SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2021 (January 27, 2021)
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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, par value $0.01 per share||CLSN||Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On January 27, 2021, Celsion Corporation, a Delaware Corporation (the “Company”), received a notice from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications department. The notice stated that, as a result of Dr. Alberto Martinez’s resignation on December 31, 2020, the Company is no longer in compliance with Nasdaq’s audit committee requirement under Listing Rule 5605 to maintain a committee of at least three independent members. On December 28, 2020, Dr. Alberto Martinez, a Class II member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company announced that he has decided to retire from the Company’s Board of Directors effective December 31, 2020. Dr. Martinez was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board. Upon reaching the age of 71, Dr. Martinez’s decision to retire from the Board was for personal reasons and not because of any disagreement with management or the Board relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Dr. Martinez’s current term as a Class II director was scheduled to end at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(c)(4), Nasdaq has provided the Company with the following cure period to regain compliance:
|●||until the earlier of the Company’s next annual shareholders’ meeting or December 31, 2021; or|
|●||if the next annual shareholders’ meeting is held before June 29, 2021, then the Company must evidence compliance no later than June 29, 2021.|
Dr. Donald Braun, an independent member of the Company’s Board, has agreed to serve on the Audit Committee to fill the vacancy created by Dr. Martinez’s retirement. Dr. Braun’s appointment will satisfy the applicable requirements of the Nasdaq Listing Rules and will be ratified by the Board at their next regularly scheduled Board meeting in March 2021.
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: January 29, 2021||By:||/s/ Jeffrey W. Church|
|Jeffrey W. Church|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|