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): April 27, 2020
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2130 W. Holcombe Blvd., Ste. 800
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 832-384-1100
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
The Nasdaq Global Market
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On April 27, 2020, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received notice (the “Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) advising the Company that for the last 30 consecutive business days preceding the date of the Notice, the Company’s Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) has been below the minimum of $50,000,000 required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(A) (the “MVLS Requirement”).
The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock and the Company’s common stock continues to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “BLCM.”
Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), the Company has until October 26, 2020 (the date that is 180 calendar days following the date of the Notice) to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement (the “Compliance Period”). To regain compliance, the MVLS must close at $50,000,000 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days during the Compliance Period.
If the Company does not regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement by the end of the Compliance Period, the Company will receive a written notification from Nasdaq that its securities are subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a Hearings Panel.
The Company intends to monitor its MVLS and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the MVLS Requirement.
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.
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dated: May 1, 2020
/s/ Richard A. Fair
Richard A. Fair
President and Chief Executive Officer