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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 11, 2023, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received a determination letter (the “Letter”) from the staff (the “Staff”) of the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company has not regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) (the “Minimum Market Value Requirement”), requiring the Company to maintain a Market Value of Listed Securities of a minimum of $35 million, during the 180-day grace period previously granted to the Company.
As previously disclosed, the Company was initially notified by the Staff on October 11, 2022 that the Company was not in compliance with the Minimum Market Value Requirement for a period of 30 consecutive business days, and Nasdaq granted the Company a period of 180 calendar days, or until April 10, 2023, to regain compliance with the Minimum Market Value Requirement.
As a result of not regaining compliance with the Minimum Market Value requirement during the 180-day period, the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”) is subject to delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market. Pursuant to the Letter, unless the Company requests a hearing to appeal the Staff’s determination by 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 18, 2023, trading of the Company’s Common Stock will be suspended at the opening of business on April 20, 2023, and a Form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove the Company’s Common Stock from listing and registration on Nasdaq.
The Company intends to request a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) to appeal the Staff’s delisting determination. A hearing request will stay the suspension of trading of the Company’s Common Stock, and the Company’s Common Stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market until the hearing process concludes and the Panel issues a written decision.
There can be no assurance that our appeal will be successful and that the Panel will grant the Company’s request for a suspension of delisting or continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
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.
|ELOXX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: April 14, 2023||By:||
/s/ Sumit Aggarwal
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|