Washington D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 29, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Ireland   001-37558   Not Applicable

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(I.R.S. Employer Identification



25-28 North Wall Quay,

IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (610) 816-6640


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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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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
Ordinary Shares, nominal value $0.01 per share   NBRV   The Nasdaq Global Select 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 29, 2020, Nabriva Therapeutics plc (the “Company”) received written notice (the “Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, based on the closing bid for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company is not in compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market, as set forth in Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Bid Price Rule”). The Notice does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s ordinary shares from The Nasdaq Global Select Market. In accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. However, due to recent market conditions, Nasdaq has determined to toll the compliance period for the Bid Price Rule through June 30, 2020. As a result, the compliance period for the Bid Price Rule will be reinstated on July 1, 2020 and the Company will have until December 28, 2020 (the “Compliance Date”) to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s ordinary shares must be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days on or before the Compliance Date.


If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule by the Compliance Date, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period. To qualify, the Company would need to transfer the listing of its ordinary shares to the Nasdaq Capital Market, provided that it meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards, with the exception of the Bid Price Rule. To effect such a transfer, the Company would also need to pay an application fee to Nasdaq and provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the additional compliance period. If the Company does not qualify for the additional compliance period or fails to regain compliance during the additional 180-day period, then Nasdaq will notify the Company of its determination to delist the Company’s ordinary shares, at which point the Company would have an opportunity to appeal the delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearing panel.


In addition to continuing to monitor the closing bid price of its ordinary shares, the Company expects to consider available options to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule, which could include seeking to effect a reverse stock split. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule.







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: May 1, 2020 By: /s/ Gary Sender
    Gary Sender
    Chief Financial Officer