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): October 25, 2022
PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
1 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 30
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
(Address including zip code of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(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 exchange on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share|
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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|Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
As previously reported, on October 23, 2022, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Filing”), thereby commencing a Chapter 11 case for the Company (Case No. 22-10995).
On October 25, 2022, the Company received notice from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, after a review of publicly available information related to the Filing and in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rules 5101, 5110(b) and IM-5101-1, the Staff has determined that the Company’s securities will be delisted from Nasdaq. Trading of the Company’s common stock will be suspended at the opening of business on November 3, 2022, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s securities from listing and registration on Nasdaq. Nasdaq’s determination is based on the Filing and associated public interest concerns raised by it; concerns regarding the residual equity interest of the existing listed securities holders; and concerns about the Company’s ability to sustain compliance with all requirements for continued listing on Nasdaq.
The Company may appeal Nasdaq’s determination, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5800 Series, for a fee of $10,000, no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 1, 2022. However, even if the Company were to appeal Nasdaq’s determination, there can be no assurance that Nasdaq would grant the Company’s request for continued listing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Dated: October 31, 2022||By:||/s/ John P. Sharp|
|John P. Sharp|
|Chief Financial Officer|