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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): July 5, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   0-50626   91-1707622

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


200 Connell Drive, Suite 1500

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (908) 517-7330


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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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, par value $0.001 per share CYCC The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC
Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value CYCCP The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company  ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨







Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing


On July 5, 2023, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Extension Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that Nasdaq has granted the Company a 180-day extension, or until January 2, 2024 (the “Extension Period”), to regain compliance with the requirement for the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”).


The Extension Notice has no immediate effect on the continued listing status of the Company's Common Stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company's listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market remains fully effective. 


As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 6, 2023, the Company received notice from Nasdaq that the Company was not in compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement for a period of 30 consecutive business days (the “Initial Notice”). As provided in the Initial Notice, the Company had a 180-day period, or until July 3, 2023, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. As of the date of this Report, the Company has not yet regained compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, and instead advised Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency within the Extension Period, including its intent to effect a reverse stock split, if determined to be necessary, which must be completed no later than ten business days prior to the expiration of the Extension Period.


The Company will continue to monitor the closing bid price of its Common Stock and seek to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement within the Extension Period. If the Company does not regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement within the Extension Period, Nasdaq will provide written notification to the Company that its Common Stock will be subject to delisting, at which time the Company may appeal Nasdaq’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq Hearing Panel (the “Panel”). There can be no assurance that, if the Company does need to appeal a Nasdaq delisting determination to the Panel, that such appeal would be successful.







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 thereunto duly authorized.





/s/ Paul McBarron


Paul McBarron


Executive Vice President-Finance,

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer


Date: July 7, 2023