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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 3, 2021





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




England and Wales 001-40367 Not Applicable

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


Vaccitech plc

The Schrödinger Building

Heatley Road

The Oxford Science Park

Oxford OX4 4GE

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


+44 (0) 1865 818 808

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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


Title of each class Trade Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
American Depositary Shares VACC The Nasdaq Global Market
Ordinary shares, nominal value £0.000025 per share*    


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).


Emerging growth company  x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨


*American Depositary Shares may be evidenced by American Depositary Receipts. Each American Depositary Share represents one (1) ordinary share. Not for trading, but only in connection with the listing of the American Depositary Shares on The Nasdaq Global Market.







Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On September 3, 2021, a subsidiary of Vaccitech plc (the “Company”) entered into a lease agreement (the “Lease”) with The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus General Partner Limited, The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Nominee Limited and The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Limited Partnership (collectively, the “Landlord”), for the lease of approximately 31,000 square feet of the Zeus Building on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Harwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (the “Building”). The Company intends to use the Building as its corporate headquarters.


The Lease commenced on July 18, 2021 (the “Commencement Date”) and has a term of ten years from the Commencement Date. Annual rent due under the Lease will be £889,948. Pursuant to the Lease, the Landlord granted the Company an initial rent free period of three months. The Company has the option to renew the lease for an additional ten-year period.


The foregoing description of the Lease is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Lease, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.







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.


  Vaccitech plc
Date: September 7, 2021 By: /s/ William Enright
    William Enright
    Chief Executive Officer