Achieve Life Sciences Announces Proposed Public Offering

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, BCNov. 30, 2020 — Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced a proposed underwritten public offering in which it intends to offer and sell 1,500,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, Achieve intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 225,000 shares of common stock offered in the public offering.  All of the securities are being offered by Achieve. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Lake Street Capital Markets LLC is acting as the sole bookrunning manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is serving as the co-manager.

Achieve intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund its Phase 3 ORCA-2 trial, clinical research and development, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

A registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-250074) has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but has not yet become effective. Securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus included in the registration statement, copies of which may be obtained from: Lake Street Capital Markets LLC, Prospectus Department, 920 Second Avenue South, Suite 700, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 or by email at [email protected]. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the website of the SEC at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Achieve, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

About Achieve and Cytisinicline
Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death that is responsible for more than eight million deaths worldwide. and nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. annually.12  More than 87% of lung cancer deaths, 61% of all pulmonary disease deaths, and 32% of all deaths from coronary heart disease are attributable to smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.2  Achieve’s focus is to address the global smoking health and nicotine addiction epidemic through the development and commercialization of cytisinicline.  Cytisinicline is a plant-based alkaloid with a high binding affinity to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. It is believed to aid in smoking cessation by interacting with nicotine receptors in the brain by reducing the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and by reducing the reward and satisfaction associated with smoking.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements Achieve makes regarding its intention to conduct an offering and sale of securities, the grant of the option to purchase additional shares, the ability to complete the offering and expected use of proceeds, potential benefits of Achieve’s product candidates and platform and potential market opportunities for Achieve’s product candidates. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements.  There can be no assurance regarding the completion, timing or size of the proposed offering.  Achieve may not actually achieve its plans or product development goals in a timely manner, if at all, or otherwise carry out its intentions or meet its expectations or projections disclosed in these forward-looking statements.  These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements related to market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering, and others described in Achieve’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in the preliminary prospectus contained in the registration statement related to the proposed offering filed with the SEC on November 30, 2020. Achieve undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained herein or to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof, other than as may be required by applicable law.

Achieve Contact
Jason Wong
[email protected]
(415) 375-3340 ext. 4

1 World Health Organization. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2019. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2017.
2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014.