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): June 20, 2016
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2030 Main Street, Suite 1500
Irvine, California 92614
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (949) 526-8700
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As previously disclosed by Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company), a putative securities class action lawsuit captioned Kelley et al. v. Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:15-cv-03007, was filed against the Company and certain of its officers and directors in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on April 29, 2015. An amended complaint was filed on September 28, 2015 on behalf of a purported class of persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the Companys publicly traded securities between June 25, 2014 and April 23, 2015. The amended complaint asserted claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and alleged that the defendants made materially false and misleading statements or omitted allegedly material information during that period related to, among other things, the prospects of Rocket 1 and RhopressaTM. On November 30, 2015, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint. On June 20, 2016, the United States District Court for New Jersey granted the defendants motion to dismiss the amended complaint.
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.
|AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
Date: June 22, 2016
|Richard J. Rubino|
|Chief Financial Officer|