UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-A
FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
COMPASS Pathways plc
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
England and WalesNot applicable
(State of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3rd Floor
1 Ashley Road
Altrincham
Cheshire WA14 2DT
United Kingdom
Not applicable
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
to be so registered
Name of each exchange on which
each class is to be registered
American Depository Shares, each representing
one ordinary share, nominal value £0.008 per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Ordinary shares, nominal value £0.008 per share*
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC*
If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c) or (e), check the following box. ☒
If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d) or (e), check the following box. ☐
If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities concurrently with a Regulation A offering, check the following box. ☐
Securities Act registration statement file or Regulation A offering statement number to which this form relates (if applicable):
333-248484
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None
* Not for trading, but only in connection with the listing of the American Depositary Shares on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC. The American Depositary Shares represent the right to receive ordinary shares and are being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to a separate Registration Statement on Form F-6. Accordingly, the American Depositary Shares are exempt from the operation of Section 12(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, pursuant to Rule 12a-8 thereunder.



INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 1.
Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered.
COMPASS Pathways plc (the “Company”) hereby incorporates by reference (a) the description of its ordinary shares, nominal value £0.008 per share, contained under the heading “Description of Share Capital and Articles of Association,” (b) the description of its American Depositary Shares, each representing one ordinary share, nominal value £0.008 per share, contained under the heading “Description of American Depositary Shares” and (c) the information set forth under the heading “Material Income Tax Considerations,” in each case, in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (333-248484), as originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 28, 2020, as amended from time to time (the “Registration Statement”). In addition, all of the above-referenced descriptions included in any prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement subsequently filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein.
Item 2.Exhibits.
In accordance with the “Instructions as to Exhibits” with respect to Form 8-A, no exhibits are required to be filed because no other securities of the Registrant are registered on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC and the securities registered hereby are not being registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.



SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.
COMPASS PATHWAYS PLC
Date: September 15, 2020By:/s/ George Goldsmith
George Goldsmith
Chief Executive Officer