SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 22, 2018
Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
of other Jurisdiction
|801 W. Adams Street, Sixth Floor, Chicago, Illinois||60607|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 614-0950
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing
On January 16, 2018, the Company received a letter from Nasdaq stating that the Company no longer complies with the Nasdaq Listing Rules for continued listing because independent directors Lee Hillman, Tammy Huang, and David Schramm transitioned off of the Company’s Board, effective December 31, 2017, and consequently the Company does not comply with Nasdaq’s Majority Independent Board requirement under the Listing Rules. The letter also stated that the Company has 45 calendar days to submit a plan to regain compliance.
As disclosed under Item 5.02 hereof, the Company had appointed Mr. Xin (Adam) He and Mr. Michael D. Belsky to the Board, and the Company is actively looking to fill the third vacancy as soon as possible. The Company expects to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s Majority Independent Board requirement within the time frame prescribed by Nasdaq.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On January 22, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Xin (Adam) He and Mr. Michael D. Belsky to its Board. A copy of the Press Release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Mr. Xin (Adam) He, 45, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Wanda America Investment Holding Co. since May 2012. Mr. He served as the Interim CFO of the Company between January 2017 and March 2017.
Michael D. Belsky, 57, is the Executive Director of the Center for Municipal Finance at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release issued by Professional Diversity Network, Inc. on January 22, 2018.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: January 22, 2018||PROFESSIONAL
|By:||/s/ Jiangping Xiao|
|Chief Financial Officer|