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): March 10, 2023
PRAXIS PRECISION MEDICINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc.
99 High Street, 30th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share|| ||PRAX|| ||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. (the “Company”) is aware of media reports indicating that Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) has been closed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver. On March 10, 2023, the Company announced that it has deposit accounts with SVB with an aggregate balance of less than 20% of the Company’s total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and that no material impact to operations is expected.
The information in this Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall any of it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company's cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. The forward-looking statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, uncertainties inherent in clinical trials, the expected timing of submission for regulatory approval or review by governmental authorities and other risks as described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based only on facts currently known by the Company and speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. As a result, you are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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.
|PRAXIS PRECISION MEDICINES, INC.|
|Date: March 10, 2023||By:|| ||/s/ Marcio Souza|
| ||Marcio Souza|
| ||Chief Executive Officer|