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): May 4, 2017  

CONATUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware001-3600320-3183915
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(858) 376-2600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 

 

Emerging growth company [ X ]

 

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. [ X ]

 
 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

       On May 4, 2017, Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

       In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, 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, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

       (d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description
   
99.1 Press release issued on May 4, 2017


SIGNATURE

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.

 CONATUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
   
  
Date: May 4, 2017By: /s/ Steven J. Mento, Ph.D.        
  Steven J. Mento, Ph.D.
  President and Chief Executive Officer