FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Manning Paul B 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ VRCA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
200 GARRETT STREET, SUITE S
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/25/2021
(Street)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  3/25/2021    P    739830  A $14.75  739830  I  See footnote (1)
Common Stock                 8099394 (2) D   
Common Stock                 1481719  I  See footnote (3)
Common Stock                 256634  I  See footnote (4)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The securities are held by The Paul B. Manning Revocable Trust dated May 10, 2000 (the "Trust"). The Reporting Person is the trustee of the Trust and has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares held by the Trust.
(2)  Consists of 7,754,783 shares of common stock held by Mr. Manning and 344,611 shares of common stock held by Mr. Manning jointly with his spouse.
(3)  The shares are held directly by BKB Growth Investments, LLC ("BKB"). The Reporting Person is a co-manager of BKB and has shared voting and investment power with respect to the shares held by BKB.
(4)  The shares are held directly by PBM Capital Investments, LLC ("PBMCI"). The Reporting Person is President and CEO of PBMCI and has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares held by PBMCI.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Manning Paul B
200 GARRETT STREET, SUITE S
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902
X X


Signatures
/s/ Mark Ballantyne, Attorney-in-Fact 3/29/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date