UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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): February 7, 2017

 

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-35268

 

33-0505269

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

IRS Employer

of incorporation or organization)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2012

New York, NY 10170

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 297-0020

 

 

(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:

 

o  Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 8.01                                           Other Events.

 

On February 7, 2017, Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the American Journal of Gastroenterology has published detailed results from a pivotal Phase 3 trial that demonstrated the efficacy and safety of TRULANCE (plecanatide) for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

 

The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01.                                        Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)         Exhibits.

 

99.1   Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. Press Release dated February 7, 2017.

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

Dated:    February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary S. Jacob

 

 

Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D.

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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