UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 12, 2019
LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
001-33093
77-0160744
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, Suite 110 San Diego, CA
 
92121
(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”) presented at Ligand’s Analyst Day event in New York, New York on March 12, 2019. 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
Slide Presentation - dated March 12, 2019.








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: March 12, 2019
By: /s/ Charles Berkman                  
Name: Charles Berkman
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary