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 21, 2020

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4200 Marathon Blvd., Suite 200
Austin, TX 78756
(Address of principal executive offices)
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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 StockLUMOThe Nasdaq Stock Market

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Item 8.01    Other Events.

On December 16, 2020, Lumos Pharma, Inc., formerly known as NewLink Genetics Corporation (the “Company”) reached a settlement in principle to fully resolve the securities class action suit, Abramson v. NewLink Genetics Corp., et al., Case 1:16-cv-3545-WHP, initially filed on May 12, 2016, pending against the Company, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer Charles J. Link, Jr., and the Company’s former Chief Medical Officer and President Nicholas Vahanian, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The agreement, which is subject to final documentation, court approval and certain other conditions, provides in part for a settlement payment in exchange for the dismissal and a release of all claims against the defendants in connection with the securities class action suit. The full amount of the settlement payment is expected to be paid by the Company’s insurance provider under its insurance policy.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not represent historical facts and may be based on underlying assumptions. The Company uses words and phrases such as “an agreement,” “subject to,” “would,” “expects,” “provides” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this report, including forward-looking statements regarding the Company’s ability to settle all claims for the settlement amount, and that the Company’s insurer will pay the full amount of the settlement payment. Such forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this report and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties such as: (i) the ability to finally document the settlement with the plaintiffs; (ii) the ability to secure final approval from the Court; (iii) the extent to which individual claimants opt out of the class and pursue individual claims; (iv) the ability to overcome any objections or appeals regarding the settlement; and (v) other risks described in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, and future filings and reports by the Company. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date, and the Company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    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 21, 2020

a Delaware corporation
By:/s/ Richard J. Hawkins
  Richard J. Hawkins
Its:  Chief Executive Officer