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Delisting Of Avid Stock Stayed Through NASDAQ Hearing Process

Stocks in this article: AVID

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) On September 16, 2013 Avid received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) indicating that the NASDAQ Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) had granted the Company’s request to extend the stay of the delisting of the Company's common stock pending the final determination regarding the Company’s listing status. At a hearing before the Panel, the Company will present its plan to regain compliance with NASDAQ's filing requirement, as set forth in Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the “Rule”) and request the continued listing of its common stock on NASDAQ pending such compliance. The Panel has the discretion to grant the Company an extension until March 14, 2014 to regain compliance with the Rule. There can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company's request. The Company will provide an update regarding its continued listing status once the Panel has reached a decision on the matter.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.

The information provided in this notice includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about Avid's anticipated plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the additional time that may be granted for Avid to regain compliance with the NASDAQ rules; any stay that may be granted with respect to the delisting of Avid's common stock; Avid's ability and time required to regain compliance with NASDAQ's rules; the ongoing evaluation of Avid's current and historical accounting practices and the outcome and timing of such evaluation; the scope of the ongoing evaluation; and the timing of the filing of restated financial statements and prior and future periodic reports. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this filing and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the impact of restatement of financial statements for prior periods; the impact of delays in Avid's completion of its financial statements and the filing of its periodic reports; the impact of the previously disclosed ongoing SEC and Department of Justice inquiries; the impact of the ongoing evaluation and these inquiries on Avid's financial results and financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and prior and future periods, including the costs associated with the evaluation and inquiries; whether Avid will be granted additional time to regain compliance with NASDAQ's continued listing requirements, Avid's ability to regain compliance with NASDAQ's continued listing requirements; the identified material weakness in Avid's internal controls; recent changes in Avid's management; Avid's ability to execute its strategic plan and meet customer needs; its ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; risks related to litigation; competitive factors; history of losses; fluctuations in its revenue, based on, among other things, Avid's performance in particular geographies or markets, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and seasonal factors; adverse changes in economic conditions; and Avid's liquidity. Moreover, the business may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect Avid's business and prospects are described in the filings made by the Company with the SEC.

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