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): July 19, 2017
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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|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On July 19, 2017, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the topline 12-month safety results from the Companys Phase 3 Mercury 1 registration trial for its product candidate, RoclatanTM (netarsudil/latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.
On or after July 19, 2017, representatives of the Company may present to various investors the information about the topline safety and efficacy results of Mercury 1 described in the slides attached to this report as Exhibit 99.2 hereto, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.
The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Regulation FD. Accordingly, the information in this Item 7.01 will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The furnishing of the information in this Item 7.01 is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by the Company that this information is material or complete, or that investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of the Company.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits relating to Item 7.01 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:
|99.1||Press Release dated July 19, 2017.|
|99.2||RoclatanTM Mercury 1 Phase 3 12-month Topline Results.|
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: July 19, 2017||By:|| |
/s/ Richard J. Rubino
|Richard J. Rubino|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Press Release dated July 19, 2017.
RoclatanTM Mercury 1 Phase 3 12-month Topline Results.