SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): 01/20/2011
Commonwealth Biotechnologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-13467
718 Grove Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
601 Biotech Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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:
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Item 1.03. Bankruptcy or Receivership
On January 20, 2011, the Registrant filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"). The case number is 11-30381.
The Company will continue to operate its business as debtor-in-possession under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the orders of the Bankruptcy Court.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Financial statements of businesses acquired.
(b) Pro forma financial information.
(c) Shell company transactions.
99.1 Press release dated January 21, 2011, entitled "Commonwealth Biotechnologies, Inc. Announces Filing for Reorganization under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy."
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.