SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9, 2012
AVI BioPharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
3450 Monte Villa Parkway, Suite 101
Bothell, WA 98021
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
Chris Garabedian, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVI BioPharma, Inc. (the Company), will be conducting meetings with several investors attending the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco from January 9, 2012 through January 12, 2012. At these meetings, Mr. Garabedian is prepared to provide the following unaudited preliminary information regarding the Companys 2011 financial results:
The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $39.9 million as of December 31, 2011;
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011 are anticipated to be at or above the midpoint of the Companys previous revenue guidance of $40.0 to $50.0 million; and
Cash burn for the year ended December 31, 2011 is anticipated to be $26.0 million. The Companys cash burn is anticipated to be lower than the guidance provided in November 2011 due primarily to the increase in various third party billings and the receipt of associated government funding related to the Companys Ebola and Marburg government contract, which the Company had previously anticipated to occur in 2012.
Management will provide financial guidance for 2012 in connection with the Companys 2011 year-end earnings call.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements are identified by such words as believe, expect, anticipate and words of similar import and are based on current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties, such as the Companys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. All statements other than historical or current facts are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements about the Companys anticipated 2011 financial results. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These statements, like all statements in this report, speak only as of their date.
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.
|AVI BioPharma, Inc.|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: January 9, 2012|