SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- FUQI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUQI) today announced receipt of an additional noncompliance notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market.
On August 17, 2010, the Company received, as expected, an additional notification letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market stating that the Company remains out of compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5250(c)(1), which requires timely filing of SEC periodic reports, including the Company's Form 10-K for fiscal 2009 and Form 10-Q reports for the periods ended March 31, and June 30, 2010. As previously reported, on June 16, 2010, Nasdaq granted the Company an exception until September 28, 2010 to regain compliance with Nasdaq listing standards. Accordingly, the Company has until September 28, 2010 to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and Form 10-Q reports for the periods ended March 31 and June 30, 2010. As required by Nasdaq, the Company also intends to submit by September 1, 2010 an update to its original compliance plan. The Nasdaq Notification Letter has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company's common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
If the Company is unable to file the delinquent reports by September 28, 2010, Nasdaq will provide written notification that the Company's securities will be delisted. At that time, the Company may appeal Nasdaq's determination, and during any such appeal, the Company's securities would continue to be listed on Nasdaq.
About FUQI International
Based in Shenzhen, China, FUQI International, Inc. is a leading designer, producer and seller of high quality precious metal jewelry in China. Fuqi develops, promotes, manufactures and sells a broad range of products consisting of unique styles and designs made from gold and other precious metals such as platinum and Karat gold.
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