Sunshine Heart Announces Receipt Of Additional Nasdaq Staff Determination

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunshine Heart, Inc. today announced that on November 11, 2016, the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff indicating that the Company no longer satisfied the minimum $2.5 million stockholders' equity requirement for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market based upon the Company's stockholders' equity of $2.46 million as of September 30, 2016. The Company recently attended a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel, at which hearing the Company presented its plan to evidence compliance with both the $1.00 bid price and $2.5 million stockholders' equity requirements and requested an extension of time within which to do so. The Panel has not yet issued its determination in response to the Company's request. The Company is diligently working to demonstrate compliance with all requirements for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, and will provide an update regarding the Nasdaq process when relevant information becomes available.

About Sunshine Heart

Sunshine Heart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSH) is an early-stage medical device company focused on developing a product portfolio to treat moderate to severe heart failure and related conditions.  The Company's commercial product, the Aquadex system, is indicated for temporary (up to eight hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy, and extended (longer than 8 hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy and require hospitalization. Our objective is to improve the quality of life for heart failure patients and slow the disease progression. Sunshine Heart is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Minneapolis with wholly owned subsidiaries in Australia and Ireland. The Company has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market since February 2012.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements that are based on management's beliefs, assumptions, expectations, and information currently available to management. All statements that address future operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including without limitation, clinical and pre-clinical study designs and activities, expected timing for initiation, enrollment and completion of clinical trials, research and development activities, ultimate clinical outcomes and benefits of our products to patients, design and development of future studies, site activations,  patient enrollment in studies, timing of regulatory filings and approvals, regulatory acceptance of our filings, our expectations with respect to product development and commercialization efforts, market and physician acceptance of our products, intellectual property protection, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, our expectations regarding anticipated synergies with and benefits from acquired businesses, potentially competitive product offerings, the Company's ability to receive an extension from Nasdaq. The risk factors described in our filings with the SEC could cause actual events to adversely differ from the expectations indicated in these forward-looking statements. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made. However, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they speak only as of the date when made. Sunshine Heart does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Sunshine Heart may not actually achieve the plans, projections or expectations disclosed in forward-looking statements, and actual results, developments or events could differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, the possibility that regulatory authorities do not accept our application or approve the marketing of our therapy, the possibility we may be unable to raise the funds necessary for the development and commercialization of our therapy and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the SEC. We do not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For further information, please contact:Claudia Napal DraytonChief Financial OfficerSunshine Heart, Inc.T: +1-952-345-4205Investor RelationsSunshine Heart Inc.ir@sunshineheart.com

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