UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

Pursuant to Section 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the month of February 2016

 

Commission File Number:  001-37569

 

STRONGBRIDGE BIOPHARMA plc

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

900 Northbrook Drive

Suite 200

Trevose, PA 19053

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F x   Form 40-F o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): o

 

 

 



 

On February 18, 2016, Strongbridge Biopharma plc (the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing certain information relating to the Registrant’s upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

 

The information contained in the press release is being furnished to the Commission and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any of the Registrant’s registration statements or other filings with the Commission.

 

Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Exhibit Table

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release issued by Strongbridge Biopharma plc, dated February 18, 2016.

 

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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.

 

Dated: February 18, 2016

STRONGBRIDGE BIOPHARMA PLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Stephen Long

 

 

Stephen Long

 

 

Chief Legal Officer

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Strongbridge Biopharma Announces Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

 

February 18, 2016 — Dublin, Ireland and Trevose, Pa., — Strongbridge Biopharma plc (Nasdaq: SBBP) today announced that the Company will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the offices of Arthur Cox, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland.  The Company will announce the time of the AGM at a later date.  The record date for shareholders entitled to receive notice of and vote at the AGM is Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

 

About Strongbridge Biopharma

Strongbridge Biopharma’s strategic focus is to build a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, in-licensing, acquisition and eventual commercialization of complementary product candidates across multiple franchises that target rare diseases. Strongbridge Biopharma’s lead product candidate, COR-003 (levoketoconazole), is a cortisol inhibitor that is currently being studied in the global Phase 3 trial for the treatment of endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. Strongbridge Biopharma recently expanded its rare endocrine disease franchise with the completion of transactions for two Phase 2 product candidates: COR-004, a novel second-generation antisense compound, which is in clinical development for the treatment of acromegaly and designed to block the synthesis of growth hormone receptor (GHr), thereby reducing levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in the blood; and COR-005, a next-generation somatostatin analog (SSA) with a unique receptor affinity profile, being investigated for the treatment of acromegaly, with potential additional applications in Cushing’s disease and neuroendocrine tumors. COR-003 and COR-005 have received orphan designation from both the European Medicines Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Company is pursuing orphan designation for COR-004. Strongbridge Biopharma’s intent is to independently commercialize its rare endocrine assets in key global markets.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, uncertainties regarding Strongbridge’s strategy, plans, intellectual property rights, outcomes of product development efforts and objectives of management for future operations. The words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “target,” “will,” “would,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections and are not guarantees of future performance or development and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Strongbridge Biopharma does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.

 



 

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Investor Relations

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Stephanie Carrington

+1 646-277-1282

[email protected]

 

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900 Northbrook Drive

Suite 200

Trevose, PA 19053

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