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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): April 20, 2017

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

British Columbia, Canada
(State of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


8201 E Riverside Dr. Bldg 4, Ste 100

Austin, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(512) 386-2900

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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


Outcome of EMA Oral Explanation Meeting


On April 20, 2017, XBiotech Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the outcome of its Oral Explanation meeting (“OE”) to discuss its Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues related to the Company’s Marketing Authorization Application submission for its lead product candidate in Europe. The Company reported that the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) rendered a negative “trend” vote after the meeting, making a positive Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) opinion unlikely. At the OE the Company gave a 20 minute presentation and had a Q&A session with CHMP members per standard meeting protocol.


A copy of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. A copy of the presenation is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.



This Form 8-K and the related press release contain forward-looking statements, including declarations regarding management's beliefs and expectations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “contemplate,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “intend” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are subject to the disclosures set forth in "Risk Factors" in our SEC filings.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits




99.1   Press Release of XBiotech Inc., Issued April 20, 2017.
99.2   Oral Explanation Presentation Slides






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.



Date:  April 20, 2017 XBIOTECH INC.
  By:  /s/John Simard                                   
  John Simard
  Chief Executive Officer and President