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): July 1, 2021



Silverback Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39756   81-1489190

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


500 Fairview Ave N, Suite 600

Seattle, Washington

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 456-2900


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   SBTX   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 1, 2021, Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a sublease agreement (the “Sublease”) with Delta Dental of Washington (“Sublandlord”) for the sublease of approximately 9,188 square feet of rentable area of the building located at 400 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109 (the “Premises”). The commencement date of the Sublease is expected to occur on or after August 1, 2021. The Company expects to use the Premises for general office use in addition to the Company’s current principal executive offices located at 500 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109. The term of the Sublease is two years and the Company has the option to extend the Sublease for one additional year.

The minimum rent payable by the Company under the Sublease will be approximately $28,330 per month for the first year of the Sublease, which amount will increase by 3.0% per year thereafter. If the Sublandlord’s lease with the landlord terminates, the Sublease will also terminate. The Company has the option to terminate the Sublease after one year subject to a termination fee equal to one month of rent.

The foregoing description of the Sublease does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the full text of the Sublease. The Company intends to file a copy of the Sublease with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference herein.


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.



/s/ Laura Shawver, Ph.D.

  Laura Shawver, Ph.D.
  Chief Executive Officer

Dated: July 2, 2021