China Finance Online Co. Limited, a leading web-based financial services company that provides Chinese individual investors with fintech-powered online access to securities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers, today announced that on August 11, 2021, it has received a notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Staff has determined that the Company had not been able to provide a satisfactory definitive plan to regain compliance with the $10 million minimum stockholders’ equity requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(A) or sustain such compliance over an extended period of time. As of December 31, 2020, the Company’s shareholders’ equity was approximately $4.6 million. The Company also does not meet the continued listing requirements under alternative standards relating to the market value of listed securities or the total assets or total revenue of the Company. The Staff cited that the Company’s proposed timeframe to regain compliance is beyond the 180-day period available under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(2)(B) and that the Company’s history of loss would negatively affect the Company’s ability to regain or sustain compliance. The Staff had determined to seek to delist the Company’s securities from Nasdaq unless the Company requests a hearing before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) by August 18, 2021.
The Company intends to timely request a hearing before the Panel. Such request will stay any suspension or delisting action by Nasdaq pending the Panel’s decision. There can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company’s request for continued listing. If the Panel does not grant the Company’s request for continued listing, its securities will be subject to delisting and the liquidity and marketability of the Company’s American Depositary Shares would be adversely affected.
About China Finance Online
China Finance Online Co. Limited is a leading web-based financial services company that provides Chinese individual investors with fintech-powered online access to securities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers. The Company’s prominent flagship portal site, www.jrj.com, is ranked among the top financial websites in China. In addition to the web-based securities trading platform, the Company offers basic financial software, information services and securities investment advisory services to retail investors in China. Through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co. Ltd., the Company provides financial database and analytics to institutional customers including domestic financial, research, academic and regulatory institutions. China Finance Online also provides brokerage services in Hong Kong.
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