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Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 15, 2019
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||SVRA||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On November 15, 2019, Savara Inc. (the Company) received written notice (the Notice) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) indicating that, for the last thirty consecutive business days, the bid price for the Companys common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been provided an initial period of 180 calendar days, or until May 13, 2020, to regain compliance. The Notice states that the Nasdaq Staff will provide written notification that the Company has achieved compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) if at any time before May 13, 2020, the bid price of the Companys common stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days. The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Companys common stock and the common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SVRA.
If the Company does not regain compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) by May 13, 2020, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq Global Select Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and would 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 the Nasdaq Staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, Nasdaq would notify the Company that its securities will be subject to delisting. In the event of such a notification, the Company may appeal the Nasdaq Staffs determination to delist its securities, but there can be no assurance the Nasdaq Staff would grant any request for continued listing.
The Company intends to monitor the bid price of its common stock and consider available options if its common stock does not trade at a level likely to result in the Company regaining compliance with Nasdaqs minimum bid price rule by May 13, 2020. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with Nasdaqs minimum bid price rule or that the Company will otherwise be compliant with the other listing standards for the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Except for the factual statements made herein, information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects or future events, as well as words such as believes, intends, expects, plans and similar expressions, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and actual actions or events could differ materially from those contained in such statements. For example, there can be no assurance that the Company will meet the bid price requirement during any compliance period or otherwise in the future, otherwise meet Nasdaq compliance standards, or that Nasdaq will grant the Company any relief from delisting as necessary or whether the Company can agree to or ultimately meet applicable Nasdaq requirements for any such relief. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in the Companys periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in information, events or circumstances after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, unless required by law.
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.
|Date: November 15, 2019|| |
a Delaware corporation
Chief Financial Officer