As 2022 and 2023 have continued to be extremely tough years for the capital markets, many small-cap companies find themselves failing to maintain the minimum continued listing requirements. I’ve recently written about those continued listing requirements – see HERE – and Nasdaq’s proposed rule changes for reverse split notifications as companies struggle to maintain the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement – see HERE.
These blogs provide a perfect segue for a deep dive into the Nasdaq deficiency notice and delisting process. In this first blog in the series, I provide an overview of deficiencies, deficiency notices, cure periods and compliance plans. In the Part 2, I will review the hearing panel process followed by appeals and ultimately delisting.
Overview – Deficiency Notices
When the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department determines that a company does not meet a listing standard, it will immediately notify the company of the deficiency. The notification will come in letter format, literally within a day