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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 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): August 12, 2021
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TRICIDA, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware

001-38558

46-3372526
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
7000 Shoreline Court
Suite 201
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(415) 429-7800
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share TCDA The Nasdaq Global Select 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 July 16, 2021, Tricida, Inc. (the “Company”) commenced a tender offer to exchange eligible stock options for replacement stock options with modified terms pursuant to the Offer to Exchange Eligible Options for New Options, dated July 16, 2021 (the “Exchange Offer”). The Exchange Offer expired at 6:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Pursuant to the Exchange Offer, 41 employees elected to exchange outstanding options, and the Company accepted for cancellation options to purchase an aggregate of 1,420,364 shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”), representing approximately 90% of the total shares of Common Stock underlying the options eligible for exchange. Following the expiration of the Exchange Offer, on August 16, 2021, the Company granted new options to purchase 621,998 shares of Common Stock, pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Offer and the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan. The exercise price per share of the stock options granted pursuant to the Exchange Offer was $3.88 per share, which was the closing price per share of Common Stock on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on the grant date of such new stock options. The vesting terms of the new stock options are described in detail in the Exchange Offer.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number   Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).





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: August 16, 2021

TRICIDA, INC.






By:

/s/ Geoffrey M. Parker


Name:

Geoffrey M. Parker


Title:

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President




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