Document


Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)
Registration No. 333-208760
PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
(To Prospectus dated February 3, 2016)
$150,000,000
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Common Stock
 
This prospectus supplement relates to the issuance and sale of up to $150,000,000 of shares of our common stock from time to time through our sales agents, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, or HCW, FBR Capital Markets & Co., or FBR, and MLV & Co. LLC, or MLV, collectively, the “sales agents.” These sales, if any, will be made pursuant to the terms of the At Market Issuance Sales Agreement, or the sales agreement, among us and the sales agents.

Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, or the NASDAQ, under the symbol “SPPI.” On August 3, 2017, the closing sale price of our common stock on NASDAQ was $7.33 per share.

Sales of shares of our common stock under this prospectus supplement, if any, may be made by any method deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act.

The sales agents are not required to sell any specific number of shares of our common stock. Each of the sales agents have agreed to use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices, on mutually agreed terms among the sales agents and us. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in any escrow, trust or similar arrangement. The sales agents will be entitled to compensation under the terms of the sales agreement at a commission rate of up to 3.0% of the gross proceeds of the sales price of common stock that they sell. The net proceeds from any sales under this prospectus supplement will be used as described under “Use of Proceeds.” The proceeds we receive from sales of our common stock, if any, will depend on the number of shares actually sold and the offering price of such shares.

In connection with the sale of common stock on our behalf, each of HCW, FBR and MLV will be deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act, and the compensation of the sales agents will be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts. We have agreed to provide indemnification and contribution to the sales agents with respect to certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.  
 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should read carefully and consider the information contained in and incorporated by referenced under “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-6 of this prospectus, and the risk factors contained in other documents incorporated by reference.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
H.C. Wainwright & Co.
 
FBR
 
MLV & Co.
The date of this prospectus supplement is August 4, 2017.







TABLE OF CONTENTS
PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
 
 
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PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY
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RISK FACTORS
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NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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USE OF PROCEEDS
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DILUTION
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PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK
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DIVIDEND POLICY
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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
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LEGAL MATTERS
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EXPERTS
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
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PROSPECTUS
 
 
Page
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
1
ABOUT SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2
RISK FACTORS
3
NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
3
USE OF PROCEEDS
3
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
4
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS
4
DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK WE MAY OFFER
5
DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER
8
DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS WE MAY OFFER
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DESCRIPTION OF UNITS WE MAY OFFER
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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
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LEGAL MATTERS
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EXPERTS
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT
This document is part of a registration statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, using a “shelf” registration process and consists of two parts. The first part is the prospectus supplement, including the documents incorporated by reference herein, which describes the specific terms of this offering. The second part, the accompanying prospectus, including the documents incorporated by reference therein, provides more general information. In general, when we refer only to the prospectus, we are referring to both parts of this document combined. Before you invest, you should carefully read this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, all information incorporated by reference herein and therein, as well as the additional information described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information.” These documents contain information you should carefully consider when deciding whether to invest in our common stock.
This prospectus supplement may add, update or change information contained in the accompanying prospectus. To the extent there is a conflict between the information contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, you should rely on information contained in this prospectus supplement, provided that if any statement in, or incorporated by reference into, one of these documents is inconsistent with a statement in another document having a later date, the statement in the document having the later date modifies or supersedes the earlier statement. Any statement so modified will be deemed to constitute a part of this prospectus only as so modified, and any statement so superseded will be deemed not to constitute a part of this prospectus.
You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, any document incorporated by reference herein or therein, or any free writing prospectuses we may provide to you in connection with this offering. Neither we nor any of the sales agents has authorized anyone to provide you with any different information. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurance as to the reliability of, any other information that others may provide to you. The information contained in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, and in the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein is accurate only as of the date such information is presented. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.
This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus do not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities other than the shares of common stock to which it relates, nor do this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction.
Unless otherwise indicated, information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus concerning our industry and the markets in which we operate, including market opportunity, market position and competitive landscape, is based on information from our management’s estimates, as well as from industry publications, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. Management estimates are derived from publicly available information, our knowledge of our industry, and assumptions based on such information and knowledge, which we believe to be reasonable. In addition, while we believe that information contained in the industry publications, surveys and studies has been obtained from reliable sources, the accuracy and completeness of such information is not guaranteed, and we have not independently verified any of the data contained in these third-party sources.
This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and any documents incorporated by reference herein or therein, include statements that are based on various assumptions and estimates that are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described under the heading “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-6 of this prospectus supplement and in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is incorporated by reference into the prospectus. These and other important factors could cause our future results to be materially different from the results expected as a result of, or implied by, these assumptions and estimates. You should read the information contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein, completely and with the

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understanding that future results may be materially different and worse from what we expect. See the information included under the heading “Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”
 
Securities offered pursuant to the registration statement to which this prospectus supplement relates may only be offered and sold if not more than three years have elapsed since February 3, 2016, the initial effective date of the registration statement, subject to the extension of this period in compliance with applicable SEC rules.
We note that the representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to any document that is incorporated by reference herein were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreement, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.
Unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, the terms “Company,” “Spectrum Pharmaceuticals,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its predecessors and consolidated subsidiaries.
 

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PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY

The following is a summary of selected information contained elsewhere or incorporated by reference. It does not contain all of the information that you should consider before buying our securities. You should read this prospectus in its entirety, including the information incorporated by reference herein and therein.

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Overview

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company, with a primary strategy comprised of acquiring, developing, and commercializing a broad and diverse pipeline of late-stage clinical and commercial products. We have an in-house clinical development organization with regulatory and data management capabilities, and a commercial infrastructure and field sales force for our marketed products. Currently, we have six approved oncology/hematology products that target different types of cancer including: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, advanced metastatic colorectal cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and multiple myeloma.

We also have three drugs in mid-to-late stage development (in Phase 2 or Phase 3 clinical trials):

ROLONTIS (formerly referred to as SPI-2012 or LAPS-G-CSF) for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia

QAPZOLA (formerly referred to as APAZIQUONE) for immediate intravesical instillation in post-transurethral resection of bladder tumors in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

POZIOTINIB, a novel pan-HER inhibitor used in the treatment of patients with a variety of solid tumors, including breast and lung cancer.

Our passion to identify, develop, and deliver important options for patients suffering from cancer is behind every action we take. We are committed to excellence, and strive to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients every day.

You can find more information about us in our filings with the SEC referenced in the sections in this prospectus titled “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

Corporate Information

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was originally incorporated in Colorado as Americus Funding Corporation in December 1987, became NeoTherapeutics, Inc. in August 1996, was reincorporated in Delaware in June 1997, and was renamed Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2002. More comprehensive information about our products and us is available through our website at www.sppirx.com. The information on our website is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Our principal executive offices are located at 11500 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 240, Henderson, Nevada 89052, and our telephone number is (702) 835-6300.
 
 

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The Offering
The following summary contains basic information about our common stock and the offering and is not intended to be complete. It does not contain all of the information that may be important to you. For a more complete understanding of our common stock, you should read the section entitled “Description of Capital Stock.”

Issuer
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Common stock offered
Shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $150 million.

Manner of offering
“At the market offering” that may be made from time to time through our sales agents, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. LLC. See “Plan of Distribution” beginning on page S-13 of this prospectus.

Common stock to be outstanding after this offering(1)
Up to 20,463,847 shares, assuming sales price at a price of $7.33 per share, which was the closing price of our common stock on the NASDAQ on August 3, 2017. The actual number of shares issued will vary depending on the sales price under this offering.

Risk Factors
Your investment in our common stock involves substantial risks. You should read carefully the “Risk Factors” included and incorporated by reference in this prospectus, including the risk factors incorporated by reference from our filings with the SEC.

NASDAQ symbol
SPPI

Use of Proceeds
We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering, if any, for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, sales and marketing activities, clinical development, making acquisitions of assets, businesses, companies or securities, capital expenditures, and for working capital needs. While we do not currently intend to do so, we may, subject to market conditions, use a portion of the proceeds toward the 2.75% December 2018 convertible notes. See “Use of Proceeds” beginning on page S-8 of this prospectus.

(1) The common stock outstanding after the offering is based on approximately 81,257,192 shares of our common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and the sale of 20,463,847 shares of our common stock at an assumed offering price of $7.33 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NASDAQ on August 3, 2017, and excludes the following:
14,684,172 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of options outstanding as of June 30, 2017, having a weighted average exercise price of $6.86 per share;

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445,000 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants outstanding as of June 30, 2017, having an exercise price of $6.78 per share;
an aggregate of 20,885,730 shares of our common stock reserved for future issuance as of June 30, 2017 under our 2009 Stock Incentive Plan and 2009 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; and
an aggregate of approximately 3.2 million shares of our common stock issued and sold in July 2017 under our December 2015 "at the market offering" agreement.


