DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 22, 2016, JRjr33, Inc. (the "Company"), doing business as JRJR Networks [NYSE MKT: JRJR] received a letter from NYSE MKT LLC (the "Exchange") notifying the Company that it remains noncompliant with the listing standards pertaining to the timing of SEC filings, as set forth in Sections 134 and 1101 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide (the "Company Guide"), because of its failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2016 (the "September Form 10-Q") with the SEC.
As previously reported, the Company received a letter from the Exchange on each of May 23, 2016 and August 23, 2016, notifying the Company that it was not in compliance with the Company Guide as a result of its failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively with the SEC. The Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was filed with the SEC on August 23, 2016. As previously reported, the Exchange accepted a plan (the "Plan") of compliance on July 8, 2016 for continued listing on the Exchange and on October 14, 2016 the Exchange notified the Company that it had revised the plan period to be no later than December 30, 2016. Due to the similar nature of its deficiencies (i.e., the failure to timely file the Forms 10-Qs), the Company is not required to submit an additional plan of compliance in connection with the failure to timely file the Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2016. However, the Company may elect to supplement the Plan if it chooses. The period in which the Company must address how it intends to regain compliance with the Company Guide is December 30, 2016 for both deficiencies.
The Company can regain compliance with the NYSE listing standards before December 30, 2016 by filing both Forms 10-Q prior to that date. If the Company fails to file the Forms 10-Q by December 30, 2016, the NYSE may grant, at its sole discretion, an extension of up to six additional months for the Company to regain compliance, depending on the specific circumstances. The letter from the NYSE also notes that if the Company is not in compliance with all of the Exchange's continued listing standards within the respective timeframes provided or does not make progress consistent with the Plan during the Revised Plan Period, the Exchange staff will initiate delisting proceedings as appropriate. The Company may appeal a staff determination to initiate delisting proceedings in accordance with Section 1010 and Part 12 of the Company Guide.
The Company primarily attributes the delay in filing the Forms 10-Q for both periods ended June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016 to the additional time needed by it to complete the audit of the financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (the "Form 10-K"). The Company intends to file the Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016 as soon as reasonably practicable. The Company also intends to complete preparation and file the Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2016 as soon as reasonably practicable after filing the Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016. The Company is working diligently to prepare the Form 10-Q for June 30, 2016 and provide its independent auditors with the necessary information to complete their review. The Company has no disagreements with its auditors and expects and intends to complete the separate filings of the Form 10-Q for June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016 at the earliest possible dates, which the Company fully expects to be in advance of the period allowed by the NYSE.
Until the Company files both Forms 10-Q, the Company's common stock will remain listed on the NYSE under the symbol "JRJR," but will be assigned a late filer ("LF") indicator to signify late filing status and the Company will be posted to the late filers list on the Listing Standards Filing Status page on the NYSE website.
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