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): September 30, 2014
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
6120 Windward Parkway
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (678) 990-5740
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 30, 2014, Alimera Sciences, Inc. (“Alimera”) issued a press release announcing that it has received the second and final advance under the Loan and Security Agreement that Alimera’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom, Alimera Sciences Limited, entered into with Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. in April of this year. Receipt of the $25 million was conditional on the approval, on or before October 31, 2014, of ILUVIEN® by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On September 26, 2014, the FDA approved ILUVIEN® for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure (IOP). Alimera will use the advance to fund a $25 million milestone payment owed to the licensor of certain intellectual properly as a result of the recent FDA approval of ILUVIEN®. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press Release of Alimera Sciences, Inc. dated September 30, 2014
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
Dated: September 30, 2014
/s/ RICHARD S. EISWIRTH, JR.
Richard S. Eiswirth, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer