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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): March 10, 2023

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Delaware 000-30171 68-0359556
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7000 Marina Blvd., Brisbane, California 94005
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On March 10, 2023, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (“Sangamo”) became aware that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) issued a press release stating that Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California, (“SVB”) was closed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, which appointed the FDIC as receiver. According to the FDIC press release, the FDIC as receiver will retain all the assets from Silicon Valley Bank for later disposition.
As of March 10, 2023, Sangamo had approximately $34.4 million in deposits with SVB, substantially all of which is uninsured. According to the FDIC press release, the FDIC will pay uninsured depositors an advance dividend within the next week and uninsured depositors will receive a receivership certificate for the remaining amount of their uninsured funds. At this time, Sangamo does not know to what extent it will be able to recover its cash in deposit at SVB nor the timing of any recovery. As of December 31, 2022, Sangamo had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaling $307.5 million. At this time, Sangamo expects to continue to be able to meet its payroll and supplier obligations through its other banking providers.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements regarding Sangamo's current expectations. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future actions relating to Sangamo’s deposits with SVB, including Sangamo’s ability to recover its cash in deposit at SVB and the timing of any such recovery, and statements regarding meeting payroll and supplier obligations through other banking providers. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the uncertain receivership process and the actions of government agencies, including the FDIC, over which Sangamo has no control, as well as the risk that Sangamo may not be able to recover its cash in deposit with SVB, and risk and uncertainties related to using other banking providers to meet payroll and supplier obligations. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding Sangamo’s business, including with respect to the sufficiency of its cash resources and need to raise additional capital, can be found in the section titled “Risk Factors” in Sangamo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and future filings and reports that Sangamo makes from time to time with the SEC. The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is as of March 10, 2023, and Sangamo undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K except as required by applicable laws.

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.
Dated: March 10, 2023  By: /s/ SCOTT B. WILLOUGHBY
  Name: Scott B. Willoughby
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary