Form 8-K

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

June 12, 2006

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

NPS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   0-23272   87-0439579

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

383 Colorow Drive

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

(Address of principal executive offices)

(801) 583-4939

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 



Item 8.01  Other Events.

On June 12, 2006, NPS Pharmaceuticals issued a press release announcing a new initiative to maximize shareholder value by significantly reducing cash burn, reprioritizing the Company’s development portfolio, and leveraging its proprietary R&D assets. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

 

99.1    Press Release issued by NPS Pharmaceuticals on June 12, 2006.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

Date: June 12, 2006

    NPS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
   

By:

 

/s/ Kevin J. Ontiveros

       

Kevin J. Ontiveros,

Vice President Corporate Law and

Assistant Corporate Secretary


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number
  

Description

99.1    Press Release issued by NPS Pharmaceuticals on June 12, 2006.