UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 10, 2020

Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
001-38599
82-3827296
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

30 Technology Drive
Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 941-1900
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

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
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
AQST
Nasdaq Global Market

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).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 




Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 10, 2020, Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track designation for the Company’s drug candidate AQST-108, a “first of its kind” oral sublingual film formulation delivering systemic epinephrine that is in development for the treatment of allergic reactions (Type 1), including anaphylaxis, using Aquestive’s proprietary PharmFilm® technologies. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of, Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)
Exhibits.

Exhibit Number
 
Description
     
 
Press Release, dated August 10, 2020, announcing the Company’s receipt of FDA Fast Track designation for the Company’s drug candidate AQST-108, a “first of its kind” oral sublingual film formulation delivering systemic epinephrine that is in development for the treatment of allergic reactions (Type 1), including anaphylaxis, using Aquestive’s proprietary PharmFilm® technologies.
 


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: August 10, 2020
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
     
 
By:
/s/ John T. Maxwell
   
Name: John T. Maxwell
   
Title: Chief Financial Officer



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