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Washington, DC 20549 





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 2, 2023



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware 000-30319 94-3265960
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(Commission  File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification


1350 Old Bayshore Highway,
Suite 400

Burlingame, California 94010

(650) 238-9600

(Addresses, including zip code, and telephone numbers, including area code, of principal executive offices) 



(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 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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 $0.01 per share   INVA   The NASDAQ Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company 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 ¨


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 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing


On August 2, 2023, Innoviva, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that, due to Dr. Deborah L. Birx’s previously disclosed resignation from the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq’s audit committee composition requirements, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605, which requires that the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”) be comprised of at least three “independent directors” (as defined in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(a)(2)). As a result of Dr. Deborah L. Birx’s resignation from the Board on July 10, 2023, the Audit Committee is currently comprised of two independent directors and one vacancy.


The Notice has no immediate effect on the Company’s Nasdaq listing or the trading of its common stock. As described in the notice, pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605(c)(4), the Company has a cure period to reestablish compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605. The Company will have until the earlier of the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders or July 10, 2024 to regain compliance with Rule 5605.


The Board is in the process of evaluating the composition of the audit committee including in light of in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605. The Board intends to comply fully with Nasdaq audit committee requirements before the end of the cure period described above.


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




Date: August 7, 2023 By: /s/ Pavel Raifeld
    Pavel Raifeld
    Chief Executive Officer


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