SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoPetro Resources Company (NYSE MKT:GPR) ("GeoPetro" or the "Company") announced today that it has received a favorable determination from the NYSE MKT LLC ("NYSE MKT" or the "Exchange") with regard to its continued listing. On October 9, 2012, the NYSE MKT notified the Company that the Exchange has determined that, in accordance with Section 1009 of the Company Guide, the Company made a reasonable demonstration of its ability to regain compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) of the Company Guide by the end of the revised plan period, which is now determined by the Exchange to be December 31, 2012. As a result, the NYSE MKT is continuing the Company's listing pursuant to this extension. The Company will be subject to periodic reviews by the NYSE MKT during the extension period covered by the plan. Failure to make progress consistent with the plan or to regain compliance with continued listing standards by the end of the extension period could result in the Company being delisted from the Exchange. The Company had earlier received notice on June 28, 2012 from the Exchange that the Company was not in compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) of the Exchange's Company Guide in that the Exchange believes that the Company has sustained losses which are so substantial in relation to its overall operations or its existing financial resources, or its financial condition has become so impaired that it appears questionable, in the opinion of the Exchange, as to whether it will be able to continue operations and/or meet its obligations as they mature. The Company was afforded the opportunity to submit a plan of compliance, which the Company submitted on July 30, 2012. On August 27, 2012, the Exchange notified the Company that it accepted the Company's plan of compliance and granted the Company until September 28, 2012 to regain compliance with the continued listing standards. This date has now been extended to December 31, 2012.