DGSE Companies, Inc. (DGSE) (the “ Company”) (NYSE MKT: DGSE) announced today that, on August 31, 2012, the Company received notice from the staff of NYSE MKT LLC (the “ NYSE” or the “ Exchange”) that it was not in compliance with Sections 134 and 1101 of the NYSE Company Guide as a result of the Company’s inability to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company was previously afforded the opportunity to submit a plan of compliance (the “ Plan of Compliance”) to the Exchange, and on May 31, 2012, the Exchange notified the Company that it had accepted the Plan of Compliance and had granted the Company an extension until October 31, 2012 to comply with all of the Exchange’s continued listing standards. The Company is not required to submit an additional plan of compliance in connection with the delinquency of its Form 10-Q, although the Company continues to be subject to periodic review by the staff of the Exchange during the extension period. The notification from the Exchange has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on the Exchange. Company management fully expects to execute the Plan of Compliance and regain compliance with the Exchange’s continued listing standards by October 31, 2012. About DGSE Companies, Inc. DGSE Companies, Inc. wholesales and retails jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products through its Bullion Express, Charleston Gold & Diamond Exchange, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, Southern Bullion Coin & Jewelry and Superior Gold & Diamond Exchange operations. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, the Company operates internet websites which can be accessed at www.bullionexpress.com, www.dgse.com, www.cgdeinc.com and www.sbcoin.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE website at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access the full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its common stock trades on NYSE MKT Exchange under the symbol "DGSE."