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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On November 1, 2023, ZW Data Action Technologies Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”) received a notice in the form of a letter (“Deficiency Letter”) from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below $1.00 per share for the previous 30 consecutive business days (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”).
The Nasdaq Deficiency Letter has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock, and its common stock will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “CNET” at this time.
In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been given 180 calendar days, or until April 29, 2024, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. If at any time before April 29, 2024, the bid price of the Company’s common stock closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, the Staff will provide written confirmation that the Company has achieved compliance.
In the event the Company does not regain compliance, the Company may be eligible for additional time. To qualify, the Company will be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and will need to provide written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If the Company meets these requirements, the Staff will inform the Company that it has been granted an additional 180 calendar days. However, if it appears to Staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, the Staff will provide notice that its securities will be subject to delisting.
If the Company does not regain compliance by April 29, 2024, the Nasdaq Staff will provide written notice to the Company that its securities are subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal any such delisting determination to a Nasdaq hearings panel.
The Company intends to actively monitor the closing bid price for the Company’s common stock between now and April 29, 2024 and may, if appropriate, evaluate available options to resolve the deficiency and regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. While the Company is exercising diligent efforts to maintain the listing of its common stock on Nasdaq, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain or maintain compliance with Nasdaq listing standards.
The Company, by filing this Form 8-K, discloses its receipt of the Nasdaq Deficiency Letter regarding the Minimum Bid Price Requirement in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b).
Forward Looking Statements
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ZW DATA ACTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
|Dated: November 2, 2023|
|By: /s/ Handong Cheng|
|Name: Handong Cheng|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer|