Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) today announced that on August 11, 2015, the Company received notice from the NASDAQ Listings Qualifications Staff indicating that the Company no longer satisfies the minimum $35 million market value of listed securities requirement as required for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market and set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) (the “Rule”). In accordance with the NASDAQ Listing Rules, the Company has been provided a grace period of 180 calendar days, through February 8, 2016, to evidence compliance with the Rule. In order to satisfy the Rule, the Company must evidence a market value of listed securities of at least $35 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days. The notice has no effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market during the 180 day grace period.
As disclosed on July 20, 2015, the Company was previously notified by NASDAQ that, based upon its continued non-compliance with the minimum bid price requirement, the Company’s securities would be subject to delisting from NASDAQ unless the Company timely requested a hearing before the NASDAQ Hearings Panel. The Company has requested and been granted a hearing date relating to the bid price deficiency, at which hearing the Company will discuss its plans to evidence compliance with all applicable listing criteria, including its anticipated compliance with the Rule within the grace period provided by the Staff.