Form 8-K





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): December 27, 2018



Curis, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   000-30347   04-3505116

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

4 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 503-6500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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



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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).

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

(a)    On December 27, 2018, Curis, Inc. (the “Company”) received a deficiency letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that the Company’s Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) had closed for the last 30 consecutive business days below the minimum $50,000,000 requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(A) (the “Minimum MVLS Requirement”). The Staff also noted in its letter that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(3)(A), which requires listed companies to have total assets and total revenue of at least $50,000,000 each for the most recently completed fiscal year or for two of the three most recently completed fiscal years.

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), the Company has 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the Minimum MVLS Requirement (the “Compliance Period”). The expiration of the compliance period is June 25, 2019 (the Compliance Expiration Date”). In order to regain compliance, the Company’s MVLS must close at $50,000,000 or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the Compliance Period. In its letter, the Staff advised the Company that if at any time during the Compliance Period the Company’s MVLS closes at $50,000,000 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, the Staff will provide written confirmation of compliance and this matter will be closed. In the event the Company fails to regain compliance prior to the Compliance Expiration Date, the Company will receive written notification that its securities are subject to delisting from the Nasdaq Global Market (a “Delisting Notice”). At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (“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 does appeal the delisting determination by the Staff to the Panel, that such appeal would be successful.

Alternatively, the Company may transfer the listing of its common stock to the Nasdaq Capital Market, provided that it meets the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market. To effect such a transfer, the Company would need to submit an on-line transfer application and pay an application fee to Nasdaq.


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.


    Curis, Inc.
Date: January 3, 2019     By:  

/s/ James E. Dentzer

      James E. Dentzer
      President and Chief Executive Officer