AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

12/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2021 15:49

Delisting/Failure to Satisfy Listing Rule/Transfer of Listing - Form 8-K

acrx20211202_8k.htm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):December 2, 2021
ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-35068
41-2193603
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
25821 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 400
Hayward, CA94545
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (650) 216-3500
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
ACRX
The Nasdaq Global Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 3.01
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On December 2, 2021, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") received written notice (the "Notice") from the Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC ("Nasdaq") notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) requires listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share, and Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) provides that a failure to meet the minimum bid price requirement exists if the deficiency continues for a period of 30 consecutive business days.
The Notice does not impact the listing of the Company's common stock on The Nasdaq Global Market at this time. In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company's common stock must be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days before May 31, 2022. In the event that the Company does not regain compliance within this 180-day period, the Company may be eligible to seek an additional compliance period of 180 calendar days if it meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the minimum bid price requirement, and provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency during this second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary. However, if it appears to the Nasdaq staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, Nasdaq will provide notice to the Company that its common stock will be subject to delisting.
The Company intends to actively monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and will evaluate available options to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement.
SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 3, 2021
ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
By:
/s/ Raffi Asadorian
Raffi Asadorian
Chief Financial Officer