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RISK FACTORS
Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks described below and discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as the risks, uncertainties and additional information set forth in our SEC reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus. We expect to update these Risk Factors from time to time in the periodic and current reports that we file with the SEC after the date of this prospectus. These updated Risk Factors will be incorporated by reference in this prospectus.
Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment. The risks and uncertainties we have described are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also affect our business, financial condition results of operations and prospects. Certain statements below are forward-looking statements. See the information included under the heading “Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”
Risks Related to This Offering
You may experience immediate and substantial dilution. 
The offering price per share in this offering may exceed the net tangible book value per share of our common stock. Assuming that an aggregate of 20,463,847 shares of our common stock are sold at a price of $7.33 per share pursuant to this prospectus which was the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NASDAQ on August 3, 2017, for aggregate gross proceeds of $145.5 million after deducting commissions and estimated aggregate offering expenses payable by us, you would experience immediate dilution of $3.68 per share, representing a difference between our as adjusted net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2017 after giving effect to this offering and the assumed offering price. The exercise of outstanding stock options and warrants may result in further dilution of your investment. See the section entitled “Dilution” on page S-9 of this prospectus for a more detailed illustration of the dilution you would incur if you participate in this offering.
Management will have broad discretion as to the use of the proceeds from this offering and may not use the proceeds effectively. 
Because we have not designated the amount of net proceeds from this offering to be used for any particular purpose, our management will have broad discretion as to the application of the net proceeds from this offering and could use them for purposes other than those contemplated at the time of the offering. Our management may use the net proceeds for corporate purposes that may not improve our financial condition or market value
Future sales of substantial amounts of our common stock, or the possibility that such sales could occur, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. 
We may issue up to $150,000,000 of common stock from time to time in this offering. The issuance from time to time of shares in this offering, as well as our ability to issue such shares in this offering, could have the effect of depressing the market price or increasing the market price volatility of our common stock. See “Plan of Distribution” on page S-13 of this prospectus for more information about the possible adverse effects of our sales under the sales agreement.
It is not possible to predict the actual number of shares we will sell under the At Market Issuance Sales Agreement, or the gross proceeds resulting from those sales.
Subject to certain limitations in the At Market Issuance Sales Agreement and compliance with applicable law, we have the discretion to deliver a placement notice to the sales agents at any time throughout the term of the At Market Issuance Sales Agreement. The number of shares that are sold through the sales agents after delivering a placement notice will fluctuate based on a number of factors, including the market price of the common stock during the sales period, the limits we set with the sales agents in any applicable placement notice, and the demand for our common stock during the sales period.  Because the price per share of each share sold will fluctuate during the sales period, it is not currently possible to predict the number of shares that will be sold or the gross proceeds to be raised in connection with those sales.
The common stock offered hereby will be sold in “at the market offerings," and investors who buy shares at different times will likely pay different prices.
Investors who purchase shares in this offering at different times will likely pay different prices, and so may experience different levels of dilution and different outcomes in their investment results. We will have discretion, subject to market demand, to vary the timing, prices, and numbers of shares sold in this offering. In addition, there is no minimum or maximum sales price for shares to be sold in this offering. Investors may experience a decline in the value of the shares they purchase in this offering as a result of sales made at prices lower than the prices they paid.


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NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the success, safety and efficacy of our drug products, product approvals, product sales, revenues, development timelines, product acquisitions, liquidity and capital resources and trends, and other statements containing forward-looking words, such as, “believes,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “will,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” or “continues” or the negative thereof or variation thereon or similar terminology (although not all forward-looking statements contain these words). Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to our management. Readers should not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified; therefore, our actual results may differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those noted in our SEC filings or any applicable prospectus supplement.

We urge you to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to our company or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements included in this prospectus are made only as of the date of this prospectus. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

The amount of proceeds from this offering will depend upon the number of shares of our common stock sold and the market price at which they are sold. There can be no assurance that we will be able to sell any shares under or fully utilize the sales agreement with HCW, FBR and MLV.

We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering, if any, for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, sales and marketing activities, clinical development, making acquisitions of assets, businesses, companies or securities, capital expenditures, and for working capital needs. While we do not currently intend to do so, we may, subject to market conditions, use a portion of the proceeds toward the 2.75% December 2018 convertible notes. We may temporarily invest the net proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing instruments or other investment-grade securities. We have not determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for such purposes. As a result, management will retain broad discretion over the allocation of net proceeds.

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DILUTION
If you invest in our common stock, your ownership interest will be diluted to the extent of the difference between the public offering price per share and the as-adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering. Our net tangible book value of our common stock on June 30, 2017 was approximately $226.2 million, or approximately $2.78 per share of common stock based on 81,257,192 shares outstanding. We calculate net tangible book value per share by dividing the net tangible book value, which is tangible assets less total liabilities, by the number of outstanding shares of our common stock.
After giving effect to the sale of our common stock pursuant to this prospectus in the aggregate amount of $150 million at an assumed offering price of $7.33 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NASDAQ on August 3, 2017, and after deducting commissions and estimated aggregate offering expenses payable by us, our net tangible book value as of June 30, 2017 would have been $371.7 million, or $3.65 per share of common stock. This represents an immediate increase in the net tangible book value of $0.87 per share to our existing stockholders and an immediate dilution in net tangible book value of $3.68 per share to new investors. The following table illustrates this per share dilution:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assumed offering price per share
 
 
$
7.33

 
Net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2017
$
2.78

 
 
 
Increase in net tangible book value per share after this offering
$
0.87

 
 
 
As-adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering
 
 
$
3.65

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dilution per share to new investors in this offering
 
 
$
3.68

 
 
 
 
 
 
The table above assumes for illustrative purposes that an aggregate of 20,463,847 shares of our common stock are sold during the term of the sales agreement with the sales agents at a price of $7.33 per share, the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NASDAQ on August 3, 2017, for aggregate proceeds of $150 million.
The above discussion and table exclude the following:
14,684,172 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of options outstanding as of June 30, 2017, having a weighted average exercise price of $6.86 per share;
445,000 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants outstanding as of June 30, 2017, having an exercise price of $6.78 per share;
an aggregate of 20,885,730 shares of our common stock reserved for future issuance as of June 30, 2017 under our 2009 Stock Incentive Plan and 2009 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; and
an aggregate of approximately 3.2 million shares of our common stock issued and sold in July 2017 for net proceeds of $23.7 million under our December 2015 "at the market offering" agreement.

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PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK

Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol “SPPI.” The following table shows the high and low per share sale prices of our common stock for the periods indicated.
 
 
High
 
Low
Year Ending December 31, 2017:
 
 
 
First Quarter
$
6.92

 
$
4.28

Second Quarter
$
8.00

 
$
5.47

Year Ended December 31, 2016:
 
 
 
First Quarter
$
6.36

 
$
4.28

Second Quarter
$
7.65

 
$
6.33

Third Quarter
$
7.10

 
$
4.47

Fourth Quarter
$
4.79

 
$
3.22

Year Ended December 31, 2015:
 
 
 
First Quarter
$
7.66

 
$
5.95

Second Quarter
$
7.37

 
$
5.65

Third Quarter
$
7.60

 
$
5.92

Fourth Quarter
$
6.93

 
$
5.07


On August 3, 2017, the closing price of our common stock on the NASDAQ was $7.33 per share, and there were 393 holders of record of our common stock.

DIVIDEND POLICY

We do not currently anticipate declaring or paying cash dividends on our capital stock in the foreseeable future. We currently intend to retain all of our future earnings, if any, to finance the operation and expansion of our business. Any future determination relating to our dividend policy will be made at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on a number of factors, including future earnings, capital requirements, future prospects, contractual restrictions and covenants and other factors that our board of directors may deem relevant.
 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The following description of our capital stock is intended as a summary only and therefore is not a complete description of our capital stock. This description is based upon, and is qualified by reference to, our certificate of incorporation as amended, or amended certificate of incorporation, our second amended and restated bylaws, or amended bylaws and applicable provisions of Delaware corporate law. You should read our amended certificate of incorporation and amended bylaws, which are filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, for the provisions that are important to you.

General
Our authorized capital stock consists of 175,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.

Common Stock
As of July 28, 2017, there were 84,502,205 shares of common stock outstanding. The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders. The holders of common stock are not entitled to cumulative voting rights with respect to the election of directors, and as a consequence, minority stockholders will not be able to elect directors on the basis of their votes alone.
Subject to preferences that may be applicable to any then outstanding shares of preferred stock, holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends as may be declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of us, holders of the common stock are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of liabilities and the liquidation preferences of any then outstanding shares of preferred stock. Holders of common stock have no preemptive rights and no right to convert their common stock into any other securities. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to our common stock. All outstanding shares of common stock are, and all shares of common stock to be issued under this prospectus will be, fully paid and non-assessable. The rights, preferences and privileges of holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of the holders of shares of any of our outstanding preferred stock.

Listing
Our common stock is listed under the symbol “SPPI” on the NASDAQ.

