RITTER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:RTTR) Files An 8-K Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders

RITTER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:RTTR) Files An 8-K Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders
Item 3.03.

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Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information regarding the Reverse Stock Split (as defined below) contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 5.03. Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On March 21, 2018, Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effect a 1-for-10 reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), effective March 23, 2018 (the “Effective Date”).

The Reverse Stock Split was approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s special meeting of stockholders held on December 20, 2017. On March 1, 2018, the Company announced that its board of directors had set a ratio of 1-for-10 for the Reverse Stock Split.

The Amendment provides that on the Effective Date, every ten (10) shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Stock immediately prior to the Effective Date, shall automatically be reclassified, without any action on the part of the holder thereof, into one (1) share of Common Stock. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive a fractional share in connection with the Reverse Stock Split will receive a cash payment in lieu thereof.

Corporate Stock Transfer, Inc. is acting as exchange agent for the Reverse Stock Split and will send instructions to stockholders of record who hold stock certificates regarding the exchange of certificates for Common Stock, should they wish to do so. Stockholders who hold their shares in brokerage accounts or “street name” are not required to take any action to effect the exchange of their shares.

Commencing on March 23, 2018, trading of the Company’s Common Stock will continue on the NASDAQ Capital Stock Market on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis. The new CUSIP number for the Company’s Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split is 767836 307. The new specimen common stock certificate of the Company is being filed herewith as Exhibit 4.1.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purpose to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Company announced the matters described in Item 5.03 above in a press release entitled “Ritter Pharmaceuticals Announces 1-for-10 Reverse Stock Split” on March 22, 2018.

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

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


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About RITTER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:RTTR)

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops therapeutic products that modulate the human gut microbiome to treat gastrointestinal diseases. The Company’s segment is focusing on the development and commercialization of RP-G28. The Company conducts human gut health research by exploring metabolic capacity of the gut microbiota and translating the functionality of prebiotic-based therapeutics into applications intended to have impact on a patient’s health. The Company’s compound, RP-G28, is under development for the treatment of lactose intolerance. The Company has completed a Phase IIa clinical trial of its product candidate, RP-G28, an orally administered oligosaccharide. RP-G28 is designed to stimulate the growth of lactose-metabolizing bacteria in the colon. The Company has not generated any revenues.

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