ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS,INC. (NASDAQ:ANTH) Files An 8-K Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of ListingItem 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On July 6, 2018, the Board of Directors determined that in order to complete the expected delisting of its common stock, the Company will file a Form 25 (Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 16, 2018 to delist the Company’s common stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market and to deregister its common stock under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Company expects that the delisting and deregistration will become effective ten days and ninety days, respectively, from the date of filing. The Company today provided notice to NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) of the Company’s intention to file the Form 25.
As previously disclosed, the Company received a letter, dated May 22, 2018, from Nasdaq that Nasdaq had determined to delist the Company’s common shares from the Nasdaq Capital Market, the immediate effect of which was to suspend the trading of the Company’s common shares from the Nasdaq Capital Market at the open of business on June 28, 2018. Nasdaq customarily files a Form 25-NSE with the SEC at least 45 days after a suspension occurs, although the timing of such filing can vary. The Company determined to file the Form 25 as it will provide the Company with greater certainty regarding the timing of its delisting and deregistration.
Since the suspension of the Company’s common shares from the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company’s common shares have been trading in the United States on the OTC Pink Open Market (the “Pink Market”), operated by OTC Markets Group, under the ticker “ANTH”.
Upon the effectiveness of the delisting, the Company intends to file a Form 15 with the SEC to terminate its reporting obligations under Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Upon the filing of the Form 15, the Company’s reporting obligations with the SEC, including its obligation to file annual reports on Form 10-K and furnish reports on Form 8-K, will be immediately suspended.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On July 9, 2018, the Company issued a press release. 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.
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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.