Onstream Media To Move Listing From NASDAQ To The OTCQB Market
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology, and social media marketing, today announced that its Board of Directors has voluntarily decided to move the listing of its common stock from The NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ") to OTC Markets' OTCQB marketplace ("OTCQB"). Onstream Media expects that its stock will begin trading on the OTCQB under its ticker symbol "ONSM" effective October 22, 2012. As of that date, investors and other interested parties will be able to view the Real Time Level II stock quotes for ONSM at http://www.otcmarkets.com.
"We believe that our decision to move to the OTCQB is in no way an adverse reflection of the financial stability or viability of the Company," stated Randy Selman, President and CEO of Onstream Media. "We carefully evaluated our options to maintain our listing on NASDAQ, including whether or not to implement a reverse split to satisfy the $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement, and concluded that it was not in the best interest of our shareholders. We believe the transition to the OTCQB will be relatively seamless and will continue to provide existing and new shareholders a quality marketplace to trade our stock."
Mr. Selman continued, "Our revenues and operating cash flow for the most recently reported quarter represented Company records. Looking forward to FY2013, we expect continued record revenue and cash flow as a result of expanding sales into new markets for our new and existing products and services."
On October 21, 2011, the Company received a letter from NASDAQ advising the Company that for the 30 consecutive trading days preceding the date of the notice, the bid price of the Company's common stock had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum bid price required for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market, pursuant to NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2)(a) (the "Bid Price Rule"). The letter stated that the Company would be provided 180 calendar days, or until April 18th, 2012, to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule, which deadline was subsequently extended on a one-time basis to October 15, 2012. To regain compliance, the closing bid price of the common stock would need to be at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days prior to that date.The Board of Directors' voluntary decision to move the Company's listing from NASDAQ to OTCQB was made following the detailed review of numerous factors including NASDAQ filing fees (versus OTCQB); the significant compliance obligations and restrictions that result from the maintenance of the NASDAQ listing, including the associated out-of-pocket costs (versus OTCQB); the effects of the Company's last reverse stock split; and the Board's determination that the Company will not be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule before the October 15, 2012 deadline. Based on the foregoing factors, the Board of Directors does not believe there is continuing shareholder value in maintaining Onstream Media's listing on NASDAQ at this time. However, the move to the OTCQB does not change the Company's reporting obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission under applicable federal securities laws. Accordingly, the Company will continue to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. About OTC Markets Group Inc.: OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCM) operates open, transparent and connected financial marketplaces for investors to easily trade almost 10,000 equity and debt securities through the broker of their choice. OTC Markets Group organizes these securities into tiered marketplaces to inform investors of opportunities and risks. OTC Markets Group's data-driven platform enables efficient trading through any broker at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors.
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