SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- FUQI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUQI) today announced that a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel (the "Panel") has granted the Company's request for an extension of time, as permitted under NASDAQ's Listing Rules, to comply with the annual shareholder meeting and proxy solicitation requirements set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rules 5620(a) and 5620(b), respectively. In accordance with the Panel's decision, the Company must solicit proxies and hold its annual meeting on or before May 9, 2011.
As previously reported, on September 29, 2010, FUQI received a NASDAQ notice of noncompliance due to the delay in certain filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and that the Company's securities were subject to delisting unless it requested a hearing. The Company timely requested a hearing and appeared before the Panel on November 11, 2010. On December 9, 2010, the Panel rendered its determination to continue the Company's listing subject to an extension through March 28, 2011, by which date the Company must file with the SEC all delayed reports and any required restatements.
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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