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): May 7, 2020
PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
255 State Street, 9th Floor
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 857-246-8998
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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, $0.001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Capital Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 11, 2020, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing certain financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. A copy of the press release issued by the Company is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The information set forth under this “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition,” including the exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 7, 2020, Dr. Jean-Pierre Bizzari, M.D. stepped down from the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Bizzari’s resignation was not a result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. Dr. Bizzari previously served on the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Science and Technology Committee.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Dated: May 11, 2020
/s/ Tom Bures
Vice President, Finance