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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT 
 
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 16, 2021
 
REVIVA PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-38634
 
85-4306526
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 100, Cupertino, CA
 
95014 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 501-8881
 
Not Applicable
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
Securities registered or to be 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
 
RVPH
 
Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock
 
RVPHW
 
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). 
 
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 2.02.
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release on August 16, 2021, disclosing financial information and operating metrics for its fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021 and discussing its business outlook. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 7.01.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
 
See “Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition” above.
 
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K under Items 2.02 and 7.01, including the information contained in Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by a specific reference in such filing.
 
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) The following exhibit is furnished with this report:
 
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
104
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
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
 
 
REVIVA PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS, INC.
     
Dated: August 16, 2021
By:
/s/ Laxminarayan Bhat
 
Name:
Title:
Laxminarayan Bhat
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
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Exhibit 99.1

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

 

-Closed Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants Resulting in Gross Proceeds of $34.5 Million

 

- Expected to Initiate Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Schizophrenia in Q421

 

-$35.8 Million in Cash as of June 30, 2021

 

Cupertino, Calif., August 16, 2021 – Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVPH) (“Reviva” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapies that seek to address unmet medical needs in the areas of central nervous system (CNS), cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021 and summarized recent business highlights.

 

“We believe the recent closing of our successful public offering, resulting in gross proceeds of $34.5 million, supported by institutional investors, provides the capital resources to proceed with a pivotal Phase 3 trial of brilaroxazine in patients with schizophrenia,” said Laxminarayan Bhat, Ph.D., Founder, President, and CEO of Reviva. “Brilaroxazine demonstrated clinical benefit across the hallmark symptoms of schizophrenia and we expect to initiate our upcoming Phase 3 trial in Q4-2021.”

 

 

Recent Business Highlights

 

Reviva Closed Public Offering Resulting in Gross Proceeds of $34.5 Million

 

In May, Reviva announced the closing of a successful public offering of $34.5 million in gross proceeds from the financing activities. The transaction was led by well known healthcare institutional investors. The funds will be used primarily to proceed with a pivotal Phase 3 study of brilaroxazine (RP5063) for the treatment of acute and maintenance schizophrenia, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

 

Reviva Added to Russell Microcap® Index

 

In June, Reviva announced it has joined the broad-market Russell Microcap® Index at the conclusion of the Russell U.S. Indexes annual reconstitution, which has raised awareness among the investment community at an opportune time, as the Company plans to initiate its pivotal Phase 3 trial in Schizophrenia. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell’s U.S. indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

 

Anticipated Events and Targeted Milestones for 2021

 

Initiate a pivotal, double-blind Phase 3 study in acute schizophrenia

 

Regulatory submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for initiating Phase 2 studies in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

 

 

 

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Pursue partnership opportunities for the development of our pipeline

 

Evaluate grant and other non-dilutive financing opportunities for our product candidates from relevant Federal and State Agencies and Foundations

 

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

 

The Company reported a net loss of approximately $2.6 million, or $ 0.23 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of approximately $1.6 million, or $0.58 per share, for the same period in 2020.

 

Cash provided by financing activities in the second quarter totaled $31.5 million related to the net proceeds from equity financing completed in June 2021.

 

As of June 30, 2021, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents totaled approximately $35.8 million compared to approximately $0.2 million for the same period in 2020.

 

Reviva believes that based on the current operating plan and financial resources, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents at the quarter end June 30, 2021 will be sufficient to cover general operating expenses into the second half of 2022.         

 

 

About Revivas Lead Drug Candidate Brilaroxazine (RP5063)

Brilaroxazine (RP5063) is a novel serotonin and dopamine receptor modulator that is being evaluated in diseases characterized by dysfunctional serotonin signaling including neuropsychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and pulmonary indications (e.g. IPF and PAH). In a successful multinational, multicenter, double-blind Phase 2 study in 234 patients with acute schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, brilaroxazine met its primary endpoint, reducing Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score and demonstrating statistically significant improvements for secondary endpoints evaluating social functioning, and positive and negative symptoms. A full battery of regulatory compliant toxicology and safety pharmacology studies has been completed for brilaroxazine. Reviva believes that in this completed Phase 2 study brilaroxazine met all safety endpoints, with no weight gain, no increase in blood sugar and lipids, and no cardiac or endocrine adverse effects compared to placebo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to consider a potential ‘Superior Safety’ label claim if there is a positive outcome on a relevant endpoint in a pivotal Phase 3 study in patients with schizophrenia.

 

The Company believes brilaroxazine has the potential to delay disease progression in PAH and IPF. Brilaroxazine has already received Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of these conditions.

 

To learn more about the clinical and preclinical data available for brilaroxazine, please visit revivapharma.com/publications.

 

 

 

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About Reviva

Reviva is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize next-generation therapeutics for diseases representing unmet medical needs and burdens to society, patients, and their families. Reviva’s current pipeline focuses on the central nervous system, respiratory and metabolic diseases. Reviva’s pipeline currently includes two drug candidates, RP5063 (brilaroxazine) and RP1208. Both are new chemical entities discovered in-house. Reviva has been granted composition of matter patents for both RP5063 and R1208 in the United States (U.S.), Europe, and several other countries.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, as amended, including those relating to the Company’s product development, clinical and regulatory timelines and expenses, market opportunity, ability to raise sufficient funding, competitive position, possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, potential growth opportunities and other statements that are predictive in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management’s current beliefs and assumptions.

 

These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking expressions, including, but not limited to, “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “potential, “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. These statements relate to future events or our financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include those set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

Corporate Contact:

Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.

Laxminarayan Bhat, PhD

www.revivapharma.com

 

Investor Relations Contact:

LifeSci Advisors, LLC

Bruce Mackle

bmackle@lifesciadvisors.com