Ferroglobe receives NASDAQ letter regarding non-compliance with minimum bid price requirement
LONDON, Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) (“Ferroglobe” or “the Company”), the world’s leading producer of silicon metal, and a leading silicon- and manganese-based specialty alloys producer, today announced that it has received a notification letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange LLC (“NASDAQ”), notifying the Company that the minimum bid price for its ordinary shares has been below $1.00 for a period of 30 consecutive trading days and the Company therefore no longer meets the minimum bid price requirement of NASDAQ listing rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Requirement”).
The notification received has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s ordinary shares on NASDAQ. Under the NASDAQ listing rules, the Company has until May 18, 2020 to become compliant with the Minimum Bid Requirement. If the closing bid price of the Company’s ordinary shares is at least $1 for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days during the period to May 18, 2020, NASDAQ will provide written confirmation of compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement and the matter will be closed.If the Company does not regain compliance by May 18, 2020, the Company may be eligible for an additional period of 180 days during which to achieve compliance, provided that the Company otherwise meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for NASDAQ other than the Minimum Bid Requirement and provides written notice of its intention to remedy the non-compliance during this second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split if necessary. NASDAQ has the right not to grant the additional cure period if it appears to it that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency or is not otherwise eligible.The Company intends to continue actively to monitor the bid price for its ordinary shares throughout the period to May 18, 2020 and to take appropriate measures to remedy the deficiency and regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Requirement.About FerroglobeFerroglobe is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon metal, silicon- and manganese-based specialty alloys and other ferroalloys serving a customer base across the globe in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. The Company is based in London. For more information, visit http://investor.ferroglobe.com.Forward-Looking StatementsThis release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but are based on certain assumptions of management and describe the Company’s future plans, strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements often use forward-looking terminology, including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “guidance”, “intends”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “potential”, “predicts”, “seek”, “will” and words of similar meaning or the negative thereof.Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on information currently available to the Company and assumptions that management believe to be reasonable, but are inherently uncertain. As a result, Ferroglobe’s actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, which are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control.Forward-looking financial information and other metrics presented herein represent the Company’s goals and are not intended as guidance or projections for the periods referenced herein or any future periods.All information in this press release is as of the date of its release. Ferroglobe does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this press release.CONTACT:Gaurav Mehta
EVP – Investor Relations