Transfer Agent and Registrar
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Stockholder Rights Plan
On December 13, 2010, we adopted a Stockholder Rights Plan pursuant to which we have distributed rights to purchase units of our Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock. The rights become exercisable upon the earlier of ten days after a person or group of affiliated or associated persons has acquired 15% or more of the outstanding shares of our common stock or ten business days after a tender offer has commenced that would result in a person or group beneficially owning 15% or more of our outstanding common stock, other than pursuant to a transaction approved in advance by our Board of Directors. The description and terms of the rights are set forth in a Rights Agreement between us and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as rights agent.

Preferred Stock
We are authorized to issue a total of 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. Of the 5,000,000 authorized shares of preferred stock, we are authorized to issue 1,500,000 shares of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock and 2,000 shares of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock. As of August 3, 2017, no shares of preferred stock were issued and outstanding.
     Preferred stock may be issued from time to time, in one or more series, with specified rights, powers, preferences and limitations, as authorized by the board of directors.

Anti-Takeover Provisions

Our amended certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws contain provisions that, together with the ownership position of the officers, directors and their affiliates, could discourage potential takeover attempts and make it more difficult for stockholders to change management, which could adversely affect the market price of our common stock.


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Our amended certificate of incorporation limits the extent to which our directors are personally liable to us and our stockholders, to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, or DGCL. The inclusion of this provision in our amended certificate of incorporation may reduce the likelihood of derivative litigation against directors and may discourage or deter stockholders or management from bringing a lawsuit against directors for breach of their duty of care.

Our amended and restated bylaws provide that special meetings of stockholders can be called only by the board of directors, the chairman of the board of directors or the chief executive officer. Stockholders are not permitted to call a special meeting and cannot require the board of directors to call a special meeting. There is no right of stockholders to act by written consent without a meeting, unless the consent is unanimous. Any vacancy on the board of directors resulting from death, resignation, removal or otherwise or newly created directorships may be filled only by vote of the majority of directors then in office, or by a sole remaining director. Our amended and restated bylaws establish advance notice procedures with respect to stockholder proposals and the nomination of candidates for election as directors, except for nominations made by or at the direction of the board of directors or a committee of the board.

In addition to our rights plan, our amended certificate of incorporation and our amended and restated bylaws, certain provisions of Delaware law may make the acquisition of the company by tender offer, a proxy contest or otherwise, or the removal of our officers and directors, more difficult. For example, we are subject to the “business combination” statute of the DGCL. Section 203 of the DGCL prohibits certain publicly-held Delaware corporations from engaging in a business combination with an interested stockholder for a period of three years following the time such person became an interested stockholder unless the business combination is approved in a specified manner. Generally, an interested stockholder is a person who, together with its affiliates and associates, owns 15% or more of the corporation’s voting stock, or is affiliated with the corporation and owns or owned 15% of the corporation’s voting stock within three years before the business combination.
 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
We have entered into a sales agreement with HCW, FBR and MLV, each a sales agent, on August 4, 2017 which we filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K on August 4, 2017 and incorporate by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Under the terms of the sales agreement, we may offer and sell up to $150,000,000 of shares of our common stock from time to time through the sales agents, acting as agents. Sales of shares of our common stock, if any, under this prospectus may be made in negotiated transactions or transactions that are deemed to be “at the market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act.
Under the terms of the sales agreement, we may also sell our common stock to either or all of the sales agents, as principals for their own accounts, at a price negotiated at the time of sale. If we sell shares to any sales agent in this manner, we will enter into a separate agreement setting forth the terms of such transaction, and we will describe the agreement in a separate prospectus supplement or pricing supplement.
We will pay the sales agents commissions for their services in acting as agents in the sale of our common stock at a commission rate of up to 3.0% of the gross sale price per share sold. The sales agents may effect sales to or through dealers, and such dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the sales agents and/or purchasers of shares of common stock for whom they may act as agents or to whom they may sell as principal. We estimate that the total expenses for the offering, excluding compensation and reimbursements payable to the sales agents under the sales agreement, will be approximately $90,000. We have also agreed to reimburse the sales agents their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including attorney’s fees, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
Settlement for sales of common stock will occur on the third business day following the date on which any sales are made, or on some other date that is agreed upon by us and the sales agents in connection with a particular transaction, in return for payment of the net proceeds to us. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in an escrow, trust or similar arrangement.
In connection with the sale of the common stock on our behalf, each of HCW, FBR and MLV will be deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act, and the compensation of the sales agents will be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts. We have agreed to provide indemnification and contribution to the sales agents against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
The offering pursuant to the sales agreement will terminate upon the earlier of (1) the issuance and sale of all shares or our common stock subject to the sales agreement; and (2) the termination of the sales agreement as permitted therein.

"MLV is an affiliate of FBR"
The prospectus in electronic format may be made available on websites maintained by each sales agent.
The sales agents and their affiliates have in the past and may in the future provide various investment banking and other financial services for us and our affiliates, for which services they may in the future receive customary fees. To the extent required by Regulation M, the sales agents will not engage in any market making activities involving our common stock while the offering is ongoing under this prospectus supplement. This summary of the material provisions of the sales agreement does not purport to be a complete statement of its terms and conditions. A copy of the sales agreement is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part and is incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

LEGAL MATTERS
Certain legal matters will be passed upon for us by Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C., Newport Beach, California. Certain legal matters will be passed upon for HCW, FBR and MLV by Duane Morris LLP, Newark, New Jersey.

EXPERTS
The consolidated financial statements, and the related financial statement schedule, incorporated in this prospectus by reference from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and the effectiveness of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their reports, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements and financial statement schedule have been so incorporated in reliance upon the reports of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.


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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the SEC registering the securities that may be offered and sold hereunder. The registration statement, including exhibits thereto, contains additional relevant information about us and these securities that, as permitted by the rules and regulations of the SEC, we have not included in this prospectus. A copy of the registration statement can be obtained at the address set forth below. You should read the registration statement for further information about us and these securities.

We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC under the Exchange Act. You may read and copy this information at the following SEC location:

Public Reference Room
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549

You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (800) SEC-0330. The SEC also maintains a web site that contains reports, proxy statements, information statements and other information about issuers, like Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who file electronically with the SEC. The address of that web site is www.sec.gov.
In addition, our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ and similar information concerning us can be inspected and copied at the offices of The Nasdaq Stock Market, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
 

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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 filed by us with the SEC. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement, certain parts of which are omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. For further information about us and the securities offered by this prospectus, we refer you to the registration statement and its exhibits and schedules which may be obtained as described herein.

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information into this prospectus. This means that we can disclose important information about us and our financial condition to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus. This prospectus incorporates by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC:
 
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2017;
Our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the SEC on April 17, 2017;
Our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC on May 4, 2017 and for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2017, as filed with the SEC on August 4, 2017;
Our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC on March 10, 2017, June 5, 2017; June 16, 2017 and August 4, 2017;
The description of our common stock contained in the Registration of Securities of Certain Successor Issuers filed pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act on Form 8-B on June 27, 1997, including any amendment or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description; and
The description of our Rights to Purchase Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock contained in the Registration of Certain Classes of Securities filed pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act on Form 8-A on December 13, 2010, including any amendment or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

We also incorporate by reference into this prospectus all documents filed by us with the SEC pursuant to Sections 12(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the termination of any offering of securities made by this prospectus, including all such documents we may file with the SEC after the date of the initial registration statement and prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement. Nothing in this prospectus shall be deemed to incorporate information furnished but not filed with the SEC (including without limitation, information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, and any exhibits relating to such information).

Any statement contained in this prospectus or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained herein or in the applicable prospectus supplement or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference modifies or supersedes the statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

You may request a copy of the filings incorporated herein by reference, including exhibits to such documents that are specifically incorporated by reference, at no cost, by writing or calling us at the following address or telephone number:

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
11500 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 240
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Telephone: (702) 835-6300
Attention: Investor Relations

Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents of any contract or other documents are not necessarily complete, and in each instance investors are referred to the copy of the contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, each such statement being qualified in all respects by such reference and the exhibits and schedules thereto.

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$250,000,000
Debt Securities
Preferred Stock
Common Stock
Warrants
Units
 
 

This prospectus relates to common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants for debt or equity securities and units consisting of the foregoing that we may sell from time to time in one or more transactions. The aggregate initial offering price of all securities sold under this prospectus will not exceed $250,000,000. We will provide the specific terms and conditions of these transactions and the securities we may sell in supplements to this prospectus prepared in connection with each transaction. The applicable prospectus supplement will contain information, where applicable, as to other listings, if any, on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, or the NASDAQ, or any securities exchange of the securities covered by the prospectus supplement. Any such prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information in this prospectus. We may also authorize one or more free writing prospectuses to be provided to you in connection with these offerings. You should read this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses, as well as the documents incorporated by reference or deemed to be incorporated by reference into this prospectus, carefully before you invest. This prospectus may not be used to offer or sell securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement.
Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol “SPPI.”
 
