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): May 30, 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))

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).  Emerging growth company o

 

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.  o

 

 

 



 

Item 8.01                                           Other Events.

 

On May 30, 2017, Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company will present a corporate update at the Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time..  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 May 30, 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:           May 30, 2017

 

 

 

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gary S. Jacob

 

Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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