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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2020


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




420 Saw Mill River Road,

Ardsley, NY



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (914) 347-4300

Not Applicable

(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





Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock (Par Value $0.001)




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 July 23, 2020, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) received a deficiency letter (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below $1.00 per share, which is the minimum closing price required to maintain continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Minimum Bid Requirement”).


The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock. In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement. To regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days during this 180-day period, unless the Staff exercises its discretion to extend this period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(G). The compliance period for the Company will expire on January 19, 2021.


In the event that the Company does not regain compliance within the 180-day period and receives notice from the Staff that its common stock is being delisted, Nasdaq rules permit the Company to appeal any such delisting determination by the Staff to a Hearings Panel (the “Panel”). The Company expects that its stock would remain listed pending the Panel’s decision. However, there can be no assurance that if the Company appeals the delisting determination to the Panel, such appeal would be successful, or that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement or maintain compliance with the other Nasdaq listing requirements.


The Company intends to actively monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and will evaluate available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement. One such option may be a reverse stock split, and the Company is seeking stockholder approval of a proposal to authorize its board of directors to approve a reverse stock split at a ratio of any whole number up to 1-for-20 at a special meeting of stockholders to be held on July 31, 2020. Additional information regarding this proposal is provided in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the special meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2020.







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.




Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.




July 24, 2020


/s/ David Lawrence



Name: David Lawrence



Title: Chief, Business Operations and Principal Accounting Officer