Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 9, 2012 (January 6, 2012)

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-51967   33-0960223

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1003 W. Cutting Blvd., Suite #110

Point Richmond, California 94804

(Address of principal executive offices)

(510) 215-3500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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



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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 6, 2012, Thomas P. Soloway, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Transcept”) terminated his pre-arranged stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Transcept policy. An aggregate of 94,500 shares of Transcept common stock remain covered under the plans adopted by other executive officers and its principal accounting officer. The remaining plans expire in October 2012. Plan participants may transact in securities of Transcept outside of the adopted plans. Transactions under the plans and the plans themselves may be terminated, modified or suspended under certain pre-specified conditions.

Transcept does not undertake any obligation to report Rule 10b5-1 plans that may be adopted by any of our directors, executive officers or their affiliated entities from time to time, or to report any modification, suspension or termination of such plans.

Rule 10b5-1 allows persons who may be considered insiders to establish written pre-arranged stock trading plans when they do not have material, non-public information. The plans establish predetermined trading parameters that do not permit the person adopting the plan to exercise any subsequent influence over how, when or whether to effect trades. Implementation of these plans seeks to avoid concerns about executing stock transactions while in possession of material, non-public information and also permits corporate officers to diversify their investment portfolios, and may minimize the market impact of stock trades. The transactions under these plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 4 filings by each of the executive officers who have adopted a plan and are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition, these transactions may be subject to the restrictions and filing requirements mandated by Rule 144 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).

The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. The furnishing of the information herein is not an admission as to the materiality of any of the information set forth herein.


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: January 9, 2012


/s/ Marilyn E. Wortzman

    Name:   Marilyn E. Wortzman
    Title:   Vice President, Finance