CHANGSHU, China, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sutor Technology Group Limited (the "Company" or "Sutor") (Nasdaq: SUTR), a leading China-based non-state-owned manufacturer and distributor of high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of downstream applications, today announced that on June 25, 2012 it received a letter from the staff of the Listing Qualification of the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the "Staff"), indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the $1.00 minimum closing bid price requirement under the NASDAQ Listing Rules (the "Listing Rules"). The Listing Rules require listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share. If a NASDAQ-listed company trades below the minimum bid price requirement for 30 consecutive business days, it will be notified of the deficiency. Based upon the Staff's review, the Company no longer meets this requirement. However, the Listing Rules provide the Company with a compliance period of 180 calendar days, or until December 24, 2012 in which to regain compliance with this requirement. To regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, the Company must have a closing bid price of $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during this compliance period. In the event that the Company does not regain compliance within this period, it may be eligible for additional time to regain compliance by satisfying certain requirements. However, if it appears to the Staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, the Staff will notify the Company that its securities will be delisted from the NASDAQ Capital Market. However, the Company may still appeal the Staff's determination to delist its securities to a Hearing Panel. During any appeal process, the Company's common stock would continue to trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market.