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): March 29, 2018
RXi PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
257 Simarano Drive, Suite 101
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (508) 767-3861
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On March 29, 2018, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (the Company) received written notice (the Notification Letter) from the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with the minimum stockholders equity requirement set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market. Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) requires listed securities to maintain a minimum of $2.5 million in stockholders equity. Based on the Companys stockholders equity disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2017, the Company failed to meet this required level of stockholders equity.
The Notification Letter does not impact the Companys listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market at this time. The Notification Letter states that the Company has 45 calendar days to submit a plan to regain compliance. If the plan is accepted, Nasdaq can grant the Company an extension of up to 180 calendar days from March 29, 2018 to evidence compliance. The Company intends to provide Nasdaq with such a plan on or before the 45-day deadline.
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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.
|RXi PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION|
|Date: March 29, 2018||By:||/s/ Geert Cauwenbergh|
Geert Cauwenbergh, Dr. Med. Sc.
Chief Executive Officer