SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 2, 2023
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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|(I.R.S. Employer |
11 Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
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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, $0.01 par value per share||OCGN|
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
As previously reported on the Ocugen, Inc.'s (the "Company") Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 5, 2023, on May 1, 2023 the Company received a notification letter (the “Bid Price Letter”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the closing bid price for the Company’s common stock has been below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (“Rule 5550(a)(2)”). The Bid Price Letter is a notice of deficiency, not delisting, and does not currently affect the listing or trading of the Company’s shares of common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
At that time, the Company was granted a period of 180 calendar days, or until October 30, 2023, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. On October 31, 2023, the Company received notice from Nasdaq stating that, although we had not regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, Nasdaq determined that we are eligible for an additional 180-day period, or until April 29, 2024, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement.
The Company intends to monitor closely the closing bid price of its common stock and to consider plans for regaining compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2). While the Company plans to review all available options, there can be no assurance that it will be able to regain compliance with the applicable rules during the 180-day compliance period, any subsequent extension period, or at all.
In addition to historical information, this Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s intent or ability to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirement and other statements that are not statements of historical fact. In some cases these statements may be identified by words like “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “future,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “seek,” and similar terms or phrases. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are more fully discussed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the risk factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the SEC and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the SEC. Any forward-looking statement made in this Report speaks only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, 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 2, 2023
|By:||/s/ Shankar Musunuri|
|Name: Shankar Musunuri|
|Title: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, & Co-Founder|