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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

March 31, 2022

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Pulse Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Delaware

 

001-37744

 

46-5696597

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3957 Point Eden Way

Hayward, California 94545

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(510) 906-4600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):



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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

PLSE

The Nasdaq Stock 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 2.02. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

On March 31, 2022, Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) announced its financial and operational results for the fiscal quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by this reference.

This information, as well as Exhibit 99.1, is intended to be furnished under Item 2.02 of Form 8-K, “Results of Operations and Financial Condition” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor 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 such a filing.

ITEM 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On March 31, 2022, the Company initiated a plan to reduce its operating expenses, preserve financial resources, and focus its sales and marketing efforts on increasing utilization of commercial CellFX Systems. These actions are expected to result in a reduction of total operating expenses in 2022 of approximately 20% from the current run rate. As a result of this focus, the Company has initiated operating expense reduction programs across the Company. The Company’s Board of Directors has approved changes to the Company’s commercial leadership, restructuring of its commercial field organization and reductions in other expenses. The Company expects a reduction in its current workforce by approximately 15 to 20%, to be completed within a few weeks. Affected employees will be offered separation benefits, including severance payments along with temporary healthcare coverage assistance. The Company expects to record these charges in the first quarter of 2022. The restructuring actions associated with these charges are expected to be complete in 2022.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, including those relating to the timing of and costs associated with our planned restructuring, and the benefits we expect to receive from the restructuring. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors included in any of our future filings with the SEC. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Also, some of these risks and uncertainties may in the future be amplified by the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and there may be additional risks that we consider immaterial, or which are unknown. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. Our forward-looking statements only speak as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d)

 

Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

Press Release issued by Pulse Biosciences, Inc. dated March 31, 2022*

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

* The exhibit shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed.



SIGNATURES

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.

PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC.

 

By:  

/s/ Sandra A. Gardiner

Sandra A. Gardiner

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Date: March 31, 2022

 

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