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): September 22, 2020
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
19805 N. Creek Parkway
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 459-1831
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.):
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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|
Nasdaq Stock Market LLC |
(The Nasdaq Capital Market)
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On September 22, 2020, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (the “Court”) entered an order preliminarily approving the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, dated August 20, 2020 (the “Stipulation”) by and among the plaintiffs in the previously disclosed shareholder derivative action and certain related shareholder derivative actions, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) as the nominal defendant, and defendants, including certain of the Company’s current and former directors and officers. The settlement as documented in the Stipulation is subject to the approval of the Court. The proposed settlement requires that certain defendants named in the Stipulation, other than the Company, pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and expenses in the amount of $275,000, and that the Company adopt within 60 days of the final approval of the settlement by the Court certain corporate governance enhancements described in Exhibit A to the Stipulation. As required by the Stipulation and the Court’s preliminary approval order, the Notice of Proposed Settlement of Derivative Action is filed as Exhibit 99.1 and the Stipulation is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Notice of Proposed Settlement of Derivative Action|
|99.2||Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement, dated August 20, 2020|
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: October 2, 2020||By:||/s/ James Martin|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|