December 20, 2023

Basilea announces accelerated loan repayment



Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Allschwil, Switzerland, December 20, 2023

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd, Allschwil (SIX: BSLN), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to meeting the needs of patients with severe bacterial and fungal infections, announced today that it will accelerate the repayment of its senior secured loan. The senior secured loan from Athyrium Capital Management, LP (“Athyrium”) had an initial total amount of CHF 75 million and a two-year term from September 2022 to September 2024. The repayment started as of Q1 2023 on a quarterly basis. Basilea now plans to have the loan fully repaid by the end of Q1 2024.

Adesh Kaul, Basilea’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “We are pleased that the successful implementation of our growth strategy in 2023 and our strong financial prospects for 2024 have allowed us to agree with Athyrium on an early repayment of the senior secured loan. The accelerated repayment reduces our interest payments and fees by approximately CHF 1.5 million, freeing up funds for investing into the continued expansion and progression of our pipeline of promising anti-infective drug candidates and creating long-term value for our shareholders.”

About Basilea

Basilea is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company founded in 2000 and headquartered in Switzerland. We are committed to discovering, developing and commercializing innovative drugs to meet the needs of patients with severe bacterial and fungal infections. We have successfully launched two hospital brands, Cresemba for the treatment of invasive fungal infections and Zevtera for the treatment of bacterial infections. In addition, we have preclinical and clinical anti-infective assets in our portfolio. Basilea is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BSLN). Please visit


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For further information, please contact:

Peer Nils Schröder, PhD

Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd, Allschwil
Hegenheimermattweg 167b
4123 Allschwil
Phone+41 61 606 1102

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