ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS,INC. (NASDAQ:ANTH) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS,INC. (NASDAQ:ANTH) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On June 27, 2018, Anthera Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has withdrawn its request for a hearing to appeal the determination of the Staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) to delist the Company’s securities from The Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq has informed the Company that it will suspend the trading of the Company’s securities at the open of business on June 28, 2018 as a result of the Company’s failure to meet the minimum bid price requirement to Listing Rule 550(a)(2), and the Company’s disclosure on its most recent form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 in which the Company has disclosed that it has suspended all clinical development activities and commenced a wind down of its operation. Nasdaq will also file a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) after applicable appeal periods have lapsed to notify the SEC of the delisting of the Company’s securities from The Nasdaq Capital Market. The foregoing disclosure is in accordance with subsection (d) of item 3.01 of Form 8-K.

The Company expects that its common stock will be eligible for trading on the OTC Market, an electronic quotation service maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, effective with the open of business on June 28, 2018. The Company’s shares are expected to continue to trade under the symbol ANTH.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 27, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that effective at the open of business on June 28, 2018, the Company’s common stock will be delisted from The Nasdaq Capital Market. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

This Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex99_1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1 Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Withdrawal of its Nasdaq Hearing Request and Suspension of Trading of its Securities on the NASDAQ Capital Markets   HAYWARD,…
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About ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS,INC. (NASDAQ:ANTH)

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Anthera) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, including enzyme replacement therapies and autoimmune diseases. The Company has two Phase III product candidates, liprotamase also known as Sollpura and blisibimod. Sollpura is a non-porcine investigational Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT) intended for the treatment of patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), often seen in patients with cystic fibrosis and other conditions. Blisibimod targets B-cell activating factor (BAFF), which has been shown to be elevated in a range of B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgA) nephropathy, lupus nephritis and others.

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