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): January 21, 2021

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 8.01
Other Events.

On January 21, 2021, Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. issued a joint press release announcing the Company’s exclusive license to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Holdings America, Inc. for the commercialization in the United States of Exservan™ (riluzole), an oral film formulation of riluzole for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A copy of such press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits.

Exhibit Number
 
Description
     
 
Press Release, dated January 21, 2021.


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: January 21, 2021
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
     
 
By:
/s/ A. Ernest Toth, Jr.
   
Name: A. Ernest Toth, Jr.
   
Title: Interim Chief Financial Officer