SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): May 26, 2022
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Juris-
diction of Incorporation)
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 1050
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 838-0500
(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Emerging growth company ☐
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 7, 2022, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) previously received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1), which requires companies listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market to maintain a minimum of $2,500,000 in stockholders’ equity for continued listing (the “Rule”). In accordance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company had 45 calendar days, or until May 16, 2022, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the Rule. The Company presented its plan to regain compliance with the Rule to the Nasdaq Staff within the required period and Nasdaq granted the Company an extension through September 28, 2022, to evidence full compliance with the Rule.
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.
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
Date: May 31, 2022
/s/ Marvin L. White
Marvin L. White
President and Chief Executive Officer