Filed by Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933

and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12

under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Subject Company: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

Commission File No.: 001-36581

Date: May 17, 2023


This filing relates to the proposed transaction pursuant to the terms of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 22, 2023, among Vascular Biogenics Ltd., an Israeli corporation (“VBL”), Notable Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Notable”), and Vibrant Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of VBL (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Notable will be merged with and into Merger Sub (the “Merger”), with Notable continuing after the Merger as the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of VBL.


On May 17, 2023, Notable published the following communication:




Notable Labs to Present Predictive Precision Medicine Platform (PPMP) Data in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) at European Hematology Association (EHA) Hybrid Congress June 8 – 15, 2023


FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 17, 2023 – Notable Labs, Inc. (“Notable”), a clinical stage therapeutic platform company developing predictive precision medicines for cancer patients, today announced an abstract has been accepted for poster presentation at the European Hematology Association (EHA) Hybrid Congress to be held in Frankfurt, Germany on June 8 – 15, 2023.


The abstract highlights results of a research study demonstrating the utility of Notable’s PPMP for identifying potentially more effective pre-hematopoietic stem cell therapy drug combinations, as compared to regimens currently used in JMML. The study showed that the addition of tretinoin to fludarabine + cytarabine or to 5-azacitidine, or calcitriol to 5-azacitidine, to patients’ samples further reduced the ex vivo blast counts compared to treatment with only fludarabine + cytarabine, or 5-azacitidine, respectively.


Abstract accepted for presentation:




Presenting Author: Associate Prof. Elliot Stieglitz


Abstract Code: P998


Session Type/Title: Poster Presentation


Date and Time: June 9, 18:00 - 19:00 CEST


All abstracts accepted for presentation have been published and are available online on the EHA website.





About Notable Labs, Inc.


Notable Labs, Inc. is a clinical-stage platform therapeutics company developing predictive precision medicines for patients with cancer. Through its proprietary Predictive Precision Medicines Platform (“PPMP”), Notable bio-simulates a patient’s cancer treatment ex vivo and seeks to precisely predict whether or not a patient is likely to respond to that specific therapeutic. Notable’s PPMP is designed to identify and select clinically responsive patients prior to their treatment and thus potentially fast-track clinical development in this patient population. By continually advancing and expanding the reach of the PPMP across diseases and predicted medical outcomes, Notable aims to be the leader in precision medicine and revolutionize the way in which patients seek and receive treatments that work best for them – patient by patient and cancer by cancer. Notable believes it has created a targeted in-licensing strategy to deliver a product’s medical impact and commercial value faster and with a greater likelihood of success than traditional drug development. By transforming historical standards of care, Notable aims to create dramatic positive impact for patients and the healthcare community. In February 2023, Notable entered into a definitive agreement to merge with VBL Therapeutics (NasdaqCM: VBLT). Notable is headquartered in Foster City, California. Learn more at and follow us @notablelabs.




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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements


This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, express or implied statements regarding the structure, timing and completion of the proposed Merger; VBL’s unaudited cash position at December 31, 2022; the combined company’s listing on Nasdaq after closing of the proposed Merger; expectations regarding the ownership structure of the combined company; the expected executive officers and directors of the combined company; each company’s and the combined company’s expected cash position at the closing of the proposed Merger (including completion of Notable’s private placement) and cash runway of the combined company; the future operations of the combined company; the nature, strategy and focus of the combined company; the development and commercial potential and potential benefits of any product candidates or platform technologies of the combined company; the executive and board structure of the combined company; the location of the combined company’s corporate headquarters; anticipated preclinical and clinical drug development activities and related timelines, including the expected timing for data and other clinical results; Notable having sufficient resources to advance its volasertib and any other pipeline candidates and its platform technologies; and other statements that are not historical fact. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this communication are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date they were first issued, and were based on the then-current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections, as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond VBL’s control. VBL’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to (i) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the proposed Merger are not satisfied, including the failure to timely obtain shareholder approval for the transaction, if at all; (ii) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the proposed Merger and the ability of each of VBL and Notable to consummate the proposed Merger; (iii) risks related to VBL’s ability to manage its operating expenses and its expenses associated with the proposed merger pending closing; (iv) risks related to the failure or delay in obtaining required approvals from any governmental or quasi-governmental entity necessary to consummate the proposed Merger; (v) the risk that as a result of adjustments to the exchange ratio, VBL shareholders and Notable stockholders could own more or less of the combined company than is currently anticipated; (vi) risks related to the market price of VBL’s common stock relative to the exchange ratio; (vii) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; (viii) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the proposed Merger; (ix) the uncertainties associated with Notable’s platform technologies, as well as risks associated with the clinical development and regulatory approval of product candidates, including potential delays in the commencement, enrollment and completion of clinical trials; (x) risks related to the inability of the combined company to obtain sufficient additional capital to continue to advance these product candidates and its preclinical programs; (xi) uncertainties in obtaining successful clinical results for product candidates and unexpected costs that may result therefrom; (xii) risks related to the failure to realize any value from product candidates and preclinical programs being developed and anticipated to be developed in light of inherent risks and difficulties involved in successfully bringing product candidates to market; (xiii) risks associated with the possible failure to realize certain anticipated benefits of the proposed Merger, including with respect to future financial and operating results; and (xiv) risks associated with VBL’s loss of “foreign private issuer” status, among others. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. These and other risks and uncertainties are more fully described in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the factors described in the section titled “Risk Factors” in VBL’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and VBL’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2023, each filed with the SEC, and in other filings that VBL makes and will make with the SEC in connection with the proposed Merger, including the Proxy Statement described below under “Additional Information about the Proposed Merger Transaction and Where to Find It.” You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in the forward-looking statements. VBL expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.





No Offer or Solicitation


This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor a solicitation of any vote or approval with respect to the proposed transaction or otherwise. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.


Additional Information about the Proposed Merger Transaction and Where to Find It


This communication relates to the proposed merger transaction involving VBL and Notable and may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger transaction. In connection with the proposed merger transaction, VBL will file relevant materials with the SEC, including a Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on May 11, 2023 (the “Form S-4”), which contains a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) and prospectus. This communication is not a substitute for the Form S-4, the Proxy Statement or for any other document that VBL has filed or may file with the SEC and or send to VBL’s shareholders in connection with the proposed merger transaction. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF VBL ARE URGED TO READ THE FORM S-4, THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VBL, THE PROPOSED MERGER TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4, the Proxy Statement and other documents filed by VBL with the SEC through the website maintained by the SEC at Copies of the documents filed by VBL with the SEC will also be available free of charge on VBL’s website at, or by contacting VBL’s Investor Relations at VBL, Notable and their respective directors and certain of their executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from VBL’s shareholders with respect to the proposed merger transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of VBL is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on March 14, 2023, and in subsequent documents filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the persons who may be deemed participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is also included in the Form S-4 and the Proxy Statement filed with the SEC, and will be included in other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available. You may obtain free copies of this document as described above.