SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2017
PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
|14282 Franklin Avenue, Tustin, California 92780|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 508-6000|
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) recently attended a hearing before the NASDAQ Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) pursuant to its previously disclosed intent to request a hearing before the Panel in order to (i) present its plan to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum closing bid price requirement set forth in the NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”) and (ii) request that the Panel allow the Company additional time to implement the plan. On June 1, 2017, the Company received a decision letter from the NASDAQ Office of General Counsel stating that the Panel has granted the Company until no later than July 21, 2017 to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, subject to certain conditions, including but not limited to, having evidenced a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of ten prior consecutive trading days.
As previously disclosed, the Company’s stockholders approved a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio of up to 1-for-7, to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors in its sole discretion. However, if the Company chooses to effect a reverse stock split in order to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, it must do so no later than July 7, 2017, in order to evidence a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of ten prior consecutive trading days on or before July 21, 2017.
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: June 7, 2017||PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Paul J. Lytle|
Paul J. Lytle
Chief Financial Officer