CONTRAFECT Corp NASDAQ false 0001478069 0001478069 2022-11-22 2022-11-22





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 22, 2022



ContraFect Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36577   39-2072586

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

28 Wells Avenue, 3rd Floor, Yonkers, New York 10701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(914) 207-2300

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(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




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   CFRX   Nasdaq Capital 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 3.01.

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On November 22, 2022, ContraFect Corporation (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company’s stockholders’ equity as reported in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2022 (the “Form 10-Q”), did not satisfy the continued listing requirement under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for the Nasdaq Capital Market, which requires that a listed company’s stockholders’ equity be at least $2.5 million. As reported on its Form 10-Q, the Company’s stockholders’ equity as of September 30, 2022 was approximately $(3.1) million.

The Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market which currently trades under the symbol “CFRX”. The Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter is in addition to the previous notice of deficiency that the Company received from Nasdaq on August 25, 2022 notifying the Company that the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) for the prior thirty consecutive trading days (the “Bid Price Requirement”). The Bid Price Requirement remains uncured.

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(2)(C), the Company has 45 calendar days from the date of the Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter, or until January 6, 2023, to submit a plan to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1). If the Company’s compliance plan is accepted by Nasdaq, then Nasdaq may, in its discretion, grant the Company up to 180 calendar days from the date of the Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter, or until May 21, 2023, to evidence compliance. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may issue a Staff Delisting Determination letter and the Company will have the opportunity to appeal that decision to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.

The Company is currently evaluating various alternative courses of action, including submitting to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance with the Nasdaq Capital Market listing requirements before January 6, 2023. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to satisfy the Nasdaq Capital Market’s continued listing requirements, regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement or the Bid Price Requirement, or maintain compliance with the other listing requirements.

Forward-Looking Statements

This current report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “potential,” “promise” or similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements in this current report include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s intent or ability to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement or Bid Price Requirement and the Company’s ability to appeal any Staff Delisting Determination letter. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of its business, future plans, strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, without limitation, there can be no assurance that the Company will meet the stockholders’ equity requirement or the bid price requirement during any compliance period or otherwise in the future, otherwise meet Nasdaq compliance standards, that Nasdaq will grant the Company any relief from delisting as necessary or whether the Company can agree to or ultimately meet applicable Nasdaq requirements for any such relief, that the Company has and expects to continue to incur significant losses, the Company’s need for additional funding, which may not be available, the occurrence of any adverse events related to the discovery, development and commercialization of the Company’s product candidates such as unfavorable clinical trial results, insufficient supplies of drug products, lack of regulatory approval, or unsuccessful attainment or maintenance of patent protection, and the other important factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 14, 2022 and its other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company in this current report is based only on information currently available and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by applicable law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


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: November 25, 2022     By:  

/s/ Natalie Bogdanos

      Natalie Bogdanos
      General Counsel & Corporate Secretary