Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): September 17, 2023

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Cayman Islands
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
c/o Mourant Governance Services (Cayman) Limited
94 Solaris Avenue, Camana Bay
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
Cayman Islands
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
+1 (345) 949-4123
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(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
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
American Depositary Shares, each representing 13 Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share*
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
*Included in connection with the registration of the American Depositary Shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The ordinary shares are not listed for trading in the United States but are listed for trading on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
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Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on January 11, 2021, BeiGene Switzerland GmbH (“BeiGene Switzerland”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of BeiGene, Ltd. (the “Company”), entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Novartis Pharma AG (“Novartis”), pursuant to which BeiGene Switzerland granted Novartis the right to develop, manufacture and commercialize the Company’s anti-PD-1 antibody tislelizumab in the United States, Canada, Mexico, member countries of the European Union, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Russia, and Japan. Under the License Agreement, Novartis was responsible for regulatory submissions and had the right to commercialize in these licensed countries following regulatory approvals.

On September 17, 2023, BeiGene Switzerland and Novartis entered into a Mutual Termination and Release Agreement (the “Agreement”) to mutually terminate the License Agreement, effective immediately. Pursuant to the Agreement, BeiGene Switzerland regained full, global rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize tislelizumab with no royalty payments due to Novartis. Novartis may continue its ongoing clinical trials and has the ability to conduct future combination trials with tislelizumab subject to the Company’s approval. The Company has agreed to provide Novartis with ongoing clinical supply of tislelizumab to support its clinical trials. Pursuant to the Agreement, Novartis will provide transition services to the Company to enable key aspects of the tislelizumab development and commercialization plan to proceed without disruption, including manufacturing, regulatory, safety and clinical support.

The foregoing description of the terms of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, which the Company intends to file as an exhibit to a subsequent periodic report or on an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL

Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.Description
The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL


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.

Date: September 19, 2023
/s/ Chan Lee        
Chan Lee
Senior Vice President, General Counsel