CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedCath Corporation (the "Company") announced today it intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or before October 30, 2012, a Certification and Notice of Termination of Registration Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or Suspension of Duty to File Reports under Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act on Form 15. The Company is filing the Form 15 to terminate the registration under section 12(g) of the Exchange Act of both the Company's common stock, $.01 par value (the "Common Stock"), and the preferred stock purchase rights attached to the Common Stock. The Company is also filing the Form 15 to notify the SEC of the suspension of the Company's periodic reporting obligation under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act as to its fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012, as of which date the Company had fewer than 300 security holders of record. The Company is not obligated to and will not file current and periodic reports with the SEC for its current fiscal year and does not expect to be obligated to do so in any subsequent fiscal year, but the Company is obligated to file an Annual Report on Form 10-K for its previous fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2012. The Company expects to file that Annual Report on December 14, 2012. The Company previously filed a Certificate of Dissolution with the Delaware Secretary of State (the "Dissolution Filing") that became effective as of 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, September 21, 2012. The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") filed with the SEC on September 21, 2012 a Notice of Removal from Listing and/or Registration on Form 25 to delist the Company's common stock from NASDAQ. Upon the effectiveness of the Dissolution Filing, the Company closed its stock transfer books and discontinued recording transfers of its Common Stock, except for transfers by will, intestate succession or operation of law. From and after the effectiveness of the Dissolution Filing, the Company's stockholders have only such rights and obligations as provided under the Delaware General Corporation Law for stockholders of a dissolved corporation.
Shares of MedCath Corporation (Nasdaq:MDTH) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 47.9% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $14.07 yesterday and opened today's trading at $7.33.