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): December 29, 2022
JOUNCE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-37998|| ||45-4870634|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
| ||(IRS Employer|
|780 Memorial Drive|| ||02139|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 259-3840
(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||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||JNCE||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).
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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On December 29, 2022, Jounce Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), received a deficiency letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for the Company's common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Global Select Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) (the “Bid Price Requirement”).
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) (the “Compliance Period Rule”), the Company has been provided a period of 180 calendar days, or until June 27, 2023 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement. If, at any time before the Compliance Date, the bid price for the Common Stock closes at $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days as required under the Compliance Period Rule, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that it has regained compliance with the Bid Price Requirement, unless the Staff exercises its discretion to extend this ten-day period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(H).
If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement by the Compliance Date, the Company may be eligible to extend the compliance period for an additional 180 calendar days. To qualify, the Company would need to transfer the listing of the Common Stock to Nasdaq Capital Market, provided that it meets the continued listing requirement for the market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards, with the exception of the Bid Price Requirement. To effect such a transfer, the Company would also need to pay an application fee to Nasdaq and will need to provide written notice to the Staff of its intention to cure the deficiency during the additional compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. As part of its review process, the Staff will make a determination of whether it believes the Company will be able to cure this deficiency.
Should the Staff conclude that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or should the Company determine not to submit an application for transfer to the Nasdaq Capital Market or notify the Staff of its intention to cure the deficiency, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that the Common Stock will be subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the Staff's delisting determination to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (the “Panel”). However, there can be no assurance that, if the Company receives a delisting notice and appeals the delisting determination by the Staff to the Panel, such appeal would be successful.
The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of the Common Stock and may, if appropriate, consider available options to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement, which could include seeking to effect a reverse stock split. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Requirement.
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.
| ||JOUNCE THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
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|Date: January 5, 2023||By:||/s/ Kim C. Drapkin|
| || ||Kim C. Drapkin|
| || ||Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer|