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): July 31, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   001-39186   81-2974255
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 110
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 418-5006
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share ARQT The Nasdaq Global Select 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 8.01 Other Events.

On July 31, 2020, Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing preliminary results for the first cohort from the Company’s ongoing Phase 2 long-term safety study of ARQ-151, a topical roflumilast cream, as a once-daily chronic topical treatment for plaque psoriasis.
These results are preliminary in nature and may change as patients progress in the trial and as additional patients may be enrolled. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit No. Description

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.
Date: July 31, 2020 By: /s/ John W. Smither
John W. Smither
Chief Financial Officer

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