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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 23, 2022
Statera Biopharma, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
2537 Research Boulevard, Suite 201
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and zip code)
(888) 613-8802
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Securities registered or to be 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 $0.005
NASDAQ Capital Market
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Item 3.01.         Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On March 23, 2022, Statera Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) received written notice from the Listing Qualifications staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) indicating that because the minimum bid price of the Company’s common stock has closed below $1.00 per share for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company no longer meets the requirements of Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), which requires the Company to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share (the “Bid Price Rule”). The NASDAQ Listing Rules provide the Company with a compliance period of 180 calendar days in which to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. Accordingly, the Company will regain compliance if at any time during this 180-day period the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock is at least $1.00 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days.
In the event the Company does not regain compliance by the end of the 180-day compliance period on September 19, 2022, but meets certain other applicable standards, the Company may be eligible for additional time. To qualify, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the Bid Price Rule, and will need to provide written notice of the Company’s intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company meets these requirements, NASDAQ will inform the Company that it has been granted an additional 180 calendar days to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. However, if it appears to NASDAQ that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if it is otherwise not eligible, NASDAQ will provide notice that the Company’s common stock will be subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a hearings panel.
The Company intends to monitor the bid price of its common stock and consider available options if its common stock does not trade at a level likely to result in the Company regaining compliance with the Bid Price Rule by September 19, 2022. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule or that the Company will otherwise be compliant with the other listing standards for the Nasdaq Global Capital Market.
Forward Looking Statements
This Current Report contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties intended to be covered by the safe harbor forforward-looking statementsprovided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this Current Report, including statements regarding the Companys expected clinical development timeline for the Companys product candidates, future financial position, business strategy, new products, budgets, liquidity, cash flows, projected costs, regulatory approvals, the impact of any laws or regulations applicable to the Company, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The wordsanticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “will,and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on the current expectations about future events held by management. While we believe these expectations are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Companys control. The Companys actual future results may differ materially from those discussed here for various reasons. The Company discusses many of these risks under the headingRisk Factorsin the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 22, 2021, as updated by the Companys other filings with the SEC, including the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on June 4, 2021.
Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this Current Report are made only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future events or developments.

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: March 25, 2022
Statera Biopharma, Inc.
By: /s/ Cozette McAvoy
Name: Cozette McAvoy
Title: Chief Legal Officer
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