UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 20, 2019

 

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-13341 94-3171940
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 505, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
 
650-244-4990
(Registrant's telephone number including area code)
 
 
(Registrant's 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 registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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

 

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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. ¨

 

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 $0.001   TTNP   Nasdaq Capital Market

  

 

 

 

 

Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

 

On August 20, 2019, Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that it is no longer in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) requires listed companies to maintain stockholders’ equity of at least $2,500,000. The letter noted that the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2019 (the “10-Q”) reported stockholders’ deficit of $(571,000).

 

As previously announced and reflected in the 10-Q, in August 2019 the Company completed an equity financing that resulted in net proceeds of approximately $1.8 million. The Company is diligently pursuing additional avenues that will further positively impact stockholders’ equity.

 

The notification letter has no immediate effect on the Company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq has provided the Company with 45 calendar days, or until October 4, 2019, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity standard. If the Company’s plan to regain compliance is accepted, Nasdaq may grant an extension of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the notification letter to regain compliance.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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 thereunto duly authorized. 

 

  TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Sunil Bhonsle
  Name: Sunil Bhonsle
  Title:   Chief Executive Officer and President

 

Dated: August 23, 2019

 

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