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ACRS Aclaris Therapeutics

Filed: 19 Jan 21, 7:15am

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): January 19, 2021

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

001-37581

46-0571712

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

640 Lee Road, Suite 200

Wayne, PA 19087

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(484) 324-7933

(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)

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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 Each Exchange on which Registered

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value

 

ACRS

 

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 (§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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 19, 2021, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) will hold a conference call to discuss preliminary topline data for its Phase 2a clinical trial of ATI-450, an investigational oral MK2 inhibitor, in subjects with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (the “Preliminary Topline Data”), and related matters.  A copy of the presentation that will accompany the conference call is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any incorporation language in such a filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On January 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the Preliminary Topline Data and related matters. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit

 

Number

Exhibit Description

99.1

Company Presentation.

99.2

Press Release dated January 19, 2021.

104

The cover page from Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.’s Form 8-K filed on January 19, 2021, formatted in Inline XBRL.

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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.

  

ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC.

By:  

/s/ Frank Ruffo

Date: January 19, 2021

Frank Ruffo
Chief Financial Officer

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