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 25, 2021
AURINIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File No.)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
#1203-4464 Markham Street
Victoria, British Columbia
(Address and telephone number of registrant's principal executive offices)
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|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of Each Exchange on which Registered|
|Common Shares, without par value||AUPH||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Common Shares, without par value||AUP||Toronto Stock Exchange|
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|Item 7.01||Other Events|
On June 25, 2021, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the Company) announced that the Company's licensing partner, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd. (OPEL), filed an initial Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for voclosporin for the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). A copy of the associated press release is attached as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, are being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference into any of our filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing. The furnishing of this information hereby shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any such information.
The information contained in the press release is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other public announcements that we may make, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise such information, except as required by law.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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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.
Date: June 25, 2021
|AURINIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.|
|By:||/s/ Stephen P. Robertson|
|Name:||Stephen P. Robertson|
|Title:||EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer|