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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): May 15, 2024



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-40363   81-1065054

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


TransCode Therapeutics, Inc.

6 Liberty Square, #2382
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(857) 837-3099

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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   Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   RNAZ   The 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  x


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 8.01 Other Events.


TransCode Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that Nasdaq’s previously disclosed delisting action has been stayed pending a final written decision by a Nasdaq Hearing Panel (the “Panel”) subsequent to the Company’s appeal at a hearing scheduled to be held on June 25, 2024.


As previously reported, on November 7, 2023, the Company received a notice from the Staff of Nasdaq notifying the Company that, for the 30 consecutive business day period between September 26, 2023 through November 6, 2023, the Company’s common stock had not maintained a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Rule”). In accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) (the “Compliance Period Rule”), the Company was provided 180 calendar days, or until May 6, 2024, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. On May 7, 2024, the Company received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Staff of Nasdaq informing the Company that the Staff had determined that the Company has not regained compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule and therefore the Company’s common stock would be delisted from The Nasdaq Capital Market unless the Company appeals the Staff’s delisting determination by requesting a hearing before the Panel. The Notice from the Staff informed the Company that the Staff had determined that the Company is not eligible for a second 180-day compliance period, due to the Company’s failure to comply with the $5,000,000 minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for initial listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market as required under Listing Rule 5505(b)(1), or the alternatives as set forth under Listing Rules 5505(b)(2) and 5505(b)(3). On May 14, 2024, the Company filed a request for a hearing before the Panel to appeal the delisting determination.


Subject to the final written decision by the Panel, neither the Delisting Notice nor the Company’s noncompliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule will have an immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock, which will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “RNAZ.” There can be no assurance that the Company’s appeal will be successful or that the Company will ultimately regain compliance and remain listed on Nasdaq.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 Current Report on Form 8-K include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s intent or ability to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule, the outcome of the Nasdaq hearing and appeal process, and the anticipated actions by the Nasdaq Staff and the Company’s responses and their anticipated outcome, and the ability for the common stock to remain listed on Nasdaq. Any forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2024, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in any subsequent Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this Current Report on Form 8-K is as of the date of the filing; the Company undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.







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.


    TransCode Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: May 15, 2024 By: /s/ Thomas A. Fitzgerald
    Thomas A. Fitzgerald
    Interim Chief Executive Officer; Chief Financial Officer




May 15, 2024
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