UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): April 24, 2020
 
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
 
001-34600
 
26-2593535
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(CommissionFile Number)
 
(IRS EmployerIdentification No.)
 
ONE Copley Parkway, Suite 490
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
919-855-2100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(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, $0.0001 par value per share
TENX
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 
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.  ☐
 


 
 
Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
 
On April 24, 2020, Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notification letter from Nasdaq’s Listing Qualifications Department indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because the minimum bid price of its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market has closed below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days. The notification letter has no immediate effect on the Nasdaq listing or trading in the Company’s common stock.
 
Due to the market disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nasdaq has tolled the requirement for meeting the minimum bid price until June 30, 2020. As such, the Company has 180 days from July 1, 2020, or until December 28, 2020, to achieve compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for at least ten consecutive business days before December 28, 2020.
 
On December 28, 2020, if the Company’s market value of publicly held shares is at least $1 million, the Company meets the other initial listing criteria for The Nasdaq Capital Market (except for the minimum bid price requirement), and the Company notifies Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency, the Company may be provided with an additional 180 calendar day compliance period to regain compliance. If the Company is not eligible for an additional compliance period at that time, Nasdaq will provide the Company with written notification that its common stock will be subject to delisting. Upon such notice, the Company may appeal Nasdaq’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearing panel. There can be no assurance that, if the Company appeals Nasdaq’s determination, such appeal would be successful.
 
The Company intends to actively monitor the bid price of its common stock and will consider available options to regain compliance with the listing requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
Date: April 29, 2020
By:  
/s/ Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
 
Michael B. Jebsen 
 
 
 
President and Chief Financial Officer 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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