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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) February 28, 2022




VYNE Therapeutics Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38356   45-3757789

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


520 U.S. Highway 22, Suite 204

Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)


(800) 775-7936

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)




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:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   VYNE   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 x


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. x







Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On February 28, 2022, VYNE Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) received notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that the Company is not in compliance with the requirement to maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), because the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”) was below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days. The notification does not impact the listing of the Company’s Common Stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market at this time.


In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has a period of 180 calendar days from the date of notification, or until August 29, 2022, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. During this period, the Company’s Common Stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. If at any time before August 29, 2022 the bid price of the Company’s Common Stock closes at or above $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive trading days, Nasdaq will provide written notification that the Company has achieved compliance with this minimum bid price requirement.


The Company is considering all available options to regain compliance with the listing rule. The Company divested its commercial business in January 2022 and is continuing its strategy of advancing clinical development of FMX114, its combination gel formulation of tofacitinib and fingolimod, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis and exploring potential uses for its BET inhibitor compounds with upcoming data from preclinical models evaluating the Company’s lead BET inhibitor product candidate, VYN201.


However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the rule or will otherwise be in compliance with other Nasdaq listing criteria. In the event the Company does not regain compliance by August 29, 2022, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180 calendar day compliance period to demonstrate compliance with the bid price requirement. To qualify for the additional 180-day period, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirements for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards (with the exception of the bid price requirement) and transfer its listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market. In addition, the Company will need to provide written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company does not qualify for the second compliance period or fails to regain compliance during the second 180-day period, then Nasdaq will notify the Company that its Common Stock is subject to delisting.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 4, 2022 By: /s/ Mutya Harsch

Mutya Harsch

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel