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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 4, 2013 (February 4, 2013)


NewLink Genetics Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
001-35342
42-1491350
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
2503 South Loop Drive
Ames, IA
50010
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (515) 296-5555
 
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 8 - Other Events

Item 8.01.    Other Events.
 
On February 4, 2013, NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK) announced that the underwriters of its recently announced public offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 600,000 shares. The offering closed today. All shares were sold by NewLink. Aggregate net proceeds to the company were approximately $49.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by NewLink.

The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.







Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
Item 9.01.              Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)  Exhibits.

Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release, dated February 4, 2013, entitled “NewLink Genetics Corporation Announces Exercise of Underwriters' Option and Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock







SIGNATURES
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:    February 4, 2013


 
NewLink Genetics Corporation
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Gordon H. Link, Jr.
 
  Gordon H. Link, Jr.
Its:
  Chief Financial Officer







INDEX TO EXHIBITS


Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release, dated February 4, 2013, entitled “NewLink Genetics Corporation Announces Exercise of Underwriters' Option and Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock