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): December 21, 2017
Regulus Therapeutics Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
10614 Sciences Center Drive
San Diego, CA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 202-6300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
On December 21, 2017, Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (the Company) received a letter (the Notice) from The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) advising the Company that for 30 consecutive trading days preceding the date of the Notice, the bid price of the Companys common stock had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the Minimum Bid Price Requirement).
The Notice has no effect on the listing of the Companys common stock at this time, and the Companys common stock continues to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol RGLS.
Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), if during the 180 calendar day period following the date of the Notice (the Compliance Period) the closing bid price of the Companys common stock is at or above $1.00 for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, the Company will regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement and its common stock will continue to be eligible for listing on The Nasdaq Global Market absent noncompliance with any other requirement for continued listing.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement by the end of the Compliance Period, under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A)(ii) if on the last day of the Compliance Period the Company is in compliance with the market value of publicly held shares requirement for continued listing as well as all other standards for initial listing of its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market (other than the bid price requirement), the Company may apply to transfer the listing of its common stock to The Nasdaq Capital Market if the Company also provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during a second compliance period (by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary), at which point Nasdaq may grant the Company additional time to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement by the end of the Compliance Period and it determines not to submit a transfer application and make the required representation, the Companys common stock will be subject to delisting.
The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement.
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: December 22, 2017||Regulus Therapeutics Inc.|
|Joseph P. Hagan|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|