WUHAN CITY, China, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingold Jewelry, Inc. ("Kingold" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China's leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced that the Listing Qualifications Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") has granted the Company's request for an additional 180 calendar day extension within which to evidence compliance with the $1.00 per share minimum required for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5550(a)(2) (the "Minimum Bid Price Rule").
As previously reported, on August 11, 2015, the Company received a notification letter (the "Notice") from NASDAQ advising the Company that for 30 consecutive business days preceding the date of the Notice, the bid price of the Company's common stock had closed below the $1.00 per share minimum required for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market pursuant to the Minimum Bid Price Rule. The Company was provided 180 calendar days, or until February 8, 2016, to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule, and now has been granted until August 8, 2016 to regain compliance. The NASDAQ determination to grant the second compliance period was based on the Company meeting the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other applicable requirements for initial listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market, with the exception of the bid price requirement, and the Company's written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary.
The Notice has no effect on the listing of the Company's common stock at this time and the Company's common stock will continue to trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "KGJI."
About Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (NASDAQ: KGJI), centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China's largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today is one of China's leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003. For more information, please visit www.kingoldjewelry.com.
Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements
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Company Contact Kingold Jewelry, Inc. Bin Liu, CFO Phone: +1-847-660-3498 (US) / +86-27-6569-4977 (China) firstname.lastname@example.org
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