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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): December 27, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-39082   45-5401931
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


2222 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Floor 3

Coral Gables, FL

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 629 1376


(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 class   Trading Symbol    Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share   RLMD   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


As previously reported, Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is party to a License Agreement dated as of January 16, 2018, as amended, with Drs. Charles E. Inturrisi and Paolo Manfredi (collectively, the “Licensor”), pursuant to which the Licensor granted the Company a license to commercialize esmethadone (REL-1017) in the context of psychiatric use and certain further inventions regarding esmethadone.  On December 27, 2022, the Licensor and the Company entered into an Amendment No. 2 to the License Agreement extending the duration of the “Key Man” provisions of the License Agreement, pursuant to which the Licensor may terminate the License Agreement if we terminate the employment of our Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sergio Traversa, for any reason other than for specified causes determined by a majority of our Board of Directors (including fraud, gross negligence, unauthorized use of our confidential information, conduct including harassment or discrimination, breach of fiduciary duty or uncured material breach), or if we (a) substantially modify Dr. Traversa’s job responsibilities or decision-making rights in connection with the development and commercialization of esmethadone, (b) remove him from the role of Chief Executive Officer other than in connection with a permitted change-of-control transaction, (c) materially reduce his compensation or (d) assign or transfer our rights under the License Agreement or the esmethadone intellectual property without Dr. Traversa’s consent, in each case (termination or the events in (a) through (d)) during a specified period, which originally ended on the later of five years from the original effective date of the License Agreement or December 31, 2022. The new amendment extended this period until December 31, 2027. The License Agreement was not otherwise modified.


The foregoing descriptions of the License Agreement as previously amended and of Amendment No. 2 thereto are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the License Agreement and Amendment No. 1 thereto, which are filed as Exhibits 10.21 and 10.22, respectively, to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and to Amendment No. 2 to the License Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, all of which are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Amendment No. 2 dated December 27, 2022, to the License Agreement originally dated January 16, 2018, as heretofore amended, between Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., and Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi and Dr. Paolo Manfredi
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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.


Dated: December 28, 2022 RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
  By: /s/ Sergio Traversa
  Name:  Sergio Traversa
  Title: Chief Executive Officer