As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2018

Registration Statement No. 333-                






Washington, D.C. 20549










(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   13-3679168

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

701 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 210

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 635-7000

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)




(Full Title of the Plan)

William D. Schwieterman, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mateon Therapeutics, Inc.

701 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 210

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 635-7000

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.


Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer   ☐  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐







Title of Securities

To Be Registered


Amount To Be

Registered (1)


Proposed Maximum


Price Per Share (2)


Proposed Maximum


Offering Price


Amount of

Registration Fee (3)

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

  2,524,219   $0.19   $479,601.61   $59.71




Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock that become issuable in respect of the securities identified in the above table by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction effected without the Registrant’s receipt of consideration that results in an increase in the number of the outstanding shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock.



Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) promulgated under the Securities Act. The offering price per share and the aggregate offering price are based on the average of the bid and the ask prices of the Common Stock as reported by OTCQB marketplace as of a date (August 10, 2018) within five business days prior to filing this Registration Statement.



Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act.






Pursuant to General Instruction E of Form S-8, Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. (“Registrant”) is filing this Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to register 2,524,219 additional shares of Common Stock under the Registrant’s Amended and Restated 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), pursuant to the provisions of the Plan. This Registration Statement hereby incorporates by reference the contents of the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on May 28, 2015 (Registration No. 333-204500). In accordance with the instructional note to Part I of Form S-8 as promulgated by the SEC, the information specified by Part I of Form S-8 has been omitted from this Registration Statement.





Information Required in the Registration Statement

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated herein by reference:

(a) the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as filed on April 17, 2018;

(b) all other reports filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the annual report referred to in (a) above (in each case, except for the information furnished under Items 2.02 or 7.01 in any current report on Form 8-K);

(c) the description of the Registrant’s common stock contained in its Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed on June 24, 1993 (File No. 0-21990) pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act, which incorporates by reference the description of the shares of our common stock contained in its Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 33-64968) filed on June 24, 1993 and declared effective by the SEC on August 25, 1993, and any amendment or report filed with the SEC for purposes of updating such description.

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment, which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents, except as to specific sections of such documents as set forth therein. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any subsequently filed document, which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes such statement.

You should rely only on the information provided or incorporated by reference in this registration statement or any related prospectus. The Registrant has not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this registration statement or any related prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the document.

Item 8 Exhibits.





Exhibit Description

   Form      File No.      Filing Date      Herewith  
  3.1    Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant, as amended by Certificates of Amendment dated June  22, 1995, November 15, 1996, July 14, 2005, June 2, 2009, February 8, 2010, August 5, 2010, February 22, 2011, May 29, 2012, December 27, 2012, July 17, 2013, June 16, 2016 and June 20, 2018.      10-Q        000-21990        08/14/2018     

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant.

     8-K        000-21990        06/17/2016     
  4.1    Specimen Common Stock Certificate.      10-Q        000-21990        08/02/2016     
  5.1    Opinion of Mintz Levin.               X  
10.1    Amended and Restated Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan.     

Definitive Proxy
Statement on
Schedule 14A
     000-21990        05/07/2018     
23.1    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.               X  
23.2    Consent of Mintz Levin (contained in Exhibit 5.1).               X  
24.1    Power of Attorney (included on signature page of this Registration Statement).               X  


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of South San Francisco, California, on this 14th day of August, 2018.





/s/ William D. Schwieterman



William D. Schwieterman



President and Chief Executive Officer


Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints William D. Schwieterman and Matthew M. Loar, and each of them singly, his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution in each of them singly, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, and in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Mateon Therapeutics, Inc., and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting to the attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary to be done in or about the premises, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that the attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of each of them or their substitute may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.







/s/    William D. Schwieterman        

William D. Schwieterman


President and Chief Executive

Officer and Director and

Chairman of the Board

(Principal Executive Officer)

  August 14, 2018

/s/    Matthew M. Loar        

Matthew M. Loar


Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer

and Principal Accounting Officer)

  August 14, 2018

/s/    David J. Chaplin        

David J. Chaplin



  August 14, 2018

/s/    Simon C. Pedder        

Simon C. Pedder



  August 14, 2018

/s/    Donald R. Reynolds         

Donald R. Reynolds



  August 14, 2018

/s/    Bobby W. Sandage         

Bobby W. Sandage



  August 14, 2018

Exhibit 5.1



One Financial Center

Boston, MA 02111


617-542-2241 fax


August 14, 2018

Mateon Therapeutics, Inc.



Registration Statement on Form S-8; 2,524,219 shares of Common Stock of Mateon Therapeutics, Inc., par value $0.01 per share

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Mateon Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”), pursuant to which the company is registering the issuance under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of an aggregate of 2,524,219 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, that may be issued pursuant to the Amended and Restated Company 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). This opinion is being rendered in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement with the Commission. All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Registration Statement.

As the counsel to the Company in connection with the Registration Statement, we have examined the actions taken by the Company in connection with the authorization of the issuance of the Shares, and such documents as we have deemed necessary to render this opinion. In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies and the authenticity of the originals of such copies. As to questions of fact material to this opinion, we have relied upon certificates or comparable documents of public officials and of officers and representatives of the Company. In addition, we have assumed that the Company will receive any required consideration in accordance with the terms of the Plan.

Our opinion is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, and we express no opinion with respect to the laws of any other jurisdiction. No opinion is expressed herein with respect to the qualification of the Shares under the securities or blue sky laws of any state or of any foreign jurisdiction.

Based upon and subject to the foregoing, it is our opinion that the Shares, when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms of the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

Please note that we are opining only as to the matters expressly set forth herein, and no opinion should be inferred as to any other matters. This opinion is based upon currently existing statutes, rules, regulations and judicial decisions, and we disclaim any obligation to advise you of any change in any of these sources of law or subsequent legal or factual developments which might affect any matters or opinions set forth herein.




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We understand that you wish to file this opinion with the Commission as an exhibit to the Registration Statement in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act, and we hereby consent thereto. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.


Very truly yours,
/s/ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Exhibit 23.1


We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference, in the Prospectus constituting a part of this Registration Statement on Form S-8, pertaining to the Amended and Restated Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, of our report dated April 17, 2018, relating to the financial statements of Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. Our report contains an explanatory paragraph expressing substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

We also consent to the reference to us under the caption “Experts” in the Prospectus.

/s/ OUM & CO. LLP

San Francisco, California

August 14, 2018