CONTRAFECT Corp NASDAQ false 0001478069 0001478069 2023-11-07 2023-11-07





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): November 7, 2023



ContraFect Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36577   39-2072586

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

28 Wells Avenue, 3rd Floor, Yonkers, New York 10701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(914) 207-2300

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   CFRX   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  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 3.01.

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

As previously disclosed, on August 15, 2023, ContraFect Corporation (the “Company”) was notified by the staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) that the Company did not meet the minimum $2.5 million stockholders’ equity requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) (the “Minimum Stockholders’ Equity Requirement”) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Staff Determination”). The Company requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) to appeal the Staff Determination.

On November 7, 2023, the Company received a determination letter (the “Delisting Notification”) from the Nasdaq Hearings Advisor stating that the Panel has determined to delist the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) from the Nasdaq Capital Market, and Nasdaq will accordingly suspend trading in the Company’s Common Stock, effective at the opening of trading on November 9, 2023, because the Company has not demonstrated compliance with the Minimum Stockholders’ Equity Requirement, does not meet any of the alternative requirements under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b) and has failed to demonstrate that additional time to regain compliance is appropriate.

Pursuant to the Delisting Notification, the Company has a period of 15 days from the date of the Delisting Notification to submit a written request for a review of the Panel’s delisting determination by the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council (the “Listing Council”). Unless the Company submits a timely request for the Listing Council’s review of the Panel’s delisting determination, the Company expects that a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which would remove the Company’s securities from listing and registration on Nasdaq. The Company has not yet determined if it will request a review of the delisting determination by the Listing Counsel. If the Company requests such a review, it would stay the filing of the Form 25-NSE pending the Listing Council’s review, but would not stay the suspension of trading in the Company’s Common Stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market. In addition, if the Company requests a review, there can be no assurance that the Listing Council would grant the Company’s request for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market.

The Company anticipates that its Common Stock may be immediately eligible to be quoted on an over-the-counter trading market. However, there can be no assurance that the Company’s Common Stock will be admitted to trading on any over-the-counter trading market.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K (“Form 8-K”) contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “potential,” “promise” or similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K include, without limitation, statements regarding whether the Company will request a review of the delisting determination by the Listing Council, the timing of the filing of any Form 25-NSE with the SEC, and the Company’s ongoing trading on the over-the-counter trading markets. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of its business, future plans, strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, without limitation, delisting from Nasdaq may adversely impact trading in the Company’s Common Stock and the Company’s ability to raise financing; the Company has and expects to continue to incur significant losses; the Company’s need for additional funding, which may not be available on reasonable terms or at all; the occurrence of any adverse events related to the discovery, development and commercialization of the Company’s product candidates such as unfavorable clinical trial results, insufficient supplies of drug products, lack of regulatory approval, or unsuccessful attainment or maintenance of patent protection; and the other important factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2023, filed with the SEC on August 14, 2023, and its other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this Form 8-K is based only on information currently available and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by applicable law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.



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: November 8, 2023     By:  

/s/ Natalie Bogdanos

      Natalie Bogdanos
      General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Document and Entity Information
Nov. 07, 2023
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Entity Tax Identification Number 39-2072586
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