SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- FUQI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUQI) today announced that a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel") has granted the Company's request for a further stay of the delisting of its securities from Nasdaq. At the hearing, which is scheduled to take place in mid-November 2010, FUQI will present its plan for regaining compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rules.
As the Company reported on September 29, 2010, Nasdaq notified the Company that it was subject to delisting due to its failure to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010, as required by Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1).
The Company requested a hearing on October 6, 2010, which automatically stayed the delisting for 15 calendar days. Prior to the expiration of the 15-day stay, the Panel granted the Company's request for a further stay pending the results from the Company's scheduled hearing. As such, the Company will remain listed pending the Panel's formal ruling after the scheduled hearing.
As previously announced, the Panel generally issues a written decision approximately 35 days after the hearing. The Panel has the authority to grant an exception to the Nasdaq Listing Rules for a period not to exceed 360 days from the due date of FUQI's initial late periodic report, which is the Form 10-K that was due on March 16, 2010.
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. For more information, please visit http://www.fuqi.com.cn
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