SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 9, 2016
CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
355 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, Florida
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (305) 420-3200
Former Name or Former address, if changed since last report
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|Item 3.01||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing|
On June 9, 2016, Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) received a staff deficiency letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Nasdaq Listing Rules (the Rules) require listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share and, based on the closing bid prices for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company no longer meets that requirement. This notification has no immediate effect on the Companys listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market or on the trading of the Companys common stock.
Under the Rules, the Company has a grace period of 180 days, or until December 6, 2016, to regain compliance. If at any time within the grace period the Companys common stock closes at or above $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, the Nasdaq Stock Market will provide the Company with a written confirmation of compliance and the matter will be closed. In the event the Company does not regain compliance with the Rule prior to the expiration of the grace period, the Company may request a hearing from a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, which will stay the delisting and allow the Company to present its plan to regain compliance. In addition, the Company may also be eligible for an additional 180-day grace period if at such time it meets the initial listing standards for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement.
The Company understands the Nasdaq requirements and believes it will be able to regain compliance with the Rules within the allotted grace period.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Alicia Grande|
Vice President, Treasurer and CFO
Dated: June 10, 2016