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Nature of Business
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Nature of Business

Calyxt, Inc., formerly known as Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc., was founded in 2010 and incorporated in Delaware. The Company is headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota. The Company is a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company. Prior to the Company’s initial public offering (IPO) on July 25, 2017, Calyxt was a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellectis. As of September 30, 2018, Cellectis owned approximately 70.0% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Calyxt’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq market under the ticker symbol “CLXT”.

Initial Public Offering

On July 25, 2017, the Company completed an IPO of its common stock. The Company sold an aggregate of 8,050,000 shares of common stock at a price of $8.00 per share, including 1,050,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. In the aggregate, the Company received net proceeds from the IPO and exercise of the overallotment option of approximately $58.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of $3.1 million and offering expenses totaling approximately $3.3 million. As part of the IPO, Cellectis purchased 2,500,000 shares of common stock for a value of $20.0 million, the proceeds of which are included in the net proceeds of approximately $58.0 million. The Company used $5.7 million of the proceeds from Cellectis to pay a portion of the outstanding obligations owed to Cellectis.

Follow-on Public Offering

On May 22, 2018, the Company completed a follow-on offering of its common stock. The Company sold an aggregate of 4,057,500 shares of common stock at a price of $15.00 per share, including 457,500 shares of common stock pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. In the aggregate, the Company received net proceeds from the follow-on offering and exercise of the overallotment option of approximately $57.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of $3.2 million and offering expenses totaling approximately $0.7 million. As part of the follow-on offering, Cellectis purchased 550,000 shares of common stock for a value of $8.3 million, the proceeds of which are included in the net proceeds of approximately $57.0 million.