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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): May 31, 2022



Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-38529   46-3137900

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

44 W. Gay St., Suite

400 West Chester, PA

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (484) 453-3300



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   VRCA   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  




Item 2.05

Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On May 31, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”), in order to streamline operations and reduce costs, approved a plan to reduce its workforce by terminating 20 employees, which the Company expects to be completed by June 3, 2022. The decision followed the Company’s announcement on May 24, 2022 of the receipt by the Company of a complete response letter for its new drug application for VP-102. As a result, the Company expects to incur a one-time charge totaling approximately $0.5 million in connection with one-time employee termination costs. The Company expects such costs to be the only direct expense of the restructuring plan. This charge is expected to be incurred during the quarter ending June 30, 2022, with related cash payments expected to be substantially paid out by June 30, 2022.

The estimates of costs that the Company expects to incur and the timing thereof are subject to a number of assumptions and actual results may differ.


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.


    Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Date: June 3, 2022    

/s/ P. Terence Kohler Jr.

    P. Terence Kohler Jr.
    Chief Financial Officer