SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 17, 2019
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|One Broadway, 14th Floor|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 588-1960
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value||AVEO||Nasdaq Capital Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
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|Item 3.01|| |
Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
As previously disclosed on the Companys Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2019 and September 12, 2019, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) received a deficiency letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the Staff) of the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) on March 18, 2019, notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for the Companys common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion on The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the Bid Price Rule). In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) (the Compliance Period Rule), the Company was provided an initial period of 180 calendar days, or until September 16, 2019 (the Initial Compliance Date), to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule.
The Company did not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule by the Initial Compliance Date. On September 17, 2019, in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(2)(B), the Company was provided an additional 180 calendar day compliance period, or until March 16, 2020 (the Extended Compliance Date), to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule.
If, at any time before the Extended Compliance Date, the bid price for the Companys common stock closes at $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days as required under the Compliance Period Rule, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that it complies with the Bid Price Rule, unless the Staff exercises its discretion to extend this 10 day period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(G). While the Company is working toward regaining compliance for continued listing on Nasdaq, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to demonstrate compliance by the Extended Compliance Date.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule by the Extended Compliance Date, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock will be subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staffs delisting determination to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (Panel). The Company expects that its common stock would remain listed pending the Panels decision. There can be no assurance that, if the Company does appeal the delisting determination by the Staff to the Panel, that such appeal would be successful.
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.
|AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Michael Bailey|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: September 17, 2019