The Benchmark Company, LLC
150 East 58th Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10155
April 25, 2022
Ms. Jessica Ansart
Ms. Christine Westbrook
Office of Life Sciences
Division of Corporation Finance
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
|Re:||belite bio, Inc (CIK No. 0001889109)|
|Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-264134)|
|Concurrence in Acceleration Request|
Dear Ms. Ansart and Ms. Westbrook:
Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), we, as representative of the underwriters of the proposed public offering of securities of Belite Bio, Inc (the “Company”), hereby join the Company’s request that the effective date of the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form F-1 be accelerated so that it will be declared effective at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, or as soon thereafter as practicable or at such other time as the Company or its counsel may orally request via telephone call to the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pursuant to Rule 460 under the Securities Act, we, as representative of the underwriters, wish to advise you that there will be distributed to each underwriter, who is reasonably anticipated to participate in the distribution of the security, as many copies of the proposed form of preliminary prospectus as appears to be reasonable to secure adequate distribution of the preliminary prospectus.
The undersigned advises that it has complied and will continue to comply, and that it has been informed by the participating underwriters that they have complied with and will continue to comply, with the requirements of Rule 15c2-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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|Very truly yours,|
|The Benchmark Company, LLC|
|By:||/s/ Michael S. Jacobs|
|Name: Michael S. Jacobs|
|Title: Head of Equity Capital Markets|