Borqs Technologies Receives Delisting Notice From Nasdaq And Intends To Request For A Hearing To Appeal The Delisting Decision
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Borqs Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRQS, the “Company”), a global leader in embedded software and products for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, announces that on November 13, 2019, the Company received a notice from the Staff of the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it did not file its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 by November 11, 2019, the extended deadline previously approved by the Staff for filing such report. Therefore, the Company’s ordinary shares may be subject to delisting from The Nasdaq Capital Market unless the Company timely requests a hearing before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”).
The Company intends to appeal the Staff’s determination and regain compliance with the applicable Nasdaq listing requirements by the time it completes the appeal process. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to satisfy the applicable listing requirements. The request for a hearing will automatically stay the suspension of the Company’s securities for a period of 15 days from the date of the request. The Company intends to request a further stay of the suspension to remain in place until the hearing by the Panel takes place and the Panel issues a decision; however, there can be no assurance that such extended stay will be granted.
About Borqs Technologies, Inc.
Borqs Technologies is a global leader in software and products for the IoT, providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions. Borqs has achieved leadership and customer recognition as an innovative end-to-end IoT solutions provider leveraging its strategic chipset partner relationships as well as its broad software and IP portfolio. The Company designs, develops and provides turnkey solutions across device form factors such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, trackers, automotive IVI, and vertical application devices (for restaurants, payments etc.). For more information, please visit the Company’s website (www.borqs.com).
Forward-Looking Statements and Additional Information
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