SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 13, 2019
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
19805 N. Creek Parkway
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 459-1831
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.):
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Nasdaq Stock Market LLC |
(The Nasdaq Capital Market)
Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On December 13, 2019, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company of its noncompliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Rule”) by failing to maintain a minimum bid price for its common stock of at least $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days.
According to the letter, the Company has a 180 calendar day grace period to regain compliance with the Rule (the “Grace Period”), subject to a potential 180 calendar day extension, as described below. To regain compliance, the Company’s common stock must have a minimum closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for at least 10 consecutive business days within the Grace Period. In the event the Company does not regain compliance by June 10, 2020, the end of the Grace Period, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day grace period to regain compliance. To qualify, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for the market value of its publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary. However, if it appears to Nasdaq at the end of the Grace Period that the Company will be unable to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is not otherwise eligible for the additional cure period, Nasdaq will provide notice that the Company’s common stock will be subject to delisting.
The letter has no immediate impact on the listing of the Company’s common stock, which will continue to be listed and traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market, subject to the Company’s compliance with the other continued listing requirements of The Nasdaq Capital Market.
The Company intends to monitor the bid price of its common stock and assess its options for maintaining the listing of its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
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.
|Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.|
|Date: December 16, 2019||By:||/s/ James Martin|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|