Document

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2023

Registration No. 333-235889



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-3 REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-235889

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933



SIO GENE THERAPIES INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
85-3863315
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1501 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(646) 677-6770
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip code)


David Nassif
Chief Executive Officer
1501 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(646) 677-6770
(Name, address of agent for service) (Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Copies to:
John T. McKenna
Milson C. Yu
Cooley LLP
3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304
(650) 843-5000













Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not Applicable. The registrant is filing this post-effective amendment to remove from registration any securities registered hereunder that remain unsold.

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TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION

This post-effective amendment (the “Post-Effective Amendment”) relates to the registration statement on Form S-3, Registration No. 333-235889 (the Registration Statement”), filed by Sio Gene Therapies Inc. (the “Company”) on January 10, 2020, as amended on June 11, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the sale from time to time of up to $750,000,000 in total of the following securities: (i) debt securities; (ii) the Company’s common stock, par value $0.00001; (iii) the Company’s preferred stock, par value $0.00001; and (iv) warrants or units of any of the foregoing securities (collectively, the “Registered Securities”). The Registration Statement was declared effective on June 15, 2020.

On December 14, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company unanimously approved the dissolution and liquidation of the Company pursuant to a plan of complete liquidation and dissolution, and the Company’s stockholders approved the dissolution and liquidation of the Company pursuant to a plan of complete liquidation and dissolution at the special meeting of stockholders held on April 5, 2023. The Company has determined to terminate the offerings of Registered Securities under the Registration Statement in connection with the Company’s previously disclosed voluntary plan of dissolution. Accordingly, the Company is filing this Post-Effective Amendment to terminate the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and, in accordance with the undertakings made by the Company in the Registration Statement, to remove from registration any and all of the Registered Securities that remain unsold as of the date hereof. The Registration Statement is hereby amended, as appropriate, to reflect the deregistration of all such securities.







SIGNATURES

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on April 13, 2023

SIO GENE THERAPIES INC.
Dated:
April 17, 2023
By:
/s/ David Nassif
Name:
David Nassif
Title:
Chief Executive Officer; Chief Financial Officer; Chief Accounting Officer; and General Counsel
Pursuant to Rule 478 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, no other person is required to sign this Post-Effective Amendment No.1 to the Registration Statement