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Stockholders' Equity

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Stockholders' Equity
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
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Stockholders' Equity

NOTE 9— STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

On May 26, 2017, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated At-the-Market Offering Program Sales Agreement (the “2017 ATM Agreement”) with an investment bank pursuant to which the Company may issue and sell from time to time after the date of the 2017 ATM Agreement, shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $75.0 million through the investment bank acting as the Company’s sales agent. Under the 2017 ATM Agreement, if the Company decides to sell shares, the Company will notify the sales agent, and the sales agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell on the Company’s behalf all of the shares of common stock requested to be sold.  Sales of the Company’s common stock, if any, will be made at market prices by any method that is deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act, as amended, including sales made directly on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and sales to or through a market maker other than on an exchange. In addition, with the Company’s prior written consent, the sales agent may also sell shares of its common stock in negotiated transactions under the 2017 ATM Agreement.  During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company issued a total of 871,149 shares of its common stock under the original At-the-Market Offering Program Sales Agreement entered into with the sales agent in December 2016, and received net proceeds of $3.4 million, after deducting offering expenses, including $0.1 million of commission paid to the sales agent. These shares were inadvertently sold under a registration statement filed with the SEC that had in fact expired prior to the time the shares were sold.  Consequently, the Company may be subject to claims for rescission by purchasers who purchased shares of common stock under the ATM Agreement in March 2017.  Under Section 12(a)(1) of the Securities Act, a purchaser of security in a transaction made in violation of Section 5 of the Securities Act may obtain recovery of the consideration paid in connection with its purchase, plus statutory interest, or, if it had already sold the shares, recover damages resulting from its purchase. While the Company believes, it is unlikely that a successful claim will be asserted against the Company by any purchasers who purchased shares of common stock under the ATM Agreement in March 2017, the Company cannot guarantee that no such legal claims will be asserted against the Company by any purchasers. In addition, the Company could become subject to enforcement actions and/or penalties and fines by federal authorities, and the Company is unable to predict the likelihood of any such enforcement actions being brought, or the amount of any such potential penalties or fines.

On June 26, 2017, Sangamo completed an underwritten public offering of its common stock, in which the Company sold an aggregate of 11.5 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $7.25 per share. The net proceeds to Sangamo from the sale of shares in this offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, were approximately $78.1 million.