Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(D)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

September 27, 2023

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)


Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

, New Jersey

500 College Road East, Suite 310

Princeton, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (609) 683-1880

(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, par value $0.0001 per share


The 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

As previously disclosed on March 27, 2023, Agile Therapeutics, Inc (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) indicating that it was not in compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) requiring companies listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market to maintain stockholder’s equity of at least $2,500,000 (the “Rule”). On June 2, 2023, based on the Staff’s review of the materials submitted by the Company, the Staff granted the Company’s request for an extension until September 25, 2023 to comply with the Rule.

On September 27, 2023, the Company received a notice from the Staff advising the Company that the Staff had determined that the Company did not meet the terms of the extension and that unless the Company requests an appeal, the Staff would proceed with delisting.

The Company intends to submit a hearing request to the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”), which request will stay any delisting action by the Staff at least until the hearing process concludes and any extension granted by the Panel expires.  

At the Panel hearing, the Company intends to present a plan to regain compliance with the Rule. In the interim, the Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “AGRX” at least pending the ultimate conclusion of the hearing process. Additionally, the Panel may review the Company’s plan and grant an additional 180 days from the date of the notice, until March 25, 2024, for the Company to regain compliance with the Rule.

There can be no assurance that the Company’s plan will be accepted by the Panel or that, if it is, the Company will be able to regain compliance with the applicable Nasdaq listing requirements. If the Company’s common stock is delisted, it could be more difficult to buy or sell the Company’s common stock or to obtain accurate quotations, and the price of the Company’s common stock could suffer a material decline. Delisting could also impair the Company’s ability to raise capital.  

If trading in the Company’s common stock is suspended on the Nasdaq Capital Market or the Company’s common stock is delisted by Nasdaq, it could negatively impact the Company as it would likely reduce the liquidity and market price of the Company’s common stock, reduce the number of investors willing to hold or acquire the Company’s common stock, negatively impact the Company’s ability to access equity markets and obtain financing, and impair the Company’s ability to provide equity incentives.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We may in some cases use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “likely,” “will,” “should” or other words that convey uncertainty of the future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of our management team that involve risks, potential changes in circumstances, assumptions, and uncertainties, including statements regarding our ability to regain compliance with Nasdaq continued listing requirements, our intent to appeal the Staff’s determination, our expectations that a request for a Panel hearing would stay delisting of our common stock ending the conclusion of the Panel hearing, the timing of a hearing before the Panel, the outcome of the Panel’s require of our appeal to the Staff’s determination, any other courses of action to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements and our financial condition, growth and strategies. Any or all of the forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong or be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including risks related to our ability to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements or otherwise maintain compliance with any other listing requirements, the potential de-listing of our shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the other risks set forth in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. For all these reasons, actual results and developments could be materially different from those expressed in or implied by our forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue

reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. We undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


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




Agile Therapeutics, Inc.







Dated: October 2, 2023


/s/ Alfred Altomari



Alfred Altomari



Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer