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|Item 8.01|| |
On October 3, 2022, Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (“Ligand”) issued a press release announcing that its board of directors set October 26, 2022 as the record date for the dividend of shares of common stock of OmniAb, Inc. to be distributed to Ligand shareholders in order to effect the separation of Ligand and OmniAb into two independent, publicly traded companies, in connection with the previously announced business combination between OmniAb and Avista Public Acquisition Corp. II (“APAC”) (NASDAQ: AHPA). A copy of the press release, including additional details regarding the distribution, is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release dated October 3, 2022|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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.
|LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED|
|Date: October 3, 2022||By:|| |
/s/ Charles S. Berkman
|Name:||Charles S. Berkman|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|