 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” contained in our filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the applicable prospectus supplement.
The securities may be sold directly by us to investors, through agents designated from time to time or to or through underwriters or dealers. For additional information on the methods of sale, you should refer to the section entitled “Plan of Distribution” in this prospectus. If any underwriters are involved in the sale of these securities with respect to which this prospectus is being delivered, the names of such underwriters and any applicable commissions or discounts and over-allotment options will be set forth in a prospectus supplement. The price to the public of such securities and the net proceeds that we expect to receive from such sale will also be set forth in a prospectus supplement. No securities may be sold without delivery of this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of such securities.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
 
 

The date of this prospectus is February 3, 2016.






TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
Page
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
1
ABOUT SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2
RISK FACTORS
3
NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
3
USE OF PROCEEDS
3
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
4
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS
4
DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK WE MAY OFFER
5
DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER
8
DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS WE MAY OFFER
16
DESCRIPTION OF UNITS WE MAY OFFER
19
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
20
LEGAL MATTERS
22
EXPERTS
22
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
22
INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, utilizing a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf registration process, we may, from time to time, sell common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants for debt and equity securities and units consisting of the foregoing in one or more transactions. The aggregate public offering price of the securities we sell in these transactions will not exceed $250,000,000. This prospectus only provides you with a general description of the securities we may sell in these transactions. Each time we sell any securities under this prospectus, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement also may add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. We may also authorize one or more free writing prospectuses to be provided to you that may contain material information relating to these offerings.
This prospectus does not contain all of the information included in the registration statement we filed with the SEC. For further information about us or the securities offered hereby, you should carefully read this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement, any related free writing prospectuses, the information and documents incorporated herein by reference and the additional information under the heading “Where You Can Find Additional Information” before making an investment decision.
You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses that we may authorize to be provided to you. We have not authorized any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. This prospectus and the accompanying supplement to this prospectus are not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, as well as information we have previously filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference, is accurate only as of the date on the cover of those documents. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.
This prospectus may not be used to consummate sales of any of these securities unless it is accompanied by a prospectus supplement. To the extent there are inconsistencies between any prospectus supplement, this prospectus and/or any documents incorporated by reference, the document with the most recent date will control.
 
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ABOUT SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, the terms “Company,” “Spectrum Pharmaceuticals,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its predecessors and consolidated subsidiaries.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations, with a primary focus on oncology and hematology. We currently market five intravenous drug products for cancer treatment:
FUSILEV® injection for patients with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer and to counteract certain side effects of methotrexate therapy;
ZEVALIN® injection for patients with follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
FOLOTYN® injection for patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma, or PTCL;
MARQIBO® injection for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia; and
BELEODAQ® injection for patients with relapsed or refractory PTCL.
We also have ongoing indication expansion studies with several of our marketed products, and a diversified pipeline of product candidates in Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical studies.
Our business strategy is comprised of the following initiatives.
Maximizing the growth potential of our five currently-marketed drugs for the treatment of cancer. Our near-term outlook largely depends on sales and marketing successes for our five marketed drugs. It is this “base business” that provides the requisite working capital to operate our daily operations, and for opportunistic acquisitions and licensing arrangements.

Developing and commercializing drugs for the treatment of cancer within our pipeline. Our focus is on drugs in the late-stages of development. We strive to timely complete clinical studies in order to obtain regulatory approval expeditiously. Upon obtaining regulatory approval, our sales, marketing and medical affairs functions educate physicians on the safety and effectiveness of the drug in treating cancer patients for the approved indication(s).

Expanding our pipeline of development-stage and commercial-stage drugs, while also pursuing out-licensing opportunities. We are constantly seeking strategic opportunities that complement our current product portfolio. We will continue to explore collaborations with third parties for cancer drugs that are in the clinical trial phase of development, as well as the acquisition of the rights to cancer drugs that have significant growth potential. To maximize revenue potential, we also pursue strategic out-license opportunities for our drugs in specific territories.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was originally incorporated in Colorado as Americus Funding Corporation in December 1987, became NeoTherapeutics, Inc. in August 1996, was reincorporated in Delaware in June 1997, and was renamed Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2002. More comprehensive information about our products and us is available through our website at www.sppirx.com. The information on our website is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Our principal executive offices are located at 11500 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 240, Henderson, Nevada 89052.
 
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RISK FACTORS
Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks described under “Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement and in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, or any updates in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or Current Report on Form 8-K we file after the filing of this prospectus together with all of the other information appearing in this prospectus or incorporated by reference into this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement, in light of your particular investment objectives and financial circumstances. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the success, safety and efficacy of our drug products, product approvals, product sales, revenues, development timelines, product acquisitions, liquidity and capital resources and trends, and other statements containing forward-looking words, such as, “believes,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “will,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” or “continues” or the negative thereof or variation thereon or similar terminology (although not all forward-looking statements contain these words). Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to our management. Readers should not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified; therefore, our actual results may differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those noted in our SEC filings or any applicable prospectus supplement.
We urge you to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to our company or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements included in this prospectus are made only as of the date of this prospectus. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
USE OF PROCEEDS
Unless we indicate otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, we anticipate that the net proceeds from the sale of the securities offered from time to time hereby will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, sales and marketing activities, clinical development, making acquisitions of assets, businesses, companies or securities, capital expenditures and for working capital. When a particular series of securities is offered, the related prospectus supplement will set forth our intended use of the net proceeds we receive from the sale of the securities. Pending the application of the net proceeds, we may invest the proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing instruments or other investment-grade securities.
 
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RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
The following table sets forth our ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the periods indicated:
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
September 30, 2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Ratio of earnings available to cover fixed charges
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
102

 
176

 
(1
)
 
(1)
Earnings have been inadequate to cover fixed charges. The dollar amount (in thousands) of the coverage deficiency in the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was approximately $46,595, and was approximately $43,533, $36,636 and $48,887 for the years 2014, 2013, and 2010, respectively.
The ratios of earnings to fixed charges were computed by dividing earnings by fixed charges. For this purpose, earnings include pre-tax loss before fixed charges included in the determination of pre-tax loss. Fixed charges consist of interest costs, whether expensed or capitalized, the amortization of debt discount and issuance costs, and the interest factor of operating rental expense.
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS
The following table sets forth our ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends for the periods indicated:
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
September 30, 2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
Ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred share dividends(2)
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 

(2)
For the periods indicated in the table above, we had no outstanding shares of preferred stock with required dividend payments. Therefore, the ratios of earnings to combined fixed charges and dividends are identical to the ratios presented in preceding table titled “Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.”
 
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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK WE MAY OFFER
General
Our authorized capital stock consists of 175,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.
The following description of our common stock and preferred stock, together with the additional information included in any applicable prospectus supplements or related free writing prospectuses, summarizes the material terms and provisions of these types of securities, but it is not complete. For the complete terms of our common stock and preferred stock, please refer to our amended certificate of incorporation and our amended and restated bylaws that are incorporated by reference into the registration statement which includes this prospectus and, with respect to preferred stock, any certificate of designation that we may file with the SEC for a series of preferred stock we may designate, if any.
We will describe in a prospectus supplement or related free writing prospectuses, the specific terms of any common stock or preferred stock we may offer pursuant to this prospectus. If indicated in a prospectus supplement, the terms of such common stock or preferred stock may differ from the terms described below.
Common Stock
As of January 15, 2016, there were 68,172,919 shares of common stock outstanding. The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders. The holders of common stock are not entitled to cumulative voting rights with respect to the election of directors, and as a consequence, minority stockholders will not be able to elect directors on the basis of their votes alone.
Subject to preferences that may be applicable to any then outstanding shares of preferred stock, holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends as may be declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of us, holders of the common stock are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of liabilities and the liquidation preferences of any then outstanding shares of preferred stock. Holders of common stock have no preemptive rights and no right to convert their common stock into any other securities. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to our common stock. All outstanding shares of common stock are, and all shares of common stock to be issued under this prospectus will be, fully paid and non-assessable. The rights, preferences and privileges of holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of the holders of shares of any of our outstanding preferred stock.
Listing
Our common stock is listed under the symbol “SPPI” on the NASDAQ.
Transfer Agent and Registrar
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
Dividends
We have not declared any cash dividends on our common stock since 2012 and we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.
 
