Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 25, 2020


Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-13341 94-3171940
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 505, South San Francisco, CA 94080

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)



(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)


(Registrant’s former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value TTNP Nasdaq Capital Market


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On October 25, 2020, Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “Titan”) entered into a Debt Settlement and Release Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Molteni & C. dei F.lli Alitti Società di Esercizio S.p.A (“Molteni) and Horizon Credit LLC II (“Horizon”) pursuant to which the parties agreed to settle all of Titan’s obligations under the Amended and Restated Venture Loan and Security Agreement dated as of March 21, 2018, as amended (the “Loan Agreement”).


Under the terms of the Agreement, Molteni and Horizon agreed to settle the approximately $5,200,000 of outstanding indebtedness ($4,000,000 principal amount and approximately $1,200,000 in final payments) in exchange for the payment by Titan of $1,600,000 in cash, the transfer of certain Probuphine assets to Molteni, including the manufacturing equipment located at DPT Laboratories, Inc., certain inventory and non-U.S. Probuphine intellectual property, and the termination of Titan’s rights to future payments under the Asset Purchase, Supply and Support Agreement by and between Titan and Molteni.


The closing of the Settlement Agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and Titan’s completion of a financing that will enable it to make the cash payments thereunder.


The Settlement Agreement and a copy of the press release issued on October 26, 2020 are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 10.1 and 99.1, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


The following exhibit is filed herewith:


10.1 Debt Settlement and Release Agreement
99.1 Press Release






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.



Dated:    October 26, 2020 TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  By: /s/ Kate DeVarney, Ph.D.
    Name: Kate DeVarney, Ph.D.
    Title: President and Chief Operating Officer