Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported: April 30, 2020



resTORbio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38359   81-3305277

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

500 Boylston Street, 13th Floor

Boston, MA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 315-5528

Not Applicable

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



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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   TORC   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

resTORbio, Inc. (the “Company”) previously announced on April 3, 2020 that it would postpone enrollment in the fifth cohort of its ongoing Phase 1b/2a trial of RTB101 in patients with Parkinson’s disease due to the COVID-19 level 4 alert in New Zealand, where all non-essential services have been closed and people have been instructed to stay home. Enrollment of four of the five planned once-weekly dosing arms of RTB101 300 mg, sirolimus 2 mg, RTB101 300 mg in combination with sirolimus 2 mg, and RTB101 300 mg in combination with sirolimus 4 mg has been completed. The Company plans to analyze the data from the four completed dosing arms and data from the four completed cohorts is expected by mid-2020. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company has elected to terminate the study and has no plans to dose patients in the fifth dosing arm.

Forward Looking Statements

This Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: our expectations of the potential impact of COVID-19 on strategy, future operations, and the timing of its clinical trials; the safety, efficacy and regulatory and clinical progress of our product candidates, including RTB101 alone or in combination with sirolimus; and our expectations around the timing of our data announcement from the four completed cohorts. Investors are cautioned that statements in this Form 8-K which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, express or implied statements or guidance regarding our Phase 1b/2a clinical trial of RTB101 in combination with sirolimus in Parkinson’s disease, including the timing of the anticipated results of these trials, and our ability to replicate results achieved in our clinical trials in any future trials, constitute forward-looking statements. The use of words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “future,” “potential,” “continue,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “anticipate,” or “could” and other similar words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, our clinical results and other future conditions. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all risks and uncertainties. No representations or warranties (expressed or implied) are made about the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties that are more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by resTORbio, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made. Neither we, nor our affiliates, advisors or representatives, undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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: April 30, 2020      resTORbio, Inc.

/s/ Chen Schor

       Chen Schor
       President and Chief Executive Officer