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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): December 1, 2022



Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36517   26-0784194

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1500 District Avenue

Burlington, MA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code): (617) 600-7373

(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:


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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, $0.0001 par value per share   NERV   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 3.01

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

On December 1, 2022, Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company’s minimum Market Value of Listed Securities (“MVLS”) was below the minimum of $35 million required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(2).

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), the Company has been provided an initial period of 180 calendar days, or until May 30, 2023, to regain compliance. The letter states that the Nasdaq staff will provide written notification that the Company has achieved compliance with
Rule 5550(b)(2) if at any time before May 30, 2023, the Company’s MVLS closes at $35 million or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days. The notice has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock, and the Company’s common stock continues to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “NERV.”

If compliance in not achieved by May 30, 2023, the Company expects that Nasdaq would provide written notification to the Company that its securities are subject to delisting. The Company will continue to monitor its MVLS and consider its available options to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum MVLS requirements, which may include applying for an extension of the compliance period or appealing to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel.

There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum MVLS requirements or otherwise maintain compliance with the other Nasdaq listing requirements.


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.



/s/ Frederick Ahlholm

Name:   Frederick Ahlholm
Title:   Chief Financial Officer

Date: December 2, 2022