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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
As previously reported, on February 25, 2022, Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp. (the “Company”) received written notice (the “Notification Letter”) from the Listings Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Rule”) because the Company’s common stock failed to maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 for 30 consecutive business days. The Notification Letter stated that the Company had 180 days, or until August 24, 2022, to demonstrate its compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule.
On August 25, 2022, the Company received a second letter from Nasdaq advising that the Company had been granted an additional 180 calendar days, or to February 20, 2023, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule, in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A). If, at any time before that date the bid price of the Company’s common stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, Nasdaq will notify the Company that it has achieved compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule.
The Company intends to continue to actively monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and will evaluate available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule. If the Company does not regain compliance within the additional compliance period, Nasdaq will provide notice that the Company’s common stock will be subject to delisting. The Company would then be entitled to appeal that determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel. There can be no assurance that the Company will regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule during the 180-day additional compliance period or maintain compliance with the other Nasdaq listing requirements.
This Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are characterized by future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue” and similar words. Such statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements as circumstances change, except as required by securities laws.
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.
|PHIO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.|
|Date: August 26, 2022||By:||/s/ Geert Cauwenbergh|
Geert Cauwenbergh, Dr. Med. Sc.
Principal Executive and Financial Officer, Director