Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 03, 2024



Iterum Therapeutics plc

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)





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(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






Fitzwilliam Court

1st Floor

Leeson Close


Dublin 2, Ireland,


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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: +353 1 6694820



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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

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Ordinary Shares, par value $0.01 per share




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

On April 3, 2024, Iterum Therapeutics plc (the “Company”) received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that it is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1), because (i) the stockholders’ equity (deficit) of the Company of ($6,403,000) as of December 31, 2023, as reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, was below the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement of $2,500,000 and (ii) the Company did not, as of April 3, 2024, meet the alternatives standards of market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations for compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1).

Nasdaq’s letter has no immediate impact on the listing of the Company’s ordinary shares, which will continue to be listed and traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market, subject to the Company’s compliance with the other continued listing requirements. Nasdaq’s letter provides the Company with 45 calendar days, or until May 20, 2024, to submit a plan to regain compliance. If the plan is accepted, the Company can be granted up to 180 calendar days from April 3, 2024 (or until September 30, 2024), to evidence compliance. In the event the plan is not accepted by Nasdaq or, in the event the plan is accepted and the extension granted but the Company fails to regain compliance within the plan period, the Company would have the right to a hearing before before a panel pursuant to the procedures set forth in the applicable Nasdaq Listing Rules. However, there can be no assurance that, if the Company does appeal any delisting determination by Nasdaq to a panel, that such appeal would be successful.

The Company intends to take all reasonable measures available to regain compliance under the Nasdaq Listing Rules and remain listed on Nasdaq. The Company is currently evaluating its available options to resolve the deficiency and regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) and intends to submit a compliance plan by the deadline set by Nasdaq. However, there can be no assurance that the Company's plan will be accepted by Nasdaq, that it be able to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1), maintain compliance with the other Nasdaq listing requirements or be successful in appealing any delisting determination.




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.




Iterum Therapeutics plc






April 05, 2024


/s/ Corey N. Fishman




Chief Executive Officer