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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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): October 20, 2020
LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware001-3309377-0160744
(State or other jurisdiction of(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)Identification No.)

3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, Suite 110
San Diego
CA92121
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(858550-7500
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per shareLGNDThe Nasdaq Global Market

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 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
As previously announced by Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (the “Company”), members of the Company’s management team will present at a virtual Investor Day event via webcast on October 20, 2020. In connection with the presentation, the Company announces that based on preliminary unaudited financial information, the Company expects Captisol revenue to be approximately $23.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

The information in this Item 2.02 hereto is unaudited and preliminary, and does not present all information necessary for an understanding of the Company’s financial condition as of September 30, 2020 and its results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020.



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The slide presentation being presented by the Company at the virtual Investor Day 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 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 October 20, 2020





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: October 20, 2020
By: /s/ Charles S. Berkman
Name: Charles S. Berkman
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary