UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2017

LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 
Delaware
 
001-33093
 
77-0160744
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
 
 
Identification No.)
 
3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, Suite 110
 
92121
San Diego, CA
 
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
(858) 550-7500
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced, members of the management team of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (“Ligand” or the “Company”) will be presenting at Ligand’s Analyst Day event in New York, New York on February 28, 2017. The slide presentation is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and will also be available under the “Investors - News and Events” section of Ligand’s website at www.ligand.com.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the presentation slides attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and it shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)
Exhibits.
 
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
99.1
 
Slide Presentation - dated February 28, 2017.









SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
 
 
 
 
Date: February 28, 2017
By:
 
/s/ Charles Berkman
 
Name:
 
Charles Berkman
 
Title:
 
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary