SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 19, 2019
SESEN BIO, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
245 First Street, Suite 1800
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 444-8550
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 3.01 – Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On February 19, 2019, Sesen Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) received written notice (the “Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). The Notice has no effect at this time on the listing of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”), which will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “SESN”.
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days, or until August 19, 2019, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s Common Stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during this 180-day period.
If the Company is not in compliance by August 19, 2019, the Company may be afforded a second 180 calendar day period to regain compliance. To qualify, the Company would be required to apply to have its Common Stock listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, except for the minimum bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company does not qualify for the second compliance period or fails to regain compliance during the second 180-day period, then Nasdaq will notify the Company of its determination to delist the Common Stock, at which point the Company would have an opportunity to appeal the delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its Common Stock and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under the Nasdaq Listing Rules.
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: February 25, 2019
Sesen Bio, Inc.
/s/ Richard F. Fitzgerald
Richard F. Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer