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|Item 3.01.|| |
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On June 8, 2022, Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) received written notice (the “Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is no longer in compliance with the minimum Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) of $50,000,000 required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(A) (the “MVLS Requirement”). The Notice has no effect at this time on the listing of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”), which continues to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “GRTX”.
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days, or until December 5, 2022 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement. To regain compliance, the Company’s MVLS must close at $50,000,000 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days prior to the Compliance Date. In the event the Company does not regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement prior to the Compliance Date, Nasdaq will notify the Company that its securities are subject to delisting, at which point the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
The Company intends to actively monitor its MVLS and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement. The Company may also choose to transfer the listing of its Common Stock to The Nasdaq Capital Market. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(A), or maintain compliance with any other listing requirements, or satisfy the requirements necessary to transfer the listing of its Common Stock to The Nasdaq Capital Market.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s ability to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement, the Company’s intentions to actively monitor its MVLS, the Company’s plans to consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement, and the Company’s intent to consider transferring the listing of its Common Stock to The Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the Company may not meet the MVLS Requirement by the Compliance Date or in the future, the risk that the Company may not otherwise meet the requirements for continued listing under the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the risk that Nasdaq may not grant the Company relief from delisting if necessary, and the risk that the Company may not ultimately meet applicable Nasdaq requirements if any such relief is necessary, among other risks and uncertainties. A further description of the risks and uncertainties relating to the business of the Company is contained in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this report as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.
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.
|GALERA THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: June 10, 2022||By:|
|J. Mel Sorensen, M.D.|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|