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): February 12, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39067   82-4187338

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Medimmune Way, First Floor, Area Two

Gaithersburg, Maryland

(Address of principal executive offices)   (zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (240) 558-0038



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Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   VIE   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.

Viela Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) is providing certain preliminary (unaudited) consolidated financial information for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Based on preliminary unaudited information and management estimates for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and subject to the completion of the Company’s financial closing procedures, the Company currently estimates its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2020 to be approximately $380 million.

The Company’s estimate of its consolidated cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2020 has been prepared by management in good faith based upon internal reporting and expectations. However, because the Company’s financial closing procedures for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 have not been completed, this estimate is preliminary, is subject to change and may be revised as a result of management’s further review of its consolidated financial position as of December 31, 2020 and its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. As a result, there can be no assurance that the final results for this period will not differ materially from this estimate. The above information should not be viewed as a substitute for full consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, the above information is not necessarily indicative of the Company’s consolidated financial position as of any future date and is subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are not within the Company’s control. The above information should be read together with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes to those consolidated financial statements and the other information in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020.


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/ Mitchell Chan

  Mitchell Chan
  Chief Financial Officer

Date: February 16, 2021