benefit of the EIB.

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