TAIYUAN, China, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On August 4, 2011, NYSE Amex (the "Exchange") notified Puda Coal, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PUDA) (the "Company") that the Exchange intends to delist the Company's common stock from the Exchange by filing a delisting application with the SEC pursuant to Section 1009(d) of the NYSE Company Guide. The Staff of the Exchange determined that it is necessary and appropriate for the protection of investors to initiate immediate delisting proceedings. The Staff based its decision on the reasons that (i) the Company is subject to delisting pursuant to Sections 134 and 1101 of the NYSE Company Guide in that the Company did not timely file its reports with the SEC; (ii) the Company is subject to delisting pursuant to Section 1003(f)(iii) of the NYSE Company Guide in that the Company or its management engaged in operations which, in the opinion of the Staff, are contrary to the public interest; (iii) the Company is subject to delisting pursuant to Section 132(e) of the NYSE Company Guide in that the Company's communications contained material misstatements or omitted material information necessary to make such communications to the Exchange not misleading; and (iv) the Company is subject to delisting pursuant to Section 1002(e) of the NYSE Company Guide in that the an event has occurred or a condition exists which makes further dealings of the Company's securities on the Exchange unwarranted.
Unless the Exchange's determination is appealed, the Company expects that the Exchange will file a Form 25 with the SEC to remove the Company's common stock from listing and registration on the Exchange and that the Company's common stock will be delisted from the Exchange shortly. The Company is considering its response to the Exchange. Trading in the Company's stock has been halted by the Exchange since April 11, 2011.
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