Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): October 5, 2020


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


QUEBEC, CANADA 001-35776 98-1359336
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


3009, boul. de la Concorde East
Suite 102
Laval, Québec
Canada H7E 2B5
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 


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. [   ]


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 Shares, no par value per share   ACST   NASDAQ Stock Market




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


On October 5, 2020, Acasti Pharma Inc. (“Acasti”) received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that:


In connection with Acasti’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held on September 30, 2020 (the “Meeting”), Acasti did not satisfy the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5620(c) (the “Quorum Rule”) requiring Acasti to secure a quorum of 33 1/3% of the common shares of Acasti entitled to vote at the Meeting. The Quorum Rule began to apply to Acasti after Acasti ceased to be a “foreign private issuer” under U.S. securities laws on September 30, 2019.


Nonetheless, because Acasti secured a sufficient quorum for the Meeting under its then-effective general by-law and the Business Corporations Act (Québec), the Meeting was validly held and Acasti successfully received shareholders’ approval to amend its general by-law to increase the quorum requirement for any future meeting of shareholders to 33 1/3%, as required under the Quorum Rule.


The Nasdaq has therefore determined that Acasti has now regained compliance with the Quorum Rule and closed this matter.


The Notice has no effect on the listing of Acasti’s common shares on the 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.


Date: October 7, 2020 By:  /s/ Jan D'Alvise        
    Jan D'Alvise
    Chief Executive Officer











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