FUQI International Receives Notice of Noncompliance from NASDAQ

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- FUQI International, Inc. (Nasdaq:  FUQI) today announced receipt, as expected, of a notice of noncompliance from The NASDAQ Stock Market due to the delay in filing the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2010.  NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) requires the timely filing of periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

As previously reported, on September 29, 2010, FUQI received a NASDAQ notice of noncompliance due to the delay in filing the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31 and June 30, 2010.  As a result, the Company was subject to delisting unless it requested a hearing before a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel").  In response, the Company timely requested a hearing before a Panel, which occurred on November 11, 2010. The Panel typically issues a written decision approximately 30-40 days after the hearing.  Under NASDAQ's Listing Rules, the Panel has the authority to grant an extension for a period not to exceed 360 days from the due date of FUQI's initial late periodic report or through March 28, 2011. The current notification letter requested that the Company present its views with respect to this additional deficiency to the Panel.  The Company intends to timely do so.  The notice of noncompliance has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company's common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market.  

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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This press release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar expressions. Such information is based upon expectations of the Company's management that were reasonable when made but may prove to be incorrect. All of such assumptions are inherently subject to uncertainties and contingencies beyond our control and upon assumptions. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to file its Form 10-K and Form 10-Q reports, regain compliance and remain listed on Nasdaq; the completion and audit of the Company's financial statements for the year end 2009; the completion of the Company's review of accounting errors in the first three quarter of 2009; risks related to the restatement process and its impact on results of operations; the risk of possible changes in the scope and nature of, and the time required to complete the restatement process and the issuance of audit opinions on the Company's prior year financial statements; risks that the Company and/or its auditors may identify items that materially and adversely affect the Company's financial results; the Company's ability to remediate the significant deficiencies and/or material weakness(es) in its internal controls; risks that additional material weaknesses will be identified which may prolong the restatement process; the Company's inability to efficiently deploy resources to manage the restatement process or complete it on a timely basis; adverse capital and credit market conditions, the vulnerability of the Company's business to a general economic downturn in China; and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. The Company does not undertake to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a description of the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, see the Company's most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 10-K, and its subsequent SEC filings. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis retrieval system (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Charlene Hua

EVP of Finance, Capital Market & Corporate Development

Phone: +852-9468-2497 (Hong Kong)

IR Email: IR@FuqiIntl.com

Bill Zima

ICR Inc. (US)

Phone: +1-203-682-8233

SOURCE FUQI International, Inc.

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