China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited Receives Nasdaq Notification of Non-Compliance with Minimum Bid Price Rule
ZHENGZHOU, China, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited (NASDAQ: CHOP) ("China Gerui," or the "Company"), a leading high- precision, cold-rolled steel producer in China, today announced that on June 2, 2014, it received a written notice (the "Notice") from the Listing Qualifications department of The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq") indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) for continued listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market.
The Nasdaq Listing Rules require listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share and, based upon the closing bid price for the 30 consecutive business days ended May 30, 2014, the Company did not meet this requirement. China Gerui has been provided a 180 day period in which to regain compliance. During this period, the closing bid price of China Gerui's ordinary share must be at least $1.00 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days to regain compliance.
In addition, following the initial 180 day period, China Gerui may be eligible for an additional 180 day period to regain compliance, subject to China Gerui, at that time, transferring its securities to The Nasdaq Capital Market and satisfying certain other requirements.
At present, China Gerui will work to regain compliance during the initial 180 day compliance period and will actively monitor its performance with respect to the listing standards. The notification letter has no effect at this time on the listing of the Company's ordinary shares and will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "CHOP."
About China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited
China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is a leading niche and high value-added steel processing company in China. The Company produces high-end, high-precision, ultra-thin, high- strength, cold-rolled steel products that are characterized by stringent performance and specification requirements that mandate a high degree of manufacturing and engineering expertise. China Gerui's products are not standardized commodity products. Instead, they are tailored to customers' requirements and subsequently incorporated into products manufactured for various applications. The Company sells its products to domestic Chinese customers in a diverse range of industries, including the food and industrial packaging, construction and household decorations materials, electrical appliances, and telecommunications wires and cables. For more information, please visit http://www.geruigroup.com.
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