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Stockholder Rights Plan
On December 13, 2010, we adopted a Stockholder Rights Plan pursuant to which we have distributed rights to purchase units of our Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock. The rights become exercisable upon the earlier of ten days after a person or group of affiliated or associated persons has acquired 15% or more of the outstanding shares of our common stock or ten business days after a tender offer has commenced that would result in a person or group beneficially owning 15% or more of our outstanding common stock, other than pursuant to a transaction approved in advance by our Board of Directors. The description and terms of the rights are set forth in a Rights Agreement between us and ComputerShare Trust Company, N.A., as rights agent.
Preferred Stock
We are authorized to issue a total of 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. Of the 5,000,000 authorized shares of preferred stock, we are authorized to issue 1,500,000 shares of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock and 2,000 shares of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock. As of January 15, 2016, 20 shares of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding. These shares are convertible into 40,000 shares of common stock. There are no dividends payable on the Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock.
Each share of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock has a liquidation preference equal to 120% of the stated value of $10,000 plus any declared and unpaid dividends on such share, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.
Holders of our Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock have full voting rights and powers equal to the voting rights and powers of holders of common stock, and are entitled to the number of votes equal to the number of shares of common stock into which their shares of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock can be converted. Pursuant to the Certificate of Designation for the Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock, the number of shares of our common stock that may be acquired by any holder of Series E Convertible Voting Preferred Stock upon any conversion of the preferred stock, or that shall be entitled to voting rights, is limited to the extent necessary to ensure that following such conversion, the number of shares of our common stock then beneficially owned by such holder and any other person or entities whose beneficial ownership of common stock would be aggregated with the holder’s for purposes of the Exchange Act does not exceed 4.95% of the total number of shares of our common stock then outstanding.
Preferred stock may be issued from time to time, in one or more series, as authorized by the board of directors. The prospectus supplement relating to the preferred shares offered thereby will include specific terms of any preferred shares offered, including, if applicable:
the title of the shares of preferred stock;
the number of shares of preferred stock offered, the liquidation preference per share and the offering price of the shares of preferred stock;
the dividend rate(s), period(s) and/or payment date(s) or method(s) of calculation thereof applicable to the shares of preferred stock;
whether the shares of preferred stock are cumulative or not and, if cumulative, the date from which dividends on the shares of preferred stock shall accumulate;
the procedures for any auction and remarketing, if any, for the shares of preferred stock;
the provision for a sinking fund, if any, for the shares of preferred stock;
the provision for redemption, if applicable, of the shares of preferred stock;
any listing of the shares of preferred stock on any securities exchange;
the terms and conditions, if applicable, upon which the shares of preferred stock will be convertible into common shares, including the conversion price (or manner of calculation thereof);
a discussion of federal income tax considerations applicable to the shares of preferred stock;
the relative ranking and preferences of the shares of preferred stock as to dividend rights and rights upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;
any limitations on issuance of any series or class of shares of preferred stock ranking senior to or on a parity with such series or class of shares of preferred stock as to dividend rights and rights upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;
any other specific terms, preferences, rights, limitations or restrictions of the shares of preferred stock; and
any voting rights of such preferred stock.
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The transfer agent and registrar for any series or class of preferred stock will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.
Anti-Takeover Provisions
Our amended certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws contain provisions that, together with the ownership position of the officers, directors and their affiliates, could discourage potential takeover attempts and make it more difficult for stockholders to change management, which could adversely affect the market price of our common stock.
Our amended certificate of incorporation limits the extent to which our directors are personally liable to us and our stockholders, to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, or DGCL. The inclusion of this provision in our amended certificate of incorporation may reduce the likelihood of derivative litigation against directors and may discourage or deter stockholders or management from bringing a lawsuit against directors for breach of their duty of care.
Our amended and restated bylaws provide that special meetings of stockholders can be called only by the board of directors, the chairman of the board of directors or the chief executive officer. Stockholders are not permitted to call a special meeting and cannot require the board of directors to call a special meeting. There is no right of stockholders to act by written consent without a meeting, unless the consent is unanimous. Any vacancy on the board of directors resulting from death, resignation, removal or otherwise or newly created directorships may be filled only by vote of the majority of directors then in office, or by a sole remaining director. Our amended and restated bylaws establish advance notice procedures with respect to stockholder proposals and the nomination of candidates for election as directors, except for nominations made by or at the direction of the board of directors or a committee of the board.
In addition to our rights plan, our amended certificate of incorporation and our amended and restated bylaws, certain provisions of Delaware law may make the acquisition of the company by tender offer, a proxy contest or otherwise, or the removal of our officers and directors, more difficult. For example, we are subject to the “business combination” statute of the DGCL. Section 203 of the DGCL prohibits certain publicly-held Delaware corporations from engaging in a business combination with an interested stockholder for a period of three years following the time such person became an interested stockholder unless the business combination is approved in a specified manner. Generally, an interested stockholder is a person who, together with its affiliates and associates, owns 15% or more of the corporation’s voting stock, or is affiliated with the corporation and owns or owned 15% of the corporation’s voting stock within three years before the business combination.
 
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DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER
This prospectus describes the general terms and provisions of our debt securities. When we offer to sell a particular series of debt securities, we will provide the specific terms of the series in a prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses relating to the series, including any pricing supplement, and such terms may differ from those described below. Accordingly, for a description of the terms of any series of debt securities, you must refer to the prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectuses relating to that series and the description of the debt securities in this prospectus. To the extent the information contained in the prospectus supplement differs from this summary description, you should rely on the information in the prospectus supplement.
The debt securities offered by this prospectus will be issued under an indenture between us and the trustee, for one or more series of debt securities designated in the applicable prospectus supplement. The indenture is subject to, and governed by, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended. We incorporate by reference the form of indenture as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part and you should read the indenture carefully for the provisions that may be important to you. We have summarized selected portions of the indenture below. The summary is not complete. Terms used in the summary and not defined in this prospectus have the meanings specified in the indenture. The indenture which is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part may not have the same terms as an indenture entered into in connection with the issuance of the debt securities and therefore you should refer to the prospectus supplement for the description of any issued debt securities as well as the indenture governing such securities which will be filed with the SEC at such time as the debt securities are issued.
General
We may offer under this prospectus up to $250,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of secured or unsecured debt securities, or if debt securities are issued at a discount, or in a foreign currency or composite currency, such principal amount as may be sold for an initial public offering price of up to $250,000,000. The debt securities may be either senior debt securities, senior subordinated debt securities or subordinated debt securities.
We can issue an unlimited amount of debt securities under the indenture that may be in one or more series with the same or various maturities, at par, at a premium or at a discount. The terms of each series of debt securities will be established by or pursuant to a resolution of our board of directors and detailed or determined in the manner provided in a board of directors’ resolution, an officers’ certificate or by a supplemental indenture.
We will set forth in a prospectus supplement (including any pricing supplement) and any free writing prospectuses relating to any series of debt securities being offered, the initial offering price, the aggregate principal amount and the following terms of the debt securities, as applicable:
the title of the debt securities;
the price or prices (expressed as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount) at which we will sell the debt securities;
any limit on the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities;
the date or dates on which we will pay the principal on the debt securities;
the rate or rates (which may be fixed or variable) per annum or the method used to determine the rate or rates (including any commodity, commodity index, stock exchange index or financial index) at which the debt securities will bear interest, the date or dates from which interest will accrue, the date or dates on which interest will commence and be payable and any regular record date for the interest payable on any interest payment date;
the place or places where the principal of, premium, and interest on the debt securities will be payable;
the terms and conditions upon which we may redeem the debt securities;
any obligation we have to redeem or purchase the debt securities pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of a holder of debt securities;
 
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the dates on which and the price or prices at which we will repurchase the debt securities at the option of the holders of debt securities and other detailed terms and provisions of these repurchase obligations;
the denominations in which the debt securities will be issued, if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof;
whether the debt securities will be issued in the form of certificated debt securities or global debt securities;
the portion of principal amount of the debt securities payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity date, if other than the principal amount;
the currency of denomination of the debt securities;
the designation of the currency, currencies or currency units in which payment of principal of, premium and interest on the debt securities will be made;
if payments of principal of, premium or interest on the debt securities will be made in one or more currencies or currency units other than that or those in which the debt securities are denominated, the manner in which the exchange rate with respect to these payments will be determined;
the manner in which the amounts of payment of principal of, premium or interest on the debt securities will be determined, if these amounts may be determined by reference to an index based on a currency or currencies other than that in which the debt securities are denominated or designated to be payable or by reference to a commodity, commodity index, stock exchange index or financial index;
any provisions relating to any security provided for the debt securities;
any subordination provisions relating to the debt securities;
any addition to or change in the events of default described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities and any change in the acceleration provisions described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
any addition to or change in the covenants described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
any other terms of the debt securities, which may modify or delete any provision of the indenture as it applies to that series; and
any depositaries, interest rate calculation agents, exchange rate calculation agents or other agents with respect to the debt securities.
We may issue debt securities that are exchangeable and/or convertible into shares of our common stock or preferred stock. The terms, if any, on which the debt securities may be exchanged for and/or converted will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses. Such terms may include provisions for conversion, either mandatory, at the option of the holder or at our option, in which case the number of shares of common stock or other securities to be received by the holders of debt securities would be calculated as of a time and in the manner stated in the prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses.
We may issue debt securities that provide for an amount less than their stated principal amount to be due and payable upon declaration of acceleration of their maturity pursuant to the terms of the indenture. We will provide you with information on the federal income tax considerations and other special considerations applicable to any of these debt securities in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses.
If we denominate the purchase price of any of the debt securities in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency unit or units, or if the principal of and any premium and interest on any series of debt securities is payable in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency unit or units, we will provide you with information on the restrictions, elections, general tax considerations, specific terms and other information with respect to that issue of debt securities and such foreign currency or currencies or foreign currency unit or units in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses.
 
