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Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:GAI) today announced that the Company received a letter dated September 12, 2011 from The Nasdaq Global Market stating that based upon its review of the Company’s market value of publicly held shares (MVPHS) for the last 30 consecutive business days, the Company’s common stock had not maintained a minimum market value of publicly held shares of $5 million as required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market by Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(C).
The notification letter has no effect at this time on the listing of the Company’s common stock on The Nasdaq Global Market. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “GAI.”
The notification letter states that the Company will be afforded 180 calendar days, or until March 12, 2012, to regain compliance with the MVPHS requirement. In order to regain compliance, the Company must maintain a MVPHS of at least $5 million for a minimum of ten consecutive business days.
In the event that the Company does not regain compliance by March 12, 2012, Nasdaq will provide written notification that the Company’s common stock is subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal Nasdaq’s delisting determination to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel or, alternatively, apply for a transfer to The Nasdaq Capital Market, provided it satisfies the requirements for continued listing on that market. It is the Company’s belief that it currently meets the continued listing requirements of The Nasdaq Capital Market. As such, the Company would likely pursue the transfer of its securities to The Nasdaq Capital Market in the event that it fails to regain compliance for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Market. To avail itself of this alternative, the Company would need to submit an application to transfer its securities prior to March 12, 2012. The Nasdaq Capital Market is a continuous trading market that operates in the same manner as The Nasdaq Global Market. In the event that the Company’s securities are transferred to The Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company will continue to be required to meet certain financial requirements and adhere to Nasdaq's corporate governance standards.