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Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 15, 2023, Kinnate Biopharma Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2022. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
All of the information furnished in this Item 2.02 and Item 9.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.
Press Release dated March 15, 2023.
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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/ Nima Farzan
Nima Farzan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: March 15, 2023

Exhibit 99.1

Kinnate Biopharma Inc. Provides Full-Year 2022 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Updates

Announced Phase 1 monotherapy dose escalation data for investigational pan-RAF inhibitor exarafenib (KIN-2787) was selected for an oral presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research 2023 Annual Meeting

Announced the company has initiated enrollment of patients into the monotherapy expansion cohorts evaluating exarafenib

Announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation for KIN-3248, our investigational pan-FGFR inhibitor

Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $266.3 million as of December 31, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 15, 2023 Kinnate Biopharma Inc. (Nasdaq: KNTE) (“Kinnate”), a clinical-stage precision oncology company, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022, and recent corporate updates.

“2023 is shaping up to be a transformational year for Kinnate, one with several key clinical readouts anticipated, including the first monotherapy data disclosure on our lead product candidate, exarafenib, in an oral presentation at the upcoming AACR conference, initial data for the exarafenib plus binimetinib combination in the first half of 2023 and initial dose escalation data from our FGFR program, which is expected in the second half of this year,” said Nima Farzan, chief executive officer, Kinnate Biopharma Inc. “We also expect to have a new research program enter the clinic this year. This progress showcases the strength of our discovery capabilities and combined with our financial strength, talented workforce and proven ability to execute will enable us to continue to invest in innovation. I am confident that the company is well positioned to support long-term growth.”

Pipeline Updates

Announced Kinnate will present monotherapy dose escalation data from KN-8701, a global Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating exarafenib, in an oral presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2023 Annual Meeting. Also announced it has initiated enrollment of patients into the monotherapy expansion cohorts of KN-8701 and will discuss the expansion strategy, along with the AACR results and additional pipeline updates, at a virtual investor event following the AACR presentation. (View Release)
Announced initiation of KN-8701 in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with trial sites open in PRC and Taiwan. (View Release)
Announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation for KIN-3248 for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma harboring fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene fusions or other alterations, who have received at least one prior systemic therapy. (View Release)
Presented the structure and discovery of exarafenib at the 2023 Winter Conference on Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry. (View Presentation)

Presented trials in progress poster for KIN-3248 at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium and the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. (View Release)

Corporate Updates

Announced in February 2023 that Kinnate acquired ownership stake of Kinnjiu Biopharma Inc. (Kinnjiu), the China joint venture established in May 2021, previously held by the Series A investors (funds affiliated with OrbiMed and Foresite Capital Management) for $24 million, using a combination of $9.1 million in cash and 2.2 million shares of common stock of Kinnate. Kinnate retains Kinnjiu’s cash, intellectual property and other assets, including key personnel and its legal entity structure. (View Release)
Appointed a new independent director, Jill DeSimone, effective March 1, 2023. (View Release)

Financial Results

As of December 31, 2022, the total of cash and cash equivalents and investments was $266.3 million, inclusive of cash from Kinnjiu Biopharma Inc., and is expected to fund current operations into mid-2024.
Research and development expenses for 2022 were $88.2 million, compared to $67.2 million in 2021.
General and administrative expenses for 2022 were $30.4 million, compared to $22.9 million in 2021.
Net loss for 2022 was $116.3 million, compared to $89.8 million in 2021.

About Kinnate Biopharma Inc.

Kinnate Biopharma Inc. is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on expanding on the promise of targeted therapies for those battling cancer. The company is developing medicines for known oncogenic drivers where there are no approved targeted drugs and to overcome the limitations of marketed cancer therapies, such as non-responsiveness or acquired and intrinsic resistance. Kinnate has two lead clinical programs being studied in solid tumors with RAF, NRAS and FGFR-driven alterations, and is rapidly progressing a pipeline of additional small molecule drug candidates as part of the Kinnate Discovery Engine. The company is driven by the urgency and knowledge that patients are waiting for new, effective cancer medicines.  For more information, visit Kinnate.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the timing and presentation of clinical data from KN-8701 for exarafenib monotherapy and also for exarafenib plus binimetinib combination; the timing and presentation of KN-8701 dose expansion strategy and pipeline updates; the timing of clinical data from KN-4802, a global Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating KIN-3248, for dose escalation of KIN-3248 monotherapy; the timing of our next research program entry into the clinic; the sufficiency of our funding to continue to innovate, support long term growth and progress our pipeline; our anticipated cash runway; and statements by our Chief Executive Officer. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” “potential” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends. Such expectations and projections may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, including recently transitioning to operating as a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a limited operating history; the timing, progress and results of ongoing and planned preclinical studies and clinical trials for our current product candidates;; that continued dose escalation in our clinical trials could increase the risk of the occurrence of adverse events; the potential for future clinical trial results to differ from initial results or from our preclinical studies; our ability to timely enroll a sufficient number of patients in our clinical trials; our ability to raise additional capital to finance our operations; our ability to discover, advance through the preclinical and clinical development of, obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize our product candidates; the novel approach we are taking to discover and develop drugs; our ability to timely file and obtain approval of investigational new drug applications for our planned clinical trials; negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including ongoing and planned clinical trials and preclinical studies; competition in our industry; regulatory developments in the United States and other countries; our ability to attract, hire and retain highly skilled executive officers and employees; difficulties in managing our growth; our ability to protect our intellectual property; reliance on third parties to conduct our ongoing and planned preclinical studies and clinical trials, and to manufacture our product candidates; general economic and market conditions; and other risks. These and other risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors are further described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 that we are concurrently filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as in our subsequent filings we make with the SEC. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for our management to predict all risk factors, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in, or implied by, any forward-looking statements. Investors should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason in the future.

Investor & Media Contact:

Priyanka Shah | Priyanka.Shah@kinnate.com | +1-908-447-6134

Kinnate Biopharma Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and par value amounts)

December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash at consolidated joint venture
Short-term investments
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property and equipment, net
Right-of-use lease assets
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Restricted cash
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Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
Accrued expenses
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
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Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized at
December 31, 2022 and 2021; 0 shares outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 2021
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized at
December 31, 2022 and 2021; 44,342,292 and 43,855,944 shares issued
and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively
Additional paid-in capital
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Total stockholders’ equity
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible noncontrolling interests and stockholders' equity

Kinnate Biopharma Inc.
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Years Ended December 31,
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