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Transfer and Exchange
Each debt security will be represented by either one or more global securities registered in the name of The Depository Trust Company, as depositary, or a nominee of the depositary (we will refer to any debt security represented by a global debt security as a book-entry debt security), or a certificate issued in definitive registered form (we will refer to any debt security represented by a certificated security as a certificated debt security), as described in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses. Except as described under “Global Debt Securities and Book-Entry System” below, book-entry debt securities will not be issuable in certificated form.
Certificated Debt Securities. You may transfer or exchange certificated debt securities at the trustee’s office or paying agencies in accordance with the terms of the indenture. No service charge will be made for any transfer or exchange of certificated debt securities, but we may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection with a transfer or exchange. 
You may transfer certificated debt securities and the right to receive the principal of, premium and interest on, certificated debt securities only by surrendering the old certificate representing those certificated debt securities and either we or the trustee will reissue the old certificate to the new holder or we or the trustee will issue a new certificate to the new holder.
Global Debt Securities and Book-Entry System. Each global debt security representing book-entry debt securities will be deposited with, or on behalf of, the depositary, and registered in the name of the depositary or a nominee of the depositary. 
We will require the depositary to agree to follow the following procedures with respect to book-entry debt securities.
Ownership of beneficial interests in book-entry debt securities will be limited to persons that have accounts with the depositary for the related global debt security, whom we refer to as participants, or persons that may hold interests through participants. Upon the issuance of a global debt security, the depositary will credit, on its book-entry registration and transfer system, the participants’ accounts with the respective principal amounts of the book-entry debt securities represented by the global debt security beneficially owned by such participants. The accounts to be credited will be designated by any dealers, underwriters or agents participating in the distribution of the book-entry debt securities. Ownership of book-entry debt securities will be shown on, and the transfer of the ownership interests will be effected only through, records maintained by the depositary for the related global debt security (with respect to interests of participants) and on the records of participants (with respect to interests of persons holding through participants). The laws of some states may require that certain purchasers of securities take physical delivery of such securities in definitive form. These laws may impair the ability to own, transfer or pledge beneficial interests in book-entry debt securities.
So long as the depositary for a global debt security, or its nominee, is the registered owner of that global debt security, the depositary or its nominee, as the case may be, will be considered the sole owner or holder of the book-entry debt securities represented by such global debt security for all purposes under the indenture. Except as described herein, beneficial owners of book-entry debt securities will not be entitled to have securities registered in their names, will not receive or be entitled to receive physical delivery of a certificate in definitive form representing securities and will not be considered the owners or holders of those securities under the indenture. Accordingly, to exercise any rights of a holder under the indenture, each person beneficially owning book-entry debt securities must rely on the procedures of the depositary for the related global debt security and, if that person is not a participant, on the procedures of the participant through which that person owns its interest.
We will make payments of principal of, and premium and interest on, book-entry debt securities to the depositary or its nominee, as the case may be, as the registered holder of the related global debt security. We, the trustee and any other agent of ours or agent of the trustee will not have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial ownership interests in a global debt security or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial ownership interests.
 
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We expect that the depositary, upon receipt of any payment of principal of, premium or interest on, a global debt security, will immediately credit participants’ accounts with payments in amounts proportionate to the respective amounts of book-entry debt securities held by each participant as shown on the records of the depositary. We also expect that payments by participants to owners of beneficial interests in book-entry debt securities held through those participants will be governed by standing customer instructions and customary practices, as is now the case with the securities held for the accounts of customers in bearer form or registered in “street name,” and will be the responsibility of those participants.
We will issue certificated debt securities in exchange for each global debt security if the depositary is at any time unwilling or unable to continue as depositary or ceases to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act, and a successor depositary registered as a clearing agency under the Exchange Act is not appointed by us within 90 days. In addition, we may at any time and in our sole discretion determine not to have any of the book-entry debt securities of any series represented by one or more global debt securities and, in that event, we will issue certificated debt securities in exchange for the global debt securities of that series. Global debt securities will also be exchangeable by the holders for certificated debt securities if an event of default with respect to the book-entry debt securities represented by those global debt securities has occurred and is continuing. Any certificated debt securities issued in exchange for a global debt security will be registered in such name or names as the depositary shall instruct the trustee. We expect that such instructions will be based upon directions received by the depositary from participants with respect to ownership of book-entry debt securities relating to such global debt security.
We have obtained the foregoing information in this section concerning the depositary and the depositary’s book-entry system from sources we believe to be reliable. We take no responsibility for the depositary’s performance of its obligations under the rules and regulations governing its operations.
No Protection in the Event of a Change in Control
Unless we provide otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, the debt securities will not contain any provisions which may afford holders of the debt securities protection in the event we have a change in control or in the event of a highly leveraged transaction (whether or not such transaction results in a change in control) that could adversely affect holders of debt securities.
Covenants
We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses any restrictive covenants applicable to an issue of debt securities.
Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets
We may not consolidate with or merge into, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our properties and assets to, any person, such person to be referred to as a “successor person”, and we may not permit any person to merge into, or convey, transfer or lease its properties and assets substantially as an entirety to us, unless:
the successor person is a corporation, partnership, trust or other entity organized and validly existing under the laws of any U.S. domestic jurisdiction and expressly assumes our obligations on the debt securities and under the indenture;
immediately after giving effect to the transaction, no event of default, and no event which, after notice or lapse of time, or both, would become an event of default, shall have occurred and be continuing under the indenture; and
certain other conditions are met.
 
 
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Events of Default
“Event of default” means, with respect to any series of debt securities, any of the following:

default in the payment of any interest upon any debt security of that series when it becomes due and payable, and continuance of that default for a period of 30 days (unless the entire amount of such payment is deposited by us with the trustee or with a paying agent prior to the expiration of the 30-day period);
default in the payment of principal of or premium on any debt security of that series when due and payable;
default in the deposit of any sinking fund payment, when and as due in respect of any debt security of that series;
default in the performance or breach of any other covenant or warranty by us in the indenture (other than a covenant or warranty that has been included in the indenture solely for the benefit of a series of debt securities other than that series), which default continues uncured for a period of 60 days after we receive written notice from the trustee or we and the trustee receive written notice from the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series as provided in the indenture;
certain events of our bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization; and
any other event of default provided with respect to debt securities of that series that is described in the applicable prospectus supplement accompanying this prospectus.
No event of default with respect to a particular series of debt securities (except as to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization) necessarily constitutes an event of default with respect to any other series of debt securities. An event of default may also be an event of default under our bank credit agreements or other debt securities in existence from time to time and under certain guaranties by us of any subsidiary indebtedness. In addition, certain events of default or an acceleration under the indenture may also be an event of default under some of our other indebtedness outstanding from time to time.
If an event of default with respect to debt securities of any series at the time outstanding occurs and is continuing (other than certain events of our bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization), then the trustee or the holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series may, by written notice to us (and to the trustee if given by the holders), declare to be due and payable immediately the principal (or, if the debt securities of that series are discount securities, that portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of that series) of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, of all debt securities of that series. In the case of an event of default resulting from certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, the principal (or such specified amount) of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, of all outstanding debt securities will become and be immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act by the trustee or any holder of outstanding debt securities. At any time after a declaration of acceleration with respect to debt securities of any series has been made, but before the trustee has obtained a judgment or decree for payment of the money due, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series may, subject to our having paid or deposited with the trustee a sum sufficient to pay overdue interest and principal which has become due other than by acceleration and certain other conditions, rescind and annul such acceleration if all events of default, other than the non-payment of accelerated principal and interest, if any, with respect to debt securities of that series, have been cured or waived as provided in the indenture. For information as to waiver of defaults see the discussion under “Modification and Waiver” below. We refer you to the applicable prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectuses relating to any series of debt securities that are discount securities for the particular provisions relating to acceleration of a portion of the principal amount of the discount securities upon the occurrence of an event of default and the continuation of an event of default.
The indenture provides that the trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture at the request of any holder of outstanding debt securities, unless the trustee receives indemnity satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense. Subject to certain rights of the trustee, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series shall have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on the trustee with respect to the debt securities of that series.
 
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No holder of any debt security of any series will have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to the indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee, or for any remedy under the indenture, unless:
that holder has previously given to the trustee written notice of a continuing event of default with respect to debt securities of that series; and
the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series have made written request, and offered reasonable indemnity, to the trustee to institute such proceeding as trustee, and the trustee shall not have received from the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series a direction inconsistent with that request and has failed to institute the proceeding within 60 days.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the holder of any debt security will have an absolute and unconditional right to receive payment of the principal of, premium and any interest on that debt security on or after the due dates expressed in that debt security and to institute suit for the enforcement of payment.
The indenture requires us, within 90 days after the end of our fiscal year, to furnish to the trustee a certificate as to compliance with the indenture. The indenture provides that the trustee may withhold notice to the holders of debt securities of any series of any default or event of default (except in payment on any debt securities of that series) with respect to debt securities of that series if it in good faith determines that withholding notice is in the interest of the holders of those debt securities.
Modification and Waiver
We and the trustee may modify and amend the indenture with the consent of the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each series affected by the modifications or amendments. We and the trustee may not make any modification or amendment without the consent of the holder of each affected debt security then outstanding if that amendment will:
change the amount of debt securities whose holders must consent to an amendment or waiver;
reduce the rate of or extend the time for payment of interest (including default interest) on any debt security;
reduce the principal of or premium on or change the fixed maturity of any debt security or reduce the amount of, or postpone the date fixed for, the payment of any sinking fund or analogous obligation with respect to any series of debt securities;
reduce the principal amount of discount securities payable upon acceleration of maturity;
waive a default in the payment of the principal of, premium or interest on any debt security (except a rescission of acceleration of the debt securities of any series by the holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding debt securities of that series and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from that acceleration);
make the principal of or premium or interest on any debt security payable in currency other than that stated in the debt security;
make any change to certain provisions of the indenture relating to, among other things, the right of holders of debt securities to receive payment of the principal of, premium and interest on those debt securities, the right of holders to institute suit for the enforcement of any payment or the right of holders to waive past defaults or to amend the limitations described in this bullet point; or
waive a redemption payment with respect to any debt security or change any of the provisions with respect to the redemption of any debt securities.
 
Except for certain specified provisions, the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may, on behalf of the holders of all debt securities of that series, waive our compliance with provisions of the indenture. The holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may, on behalf of the holders of all the debt securities of that series, waive any past default under the indenture with respect to that series and its
 
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consequences, except a default in the payment of the principal of, premium or any interest on any debt security of that series; provided, however, that the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may rescind an acceleration and its consequences, including any related payment default that resulted from the acceleration.
Defeasance of Debt Securities and Certain Covenants in Certain Circumstances
Legal Defeasance. The indenture provides that, unless the terms of the applicable series of debt securities provide otherwise, we may be discharged from any and all obligations in respect of the debt securities of any series (except for certain obligations to register the transfer or exchange of debt securities of the series, to replace stolen, lost or mutilated debt securities of the series, and to maintain paying agencies and certain provisions relating to the treatment of funds held by paying agents). We will be so discharged upon the deposit with the trustee, in trust, of money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of debt securities denominated in a single currency other than U.S. dollars, foreign government obligations (as described at the end of this section), that, through the payment of interest and principal in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants to pay and discharge each installment of principal, premium and interest on and any mandatory sinking fund payments in respect of the debt securities of that series on the stated maturity of such payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those debt securities. 
This discharge may occur only if, among other things, we have delivered to the trustee an officers’ certificate and an opinion of counsel stating that we have received from, or there has been published by, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service a ruling or, since the date of execution of the indenture, there has been a change in the applicable U.S. federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that holders of the debt securities of such series will not recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit, defeasance and discharge and will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on the same amount and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if the deposit, defeasance and discharge had not occurred.
Defeasance of Certain Covenants. The indenture provides that, unless the terms of the applicable series of debt securities provide otherwise, upon compliance with certain conditions, we may omit to comply with the restrictive covenants contained in the indenture, as well as any additional covenants contained in a supplement to the indenture, a board resolution or an officers’ certificate delivered pursuant to the indenture. The conditions include: 
depositing with the trustee money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of debt securities denominated in a single currency other than U.S. dollars, foreign government obligations, that, through the payment of interest and principal in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants to pay principal, premium and interest on and any mandatory sinking fund payments in respect of the debt securities of that series on the stated maturity of those payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those debt securities; and
delivering to the trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that the holders of the debt securities of that series will not recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit and related covenant defeasance and will be subject to U.S. federal income tax in the same amount and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if the deposit and related covenant defeasance had not occurred.
Covenant Defeasance and Events of Default. In the event we exercise our option, as described above, not to comply with certain covenants of the indenture with respect to any series of debt securities and the debt securities of that series are declared due and payable because of the occurrence of any event of default, the amount of money and/or U.S. government obligations or foreign government obligations on deposit with the trustee will be sufficient to pay amounts due on the debt securities of that series at the time of their stated maturity but may not be sufficient to pay amounts due on the debt securities of that series at the time of the acceleration resulting from the event of default. However, we will remain liable for those payments. 
 
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“Foreign government obligations” means, with respect to debt securities of any series that are denominated in a currency other than U.S. dollars:

direct obligations of the government that issued or caused to be issued such currency for the payment of which obligations its full faith and credit is pledged, which are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof; or
obligations of a person controlled or supervised by or acting as an agency or instrumentality of that government the timely payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by that government, which are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof.
 

Governing Law
The indenture and the debt securities will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.
 
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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS WE MAY OFFER
As of January 15, 2016, we had warrants to purchase 445,000 shares of our common stock outstanding, held of record by two security holders. We typically issue warrants to purchase shares of our common stock to investors as part of a financing transaction, or in connection with services rendered by placement agents and outside consultants. Our outstanding warrants expire at varying dates through December 2020.
We may issue warrants to purchase debt securities, preferred stock, common stock or any combination of the foregoing. We may issue warrants independently or together with any other securities we offer under a prospectus supplement. The warrants may be attached to or separate from the securities. We will issue each series of warrants under a separate warrant agreement. The statements made in this section relating to the warrant agreement are summaries only. These summaries are not complete. When we issue warrants, we will provide the specific terms of the warrants and the applicable warrant agreement in a prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses and such terms may differ from those described below. To the extent the information contained in the prospectus supplement differs from this summary description, you should rely on the information in the prospectus supplement.
Debt Warrants
We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses the terms of the debt warrants being offered, the warrant agreement relating to the debt warrants and the debt warrant certificates representing the debt warrants, including, as applicable:
the title of the debt warrants;
the aggregate number of the debt warrants;
the price or prices at which the debt warrants will be issued;
the designation, aggregate principal amount and terms of the debt securities purchasable upon exercise of the debt warrants, and the procedures and conditions relating to the exercise of the debt warrants;
the designation and terms of any related debt securities with which the debt warrants are issued, and the number of the debt warrants issued with each security;
the date, if any, on and after which the debt warrants and the related debt securities will be separately transferable;
the principal amount of debt securities purchasable upon exercise of each debt warrant, and the price at which the principal amount of the debt securities may be purchased upon exercise;
the date on which the right to exercise the debt warrants will commence, and the date on which the right will expire;
the maximum or minimum number of the debt warrants that may be exercised at any time;
information with respect to book-entry procedures, if any;
a discussion of the material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to the exercise of the debt warrants; and
any other terms of the debt warrants and terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exercise of the debt warrants.
As may be permitted under the warrant agreement, holders may exchange debt warrant certificates for new debt warrant certificates of different denominations, and may exercise debt warrants at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses. Prior to the exercise of their debt warrants, holders of debt warrants will not have any of the rights of holders of the securities purchasable upon the exercise and will not be entitled to payments of principal, premium or interest on the securities purchasable upon the exercise of debt warrants.
 
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Equity Warrants
We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectuses the terms of the preferred stock warrants or common stock warrants being offered, the warrant agreement relating to the preferred stock warrants or common stock warrants and the warrant certificates representing the preferred stock warrants or common stock warrants, including, as applicable:
the title of the warrants;
the securities for which the warrants are exercisable;
the price or prices at which the warrants will be issued;
if applicable, the number of warrants issued with each share of preferred stock or share of common stock;
if applicable, the date on and after which the warrants and the related preferred stock or common stock will be separately transferable;
the date on which the right to exercise the warrants will commence, and the date on which the right will expire;
the maximum or minimum number of warrants which may be exercised at any time;
information with respect to book-entry procedures, if any;
a discussion of the material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to exercise of the warrants; and
any other terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants.
Unless otherwise provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, holders of equity warrants will not be entitled, by virtue of being such holders, to vote, consent, receive dividends, receive notice as stockholders with respect to any meeting of stockholders for the election of our directors or any other matter, or to exercise any rights whatsoever as stockholders.
Except as provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, the exercise price payable and the number of shares of common stock or preferred stock purchasable upon the exercise of each warrant will be subject to adjustment in certain events, including the issuance of a stock dividend to holders of common stock or preferred stock or a stock split, reverse stock split, combination, subdivision or reclassification of common stock or preferred stock. In lieu of adjusting the number of shares of common stock or preferred stock purchasable upon exercise of each warrant, we may elect to adjust the number of warrants. Unless otherwise provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, no adjustments in the number of shares purchasable upon exercise of the warrants will be required until all cumulative adjustments require an adjustment of at least 1% thereof. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of warrants, but we will pay the cash value of any fractional shares otherwise issuable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except as otherwise provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, in case of any consolidation, merger, or sale or conveyance of our property as an entirety or substantially as an entirety, the holder of each outstanding warrant will have the right to the kind and amount of shares of stock and other securities and property, including cash, receivable by a holder of the number of shares of common stock or preferred stock into which each warrant was exercisable immediately prior to the particular triggering event.
Exercise of Warrants
Each warrant will entitle the holder of the warrant to purchase for cash at the exercise price provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses the principal amount of debt securities or shares of preferred stock or shares of common stock being offered. Holders may exercise warrants at any time up to the close of business on the expiration date provided in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses. After the close of business on the expiration date, unexercised warrants are void.
 
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Holders may exercise warrants as described in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any free writing prospectuses relating to the warrants being offered. Upon receipt of payment and the warrant certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable warrant agreement and corresponding prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectuses, we will, as soon as practicable, forward the debt securities, shares of preferred stock or shares of common stock purchasable upon the exercise of the warrant. If less than all of the warrants represented by the warrant certificate are exercised, we will issue a new warrant certificate for the remaining warrants.
 
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DESCRIPTION OF UNITS WE MAY OFFER
This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement will contain the material terms and conditions for the units. As specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, units will be comprised of two or more of the following securities in any combination: debt securities, preferred stock, common stock and warrants. You should refer to the applicable prospectus supplement for:
all terms of the units and of the debt securities, preferred stock, common stock and warrants comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances the securities comprising the units may or may not be traded separately;
a description of the terms of any unit agreement governing the units; and
a description of the provisions for the payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units.
 
 
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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
We may sell the offered securities from time to time.
through agents;
to or through underwriters;
to or through broker-dealers (acting as agent or principal);
in “at the market offerings” within the meaning of Rule 415(a)(4) of the Securities Act, to or through a market maker or into an existing trading market, on an exchange, or otherwise;
directly to purchasers, through a specific bidding or auction process or otherwise; or
through a combination of these methods of sale.
 
The applicable prospectus supplement (and any related free writing prospectus that we may authorize to be provided to you) will describe the terms of the offering of the securities, including:
the name or names of any underwriters, if any, and if required, any dealers or agents;
the purchase price or other consideration to be paid in connection with the sale of the securities being offered and the proceeds we will receive from the sale;
any underwriting discounts or agency fees and other items constituting underwriters’ or agents’ compensation;
any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers; and
any securities exchange or market on which the securities may be listed.

We may distribute the securities from time to time in one or more transactions at:
fixed price or prices, which may be changed from time to time;
market prices prevailing at the time of sale;
prices related to such prevailing market prices; or
negotiated prices.
Only underwriters named in the prospectus supplement are underwriters of the securities offered by the prospectus supplement.
If we utilize an underwriter in the sale of the securities being offered, we will execute an underwriting agreement with the underwriter at the time of sale. Any underwriters used in the sale will acquire the securities for their own account and may resell the securities from time to time in one or more transactions at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. The obligations of the underwriters to purchase the securities will be subject to the conditions set forth in the applicable underwriting agreement. We may offer the securities to the public through underwriting syndicates represented by managing underwriters or by underwriters without a syndicate.
In connection with the sale of the securities, we, or the purchasers of the securities for whom the underwriter may act as agent, may compensate the underwriter in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions. The underwriter may sell the securities to or through dealers, and the underwriter may compensate those dealers in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions. Subject to certain conditions, the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all of the securities offered by the prospectus supplement. We may change from time to time the public offering price and any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers.
We may directly solicit offers to purchase the securities. We may also designate agents to solicit offers to purchase the securities from time to time. We will name in a prospectus supplement any agent involved in the offer or sale of our securities. Unless the prospectus supplement states otherwise, our agent will act on a best-efforts basis for the period of its appointment.
 
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If we utilize a dealer in the sale of the securities being offered by this prospectus, we will sell the securities to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of resale.
We may authorize agents or underwriters to solicit offers by institutional investors to purchase securities from us at the public offering price set forth in the prospectus supplement pursuant to delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. We will describe the conditions to these contracts and the commissions we must pay for solicitation of these contracts in the prospectus supplement.
Underwriters, dealers and agents participating in the distribution of the securities may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of the securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions. We may enter into agreements to indemnify underwriters, dealers and agents against civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to payments they may be required to make in respect thereof.
In addition, we may enter into derivative transactions with third parties (including the writing of options), or sell securities not covered by this prospectus to third parties in privately negotiated transactions. If the applicable prospectus supplement indicates, in connection with such a transaction, the third parties may, pursuant to this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, sell securities covered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement. If so, the third party may use securities borrowed from us or others to settle such sales and may use securities received from us to close out any related short positions. We may also loan or pledge securities covered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement to third parties, who may sell the loaned securities or, in an event of default in the case of a pledge, sell the pledged securities pursuant to this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement. The third party in such sale transactions will be an underwriter and will be identified in the applicable prospectus supplement or in a post-effective amendment.
All securities we offer, other than common stock, will be new issues of securities with no established trading market. Any underwriters may make a market in these securities, but will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any market making at any time without notice. We cannot guarantee the liquidity of the trading markets for any securities.
Underwriters may engage in stabilizing and syndicate covering transactions in accordance with Rule 104 under the Exchange Act. Rule 104 permits stabilizing bids to purchase the securities being offered as long as the stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum. Underwriters may over-allot the offered securities in connection with the offering, thus creating a short position in their account. Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of the offered securities by underwriters in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions. Underwriters may also cover an over-allotment or short position by exercising their over-allotment option, if any. Stabilizing and syndicate covering transactions may cause the price of the offered securities to be higher than it would otherwise be in the absence of these transactions. These transactions, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time.
Any underwriters who are qualified market makers on the NASDAQ may engage in passive market making transactions in the securities on the NASDAQ in accordance with Rule 103 of Regulation M, during the business day prior to the pricing of the offering, before the commencement of offers or sales of the common stock. Passive market makers must comply with applicable volume and price limitations and must be identified as passive market makers. In general, a passive market maker must display its bid at a price not in excess of the highest independent bid for such security; if all independent bids are lowered below the passive market maker’s bid, however, the passive market maker’s bid must then be lowered when certain purchase limits are exceeded.
In compliance with guidelines of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, the maximum consideration or discount to be received by any FINRA member or independent broker dealer may not exceed 8% of the aggregate amount of the securities offered pursuant to this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement.
 
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The underwriters, dealers and agents may engage in other transactions with us, or perform other services for us, in the ordinary course of their business. We will describe such relationships in the prospectus supplement naming the underwriter and the nature of any such relationship.
LEGAL MATTERS
The validity of the securities being offered hereby will be passed on by Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, a Professional Corporation, Newport Beach, California.
EXPERTS
The consolidated financial statements, and the related financial statement schedule, incorporated in this prospectus by reference from the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and the effectiveness of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their reports, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements and financial statement schedules have been so incorporated in reliance upon the reports of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, as set forth in their report, which is incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement. Our financial statements are incorporated by reference in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP’s report, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the SEC registering the securities that may be offered and sold hereunder. The registration statement, including exhibits thereto, contains additional relevant information about us and these securities that, as permitted by the rules and regulations of the SEC, we have not included in this prospectus. A copy of the registration statement can be obtained at the address set forth below. You should read the registration statement for further information about us and these securities.
We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC under the Exchange Act. You may read and copy this information at the following SEC location:
Public Reference Room
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (800) SEC-0330. The SEC also maintains a web site that contains reports, proxy statements, information statements and other information about issuers, like Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who file electronically with the SEC. The address of that web site is www.sec.gov.
In addition, our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ and similar information concerning us can be inspected and copied at the offices of The Nasdaq Stock Market, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
 
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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information into this prospectus. This means that we can disclose important information about us and our financial condition to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus. This prospectus incorporates by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC:
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as filed with the SEC on March 13, 2015;
Our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the SEC on April 30, 2015;
Our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC on May 8, 2015, for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015, as filed with the SEC on August 7, 2015, and for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015, as filed with the SEC on November 6, 2015;
Our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC on February 20, 2015; July 2, 2015; November 18, 2015; November 25, 2015; December 7, 2015; January 5, 2016 and January 11, 2016;
The description of our common stock contained in the Registration of Securities of Certain Successor Issuers filed pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act on Form 8-B on June 27, 1997, including any amendment or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description; and
The description of our Rights to Purchase Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock contained in the Registration of Certain Classes of Securities filed pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act on Form 8-A on December 13, 2010, including any amendment or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

We also incorporate by reference into this prospectus all documents filed by us with the SEC pursuant to Sections 12(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the termination of any offering of securities made by this prospectus, including all such documents we may file with the SEC after the date of the initial registration statement and prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement. Nothing in this prospectus shall be deemed to incorporate information furnished but not filed with the SEC (including without limitation, information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, and any exhibits relating to such information).
Any statement contained in this prospectus or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained herein or in the applicable prospectus supplement or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference modifies or supersedes the statement. Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.
You may request a copy of the filings incorporated herein by reference, including exhibits to such documents that are specifically incorporated by reference, at no cost, by writing or calling us at the following address or telephone number:
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
11500 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 240
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Telephone: (702) 835-6300
Attention: Investor Relations
Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents of any contract or other documents are not necessarily complete, and in each instance investors are referred to the copy of the contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, each such statement being qualified in all respects by such reference and the exhibits and schedules thereto.
 
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